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Thisancientsubjectisbroughtuptodate.

ItispossibletousetheAstralLightbyattachingit
toanobject,ifdonewithintentionandknowledge.Interestingresultscanbeobtained.Should
beusedwithcaution.Ophiel

OtherbooksbyOphiel

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFASTRALPROJECTION

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFGETTINGMATERIAL
THINGSTHROUGHCREATIVEVISUALIZATION

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFTHEOCCULT

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFCLAIRVOYANCE

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFCABALLAMAGIC

ThisbookislovinglydedicatedtotheGreatUnknownfromwhichallthings,includingphysical
goodies,come.MayWEalllearntograpplewiththeGreatUnknownandforceittogiveusit’s
SECRETSasitwillneverdosoofitsownaccord.Dotoitstudents!Maythisbookbeofhelp
toyou.

Ophiel

Hollywood1973
Foreword


InchoosingthesubjectofTalismansforabookonthesubjectoftheOccult,itwould
seemasifwewerereturningtotheAgeoftheRenaissance,andevenbeforethat,for
thesetting,knowledgeandmaterial.Iamhopingtohandlethesubjectinsucha
mannersoastobringTalismansuptodate;toexplainapresentuseforthem,and
alsotoexplaintheiruseinthepast,andhowthatpastcanbeofvaluetoday.

Itappearsthatinolderages,Talismanswereusedwidelyandwisely,althoughIam
unabletoproveordemonstrateanyactual“effect”aTalismanhaduponthelifeof
anyoneperson.Theremusthavebeensomegoodeffectsortheyjustcouldnothave
remainedinexistence.Thiswouldbeshownbytheoldcliché/law:“Wherethereis
smokethereisfire.”

IhavemadeatbestanexaminationasIcouldoftheexamplesofTalismans.
Samplesshowninthefewbooksavailabletomewithoutextensive,prolonged
research,provideddefiniteevidenceofhavingderivedtheiroriginsfromtheCabala
System.ThisiswhatIexpectedtofind,andthusIwasabletoreconstructmostofthe
oldideasonthebasicsofTalismansandthentobringthesebasicsondownto
today,inwhatIhopewillbe,averycomprehensiveunderstandingofOccult
principlesoverandabovetheordinarylimitedideaofasingleTalismanforasingle
purpose.

Somuchforthisbook.NowIcraveyourindulgencetogoalittlefartherafield.

WhenIstartedmyworkontheOccultfortyyearsagothewholematterwasvery
hush!InspiteofallthathadbeendonebytheTheosophicalSociety,anyone
suspectedofbeingan“Occultist”wasconsideredafoolorworse,andIdidnotmiss
myshareofit,especiallybymyfamilyandsquarerelatives(itdidgetundermyskina
bit,asIwas,unfortunately,youngerandsensitive;nowIamolderandhardened).

NowadaysIamcontacteddailybyyoungerpeople,menandwomen,whoare
workinghardformoreandmoreOccultKnowledgeandatamuchyoungeragethan
whenIstarted–somesomethingisinthe“Air.”

Inpassing,althoughIhatetorefertothematterasitmightbeconstruedasthoughI
approvedoftheuseofdrugs,IamwonderinghowmuchofthisOccult“awakening”is
duetotheunfortunateuseofmind-expandingdrugs(Idonottakeanyformofdrugs.)

Thereisnodoubt(don’tgoanddoit!)thatdrugsofallkindsdoaffectthephysical
body,andthroughthephysicalbodyaffecttheEthericbody,andsoonupthelistof
InnerBodies.Andtheeffect,soproduced,istheeffectofcenteringthe
consciousnessupontheMiddlePillarwhich(asyoushouldknowfromyourstudyof
theCabalaandthematerialinmybook,TheArtandPracticeoftheOccult)consists
ofnowness,isness,andawareness,whichmeanssimplythatapersonhasamoreor
lessdirectcontactwiththeAkashicRecordsorReflectingEther,andcan“read”the
pastrecords.Thiscanalsobedone,andshouldbedone,throughmeditationand
normalOccultpracticeswithnostrain.Whendonewithdrugsitdoescauseastrain
whichcanweakenthephysicalbodyeventhoughtheweakeningisnotapparent
immediately.DionFortuneusedthewords,“Weakenthegirdersofthemind,”and
shesaysthatoncethegirdersofthemindareloosenedthemindbeginsto“rattle
about”withgoofyresults.

LatelytherehasbeenrunningasortofseriesofOccultissuesunderthetitleofMan,
Myth,andMagicwhichisagoodexampleofwhatisdefinitelynotMyth,Manor
Magic(Ihavebeenkeepingtheseissuesfortherecordandtoillustratethewrong
ideasabroadabouttheOccult).

InoneofthesearticlesaboutMadameBlavatsky,theauthordidsaythatshesmoked
hashishformanyyears,longbeforeanynoticewastakenofthosethings.Ifshedid
this,andIbelieveshedid,(Iknewshesmokedbutnotpotorhashish)thenthatis
whereshecouldhavegottenalltheinsightthatpresumablywentintoherbooksand
writings.

Also,thereisanotherwell-knownbookcalledTheVarietiesofReligiousExperience
(whichIhavenotread)whichexperiencesIamtoldweregainedundertheinfluence
ofdrugs.

Ihavereasontobelievethatdrugsinrawformplayedapartinthepastpracticesof
theancientreligionsbutforsomeunknownreasonnorecordswereleftofthese
practices,althoughitisapparenttomeonordinarystudy.

ImentionallthisbecauseIwanttopointoutagaintoyoustudentsthatnodrugsare
necessaryforOccultworkordevelopment.

Muchto-dohasbeenmadelatelyaboutWitchcraftandmanywomenhavebeen
callingthemselveswitchesandsomemenwarlocksandmagicians.

Atnotimeinhistoryhasanyoneannouncingthemselvesasawitchorawarlockora
magicianeverreallybeenone,sobemisguidedaccordingly.Alltheaboveclaimsare
justdonebywishersandwould-be’ers.Butleavethemalone.IftheyreadOphiel’s
booksandlearntheCabalaSystemtheycangainagooddegreeofPower.Who
knows,orcansay,forsure,theymightevenendupasarealmagicworkerofsome
kind.

However,Iwouldliketocallyourattentiontoseveralthings,andbringthisbookback
toitssubjectofTalismans.(No,Ididnotforget!)AllOccultisthesame,thebasic
same.

ThereisaTVseries,“Bewitched,”nowrunningwhilethisbookisbeingwritten(1970-
1971).Thisseriesletsitselfgowildwithallkindsofeffects,beingshowmostly,inthe
natureofmaterialtransformationsofabizarreandstartlingnaturewhichnaturally
takesplaceonthePhysicalPlane.

Nowhereletmeinformyouthatsuchgoingsonarenot,Irepeat,notOccultPower
work,notMagicwork,notWitchcraftworkinanyway,shape,orform.ThePhysical
Planehasitsowntransformationlawsfromwhichitwillnotdeviateintheslightest
degree.

Pleasenote:ThewayMagic,CabalaKnowledgeMagicworks,isthroughInnerPlane
manipulationsaccordingtotheLawsoftheInnerPlaneyouareworkingonatthat
pointandinnertime.Andthesemanipulationsthenarereproduced“down”tothe
OuterPhysicalPlaneandproducetheireffectsthere–theeffectsyoudesiretobring
about.Thissimply,isthewayCabalaKnowledgeMagicworks,andthisprocessis
thebasisforallworkonTalismans.

ItellyoutrulythatallthePowerthateverexisted,PhysicalPlanePowerand
otherwisepower,comesfromtheKnowledgeandworkingmanipulationoftheAstral
LightbyYOU,anduntilyouknowofthisyouareano-thingintheworldbuffeted
aboutbyyourpurelyignorantchancepressurecontactsontheAstralLight,which
thenworkswilly-nillyandproducesallkindsofscrewyresultsonthePhysicalPlane
whichresultsyoudon’treallywant.So,toputitdamnsimply,thethingtodoisto
learnallyoucanabouttheAstralLightandhowtouse/influenceit,andonceyouget
thatinsomedegreeyouareonthewayto“goodness”and“rightness”inyour
PhysicalLife.

Ibegofyou,dearstudents,nottobecomeimpatientwithyourteacherwhenhe
seemstocontinuallyharpuponcertainrathernarrowsubjectssuchasthisAstral
LightandthePlanes,andthemultiplicitythereof.Youshouldrejoicethattheactual
basicTruthsthatyouhavetolearn/masteraresofewinnumberandreallyeasyto
learn,asyouwillfindinthisbookaboutTalismans.Insteadofgivingyoualotofjunk
aboutTalismans,abouthowtomakeaTalismanforgambling,etc.,without
explainingadamnthingabouttheinsidemachineryofwhatmakestheTalisman
work.Youwouldgetsomeworthlessinformationthatmightormightnotwork,and
probablywouldn’t.Whereas,Irepeat,asIwillteachyouinthisbookabout
Talismans,andtheirconnectionswithallotherbasicOccultKnowledge,youcanthen
constructyourownTalismancorrectly,fromthestart,andyoushouldmakea
Talismanthatwillwork.

AlsopleaserememberthatOphielisnotsoyounganymore.Hedoesnotexpectto
passonimmediatelybutyouhadbettergetyourpersonallessons/contactsgoing
sincehewon’tliveforever,andwhenhedoesgo,muchpersonalinformationwillbe
lostunlesshecanfindasuccessorforwhichheislooking.
What is a Talisman?


The/aninstrumentusedbyOccultistsofallkinds,fromHolySaintstoUnholyDevils,
usedtheworldwideover,usedthroughoutallhistory,istheOccultToolcalleda
Talisman.

Theobjectofthisbookistodelienateasclearlyaspossible:WhataTalismanIS;
Whatitisgoodfor;Howitis“Made”;HowitisUSED;Andtoanswersomeofthe
“Why”ofitall;Andtodelienateallthisasclearlyaspossiblesothatyoumayknow
andbenefitfromthisKnowledgetothebestofyourabilitytodoso.

OphielisbeginningtofindinthefurtherteachingoftheOccult,andwritingbookson
theOccult,thataratherpeculiarthingisbeginningtohappen.ItseemedasifOphiel
wasbecomingrepetitive,butuponstudyitreallyisn’tso.Therealreasonappearsto
bethattheOccultisverydifferentfromanyotherthingintheworld,differentfromany
otherpeculiartypeofknowledgeintheworld.Itisjustsimplyvastlydifferent.

AnotherverystrangefactaboutOccultKnowledgeisthattrueOccultKnowledge
consistsofonlyafewbasicTruths;thatis,thereareonlyafewbigthingsthatare
true.Youdon’thaveawholeUniverseofTruthsthatareallopposedtoeachother,
becauseifyouhavetwotruthsandtheyareabsolutelydifferent,wellthen,theyare
nottruths.TheOccultthenconsistsofendlessmultiplemanipulativemanifestations,
combinationsofafewbasictruths.Ofcourse,themultiplemanipulationsofthese
basictruthsdofillthewholeUniverse,andyounevercanpossiblyreachtheendof
theseuniversalcombinations.

AsIsaid,andIhavesaidthisbefore,thekindofOcculttruthsthatwearedealing
withpertainentirelytothePhysicalPlanemanifestations,thatis,themanifestations
outsideoftheoriginalWHATWASbeforethePhysical.ThepreviousExistencenow
appearsasasortofmentalideathatthereisanInnerUniverseandanOuter
Universe.Althoughthatisnotstatedveryclearlystill,trytograspthoseideasand
hangontothem.WearedealingintheOccultbookwiththeOuterUniverse,notthe
Inner,whateverthatInnermaybe.(TheOuterUniverseiswhatisbeforeKether.See
TheArtandPracticeoftheOccult.)WewanttolearnabouttheOuterandlearnto
handleit.Itdoesappear(and,asIsay,Ihavesaidthisbefore)thattheOuterdoes
haveafewrulesandstipulationsgoverningit.Theserulesandregulationsarebased
onknowledge,andifyoulearnthemreasonablywellandusethemreasonablywell,
youcanachievequiteadegreeofOuterPlanephysicalsuccess,forwantofbetter
wordsforit.

Againpleadingmyformerstatementsofrepitition,theTalismanswhichyouaregoing
tostudynowareagainbaseduponthefewbasicOcculttruthsthatyouhad
previously.ThereareonlyfourForcesthatgovernthePhysicalPlaneUniverse.
ThereisactuallyafifthForce,butitisextremelyelusiveanddoesnotenterinto
ordinarycalculations,butyouwilluseitlateron.However,itsuseisveryephemeral,
andalthoughIhaveneverrunacrossanyexactdangers,Ialwayshavethefeeling
thatifthisfifthElementalForcewerereallyused,alotoftroublecouldcomeoutofit–
unwantedtrouble.SojustbecontenttothinkaboutfourForces,andkeepinthe
backgroundofyourmindthatthereisafifth.

Inthe“manufacture”ofTalismans,asIsaid,youmusthavehadasuspicionthat
theseTalismanswerebaseduponthefourElementalForces,becausetherejust
aren’tanyotherkindofforcesinthePhysicalUniverse.Oneofthebasicideasof
makingaTalismanistobringyourselfintoharmonywiththoseforcesby
understandingwhatyouaredoing.Assoonasyouunderstandalittlebitaboutit,and
whatyouaredoingitfor,itmakesatremendousamountofdifferenceinyour
PhysicalPlaneactivities.

Sotostart.ThegeneralideaofaTalisman,heldbytheaverage“Occultist,”isthata
Talismanissomething,maybeadrawing,perhapsanobject,whichwhenheldinthe
hand/ownershipofandbyacertainman,will,throughinnatepowersvestedinthe
Talismanicobject,bringcertainspecialized“results”totheman/owner.

Theaboveisnottoobadadefinitionandfairlycoversthebasic,generalideaof
Talismans,andsomuchforthisbasicidea.WhatistheTruth?

The“Truth”againisanothermatteror,rather,shallweask,“HowdoesaTalisman
actually‘work’inpractice?”Theanswertothisquestionis,“Aproperlymade
Talismancanwork,candoits/ajobforyou.”However,therearedefinitebasiclimits
tothepowerofaTalisman,andindeedtoallOccultPowers,astohowmuchouter
worldchangescanbebroughtaboutthroughMagicofanykind,includingso-called
BlackMagic.Greatterrificchanges,suchasaTalismanenablingyoutobecome
PresidentoftheUnitedStatesovernight,are,inallcommonsense,out.

Ontheotherhand,aTalismanmadewiththegeneralpurpose/intentionofenabling
youto,say,havemoreinterestinyourprofessionwill,whenproperlymade,“work”
andbefairlyeasyandsimpletomake.

Itmightberight,andconducivetofullerunderstandingatthispoint,toputdowna
completedictionarydefinitionofaTalisman,andseehowitdiffersfromourusual
ideaofwhataTalismanisanddoes.

Talisman:(French,throughSpanishandItalian.)
French,Arabic,tilasm,tilsam;Greektelesma,
Payment,completion;Latin-Greek,aninitiation,
Incantation;French,telein,tocomplete,initiate.

1.Afigurecutorengravedundercertainsuperstitiousobservancesoftheheavens,
supposedtoactasacharm.

2.Hence,somethingthatproducesextraordinaryeffects,especiallyinavertingevil;
anamulet;charm.

Notethewordspaymentandcompletioninthisdefinition.Inalltheordinaryideasof
aTalismantheideaofa“payment”ora“completion”hasneverenteredintoitbefore.
Whatdothesewordsmean?

Idonotwanttomakeamysteryoutofthesewords;itismyintentiontomakeallthe
knowledgeIhaveaboutTalismansfreelyavailabletoyou,butIcannotgointoitfully
atthispointastherearesomeotherthingsthathavetobeconsideredfirst.
Therefore,willyoukeepthesewordsinmindfornow?Later,intheproperplace,Iwill
bringthembackintotheinformation/knowledge.

Anotherdictionarydefinitionisasfollows:

“Astone,ring,orotherobject,engravedwithfiguresorcharacterssupposedto
possessoccultpowersandwornasanamuletorcharm.Anythingwhosepresence
exercisesaremarkableorpowerfulinfluenceonhumanfeelingsoractions.”

Andnow,fromtheOccultviewpoint,justwhatisthedefinitionofaTalisman?(Apart
fromallotherthings.)

Anacceptabledefinitioncouldbe:AnObject.APhysicalObject.(Icannotimagine
anyotherkind–anonphysicalTalisman,forexample,seemsimpossibletous
althoughthereissomeevidencethatsomekindsof“things”existonthe“way
through”toherefromthe“higherplanes,”inthephysicalpresenceofwhichcertain
definiteactionstakeplace,arecompleted.)

Orletussaythesamethingastheaboveinamore“romantic”way.ATalismanis
anykindofaphysicalobjectwhichpossesses“MagicalPowers”tobringabout
certaindesiredphysicalhappenings,andweshouldadd,bringaboutdesired
physicalhappeningswithouttoogreatadislocationofallothernaturalforcesnowat
workinourlivesandcircumstances.

ThistheniswhataTalismanisandwhatmightbeexpectedofitspowers,and
answersourfirstquestion.

Ifyoudonotexpecttoomuch,asInotedbefore,ifyouwillstudythisTalismanicArt
reverentlyandconscientiouslyyoushouldbeabletodoaworldofgoodforyourself,
tohelpyourselfimmensely.

However,Iagainwanttoremindyouthattherearelimits,definitelimits,towhat
changesyoucanbringaboutinyourlife,especiallychangesinthelovescene.(For
mercifulheaven’ssaketakeiteasyonthelovestuff.Iflovedoesnotbloomnaturally,
practicallynothingonheavenorearthcanalterit.Loveisaveryscrewymatter.Love
canbeforcedbuttheendisworsethanthelovegainedisworth,believeme.)

Allofusarelimitedinourlivesinsomespecialwayandwhythisissoisbeyondmy
feeblepowerstoknowfullyWHY.Ihavetoacceptitandsodoyou.

Butallofusdohaveotherfieldswhichwecanexpandintoandanexpansioninto
thosefieldscanbringalotofsatisfactionandperhaps,ifhandledproperly,might
forceacorrectionoftheotherbigbasictroublewhichisholdingusback.Ofcourse,I
donotmeanfornowthatyoucanneglectyourpresentmeansofsupportwhich
bringsinyourpresentbasicfoodandshelterneeds;thismustbefacedfirst.But
somepeoplehaveexpandedthemselvesinotherwaysandeventuallyoneofthese
otherwaysdidgivethemanewsupplyofincome,andtheyendedupdoing
somethingentirelydifferentasworkfromtheiroriginaloccupation,andreacheda
gooddegreeofsuccessinanall-roundedway.

Sotherefore,expansionintotheseotherfieldscanbehelpedbyTalismansandagain
Irepeat,iftheTalismansareusedjudiciouslyandwithintelligence,thishelpcanbe
forthcomingandrathereasily.

Nowthenextquestion:HowareTalismansmade?Theseexactworkingdetailsare
givenlater.Outsideofthosedetailstheansweris:Talismansforyourusearetobe
madebyyou–YOU.NoonecanmakeaTalismanforyou.Youmightbetrainedor
getsomeideasfromhavingaTalismanmadeforyou,butyoushouldmakeitover
againforyourself,byyourself,assoonasyoulearnhowtodoit.

Inbriefthen,anduntilmoredetailslaterasaforesaid,ashortsummaryofthemaking
ofaTalismanconsistsofaseriesofdefinitework/steps.

ThefirststepinthecreationofanyTalismanistheselectionofwhat“job”the
Talismanistodo/perform.

Onceyouknowdefinitelythejobandtheresultsyouwishtoobtainfromanycertain
Talisman,thenextstepistheselectionofthematerialsfromwhichthisTalismanisto
bemade.Generally,thetypeofTalismangoverns/limitstheselectionofthematerials
forit.Usually,however,thereisachoiceinthatparchmentcanalwaysbeusedinall
TalismansandespeciallyTalismansofanonpermanentkind.Whereasfora
permanentTalismanyouintendtokeepfora“longrunpull,”youmayevenwantto
maketheseofgoldandsilver!Oroneoftheotherlesspreciousmetals.Morework
andtroublebutmaybemoreefficient?!?

ThemethodsofhowTalismansareused.Herenowistheheartofthematter.There
aremany,manymethodsofTalismanuse.Someideaswillbegivenherenowbut
againthedetailsreservedforthepropersectiontheycomeunder.

MuchfoolishnesshasbeengivenoutabouthowtouseTalismans,butthesimplest
answeris:USETHEM:LOOKATTHEMandmentallydemandtheywork.Actually
thewayTalismansworkisthattheyDOTHEIRWORKWHILETHEYAREBEING
MADE!!!Rememberthedictionary’sdefinitionofaTalisman?Apayment?!?A
completion!?!WhentheTalismanisMADEtheworkitdoesisDONEATTHATTIME
(subjecttotheaforesaidrestrictions)andnotmuchmoreworkisnecessaryexceptto
holditinmindcontinually.

AtthistimeIwanttocallyourattentiontoaTalismanofa/thesortofgeneralnature
thatIwasspeakingofbefore,whichTalismanyoucanmakeandhaveandusenow.I
amreferringtoaTalismanknownasabirthTalisman.You,eachofyou,should
make/draw/paintandusetheTalismanofyourbirthsign.Thetendencyofthe
continueduseofyourbirthsignTalismanistobringyouintoharmonywithyourbirth
signrulerandalsotheSpiritandtheIntelligenceofthisrulingPlanetofyours.

TherearestillonthemarketsomebookspurportingtobeaboutTalismansand
purportingtogivesomeinformationaboutthem.OneofthesebooksiscalledThe
GreaterKeyofSolomon.Italsoappearsthatthepeoplewhowrotethesethings
downhundredsofyearsagowerenottryingtobetooexplicitaboutthesematters,
becausethereareallkindsofgapsinthewritingsthatyoucandetectifyouknow
whatyouarelookingfor.Readthebook;you’llnoticeyourselfthoselittlepoints
wheretheyskipoverdetails.Inaddition,therearemanyplaceswheretheyputin
falseinformation.Allthatcrazytalkaboutfrogs’legsandeyeofnewtandthingslike
that–bat’sbloodandmossfromagraveyard–allthatsortofstuffwasjustputin
theretothrowoffthedopeswhomtheydidn’twanttogiveanyinformationto.Of
course,thesepeoplejustranaroundincirclestryingtogetbat’sbloodandsillythings
likethat,andendedupnowhere,whichiswhattheoriginalwritersintended.

WhatbookswedohaveincludeTheGreaterKeyofSolomon(Goetia).Itappears
basicallythattherewassomebodybythenameofHansSloanwholivedinthe15
th
or
16
th
century,andheapparentlywasatremendouscollector.Hecollectedagreat
numberofthesedocumentsandthenleftthemtotheBritishMuseum,wheretheystill
are.MostofthedocumentsarewritteninLatin.

Now,thisbookdoeshavesomePentaclesinit,andprobablyyououghttohavethe
bookforyourresearchworktostudythesePentacles.ButthePentacleshereare
actuallynothingbutbasicpatternsandmerelysuggestedideas.EachTalismanis
supposedtobequitedifferentandquitepersonal,tobemadebyyoupersonally;so
merelycopyingthesethingsoutwon’tdoyouanygood.Whenyoulookatthem,you
willfindthatmostofthemconsistofthebasicElementalForcesymbols,alongwith
someotherthingsthataren’tquitesoapparent.

TherewasanotherwriterontheOccultcalledFrancisBarrett,andheprintedabook
thatwaspublishedinLondonin1801.Ifortunatelyhaveacopyofit.(Asamatterof
fact,mycopywasonceownedbyW.W.Westcott,whowasawell-knownOccultistof
aboutthe1880sor90sinLondon,oneoftheoriginalGoldenDawnmembers.)
FrancisBarrettgatheredallofthesethingstogether–hemusthavebeenquitean
illuminatedman–andheputthemdowninhisbook,TheMagus.Hisobjectwasto
revealjustenoughtogetpeopleexcitedandkeeptherestofthestuffbackfor
himself,becauseInoticethatmanyofthetablesinmybookhavebeencorrected.I
imaginethatWestcottdidthecorrecting,andIbelievethatBarrettdeliberatelyputthe
wronglettersinthewrongplacesatthewrongtimestothrowthingsoff,but,asIsay,
somebodycorrectedthem.

Imaybealittleprematureatthispointinintroducingthesubjectofspirits,butI’ll
havetogetitinsomewheresoImightaswelldoitintheseopeningchapters.

Greatportionsofthesebooksarededicatedtodirectionsforcontactingspirits,andof
coursethesespiritsareInnerPlanespirits.Thereisatremendousamountof
misunderstandingaboutthis,andIdon’tevenknowhowmuchIamgoingtobeable
todigoutmyself.

InmybookTheArtandPracticeoftheOccultIhaveshownaccordingtothepattern
oftheCabalathattheso-calledGodsthatweknowaboutfrompasthistoryare
ForcesandcombinationsofForces.Again,thoseForcesarethefourElemental
Forcesand,Irepeat,combinationsoftheElementalForces.

Iamnotsurewhethertheseforcescanbepersonifiedornot.Probablyinthe
MedievalAges,whentheseotherthingswerewrittenthatIreferredto,thepeople’s
mindswerenotreallytrained.Infact,greatnumbersofthemcouldn’tevenreador
write,andknewnothingabouthistoryoranythingelse.Therefore,theirmindswere
ontheseexternalthings–spiritsandtalismanstocontactthespirits–andtheyused
incenseandoilsandperfumesandapparatusandceremoniesandcandlesandlights
andallsortsofthingslikethat,whichwasofcoursetocapturetheattentionoftheir
subconsciousminds.Itwasthroughtheirsubconsciousmindsthattheycamein
contactwiththeseForces,whichagainIrepeat,arecombinationsofthefour
ElementalForces.Perhapsbytheirownimaginationtheydidbringthemintoakindof
physicalformmanifestation,andthustheycoulddealwiththem,andprobablydid
dealwiththem.However,againasIhavesaidbefore,nowadayspeople’smindsare
prettywelleducatedanddeveloped,andsomepeople’smindsareveryhighly
developed.Theydothinkbymentalmeans,or,asyoumightsay,bymetaphysical
means.Ofcourse,theproponentsofChristianSciencehavebeendoingthisnowfor
almostahundredyears–orgettingclosetoit.Whiletheycan’texplainitonany
basis,sincetheydon’tuseasystem,stillsomeresultsoratleastsomeattentionhas
beendirectedtometaphysicalmeansinsteadofphysicalmeans.

However,ifyouwanttoplayaroundwiththeseotherceremonies,setupanaltarin
yourhome,setasideaplaceanddedicateitandsweepitclean–youhavetokeepit
perfectlycleanitsaysinthebooks–andperfumeitandhavealightburningthere
andhavesomesymbolsoftheElementalForces–asmallsword,awand,acup,and
apentacleordisc–why,youcandothattoo.Maybeitwillstronglyreinforceyour
mind,andthereisnoharminit,butitisnotreallyabsolutelynecessary.Ifyouwantto
doit,thendoit.Studyalloftheceremoniesthereandimprovisesomethingtosuit
yourpresentcircumstances.

Thenthereappearstobesomethingelsethatwasdonealongtheselines.They
franklyadmittedthatsomeoftheseweregoodSpiritsandsomewerebadSpirits.Not
knowingexactlywhattheymeanbySpirits,Isupposetheymeanentitiesofsome
kind.Again,apparently,therewassomesortofmethodoffurnishingtheSpiritsthey
weretryingtocontactwithbodiescomposedofincenseparticles,andinthecaseof
theworstones,theyslaughteredsomethingaliveandspilledtheblood,andusedthe
energiesinthebloodtofurnishabody.Nowfrankly,Idon’tknowanythingabout
eitherofthesethingsandIdon’tknowanyonewhodoes.Ifyoureallyknowof
somebodywhodoesit,letmeknow;I’llcontacthimandseewhatIcanfindout.Ijust
don’tknowanyonewhodoesthatorgoestothattroubleanymore,becausemostof
thethingsaredonementally.AgainIrepeat,youjustdon’thavetodothatbecause
youcanachieveyourresults,quitedynamicresults,throughmerethinking,
metaphysicaltypethinkingandcreativeimaginationsystems,anditwillgiveyouall
theresultsyoucanhandle.

Atthetimeofthiswritingmyintentionistostartyououttomakeyourbasicsymbols.
Nowthoseofyouwhohavereadmyotherbooks,andItrusthopefully,havemade
thesetsofsymbols,justdoitagainandagainandagain.Youjustcan’tmakethose
symbolsoftenenoughinordertoimpressthemuponyoursubconsciousmind,
becausetheyarethesourceofallthepoweronthePhysicalPlane.Also,thoughthis
isalittleoutofthesubjectofthemoment,youshouldalwaysdrawTreeofLife
diagramsasgiveninTheArtandPracticeoftheOccult.Drawthemallthetime.Keep
thatinmindinconnectionwiththeElementalForcesymbols.Youjustcan’tdoit
enough,andreallythatisallthatisnecessary.Yoursubconsciousminddoesthe
work,butthatisyourlineofcommunicationtoit.

Also,maybeagainalittlerepetitious,Iwantyoutothinkofthesesymbolsasdoorsor
evenwindows.Usethemasideasofwindowsatfirst,andthenyoucanenlargethe
ideatomakeitintoadoor.Iwantyoutothinkfromnowonofthesesymbolsas
window/doorsintotheInnerPlanes,andthatisexactlywhattheyare.Theyareyour
connections.Theyareyourchannels,THECHANNELSthroughwhichInnerPlane
Forcescanreachyouandyoucanreachthem.Sothen,Irepeat,aTalismandrawn
upaccordingtoyourideas,inaccordancewithbasicOccultKnowledge,isa
door/windowtoInnerPowers.Whatelsecoulditbe?Oryoucanthinkofitasan
electriccablerunningtotheInnerPlanesifyouwantto,orthinkofitasapipeline,a
sortofhollowpiperunningintotheInnerPlaneswhichyoucanreachthroughanddo
thingsthere,andthenreceive,pullthingsbackthroughtoyou.Nowthese
conceptions,Iguess,arealittlesimple,butforheaven’ssakerememberthatthe
simplestOccultthingsgenerallyenduptobethemostpowerfulinmanycases.
Simplethingscouldbethemostpowerfulbecausetheyareverysingularandone
only,andifyoucanvisualizethembeingsharpenedandmovingtowardtheirgoal
youcangettheideahowsimplethingscanbeverypowerful.

AfteryoumakethefourElementalsymbolsmakeyourownbirthTalisman.Ihave
includedalltwelveoftheminthebook.Selectyourownbirthsign;youcantakeitfor
amodelandcopyit.Butifyouhaveanyideas,addyourideastothemodel.Don’tbe
backwardsorbashfulindoingthat,becausethoseideasareyou,andifyoucando
anythingtopersonalizeyourbirthTalisman,somuchthebetter.Yourideaswouldn’t
bemyideas,andviceversa.

WhenyouhavemadeyourbirthTalismanandgottenitdownwell,thenIsuggestthat
youmakeitonparchment.Thenkeepitwrappedupinapieceofsilkandhidden
awaysothatotherpeoplecan’tpossiblygettheirhandsonit.Studywhatis
connectedorinvolvedinandwith,orgovernedby,yoursign.AstheoldBingCrosby
songgoes,“Accentuatethepositive,eliminatethenegative.”Trytodothiswithyou
andyoursignandavoidthenegativeaspectsofyoursign,whichyoucandoifyou
putyourmindtoit.Andputtingyourmindtoitisthepracticeof“Occultism”and
Magic.

InmakingyourbirthTalismanyouaregoingtoaddacoupleofothercharactersto
thepapertalismanmodelarea.Oneofthemwillbecalledthesealoftheplanet,and
therewillbeonecalledthesignature,orsigilofthespirit,andoftheotherforcesthat
areconcernedwiththeplanet.Forthetimebeingdon’tworrytoomuchaboutthis.
Justgoaheadanddoitfromthemodel.Itisjustlikesigningastatementor
something.InthiscaseIguessyouaresigningsomebodyelse’ssignatureto
something,butitwontcountagainstyouasaforgery!Notatremendousamountis
knownaboutthesignatures–theseadditionalthingsthatyouaregoingtoputon.

LlewellynPublicationshasreprintedTheGoldenDawnbyIsraelRegardie,who
incidentallyis,Ihope,averydearfriendofmine.Inthesebooks,whichyouprobably
shouldhaveinyourlibraryforreferencework,thereissomeinformationaboutthe
signaturesandotherinformationpertainingtothem.Thisisgoingtogiveyoualink
withthenameoftheSpirit.Again,asItoldyou,theSpiritisacombinationof
ElementalForces,andafterwards,whenyoustartmakingplanetaryTalismans,go
backtomybookandfindoutwhatForcesrepresenttheplanet.Carrythatideaout,
anditwilladdtremendouslytoyourownKnowledgeandPowerabouttheparticular
planetaryforcethatyouaretryingtouseintheTalisman,andalsoinyourbirth
Talisman.

Talismans and the Astral Light


TodaythesubjectofTalismansisgreatlyunknownandmisunderstood.Generally,A
Talismanissupposedtobeanobjectofsomecertainkind,andconstructedor
consecratedormagnetizedinacertainmagicalway,sothatthepossessionand
invokingoftheTalismanwillbringastreamofdesiredeffectsintothelifeofthe
owneroftheMagicalInstrument.Theaboveistrue,butwhatisnotknownistheWhy
andtheHowoftheTalisman;uponwhatsystemofPowersitscreationisbased;how
itworksandwhyitworks;howtopracticetheartofmakingTalismans;andwho
teachestheArtofmakingTalismans.

IamforcedtosaythatIamtheonlyteacherthatIknowofwhohasthebasic
view/knowledgeofTalismans–whattheyare,andhowtheyshouldbemadeand
charged.IfyouknowofanotherthenpleasewritetomewiththeinformationandI’ll
checkthemout.IwishIcouldhavegottentheKnowledgeinthisbookbyjustreading
aboutitandnothavehadtoresearch/studytogetitashardasIdid.

IdonotintendheretogiveahistoryofTalismansbutsomereviewisnecessary.It
seems,almostasfarbackashistorygoes,eventotheveryearlycaveman,that
mankindwasconnectedtoMagicoperationsandtoMagicpictures,designs,and
objectswhichclearlywereTalismans.

Theveryearliestofmen,the“cavemen,”drew/paintedpicturesonthesidesof
caves,whichpictureswereconnectedwiththeirhuntingoperations;someofthese
operationsregardingfoodsupplymusthavebeensuccessfulbecausemankinddid
survive.Wearehere!

Comingondown,waydown,tomoderntimes,wefindIndiansinthiscountryand
peopleinAfricaandtheSouthSeas,etc.,havingobjectsarounduponwhichthey
centeredtheirattentionandfromthisattention,centeredontheseobjects,these
“savages”expectedsomereturnsofsomekind.Also,beitnotedhere,thatlargeidols
or“gravenimages”inpagantempleswere,inreality,largeTalismans.ATalisman
doesnothavetobenecessarilyasmallarticle,(infact,aTalismancanbealmost
anything,asIwilltrytoshowlater).

Idonotknowwhatwentoninthemindsofthesepeoples,nordoIknowwhatmental
processeswentoninthemindsoftheMedievalAlchemists,andtheMagicworkers
oftheMiddleAges,inregardtotheirideasasto“how”adeadTalismanobject
becamealivingTalismanobjectcapableofdoingsome“work.”Likemostofthe
Occultthen,orasyoumightsay,alloftheOccultthen,itappearstome(duetolack
ofanyinsideexplanationontheirpartinanyoftheirbooks),thattheirTalisman
creationworkwasdoneempirically,withoutanyclearbasicideaofwhatandwhy
theyweredoingwhat,andwhytheyweredoingwhattheyweredoingwhenthey
madeandconsecrated(charged)aTalismanobject.

TheonlyideaIcangetuponthisoldwork,fromoldentimes,isthatthesepeople
werecloseto“Nature”and“NaturalForces,”andhenceclosetotheirsubconscious
minds,whichsubconsciousmindsareconnectedtotheUniversalSubconscious
MindofAll,orwhatevernameyouchoosetogive“It.”And,hence,theseTalisman
makersofoldtimesevidentallyperformedthechargingceremoniescorrectly,
especiallywhen,asDionFortunesaid,“AnyActperformedwithintentionbecomesa
rite[ritual].”

PleasebearwithmeifIseemtogoastrayfromTalismans,sofarintalkingaboutthe
past,etc.ButIwishtoteachyouALLaboutTalismansandnotjustgiveyousome
garbled-updirectionstomakeTalismansthatmightormightnotworksatisfactorily.

InowwanttotellyouthatthemakingofTalismansisanArtwhichyoucanlearn,but
whatismostimportant,youcanunderstandtheHowandWhy,andtheHowandWhy
goesonoverintoallOccultworkevenifyouhaveoccasiontomakeonlyafew
Talismansayear.So,dearstudents,inlearning/digestingthecontentsofthisbook,
youarelearningagreatdealofOccultthatisusedinallways.Onemorepoint:the
basicOccultmechanisminvolvedherecanbestudiedinthreeparts.One:Theaction
startingmovementisMind/Mental/Metaphysics;everythingisdonethrough
metaphysicsmeans.Two:Everything–All–isbasedonaSystem/Pattern,calledthe
CabalaTreeofLifepattern.Third(andgreatestofthemall):TheAstralLight!Itismy
intentiontodealwitheachofthesethreepartsseparately.

AsIhavesaidbefore,Iamnotwritinggloriousliteraturetogodownforeverinhistory,
asgreatwritingsofagreatauthor.No!Iamwriting/teachinganobtuse,trickysubject
thatis“far-out”ofthenormal“square”beatenpathandalsoasubjectthatisboth
revealingandconcealing!!!Therefore,Irepeat(Irepeat),myselfmuchandmany
timesinthisbook,andinmypreviousbooks,andIwilldothesameinthebooksto
come.Repeatingisunforgiveableinfictionliterature.JackLondon,inalmostevery
storyhewrote,referredtothenoonwhistleblowinginthebrickyardinthetownof
GlenEllen!(Hisranchwaslocatednearby.)

Butmyrepeatingisnotofthesametype.Noindeed!

Ifyouhavereadmyotherbooks,(andIdonotmeantohustleyoutobuybooks;I
wishIcouldgivethemaway)youshouldbegintobegraspingtheideabynowthat
thereissomekindofamechanical,FIRSTCAUSE,behinditALL.Andthis“first
cause”isSINGLE.Therefore,Allisthisonesinglethingthatbecomesthemany.That
isthereasonfortheserepititions.Ihavetoteachtheexistenceofmanydifferent,
countlessdifferentsubjects/thingsthatallspringfromonesingle“substance,”atleast
inthebeginningofanewbook.Ihavetodosomerepeatingonthefoundationseach
time,andthisTalismanbookisnoexception.

DionFortune,inoneofherbooks,referstosomethingcalledthe“Machineryofthe
Universe.”Thereissuchathing,anditisthroughthis“UniverseMachinery”that
Talismansarechargedbytheirbeingconnectedwiththepowerofthe“Machinery,”
andit’sbecauseofthisconnectionthatTalismanscananddo“work.”Andthenshe
makessomeconnectionwiththeMachineryoftheUniversewiththeMoon,orasshe
callsit,Yesod.

IhavementionedbeforethattheMoonisthefinalconnectionpointbetweenthe
PhysicalCosmosastrologicalForcesandthisEarthPlane.Theseastrological
Forces,InnerPlaneForces,referredtoinmybooks,aresortofgatheredtogether,
collected,andthenfunneleddown,orasyoumightsay,dumpedupon,thisPhysical
Plane.Thatactionis,Irepeat,donethroughtheagencyoftheMoon.

Ican’tfindanywhereinthebookswherethoseancientpeoplethatpracticedthis
magicalarthadanyideasaboutthissortofForcemechanismoftheUniverse.Ifyou
examinedallthingsphysicalverycloselyyouwillfindundisputedevidencethat
something,someprocesslikethisexistsandisbehinditall.Wecanthereforework
uponthisideaandcallitatheory.Atheoryisaveryusefulthingtousewhenyou
don’tknowexactlywhatyouaredoingbutyouhaveafewideas.

WewillstartlearningabouttheactualMachineryoftheUniverse.Everythinginthe
PhysicalCosmos,thatis,ourPhysicalCosmos,(Iamnotherespeakingofany
spiritualorprephysicalcreation)movesandacts,livesandexists,andgrowsand
shrinks,andmovessidewaysandbackwardsandupsidedown,andfunctions
throughoneagency–andthatagencyistheAstralLight.Iamgoingtoattempttogive
youalotofinformationabouttheAstralLightandthenatureoftheAstralLightand
whateverIcanthinkofthatbelongstotheunderstandingofit.

Itismyintentioninthisbooktoexplainthisconnectionclearlyratherthanjustgive
youasetofdirectionsforwhippingoutabunchofTalismanswhicharesaidtobe
goodforthisandthatandcopiedfromsomethousandtimes–duplicatedso-called
GrimoriumpurportedlywrittenupbythemythicalSolomon–andgivingyounoidea
whateverastotheWHYofthewholematter.Inpassing,Iwillalsosaythatallthese
booksgivingoutmagicalformulasanddiagramsaremostlyfakes,inasense.Even
whengenuine,theywereonlyintendedasguides/illustrations.EachTalismanand
eachMagicalOperationisapersonal,individualmatterandmustbe“setup,”and
originated,personallybyyouandyoualone,foryou.Thereisnosuchthingasan
assemblylinestandardpatternofMagicalOperationsnora“HallmarkGreetingCard”
typeofTalisman.AllaredifferentandthedifferenceisYOUandyourpersonalideas
andpersonalForces.

Bethisasitmay,andinspiteofallthedifferenttypesofdifferentwaystheTalismans
aremadeandthencharged,thePower,towhichtheyareattached,consistsof,as
saidbefore,the“Machineryofthe[physical]Universe.”This“Machinery”is,intwo
words,underlyingALLPOWERbehindALLTHINGSofwhichthePhysicalUniverse
consists.

InmyearlierbooksIdidnotmentionordealtoomuchwiththeAstralLightconcept
asitsfunctionwasnottoocleartomethen,butithasbeencomingthroughstronger
intheselateryearsuntilmuchthatwasobscureandmysterioushassincebecome
morelucid.Forexample,atthebeginningofmyteaching/books/appearances,Iwas
ignorantoftheexistenceofthisGreatForcebecauseitwascalledavarietyof
names,alldifferentfromeachotherandsodifferentthatnonamegaveacluetothe
other.

Itseemsthatthereasonforthisduplicatingofnameswasthateachgenuineleader
ofareligionorOccultmovementwouldcontacttheInnerPlanesandInnerForcesfor
himselforherselfanddiscovertheexistenceofthisGreatMagicalAgentoperatingin
aphasesympathetictothenatureofthediscoverer.Hencethisdiscoverer,thinking
alsothatthisdiscoverywassingularlyuniquetohimalone,wouldbestowan
appropriate(tohim)nameonthisGreatMagicalAgent(EliphasLevi’sname)without
evenbotheringtocheckhisdiscoveryagainstpreviousdiscoveriesandprevious
namesofothersforthesediscoveries.

Iintendtowrite(theFirstCausewilling)acompletedigressiononthisGreatand
TerrificsubjectoftheAstralLight,andIwouldhavebynow,butmoreKnowledgeis
“ComingThrough”allthetimeandnow,atthiswriting,IamwonderingifIeverwill
getitallorenoughtocall“all”fornow.

IwillspeakoftheAstralLightagainandagainandagainbecause,asinthecaseof
Talismans,andALLOTHERMAGICALWORK,everythingisdonethroughthe
transformingpoweroftheAstralLight–trulythePowerMachineryoftheUniverse.
YourwholeOccultfutureworkdependsonhowthoroughlyandhowmuchyou
masterthisAstralLightKnowledge,andyoucan’tgetenough.Inthecaseofthis
bookwearegoingtoapplythisKnowledgetothecreationsofTalismanswhichcould
bedefinedasaspecializedapplicationofInnerPlaneCosmicKnowledgetospecial
purposes.

TherewasamanbythenameofEliphasLeviwholivedandwrotefrom1851–1875.
HepurportedlypracticedMagic/Occult,andalsowroteandtaught.Hewroteseveral
booksonMagicandtheOccultwhich,inlinewithallOccultandMagicbooksinthose
days,(andtodaytoo),weremasterpiecesintheartofsayingaslittleaspossibleand
makingitsoundlikesomething.Thisachievementwasaccomplishedbyleavingout
hugeportionsofconnectinginformativematerial.

Ican’tmakemuchoutofhiswritingsandneithercananyoneelsebecauseheis
doingthatblindwritingagain,likesomanyofthemdid.Heprobablyhadsomeother
kindofseparateverbalinstructionsthathegavetohisstudents,orhehadsome
otherkindofinstructionsthattheyknewabout,orelsetheyalreadyknewcertain
basicbasics.Butjustreadinghiswritingsandreadingthewritingsofanyofthose
writersyourunintoaveritablequicksand/morassofblindends.Theseblindends
don’texplainanything.AsfarasIknow,ifyoudon’tmindmesayingso,Iamabout
theonlyonewhohasconnectedupsomeoftheselooseends.IfIwasafakerIwould
saythatIhadconnectedallofthem.ButIdidnotconnectupallofthem,Iconnected
onlyafewofthem.ButtheonesIdidconnectdomakesomesense,somesensethat
youcanuse.ThemissingpartoftheseinstructionsbyEliphasLeviandtheseother
teachersistheCabalaSystem.EithertheypresumethatyouknowCabalaalready,
orelsetheyteachthatseparately.However,theCabalaSystemdirectionsareno
secretnowandIhavegivenagreatdealofitinmybooks.Whenyoureadthese
thingsyoushouldbeabletofillinsomeofthosespacesandmakeanyconnections.

AlsothenIsupposethatmuchofthestuffthatismoreorlesscommonknowledge
nowadays,wasveryhush!Hush!inthosedaysandevenconsideredwicked,asit
were,somaybeLevihadtobecareful.

Sobethatasitmay,hereiswhathesaidabouttheAstralLight.(Youcangethis
book,TheHistoryofMagic,anywhere.Whydon’tyougetit,andresearchitfor
yourself;maybeyou’llcutitbetterthanIdid.)

Thereisacompositeagent,[OnenamefortheMagicalAgentisPranawhichPrana
iscomposedofthefiveElementalForcesinone.Also,theMagicalAgent,nomatter
underwhatname,isacompositeasitdoesconsistoffiveseparatedifferentForces.
SeeTheArtandPracticeoftheOccultformoreKnowledgeonthis.Learnthisvery
vitalinformation.]atoncecorporealandspiritual,[corporealintheLimitedsenseof
merelyhavingaformlike“body”–andonanInnerPlane–andspiritualinthesenseof
spirit–Greekwordpneumas–air–movementinmotility,abilityto(self)move,hence
life,alive]thereceptacleforvibrationsofmovementandimagesofform,afluid[the
AstralLightflowslikewater]andaforcewhichmaybecalled,inasenseatleast,the
imaginationofNature.Bythemediationofthisforceeverynervousapparatusisin
secretcommunicationtogether;[mediation,dictionarydefinition:intervention
betweenconflictingpartiestopromotereconciliation,settlementorcompromise.
Hencecomessympathyandantipathy;hencedreams.Seethedreammethodof
AstralProjectioninmybookTheArtandPracticeofAstralProjection.]hencethe
phenomenaofsecondsightandextra-naturalvision.ThisuniversalagentofNature’s
worksistheOdoftheJewsandofReichenbach,theAstralLightoftheMartinists....
TheAstralLightwarms,illuminates,magnetises,attracts,repels,vivifies,destroys,
coagulates,separates,breaksandconjoinseverything,undertheimpetusof
powerfulwills.[Thisstatementissomewhatinthenatureofablind,tothrowofftrack
thosewhowouldusetheseTruthsforpressurepurposes;toaccomplishdevious
ends,personalends,bywillingtheMagicalAgenttoperformdesignatedwork/jobs.
OphielhasfoundthattheAstralLightMagicalAgentwillnotrespondto“strong
humanwillpower”butrathertoanotherentirelydifferentkindof“will”power–amore
gentledesirewillpower.(HereEliphasLevigoestoallthistroubletohidesomething
andIspillitallout!!!)]God[asshouldbemuchmoreproperlyknownastheFirst
Cause]createdit[theAstralLight]onthefirstday,whenHesaid:“Lettherebe
Light.”

ThatisaverygooddescriptionoftheAstralLight.Iwillnowfollowupthisbasic
descriptionoftheAstralLightwithafewdescriptionsofmyownexperienceofthe
AstralLight,buttheywillnotbeascommonasEliphasLevi’s.

TheAstralLightin“action”andto“innersight”appearanceisverymuchlikewater,
thatis,whenitisneartothisEarthPlaneitislikewater.Whenitis“farther”away
fromtheEarthPlaneitbecomessomethingelse.Iwillrepeatforemphasis.The
AstralLightislikewaterwhenitisneartothisearth’smaterialplane.Itflowslike
water,itfloodslikewater,ithascurrentslikewater,ithastides,itwets,itsoaks,it
formswhirlpools,itpenetratesallthings.TheAstralLightrespondstodirected
thoughtsandcanbedirectedtodocertainthings(butnottostrongwills).

TheAstralLightcanbetalkedto.TheAstralLightcanbepersuaded,afterafashion.
Attheriskofbeingrepetitious.IwanttosayagainthattheAstralLight,closein,is
similartowater.“Fartherout”theAstralLightthinsoutintoablindingwhiteflash.
However,beforethestageoftheblindingwhiteflash,manycolorscanappear,that
is,thereisanintermediatestagewherethelightturnsintocolors.

ThesecolorsrepresentthedifferentForces.EachForcehasadifferentcolor.And
thiscolorschemegoesthroughjustaboutallphysicalexistence.Thereisa
tremendousamountofOccultKnowledgeintheabovefewsentencesandIhave
givenasmuchtoyouasIcaninthespacehereinthisbook.Pleaseponderonthis.
Youcan’tmeditateonthisenough.

IwillexplainalittlemoreaboutthenatureoftheAstralLight.Ihaveverygoodreason
tobelievethattheAstralLightiscomposedofalltheElementalForces,mergedinto
one“thing.”Inmanyotherkindsofteaching,Occultteachings,thereisaconstant
referencetosomethingcalledPrana.IamthoroughlywellconvincedthatthisPrana
isanothernamefortheAstralLight.

I’llexplainalittlemoreaboutthis.Yousee,asyoupenetratetheInnerPlanesand
comeintocontactwiththemyourself,theyareallfloodedwithlight.But,asIsaid
before,thislightvariesin,letussayintensityanddensity,andvaries,likeIsaid,
accordingtothe“distance.”Thesourceofthelightyouareexaminingatthatmoment
isawayfromthematerialEarthPlane.Ithereforesurmise,fromstudyingthe
statementsofmanydifferentteachersincludingEliphasLevi,thatthesedifferent
teachersenteredtheInnerPlanesatdifferentlevelsandtheysawtheAstralLightin
itsdifferentphasesordensities.Andthen,ofcourse,allthesedifferentpeoplegave
differentnamestothesamethingthattheycognizedatdifferentlevels.

IbelievethiswordPranacomesfromOrientalsources,while,inmyopinion,the
OrientalreligionsandpracticesareofnotmuchvaluetoWesternerslikeourselves.
OccasionallycertainindividualsandcertainbranchesofOrientalstudieshavebeena
littlemorepracticalthanothers.Andtheyhavegivennamestothisonethingthat
everybodyisinvestigating.Realizingastheydidthatthereweremanydifferent
phasesorformsoftheAstralLight,dependinguponwhereit“was,”theyjustcalled
thewholeAstralLightmanifestation,inallitsphases,Prana.Anditseemstomethat
thisisquitesensiblebecausethisPranahas,attributedtoit,alltheother
characteristicsthatLevihasnamedandafewotheradditionalonesthatIamgoingto
nameorhavenamed.

IamsorryifIseemtobegettingoffthepathofTalismansbutIamnotreallybecause
basically,andImayrepeatthisagain,andifIdodon’tbeboredwithit,justreadit
overagaincalmlyuntilyouaresureyouunderstandit,allworkdoneonTalismansis
directlyconnectedwiththeAstralLight.Infact,youmightsaythatmakinga
Talisman,workingwithTalismans,studyingtheideasofTalismans,isoneofthe
mostpracticalapplicationsyoucanmake/doinregardtounderstandingthenatureof
theInnerPlanes,andthenatureofyourOccultstudies–inordertounderstandand
usetheseInnerPlanesandtheirForcestohelpyouliveyourphysicallifebetter.

TheInnerPlanesarefulloftheAstralLightanditmight,indeed,besaidthatthe
InnerPlanesconsistsolelyoftheAstralLight.Andalso,itcouldbesaidthatthe
materialEarthPlaneis“condensed,”“hardened”AstralLight,butIamnotprepared,
atthistime,toshowhowthetransitionismadefromInnerLighttoMaterialEarth.
TheonlyhintIhavetoworkonisthatthetransitionhassomething,some
connections,withthefivesensesandYOU.(Itmayseemasifwearegettingaway
fromthesubjectofTalismansbutwearenot.Whatuseisittotellyouhowtomakea
TalismanandnotwhatthePowerisbehindit–whytheTalismanshouldworkand
canwork,andthisiswhyOphiel’sinstructionsarevalidwhileothersjustblab–
unglittering,unworkablegeneralities.)

IthinkIhadbettergivemoreinformationaboutthenatureoftheAstralLight,asthe
moreyouknowaboutitsnatureanditspowerthebetteryoushouldbeabletouseit
inmakingTalismans,andalsouseitinallotherdepartmentsofyourlife/livingonthis
outwardly,butshouldnotbedifficult,PhysicalPlane.

Iwouldliketocallyourattentiontothefactthatmanysuccessfulpeople,thatis
materiallysuccessfulpeople,havesucceededbecausetheywereabletosetup
currentsintheInnerPlaneAstralLightandthosecurrentstendtobringtothemlarge
measuresofthethingstheyaskfor,ordemand,ifyoulikethewordbetter.

Iwanttocallyourattentiontothefactthatthissuccessfulcurrentsettingisoften
doneunconsciouslyandincompleteignoranceofanyInnerPlaneconnections
whatever.

ThishardlyseemsfairinviewofthefactthatmanyworthypersonsandmanyOccult
studentsdonotseemtobeabletomaketheAstralLightworkforthematall.

IcallthistoyourattentionherebutIcannotgodeeplyintoit.Ihavecoveredthis
subjectinmyotherbooksandvignettes.AllIcansayhereisthatyourbasicdesires
aredeeplyinfluencedbyyourATTITUDES.Yourattitudesmaybeyourownorputon
youbyotherpeople.Ifyourattitudesarewrongorweak,thenyourinfluenceonthe
AstralLightwillbewrongandweakandhence,inaword,unsuccessful,oryouwill
leadanunsuccessfullife.(IdonotmeantohustleyoutobuymyotherbooksbutIput
downthebestOccultKnowledgeIhaveavailableforyourbenefit–theonlywayI
knowhowtodo.)

Toproceed.WhenyoucreateaTalismanforacertainpurpose,whatyouaredoing
fundamentallyisattachingapiece(?)oftheAstralLighttothetalismanicobjectand
causingacurrentoftheAstralLighttoflowtowardthetalismanicobjectand,asyou
arewearingorpossessingtheTalisman,fromthetalismanicobjectintoyouraura,
whichwillstronglyinclinecircumstances,desiredcircumstances,tocomeabout,
“dreamstocometrue,”andyouhaveyourlifethewayyou’dlikeittobe.

ThereisonemoresubjectIthinkIhadbetterintroduceatthispoint.Idon’treally
knowverymuchaboutGod.ButIcanalsosaythatIdon’tthinkthatanyoneelse
knowsverymuchaboutGod.Thereisjustalotoftalkingandscreamingandyelling
andfightingandkillingandmurderingoverthenatureandideaofGodasyouwould
wanttofindinthehistoryoftheworld,andIdon’twanttobeconnectedwiththat.I
don’tmeantosayanythingtoupsetyou.Ifyouhavestrongconvictionsaboutcertain
ideasaboutGodthensticktothem.Iamonlytalkingthiswayinordertotrytoexplain
somethingabouttheinnernatureofthings.

YourecallthatpreviouslyIgave,inotherbooksandwritings,somematerialabout
thedemimonde,ahalfworld,ofwhichthisPhysicalPlaneisonehalfandtheInner
Planeistheotherhalf.This,ofcourse,isatheoryandIalsoexplainedabouttheories
–youjustusethemforthetimebeinguntilyoufindmoretruthandthenyouusethat
asatheoryandsoonandsoon.Imerelyadvancetheideahere,andIdon’tinsist
uponanything,especiallyIdon’tinsistthatyou“believe”anythingIsayjustbecauseI
sayit.Forheaven’ssakedon’tdothat!Iadvancetheideafor“meditationand
contemplation,”IadvancethisideathatPranamaybetheagentofGodinthe
demimonde!

ThereissomeslightevidencealsothatathingcalledLogos,theword,coexistswith
Prana,anditmightbetherepresentativeofGodinthisouterworld,whereasGodon
theInnerPlanesisaquitedifferentthing.However,thereistoogreatamysterythere
andprobablyneverinthehistoryoftheworldwillitbesolved.Wecanlearnafew
thingsthatwecanapparentlygetsomeresultsfromandsothatisaboutallwecan
do.Andifyoudothisfornowthechancesaregreatthatsourcesofinspirationwill
openuptoyouandyouwillacquiremoreknowledgeasyoucontinueworking.

Iwanttocallyourattentiontothefactthatapparentlymanysuccessfulpeopleinthis
world,thatis,thosewhoaremateriallysuccessful,havesucceededingetting
currentssetupinthenearbyEthericPlane,EthericAstralPlane,ifyouwanttocallit
that,andthesecurrentsbringtothemlargemeasuresofthingsthattheyaskfor.Orit
couldbesaidthattheyWillfor,orthattheysendout,strongdesirepatternsfororfor
anyotherkindofideathatappealstothem.And,ofcourse,insettingupaTalisman,
thatiswhatyouaredoingbasically–youarestartingupacurrentcenteringuponthis
Talisman,whichcurrentscomesfromvariouspointsontheotherside(trytovisualize
Icomingfromallsources)andthesecurrentsflowtowardtheTalismanthatyou
made.TheythenapparentlycomethroughtheTalisman,asiftheTalismanwasa
kindofadoor,andenterintothisplaneinsomeform,probablyinamagneticform.
RememberatthispointhowIsaidinthebeginningintheoriginaldefinitionofa
Talismanthatitwassomethingpaidfor.Nowitisalittlebitclearerthattheformof
paymentcouldbethework,thedesire,theconcentrationandalltheotherthingsin
connectionwithdesireinwhatyouwantwhenyoumaketheTalisman.Inthatway
youpayfortheTalisman.

Theastrologicalconfigurationsmightormightnotbefavorabletoyourproject,so
remembertotrytofollowuptheideasofmakingyourTalismanunderfavorable
astrologicaltimes.Atleastmakethemduringthedayandthehouroftheastrological
forcethatisconnectedwiththenatureofthedesiresthatyouaremakingthe
Talismantofill.

Manypeoplesetupthesecurrents,evenwithouttheaidofTalismans,you
understand,andhavethesegoodthings,thethingstheywant,flowingtothem,and
thensomethinghappens–theychangetheirmindortheybecomeunhappy,orother
peopleinfluencethemtoomuch,orevenotherpeople’senviesandjealousiesmight
affectthem,soyouhavetobeonthelookoutforallthissortofthing.

Iamgoingtorepeatalittlebit.AnintensedesireisanAstralLightmovingforce.Now
wishfulthinkingisnotanintensedesire.Ican’texplainalltheexactramifications
aboutthedifferencebetweendesireandwishfulthinking;youwillhavetomeditate
uponthatandlearnsomethingaboutthatyourself.Butthereisatremendous
differencebetweenintensedesireandwishfulthinking.

ThenagainIhavenoticedthatmereconcentrationwithoutanexact,definiteobjectis
ofnovaluewhatsoevereither.

ItseemstomenowwhenIthinkbackonmylife,thatallthetimesthatIreallywanted
something,Ifeltthewantingdeepinthe“pit”ofmystomach.Asyouknowthepitof
thestomachisconnectedwithoneofthechakras.ThestomachChakraistheJupiter
Chakra.DosomeresearchonthisinconnectionwithmybookTheArtandPractice
oftheOccultabouttheJupiterforces,andwhattheyconsistof.You’llfinditallthere.

ThereareonlyafewbooksthathavesomeinformationaboutTalismansinthemand
Iwilllistthemattheendofthebook.Believeme,therearen’tverymany.Theyhave
beenmostlyputoutbysortoffly-by-nightpublishersthataresortofdealingwith
voodooandtheunderworldoftheOccult,asyoumightsay.Iwillalsolistotherbooks
youmaywanttoreadforagoodOccultbackground.

MostallofthisOccultthatwehavetoday,thathascomedowntousfromoneortwo
sources,cametousthroughEngland,France,Italy,andfromItalytoSpain.It
appearsthatbeforethetimeofprintingthesethingsweretaughtbywordofmouth,or
frommastertopupil,anddidn’thavemuchtodowithwritingexceptwhatwascopied
outbyhand.

IhavesomereasontobelievethattheBorgiasinItalyhadthesebookstranslated
andwrittenoutandtheydidsomeworkinpracticesofthematerialtherein.Whether
theyaccomplishedanythingbyitornotIdon’tknow.IhaveafeelingthatIamgoing
tofindalotofmaterialaboutMagicandsorceryandWitchcraftandotherthingsin
theearlyItalianRenaissance,andevenbeforethat.Buttheremusthavebeen
somethinggoingonthereanditisjustoutoftheaveragerunofpeople’sinterestand
soIdon’tknowaboutit.Ifyouknowaboutitthenwritemeandtellmeaboutit.There
isthatoldgagthathasbeenrunningaroundforhundredsofyearswhichsays,
“Wherethereissmoke,thereisfire.”Anditjustseemstomethatwherethereisso
muchstuffcoming,asitwere,tothesurfaceandthensortofdisappearingwhenyou
lookforsomethingelsethere,welltherewasjustsomethingthereanditmustbe
recorded.

BeforeIgoanyfarther,IwillagainremindyouthateverythingIteach,andwhat
appearstobetherealsourceofMagicandmetaphysicalmindMagicandallthese
otherthings,isfound,andexplained,inthesystemoftheCabala.Learnthebasic
Cabalathoroughly,asmuchasIgiveyouandifyoucanfindanyplaceelsegetit
theretoo.LearnthebasicCabalaandyou’vegotitall.

IrecallthatinthenovelcalledTheBlackRose,whichofcourseistheclove,(Idon’t
recallwhotheauthorwasnow,butitwasmadeintoamovingpicture)whena
telescopewasshowntotheman,theEnglishmanthathadmadethetripthereto
Chinatogainknowledge,whenthistubetelescope,crudetubetelescopewasshown
tohimandhesawwhatitdid,helookedontheoutsidetoseeiftherewereany
“cabalisticsigns”ontheoutsideofthetelescope.Ofcoursetherewerenoneinthe
caseImean.

Thecabalisticsignsthathewasreferringto,andtoallthesigns,drawings,diagrams,
marks,legends,andanythingwhatsoeverthatwasputonTalismans,arethe
following.TheyarefirsttheElementalsignsymbols,thatis,thesquare,thecircle,the
half-moon,andthetriangle,andalsotheplanetarysymbols.

Theyarealsothetwelveastrologicalsymbolsorsigns.TherearealsosomeHebrew
lettersandafewothersymbolsconsistingofstraightlineswithdots.Ihaveastrong
feelingthatmanyoftheseothersymbols,marks,andthingsthatIjustmentioned,are
putthereasasortofablind.Infact,thereismuchinthesymbolpresentationby
thesebooksthatwedohavethatisleftoutoradditionsweremadetheretoconfuse
thepersonwhowasn’treallyentitledtotheinformation.Actually,tomakea
successfulTalismanyouneedverylittlemorethanthosebasicsignsItoldyouabout.
ThereisasystemofdivinationcalledGeomancy,ordivinationbyEarth.Thereisa
setofsymbolsconnectedwiththatsystem.Thesesymbolscanbeplaceduponthe
Talismansomewhereifyouwantto.However,theyarebasicallyastrological
symbols,orplanetarysymbols,orElementalForcesymbols,justinanotherform.

InyourstudyandlatermanufactureofTalismansyouarejustgoingtousetheabove
symbolsreferredto.Thisisallyoureallyneed.

Also,foryourfirstwork,youaregoingtomakeyour“real”Talismanonparchment.
AlthoughthebooksdocallfortheseTalismanstobemadeonmetals,andtobe
madeofthemetalofthenatureofthePlanetaryForcethatyouareinvokingofthe
natureofthematterwhichyouareinvokingfor.Itmaybethatifyoubecomereal
expertinthisart,youmaycaretotakeuptheengravingofthesemetals.Ihavenot
usedthesemetalsmyself,andIthinkfortheaverageresultstobeobtained,making
theTalismanonpureorcleanparchmentissufficient.Althoughatfirstyouaregoing
tomakemanyTalismansonpaperuntilyougetthehangofit.ThefinalTalisman
shouldbemadeonparchment.Nowadayspeople’smindsaremoretrainedalong
metaphysicallinesandIhavestrongreasontobelievethatthismetalbusinessand
manyoftheotherthingsthatwereusedintheMiddleAgeswereusedbecausethe
people’smindswerenottrainedandtheysimplyhadtobe,thatis,theirmindshadto
bebeatenintoitwithrealoutstanding,hardsymbols.

AgainIwanttorepeatwhatIhavesaidelsewhere,thatveryoftenitisintheworkand
intheplanningofthemakingoftheTalismanthatthebasicworkisdone.Actuallythe
Talismanitselfismorelikeananticlimax.Theworkreallyseemstobedonewhen
youaredoingallthisthinkingandplanningaboutitoveraperiodoftime.

Nowitwillbenecessaryforyoutolearntheastrologicalsymbols,theElemental
Forcesymbols,andtheplanetarysymbols.Directionsaregivenlaterinthisbookfor
youtomakethesesymbolsandyoushoulddrawthemcarefullyandproperly.Now
dothebestyoucanonitbutstillifitisn’tsowonderfullyperfectrememberthatitis
youafterallandthatiswhatcounts.IcannotmakeaTalismanforyouandyou
cannotmakeaTalismanforme.Soevenifyourworkisnotathingofartisticbeauty,
rememberthatitisthebasicthinkingthatgoesoninyourmind,asitwere,thatisthe
realvalueinthemakingoftheTalisman.Thatistheworkthatconnectsyouwiththe
AstralLightcurrentsthatdotheworktomaketheTalismanefficacious.

From Another Angle


ForsometimeIhavebeenincontactwithacharacter.Ihavenotbeenableto
penetrateveryfarintothenatureofthiscontactorthenatureofthepersonatthe
otherendofit.Ihavenoname,noaddress,nothing.Wheneverhefeelslikeit,he
contactsmeandhasalittlediscussionwithme,whichisaboutallIcanexpect.I
don’tthinkthatheisamasterfromoutsidetheplanetsanywhere,buthedoes,every
nowandthen,giveasortofburstofknowledgewhichisveryinterestingand
comprehensiveandIamgoingtopassitonwithprobablyanincreasingfrequency,if
hecallsme.Iffornootherreasonthanthathestatesthesethingsinaslightly
differentmanner,andinthisslightlydifferentmannerittendstoilluminatethe
materialalittlebitmore.

TheAirPlanePhysicalUniverseisfulloflight[nowyousee,forexample,thisis
exactlywhatIsaidbeforemyself,butthefollowingisjustslightlydifferent],theAstral
Light.In,andthroughthislight,formsofthislightmove,live,andcountlesstypesof
beingsandForces.

Thesebeings,andForces,canbeattracted;and“captured,”byvarious“devices,”
oneofwhichiscalledaTalisman.ThesedevicesarelocatedonthisPhysicalPlane
andfromthisplanetheyreach“outinto”theInnerPlanesandprovidea
path/connectionondownfromthemuntilgroundedontothisplane.

EachoftheseForces,andthebeingsconnectedwiththem,havetodowithsome
particularspaceenergyconnectedwithsomeparticularfacetofhumanlife/living,and
its“attentions”canbegainedandtheenergyofitsparticularForceconcentratedby
you.

Wealldomuchofthiscontactinganyhow–everyday,everyhour,everyminute,
withoutknowingwearedoingit.Wehavedevelopedwordsandphrases,even
prayers,tohelpourselvesconnectwiththeseinnerpowers.

OurthoughtsarepowerfulTalismans,especiallywhenkeptinacheerful,constructive
line.Cheerful,optimisticthoughtsareourbestTalismans.Infact,theobjectof
creatingandusingaTalismanistostrengthenand“uplift”yourthoughts/thinkingand
toreviveyourimagination,soittrulypictureswhatyouwanttoachieve,orreceive,
fromtheseinnerpowersandbroughtthroughintoyourPhysicalPlanesphere.

IntheoldOccultdays,muchwasmadeoftheknowledge(?)beliefthatifaTalisman
wasmadeproperly,itcontactedanactualgod,orasubdivisionthereof,andthisgod
didthenecessarydesiredworktheTalismanwascreatedforwithouthavingtobe
toldeverylittlethingtodo.

Thisdesiredactionis,basically,duetothe“stickythreads”ofastralmatter.Allthings
areconnectedtogether,especiallyfromthisPhysicalPlaneon“in.”The
desire/impulsetravelsfromyoutotheinnerplacewheretheprototypeenergiesof
yourdesiresarestored.And,contactoncemade,thedesirefulfillmentforcesflow
backdowntoyourenvironment,andtendtocreateandreinforcecreatetobring
abouttheexactsetofphysicalconditionswhichwillcausethedesiretocometoyou–
thedesiredphysicalcircumstancesyoumadeandinvokedtheTalismanfor.

JustwhataretheabovementionedForcesandwhyaretheyabletodothedescribed
work?Mostallthisinformationwasgiveninpreviousbooksandlessons.Itisnow
necessarytorepeatmuchofiteventhoughyoumayhavecovereditbefore.Ifyou
havecoveredthismaterialbefore,thenthenewtalismanapplicationwillbeeasyfor
you.Ifyouhavenotcoveredthisbefore,thenafteryoureadthisbookyoushouldget
thepreviousbooksandreadthemastheywerewrittenforyourbenefitand
development,andtherearemanyapplicationsforthemtoexpressthemselves.

AllofthebasicOccultisthesame–basic.ItistheapplicationofthisbasicOccultto
thedifferentfacetsofhumanPhysicalExistencethatisdifferent.Andso,although
youmayhaveheardthisbasicOccultbefore,actasifyouhadn’t.Doitalloveragain,
butwatchforthenewanddifferentapplicationstowhateverbranchoftheOccultyou
arestudyingorusingitfor.Now,yourwatchinganddeterminingthedifferencesand
theapplicationsofthisbasicOccultiswhereyoubecomeamagicianandwhereyou
learntheArtofMagic,becausethatisallMagiceverwasoreverwillbe–the
applicationofthebasicOcculttothemilliondifferentfacetsofhumanexistence.Each
timetheapplicationisjustdifferentenoughsothatitvariesfromtheprevious.And
whenyouonceknowthisandfirmlygraspthisidea,youarewellonyourwayto
becomingapowerinthePhysicalPlane,becauseyouthenknowhowtoattractand
usethebasicOccult.AndwhatisthebasicOccult?ItisonlythefiveElemental
Forces.TheseForcesare,asyouknow,(forwhichnogoodEnglishnamesexist)
Akasha,Air,Fire,Water,andEarth.

SonowItrustyouseethatyourOccultKnowledgerequirementsareextremely
simpleontheonehand,andyettheyareextremelycomplexontheother.Youwill
neverreachtheendofthecomplexities.YoucanacquiretheKnowledgeeasily,but
youwillneverreachanendtotheapplicationoftheKnowledge.

WearenowenteringuponasecondphaseofthesestudiesaboutTalismans.

ThissecondaryperiodwillconsistofsomeKnowledge,anddescriptionsofthe
ElementalForces,inmoredetailthanIhaveputintotheotherbooks.

TalismansconsistbasicallyofthefiveElementalForces.Again,Ihavetostopand
say,andIcannotfindanywaytogetaroundthisasitseemstobeoneofthebasic
factsoftheOccult,thatthefifthElementalForceisnotusedmuchinmaking
Talismans.Infact,Iknowofpracticallynone.TheElementalForceofAkashais
alwaysinthebackofmymindandyoumustalwayskeepitinthebackofyourmind,
asitisthebasicbasicofalltheElementalForces(eventhoughIhavesaidthisagain
andagain).Itisthebasicsubstancefromwhichalltheothersubstancesaremade
andcomefrom.Basicallythen,allTalismansthatyouwillcreatetobringaboutyour
desires(andImayhavetorepeatthisagainandagain)willconsistmainlyofthefour
ElementalForceswhichareAir,Fire,Water,andEarth.

Lookupthemeaningofthewordinvoked.Theendbasiceffectshouldbe,toproduce
thegoodfeeling.Thecorrectfeelingwhichshouldgreatlyassistthedepression,and
thispersonisyou,ofcourse,ofwhomIamspeaking,toaccomplishthejobyouwant
toaccomplishandforwhichyouarecreatingtheTalismantoassistyou.

Nowhereentersaveryimportantpointwhichmustbeunderstoodandcorrectly
actedupon,orallyourTalismanworkwillcometonaught.ToillustrateitIamgoing
toretellalittlefablewhichcameoriginallyfromGreekmythologyandwaswritten
downbythatRomanslaveAesop.

Amanwasdrivingthiscaralongaroadanditbecamestuckinamudhole.
SeeminglythemancouldnotgetoutandhebegantocalluponJupitertohelp,crying
withaloudvoice.Luckily,Jupiteransweredhim,andsaid,“Younut!Getup,shoutat
them–putyourshouldertothewheel–andpush!Thegodswillhelpthosewhohelp
themselves!!!”Themandidthisandhegotoutofthemudholeandonhisway.

NowbasicallythisiswhattheTalismandoes–itplacesachannelfortheForceto
reachtous,BUTwemustmakethefinalphysicaleffortontothisfinalPhysicalPlane.
TheForcecanpushthroughand,usingthephysicaleffortasachannel,wedothe
work.WECANTHENDOTHEWORK.Sothereyouhaveit.Nothingalonecanwork.
TheForcethattheTalismaninvokes,thatyouinvokethroughtheTalisman,cannot
workunlessyoumakeaphysicaleffort.ThePhysicalPlaneisjustasimportantas
theForcethatcomesthroughfromtheInnerPlanes.Theyarereallyequal.Thereisa
greattendencytoregardthePhysicalPlaneasaburden,asinferiorandas
somethingtoescapefrom,butthatisapackoflies.ThePhysicalPlaneisjustas
importantastheInnerPlanesandisthefinalresultofthemall.

Sothereyouhaveitandthatisthetruth.Thereisnoothertruth.Ifyouhear
somethingdifferentthanthisanditprovesouttobetrue,thenletmeknowandI’ll
changemyideasifIfindthatitistrue.

Youshouldnowbegintounderstand,fromtheabove,howTalismanswork.Youmust
alsorememberthattheJupiterGodwhichansweredtheman’scallwasaForce(as
taughtinmybookTheArtandPracticeoftheOccult).AndtheForce,thisJupiter
Force,wasacombinationForce–WaterofFire.Thesymbolisalargeredtriangle
withawhitehalf-moononitinthemiddle,thetrianglebeingthesymbolofFireand
thehalf-moonbeingthesymbolofWater.
The Elemental Forces


Inmybooks,IhavespokenagainandagainaboutthefiveElementalForces.The
reasonIhaveharpedonthissomuchisthatthefiveElementalForcesareallthereis
-thatis,thefiveElementalForcesareallthereistothePhysicalWorld(Physical
WorldmeaningeverythingthissideofKether).Thatis,thefiveElementalForcesand
theircombinationsconstitutethePhysicalWorld.

Thisbeingso,youcaneasilyperceivethatANYTALISMANYOUMAKEwillhaveto
havesomeconnectionwiththeElementalForcesinonewayoranother,andin
accordwiththesubjectdealtwithorgovernedbytheTalisman,orwhatsubjectthe
Talismanwasmadefor,orforwhatpurposetheTalismanwassupposedtocorrect,
etc.

Pleasenote.Iamawarethatsomeofthismaterialhasbeenmentionedbeforeinmy
otherbooksandpapers,andeveninthisbook.Isweartoyouthatthese
fundamentals,Irepeat,arethebasicall:youcannotoverlearnthem.Ihavebefore
meacatalogoflecturesbeinggivenhereinCalifornia,andasIlookoverthe
subjectsandtitles,InoticetheyareallabouttheEFFECTSoftheElementalForces
inmanydifferentways.Hereisone,“LetUniversalEnergiesWorkforYou,”Solar
LightCenter.“TheGoldenKey”(bymyfriend).WhiteMagicWorkshop.“Adventures
inAwareness”(alsobymyfriend).“PsychicAwareness”andsoon.Allthesethings
arebutothernamesforthe“effects”ofthecombinationsofthefiveElementalForces.
AndThereIsNothingElse!!!Iswear!!!SolearnthesefiveElementalForceshere
andnow,andtheirconnectionswithTalismansinthisbook,andyouhavemadea
greatstepforwardtoIlluminationandMastery.Goahead,readandlearneach
slightlydifferentpresentationofKnowledgeaboutthefiveElementalForcesno
matterwhatorderitcomesin.

Toresume.Youwilllookinvainelsewhereforanybasicideasastothefundamental
reasonsforTalismansbeingconstructedthewaytheyare,orforthereasonsbehind
itall.Ireallythinkthatotherteachersdiscoveredthe“effects”andfoundtheycould
manipulatethem,andstoppedthere.Butinthisbookyouareonthecorrecttrackto
realKnowledge.

Ifthisisthefirstofmybooksyouhavetoread,thenyouwillhavetoacquiredrawing
andpaintingmaterialsandlearntodosomesimpledrawingandcoloring.Ifthisisnot
thefirstofmybooksyouhavetoread,thenyouprobablyhavedonesomeworklike
thisbefore,andhaveaccumulatedyourdrawingandpaintingmaterials.

Ifyouhavereadmyotherbooks,thenyouknowaboutthefiveElementalForcesand,
Itrust,youhavemadethesymbolsalready.Infact,youhaveprobablymadethem
severaltimesifyouhavereadseveralbooks.However,evenifyouhave,stilldoit
again;youcan’toverlearn.

Ifyouarereadingoneofmybooksforthefirsttime,thenpleaselearnthefollowing
Knowledge,whichis,asIsaid,thesolid,basicKnowledgeofthewholePhysical
Creation,andwhichyouwilluseinmakingTalismansandinallyourotherOccult
Magicalmetaphysicalwork.

TherearefiveElementalForces:Akasha,Air,Fire,Water,andEarth.

Thesenames,Akasha(alsocalledether),Air,Fire,Water,andEarth,arethe
ordinarycommonnamesoftheseElementalForces.

Torepeatforemphasis,thenamesAkasha,Air,Fire,Water,andEartharethe
ordinarynamesgivenforthepurposeofCONCEALINGTHEINNERMEANINGSOF
THESENAMESOFTHEELEMENTALFORCES.

Thisdouble-namingdoubletalkcomesdowntousfromtheMedievalAge,whenit
wasnecessarytohideandconcealmagicalworksfromthesweet,loving,gentle
churchofJesus,whichwouldburnaliveanyonesuspectedofhavingamindofhis
own,oranyonewhowantedtostudywhathepleased,freely,mindinghisown
business.

Thetrue,fullnamesoftheseForceswere(leavingAkashaforlater,asitisdifferent):

TheElementalForceofElementalAir.
TheElementalForceofElementalFire.
TheElementalForceofElementalWater.
TheElementalForceofElementalEarth.

Asyoucanseefromtheselongernames,thereismoretotheseForcesthanjust
ordinaryphysicalair,fire,water,earth,andether.

ThewordElementalbeforeAir,Fire,WaterandEarthmeanstheprincipleof,andnot
theair,fire,water,earththemselves(theyarenotevenelementsinthescientific
senseoftoday).

IntheOccultweareconcernedwiththeprinciplesofthingsandnotthephysical
thingsthemselves.ThisideagoesallthroughtheOccult,soalwayslookforitinall
Occultthings.(Thewordprinciplemeansfirst,orprimary,whichalsomeansfirst.)

ForthepurposeofmakingTalismans,youwillhavetodealwiththeFirstPrinciples.
YouwillembodythesymbolofanElementalForceinandonyourTalisman
somewhere,probablyinthebasicdesignorlayout.Ifyouwillstudythedesignsof
TalismansasgiveninTheLesserKeyofSolomon,youwillfindexamplesofthe
followingsymbols.(Butremember,theyarenottobecopiedforyouruse–theyare
nogood,beingworthlesslylaidoutonpurpose.Theoriginalteachingswereaddedto
byvocalteachingswhichexplainedallthatwasmissing,butthosepeoplearelong
gonenow,soI’lltrytofillyouin!)

So,startingwithAir(I’llbesimpleinnames),wewillexaminetheElementalForces
eachinturn.

Airmeans,fundamentally,movement,moveability,abilitytomove.Generally,what
movesbyitselfisalive,soAir–self-movement–hasusuallymeantlife.Whatyouare
tounderstandbyAirisabilitytomove.

Inyourfuture,to-be-madeTalismans,youwill,inalmostallcases,wanttheTalisman
torelatetosomemovingthing–surelyforsomethingtomovetowardyou.Therefore,
thedesiredmovementshouldbesymbolizedbyacircle,anditshouldbesomewhere
intheTalisman.Doesthisseemreasonable?(YoushouldconstructtheseTalismans
justasyouconstructamachine–todoajob.YourTalisman’smachinepartsarethe
symbolsofwhatyouwanttheTalismantobeordo.)

YoushoulddrawandpaintasymboloftheElementalforceofAir,basicallyacircle.

IsuggestthatthisAirsymbol,andtheothersthatfollow,bedrawnona4”x4”piece
ofwhatiscalledartboard,whichshouldbeavailableinanyartsupplyshop.
Generallysuchashophasalargepapercutter,andshouldallowyoutocutasheet
downto4”x4”pieces.Youcanfindthesamplesizesofthesesymbolsonthefront
andbackinsidesofmybooks,takeoffthemeasurementsandusethosesizes.Runa
borderaroundtheedgeofthecardjustforthesesamples.

Makethecircleatfirstwiththepencilcompassandtheninktheoutline.Thenpaint
thesymbolaccordingtodirectedcolors.Inthiscase,thecircleispositiveblueand
thebackgroundisthenegativecomplementarycolorofblue,whichisorange.

WhenthispositiveAirsymbolisdone,youshouldmakeanegativeAirsymbolin
whichthecolorsarereversed.Thecircleisthenegativeorangeandthebackground
isthepositiveblue..(Thisisusedwhenyouwanttoremovesomethingfromyou
insteadofbringingsomethingtoyou.)

Pleasestudythefollowingtableofcolorsandtheircomplementaries.

WhitecomplementarytoBlackand/orGrey.
Red”Green
Blue”Orange
Yellow”Violet
Olive”RedOrange
BlueGreen”Russet
Violet(light)”Citrine
ReddishOrange”GreenBlue
DeepAmber”Indigo
LemonYellow”RedViolet
YellowGreen”Crimson

Thistablecontainsthespectrumcolorsandtheircomplementaries.However,in
actualpractice,thiswillvaryagainaccordingtothemanufacturers’variationsof
colorsandotherthingsaffectingthem.Soyouwillstillhavetofindthereal
complementarycolors.

Findtherealcomplementarycolorbylookingatacolorforfiveminutes,andthen
lookatapieceofwhitepaper.Studythecomplementarycoloronthewhiteblank
sheetofpaper.Determinethiscolorexactlyandthenreproduceitasaccurately
asyoucanwithpaints.Letthisprocessbeyourguide.

TherearemanywaysofusingtheTalismanafteritismade.Thesewayswill
cometoyouasyouprogressintheuse/study/applicationofMagic,anduntilyou
possessmoreunderstandingoftheMagicalbasicsitisnotmuchusetoburden
youwiththematthispointofyourdevelopment.

ThefirstwayyoushouldlearntousetheTalismanisasfollows:Getcomfortable.
TaketheTalisman,holditinagoodlightandlookatitsteadilyforfiveminutes,
butdon’tstrainyoureyes.Attheendoffiveminutes,lookawayfromthe
Talismantoasheetofwhitepaper,andyoushould“see”theTalismanthereon
thepaperincomplementarycolors,orthereverseofthe“real”physicalcolor.The
imagewillfadeawayandthenreturn,butafterdoingthisexerciseforseveral
weeksyoushouldbeableto“recall”theimagetoyourInnerEyeatanytime,in
color,especiallywhenyouarewakingupinthemorningandstillhalf-asleep.Itis
inthiswaythatyoumaketheTalisman“cometolife.”

ThenextsymbolyoushouldmakeisthesymbolofFire.Astheprinciple,first
“cause”ofAirisMovement(abilitytomove),thefirstcause/principleofFireis
EXPANSION.Expansionisbornofmovement.Asmovementbecomesfasterand
faster,heatisgenerated,andheatcausesexpansion.(Iamspeakingasifwe
weredealingwithmaterialthings,whichinasenseistrue.Whatisbelowisthe
sameasthatwhichisabove;inthiscaseitistrue,butnotalways.)

Soexpansion(orallalliedconcepts,suchasexplosion,puffedup,swelling,etc.)
isthekey,basicwordforFire.

InyourTalismanstobemade,younaturallyfirstwanttheTalismantobeableto
movetoyouwhatyouarecreatingtheTalismanfor.So,asIsaid,you’llhave
somewhereintheTalismandesignacircletoindicateabilitytomove,andnext
you’lladdatriangleFiresymboltoindicatethattheTalismanhaspowerto
EXPAND,toengulftheTHINGSyouwanttheTalismantogetforyou.
Conversely,ifyoumaketheotherkindofTalismantogetridofthings,thenyou
usetheFirecomplementarycolortodeflateorexpelthethingsyoudon’twant.

Make,draw,inkandpaintapositiveFiresymbol–aredtriangleonagreen
background–andthenegativeFiresymbol–agreentriangleonared
background.

Toproceed.ThenextElementalForcesymbolisthatofWater.Thekeynote,
basicwordforWateriscontraction.

Naturally,inyourTalisman,youwanttheForcesto(1)movetogetwhatyou
want;(2)expandtoengulfwhatyouwantwhenitgetsthere;(3)closedownon
whatyouwantwhenithasengulfed.(Figureouttheantecedentsofthetwo
pronouns“it”intheabovesentenceforyourself.)

Make,draw,inkandpaintthepositiveWatersymbol–awhitehalf-moonona
blackbackground–andthenegativeWatersymbolwiththecolorsreversed.

AndlastBUTNOTLEASTOFALL,wecometotheElementalForceofEarth.

TheElementalForceofEarthistheleastunderstoodandleastappreciatedofall
theElementalForces.EvenamongordinarypersonsthisEarthiscalleda“valeof
tears.”

ItwouldappearthatManisreallya“spiritual”creatureandnotmateriallyinclined
atall.Manworkswithmatterwithgreatreluctance.Manmuchpreferstowork
withhismindratherthanhishands.Manhatestheboundariesthatmatterputson
him,andacceptsmaterialsicknesswithgreatreluctance,constantlytryingto
overcomedisease.

However,anenlightenedOccultist,suchasyouareworkingtobe,doesworkwith
matter,mostlybyenteringtheInnerPlanesandattemptingtoalterthecourseof
eventsontheirway“down”fromtheHigherPlanestothePhysicalPlane.

ThisiswhatyouareattemptingtodobystudyingthemanufactureofTalismans.
Toalterthecourseofevents,andgetthemmovingthewayyoudesire.

ThesymbolfortheElementalForceofElementalEarthisanequal-sidedsquare.
MakeandpaintthispositiveEarthsymbol.Thesquareispaintedyellowagainsta
backgroundofviolet.Thenegativesymbolisavioletsquareagainsta
backgroundofyellow,asyoucanguess.

SomewhereinyourTalismanyoumusthaveasquare,becauseyouwantthethings
youaremakingtheTalismanfor,tocometoyouontheEarthPlane,toground
themselvesinyoursphereofaction.AsitwassaidbyDionFortune,allmagical
operationsofthistypeshould/mustbegroundedinEarth.

More on the Astral Light


PreviouslyyouweregivenknowledgeaboutTalismansingeneralandthen
knowledgeaboutthePowerthatmakesTalismans“work.”Itwasexplained,asbestit
couldbeinthetimeandspaceavailable,thatthisPowerwasthePowerofallPowers
andthisPowerunderlaysALLTHINGSthatexistinthisPhysicalCosmos.Furtherit
wasexplainedthatthisPowerhadbeencontactedanddiscovered,andexploredin
part,bymanyOccultbigshotsinthepasthistoryofthisworld.Eachofthesebig
shots,Paracelsus(ArchaeusorLiquorVitae),EliphasLevi(Astrallight),Anton
Mesmer(MagneticField),hadgiventhePoweradifferentname,withnoreferenceto
apreviousname.(Iam,nomodestyneeded,theonlyonewhohasevermentioned
thismultiplenamingtomyknowledge.IfyouknowofanyotherOccultteachers
sayingthattheInnerPowerwasgivendifferentnamesbydifferentpeople,pleaselet
meknowwhatsaiditandwhere.)

Iamgoingtodigressalittlehere,andtentativelystatethatthelineofresearchIam
followingclairvoyantlyseemstopointtothestartlingconclusionthatthissolid,Earth
Plane,wasformerlyInnerPlaneAstralLight,condensedandsolidified!!!Whatwas
once“light”hasnowbecome“solidEarth”!!!WOW!NowIadmitthatthisideaisfar
fromclearinanydetails,butIamworkingonit.

NowtoreturntothisInnerPowerwithallthenames.Iwillusemyfavoritename,the
AstralLight.

ThenextpieceofKnowledgeabouttheInnerPoweristhefactthatthisInnerPower
CONSISTSOFFIVEEQUALPARTS!Pleasenoteandlearnthis,asitisvery
importantandfiguresinallOccultwork.

Infact,IgosofarastosaythatthesefivepartshavebeendealtwithinOccult
teachingsforthousandsofyears,butbeforethis,tomyknowledge,ithasneverbeen
taughtthatinsteadofbeingfiveseparateForces,theyarereallysynthesizedinto
one.Itistrue,however,thatthesefiveForcescanbeseparatedandstudiedoneata
time,andtoalargeextentdofunctioninturn,notallatonce,simultaneously,but
eachinturn.Thatisthewayyouwillmeetthem,andisprobablythereasonwhytheir
fivefoldunitywasnotpreviouslysuspectedorseenclearly.They,andtheAstralLight
(withallitsnames),wereconsidereddifferentthingsentirely.Pleaserereadand
restudytheabovematerialasitisverydifferentfromordinaryphysicalmaterialEarth
Planeideas,asunderstoodbypeople.Itisnothard(hardonlytoclearlyexpound),
anditisnotdifficult(justdifferent).Ifyouwillpondertheseconcepts,youwillrespond
tothemintime.RememberalsomyfirstbookTheArtandPracticeofAstral
Projection.Ifyouwillstudythisbookandlearnsomedegreeofprojection,assoonas
youproject,evenalittle,youwillseetheAstralLight.YouwillseetheAstralLightfor
yourself,astheInnerPlanesarefullofAstralLight.Infactthatisallthatisinthem.
Thereis,Irepeat,nothingelseexistingintheInnerPlanesbuttheAstralLight.But
don’tbelievebecauseIsayso;studythematerialgivenanddiscoverforyourself–
please!Doubtme,andeveryoneelse,untilyou KNOWITyourself,untilyousee
theAstralLightyourself.

SinceintheInnerPlanestheAstralLightisallthereis,letusproceedonthetheory
(atheoryisasortofframeworkideawhichappearstobetrueandallowsforfurther
developmentofmoreexpandedideasonwhateversubjectyouareconsidering)that
“out”here,onthePhysicalPlane,All,everything,is“condensedAstralLight.”(You
havehadsomeofthisbefore,butdon’tletthatworryyou;justgooveritagainand
notetheadditions.)

Thispossibilitybeingso,youshouldfindallthefivepartsoftheAstralLightpresent
“there”onthecondensed,hardenedPhysicalPlane.Andtheyare.

(Itmayseemtoyouthatwehavewanderedfromthisbook’ssubjectofTalismans,
butitisnotso!Allwillbetiedtogethersoonerorlater.Don’tevergetimpatientwith
Ophiel–everywordhasit’splace.)

Toresume.Itisnotmypurposetohustleyoutobuymybooksonly,whenImustsay
toyouasIdonowthatIamgoingtorefertomaterialIhavealreadywritten.Ijust
can’tkeepreprintingthepastdataineachnewbook,obviously.Iwriteabookand
recordamassofdatamaterial,andthen,asinthisbook,Ibuildfurtheronthispast
recordedmaterial.I’msorrybutIdon’tknowwhattodootherthantoassumeyou
havetheotherbooks.

NowIrepeat,thefivepartsoftheAstralLightdo“comedown”tothePhysicalPlane,
andare“embodied”there,inoutwardfrozenform,foralltoseeandstudy;butuptill
now,thesparkofenlightenmentisnotlit!TheKnowledgeisjustsodifferentfrom
whatweareaccustomedtothatittakesworktograspthe“different”concepts,and
thenstillmoreworktoputthemintopractice.

ThenamesofthefivedivisionsoftheAstralLightarereallyquitesimplesounding,so
muchsothattheycandeceiveyouintoignoringthemandtheirpowerpotentials,
whichiswhatwasintended.NothingintheOccultisoutward,plainandsimple,
exceptinappearance;alldeeperTruthsare“hidden”orcovered,andyoumustdig
themoutforyourself.Icanhelpbypresentingthemandsayingthatsomething
deeperisthere–goafterit!–butthatisjustaboutall.Pleasetryyourselftogetthe
deepermeanings;thedeepermeaningsarethere,believeme,theyarethere!

TheAstralLightconsistsoffivepartsasaforesaid,andthenamesofthesepartsare:
Akasha-ether,Air,Fire,Water,andEarth.Doesn’tsoundlikemuch,doesit?(First
alert!)

Ireferyounowtopage53ofmybookTheArtandPracticeoftheOccult,whereinI
describetheElementalForcesinonesetofdescriptions.Someadditionaldatais
nowgoingtobegivenonthesame,inaslightlydifferentmanner.

AlthoughAkashaisfirstinorder,wewillstudyitlast.ThefirstElementalForcewewill
studyistheElementalForceofAir.(TheseElementalForcesarealsocalledTattvas,
aHinduword.)

Air,theElementalForceAir,isnotphysicalair,thekindwebreathe,butisadeeper
nameforaForce.AlltheElementalForcesareForcesonly,buthereisagoodplace
tosay“forcesbecomeforms”finally,intheend.

ElementalAiriselementalmovement,elementalabilitytomove,elemental
moveability.Anythingthatmovesbyitselfisalive,sothefirstevidenceofLifeis
movement.

ThesymbolforAirisaroundcirclecoloredblueagainstabackgroundoforange.
EachoftheElementalForceshasasymbol,asimplesymbol,whichcanbe
consideredaTalisman.

ElementalAirapparentlyismovementassaid(Elementalmeansfirst,inthiscase),
andisthefirstmanifestationofACTIONonthePhysicalPlaneandthistimeby
PhysicalPlaneImeaneverythingmanifestedafterKether.

ItappearsthatIwillhavetodigresshereforamoment,andexplainsomeotherpart
outoforder.Yousee,ifyoushouldhavemadeacirclesymbolofElementalAiras
describedbefore,youwouldhavedrawnacirclealoneonapieceofpaperorother
material.

Youcanperceivethatthiscirclesymbolstandingalone,asitwere,wouldhaveno
confinement.AlsopleaserealizeatthispointthatallfutureTalismansyoumakehere
onthePhysicalPlanefirstareduplicatedoneachInnerPlaneonuptothe“top.”
Therefore,youcanseeeasilythatwhiletheouter,physicalcircledrawingyoumade
(make)willnotmove,theInnerPlanecreationduplicateoftheouterdrawingonthe
InnerPlanesWILLMOVE,unlessyouconfineit.Youconfineitbydrawingasquare
andmakingthecircleinsidethesquare,therebyconfiningitontheInnerPlanes.And
thesquareisthesymboloftheEarthPlane,orstability,aswillbenoted.Soallthe
simplesymbolscominguparedrawninsideasquaresymbolizingtheirconnectionto
thePhysicalEarthPlaneandyou–byyou.Imightaddherethat,conversely,iffor
somereasonyouaremakingaTalismanofamoveabletype,thenyouwouldusea
circleastheouterboundary,andnotasquare.Thisisonlycommonsense.

Nowtoproceed.ItisnaturallytruethatwhenyouconstructaTalismaninthefuture,
andyouwanttheTalismantobemoveableinitsactionsonthePhysicalPlane,then
youwillincludeacircleinsidethesquare,nexttothesquare–butenoughofthisfor
thistime.

Thebasicideabehindthecircleisthat–simply–aForcestartsouttomove.The
Forcestartsoutinastraightdirection,andwhilethedirectionseemstobestraight,if
thereexiststheslightestdeviation,thelinewillbebentandwillcomebackonitself
andjoinitsstartingpoint,becomingacircle.Justmeditateonthesesymbolsandlet
theKnowledgeseepintoyourbeing.

ThenextElementalForceisFire,thesymbolofwhichisatrianglewiththepoint
upward.Thecolorofthetriangleisredandthebackgroundcolorisgreen.

TheElementalForceofFireistheForceofexpansion.Youhaveexpansionfollowing
movement.Movementcanbestatic,butusuallymovementisfollowedbyanoutward
movementcalledex(out)pansion.

Whenyouhaveincreasedmovementitleadstoincreasedheat,andincreasedheat
leadstostillmoremovement,andstillmoreexpansion.(Ihavespokenbeforeabout
aphrasemuchbandiedaboutby“Occultists”:“Asabove,soBelow,”whichsomewhat
applieshere,“downhere.”Fastphysicalmovementdoesresultinheat,andsoalso
doesfastmetaphysicalmovementresultinmetaphysical“heat,”whichresultsin
metaphysicalexpansion.Although,naturally,youwillhavetocognizethis
metaphysicalactionmentally,lookforitmentally,yourmentalsearchcanbevery
rewarding,infact,thismentalsearchisyourOcculteducation!)

Tocontinue,symbolwise.TheAircirclespinsandexpandsandbulgesoutatthree
points,andthecirclebecomesatriangle–thetriangleofFire.

Aftertheinitialimpulseisexhaustedintheformationofthetriangle,orthechange
fromAirtoFire,ElementalForceofAirtoElementalForceofFire,thetrianglebegins
tocollapse.Thetoppointcavesinandthetrianglebecomesahalf-moon(thesymbol
ofWaterisahalf-moon,white,withablackbackground),andtheElementalForceof
FirechangesintotheElementalForceofWater,whichiscondensation(pleasetryto
followthisprocessnowmentally)and,uponfurtherconsideration,thehalf-moon
“squares”itselfoutandbecomesthestablesquareoftheElementalForceofEarth,a
yellowsquareonabluebackground.

Thesethen,verybrieflydescribed,aretheprocessesofwhichourPhysicalPlane
Worldiscreated“from”!Irepeat,theprime,basicForcesthatconstituteourPhysical
Plane.Naturally,itfollowsthatwhenyouconstructaTalismanfor“something”onthe
PhysicalPlanetocometoyou,ithastocometoyouthroughttheaboveprocesses,
andbeconnectedinsomewaywithall,orone,oftheForces.Therefore,ina
Talismanyoumake,youshouldhaveone,orall,oftheseForcesymbolsonthe
Talismanespecially,asIsaid.TheoneForcepertainingtothenatureofthething
desiredwiththecreationoftheTalisman.

IsaidinthebeginningherethattherewerefiveElementalForces,andsofarhave
referredindetailtoonlyfour–Air,Fire,Water,andEarth.

ThereisanotherElementalForcecalledAkashawhichexists,butactuallyisnever
usedassuch,eitherinTalismansorintheOccultexceptunderpreciseandrare
conditions,whichIdon’tknowallaboutandneitherdoesanyoneelsethatIknow
(whichdoesn’tmeanthatIamdenigratingmyself,justbeingsensible).Akashais
usedonlyforworksofelimination,clearingandcleaningup;even,asmightbesaid
byimprecisethinkers,worksofdestruction.Don’tworryaboutAkasha.Youwont
haveanyoccasiontouseituntilalongperiodofyourfuturedevelopmenthas
passed,andbythattimeyouwillhaveenoughdevelopment,hopefully,tosafely
understanditsuseandbegovernedaccordingly.

Thepreceding,then,aresomewhatthebasicideasaboutyourfutureconstructionof
Talismanstohelpyouthroughlife,toaidyouinmakingabetterandeasierlivingfor
yourselfandothersyoumaywishtoassisttoo.

Ihopeyouarenotdisappointedintheseteachingssofar.Ihopeyouarenotgoingto
beupsetwithmefornotjustgivingyoualotofdiagrams–drawingslabeledforso-
and-soandsuch-and-such,andyoutakeyourpick,whatyouneedorwant,andjust
goaheadandreproduce/drawit,anditwillstartworkingforyouinstantly.IwishI
coulddothis,andIhopeifthisiswhatyouhavedoneinthepast,thatyourdesires
werestrongenoughtogetsomeresults.ButIcanassureyouthatbehindtheveilof
ourpersonal,world’sviewcurtainliethePowersthatgovern/rulethisworld,and
whenyoulearntoKnowThem,ContactThem,ConnectThemuptoyourself,youare
onthewaytohavingitmade,andImeanit.Tryit.Youhavenothingtolosebutyour
chains.(SeeTarotcard15.)

IsaidpreviouslythattheElementalForceswerebehindthewholePhysicalPlane.
(DionFortunesays,andIrepeat,thatwhatshedescribed–theseForces–constituted
theMachineryoftheUniverse.)Irequestyoutobegintothinkthiswayalways:that
theElementalForcesaretheworking,functioningPowers,thebuildingPowersofthe
Universe,andyouarenowfamiliarwiththem,or,alittlejoke,youarenowon
speakingtermswiththePowersthatBe.

Thefollowingisalittledifficultformetopostulateveryclearlyinthelimitedspace
availablehere(shouldtaketwentyorthirtythickbooks,andotherwriterswould)but
let’strytogetit.

TheForcesyouhavebeenstudyingarenotonlybehindalltheMaterialUniverse.
Theyshowthemselvesrightonthrough,out,intotheendPhysicalPlane.Soyoucan
startlookingfortheirsignaturesrightnow,allaroundyou.Andthenmentally
reconverttheseoutermanifestationsbackintoinnerbeginnings,andhenceenlarge
yourTalisman-makingpowerandknowledge.

LetusconsiderthefirstElementalForce,Air.

YouknowthatthesymbolforElementalForceofAirisaroundcircle,orjustround,or
circle,orroundcircle!YouknowthatAirismoveableand/oristhesymbolof
movementontheInnerPlanes.

So,whentheElementalForceofAirreachesthis“hard,”“fixed”outerplane,Isaidit
wouldshowitselfoutthereplainly.Anditdoes,doesn’tit?Arenotallearthmoving
thingsround?(Toosimple,yousay?Betterthinkagain!)Allmovingwheelsorgears
orshaftsareround.(Didyoueverseeasquarewheel?)Allsurfacesthatare
concernedwithmovementonthisplanearerounded.(Someofthemmaynothave
beensoroundedinthepast,butthetendencytodayistoroundorair-streamlineall
movingthings.)

TheappearanceoftheElementalForceofFireisnotsoplainonthisPhysicalPlane,
butyounowknowitisthere,soyoulookforit.I’llgiveyouafewhints.Theinsideof
anautomobileenginecylinderwithinissubjecttotheactionoffire.Intimethe
cylinderbecomestaperedlikeaslighttriangleduetothisfireeffect.Alsonotehow
fireexpandsfromalittletriangleflametoalarger,larger,largerflame.

ThematerialeffectofWaterisanotherElementthatisnottooeasytosee,soitis
alsoagoodexerciseforyoutodevelopyourself.(Iwon’tbeherealways!)Iwillnote
oneWatereffecttogetyoustarted.Whenastreamofwatermakesariveror
creekbedforitself,theensuingshapeoftheriverbedisliketheshapeoftheElement
ofWater.Nowyoufindsomemore.Hint:examinesomerocksalongshorelines
wherewavesbeatontherocks.

ThefinaleffectoftheElementofEarthontheEarthPlaneistooobvious.Allstable
thingsaresquare–houses,buildings,andmostphysicalendthings.Youtakeitfrom
there.

NowcomethePlanets.ThePlanets,andtheGodsandGoddessestheyrepresent,
arecombinationsofElementalForces.Forthisknowledge,pleaseseemybookThe
ArtandPracticeoftheOccult,whichisloadedwithOccultdynamite–butdon’tblow
yourselfup!

TheZodiac,whichisamatterofpositionsbetweenyourselfandtheCosmos,isalso
duetodifferentdegreesbetweenyourselfandthepositionsofthevariousPlanets
andtheForcestheyrepresent,whichhaveaneffectuponeachofusaccordingtothe
positions’degrees,asaforesaid.ThispartcomesunderthestudyofAstrology,not
onlyofthebirthdayposition,butbytheday-by-dayprogressionsofthePlanetary
ElementalForces.

Thereisabook,Nature’sFinerForces,byRamaPrasad,whichyouprobablyshould
have.ItisoneofthefewbooksonatypeofMagiceverissuedbytheTheosophical
SocietythatcontainssomepracticalknowledgeaboutInnerPlanethings.Iowea
debttothisbook,andIthinkyouwillfindithelpful,althoughyouhavetodoalotof
readingbetweenthelinesandstrugglewithhisEnglishexpressiontranslations.

RamaPrasadclaimsinthisbookthateveryhourisaperiodoftheday,accordingto
thetimeofyear,theseason,whetherlongdays-shortnights,shortdays-longnights.
IfyoucaretostudytheElementalForcesthatfaroutfromastrologicalperiods–to
daysoftheweek,tohoursoftheday–intimeyoucouldbecomesensitiveenoughto
know,byinnerfeeling,justwhichElementalForceis“ruling”theparticularmoment
youarein.

TheprecedingKnowledge/informationisnotall,byanymeans,oftheamount
availableabouttheInnerPlaneForcesthatrulethisouterplane,butitshouldbe
enoughtoenableyoutogetstarted.LearneverybitofthisKnowledge,andassoon
asyoulearnit,itshouldbeginto“work”foryou.Thisisthemaindifferencebetween
Ophiel’steaching/writingsandtheothersyouhaveheardofbefore;torepeat,the
livingworkingisthedifference,andyoushouldnoticeit.

Ionceobservedawatchrepairmanasheassembledawatch.Heliftedthelastpiece,
whichhadthebalancewheelonit,and,.ashedroppeditontoandintothewatch,the
balancewheel,assoonasithitthe“bottom”oftheinsideofthewatchcore,startedto
“work,”startedtorun/turn.Thisinstantaneousfunctioningsurprisedme,asIhad
thoughtthemanwouldatleasthavetoturnthewholewatchsidewaysseveraltimes
togetitstarted.

Well,friendsandstudents,thisisaperfectexampleofthewaythisOccultKnowledge
works,atleastwithme,anditshouldwithyou.AssoonasyougrasptheKnowledge
mentallyITSHOULDSTARTTOWORK.

Iwillrepeattheaboveinaslightlydifferentway.Dearstudents,assoonasyougrasp
theidea/knowledgeofandaboutthe“existence”andthePoweroftheAstralLight,its
POWERshouldstarttobecomeavailabletoyouautomaticallyandKNOWINGLY,at
once,insteadofjusthitandmiss,aswealluseitnow,allthetime.

IamgoingtoconcludethissectionwithoneofthetranslationsoftheMessageonthe
Emerald.Thereareanumberoftranslations,allslightlydifferent,butnonedifferent
enoughtomakeanydifference.

IamnottoosureastotherealhistoryofthisMessage,orthestoryaboutanactual
MessageonanactualEmerald,butI’lltellitthewayIheardit.

Manycenturiesago,somegreatteacher,atleastanadept,andhemustalsohave
beenrich,causedanOccultMessagetobegivenout.

TheMessagewasengravedonalargegem,anemerald.Idonotknowwherethe
stoneisnow,oriftheaboveisreallytrue,sotakethestoryasitisgiventoyou.
Whateverthetruestoryofitsoriginsis,thefactremainsthattheMessageitselfis
pureOccultDynamite.HereistheMessagewithafewsimplecomments.

*

True,withoutfalsehood,certainandmosttrue,thatwhichisaboveisas[thesame
as]thatwhichisbelow.[“That”belowapparentlymeansallthePhysicalWorld,and
“thatabove”apparentlymeanstheInnerPlanesasIdescribedthem.]andthatwhich
isbelowisasthatwhichisabove,fortheperformanceofthemiraclesoftheOne
Thing.[TheOneThingheremeanstheAstralLight,anditschangesand
transformationsdoseemlikemiraclestotheordinaryhumanmaterialwayoflooking
attheworld.]

AndasallthingsarefromOne,bythemediationofOne,soallthingshavetheirbirth
fromthisOneThingbyadaptation.[Theword“mediation”herewasnotsoclearto
meuntilIcheckedthedictionary.HeremediationalsoseemstomeanthattheOneis
thesource,therawsource,andtheOneisalsotheForcethatcausesthechange
fromtherawsourcetotheEarthPlaneproductscalled“allthings,”physicalthings.
Thisdoubleideasoundsalittlestrange,butitisconsistentwiththenatureofthe
AstralLight,whichischangeableandisalso“All.”Thefollowingaredefinitionsof
mediate:(1)toInterposebetweenpartiesinordertoreconcilethem;(2)toreconcile
differences;(3)toeffectbyactionasanintermediary;(4)tobringaccordoutofaction
asanintermediary;(5)toactasintermediaryagentinbringing,effectingor
communicating.Asyoucansee,allthesedefinitionsfitinhereverynicelytoexplain
theactionoftheAstralLightinitsmanyparts/actions/functions.TheAstralLightis
trulyallinall,theAstralLightisthebeginningandtheendofall“things.”TheAstral
Lightistherawmaterialofthebeginning,theplanner,worker,laborerofthemiddle,
andthesubstanceoftheEndProduct:AllinAll,AllinOne.]

TheSunisitsFather,theMoonitsMother,theWindcarriesitinitsbelly,itsnurseis
theEarth.[TheSunisconsideredamaleasanoperatorperse.TheMoonis
consideredafemaleasanoperatorperse.TheSunisElectric,givingoutPowerto
makemagnetic,andtheMoonisMagnetic,receivingpowertobemagnetic.The
Electricofferswork,theMagneticputsoutwork.ElectricPowerrunsthroughwiresof
anelectricmotorandthere,inthosewires,changestomagnetism,whichmagnetic
forcedoeswork.ImustconfessthatIdonotquitefollowclearlythemeaningofthe
word“belly”referredtohere.WindisAir,ElementalAir,movement.Abellyisaplace
wherematerialsaretakeninandthen“digested”orchangedintootherforms,inthis
caseIpresumetheresultofamaleactionreactingonthefemaletakesplaceina
“belly.”OrinsteadofbellythewordcouldbeWOMB!Certainlythedeveloping
child/objectdoesmove,whichismovement,anddevelopmentismovement,anda
wombisinthevicinityofthebelly!Afterthe“it”thingreferredtobeforeis“born,”then
the“it”thingisbornontotheEarth,whichEarththenbecomesakindofa“nurse”or
sustainer.PleaseponderthisMessageandthefragmentarymeaningsIhave
suggestedsofar,andgetsomemoreforyourself.Youwillhavetograspthesethings
foryourself,andyoucan.Theythenbecomeyours.]

ThisistheFatherofallperfection,orconsummationofthewholeworld.Itspoweris
integrating,ifitbeturnedintoEarth.[ThisPowermakesallthingsequal,thatis,all
Earththingsequal.]

[Yourdirectionsforuse.]

YoushallseparatetheEarthfromtheFire,[ElementalForceofEarthconsistspartly
oftheElementalForceofFire;seepage66ofTheArtandPracticeoftheOccult.]the
subtlefromthegross,suavely,andwithgreatingenuity.[Subtle,ofcourse,means
finer,inner,andgross,outer,meanslargeorcoarse.Suavelyandwithingenuity
meansintelligentlyandcleverly,usingKnowledgecarefullyandaccurately.]

ItascendsfromEarthtoHeavenanddescendsagaintoEarth,andreceivesthe
Powerofthesuperiorsandalltheinferiors.[Themeaningofthepronoun“IT”inthis
casestandsfortheObjectdesired,thephysicalchangesnecessarytobringthe
objecttoyou,whichobjectyoudonothaveinyourposessionnow,andalsothe
Processnecessarytobringallthisabout.Seeallofmybook,TheArtandPracticeof
GettingMaterialThingsthroughCreativeVisualization.Thisprocessstartshereon
Earthandgoeson“up”and“into”theInnerPlanes,consideredbymanypersonsas
“upthere”orHeaven.Then,whentheInnerPlaneworkisdone,itcomesonback
downtheInnerPlanesandfructifiesonthisEarthPlane.Theinferiorsarethe
beginningpowersyouusetostartthisoperation,thesmallPowersthatweall
possessnowanduseinoursmalldailyways;butthesesmallinferiorpowersare
connectedtotheInnerHigherSuperiorPowersthatexistintheexpandedInner
Planes.]

Sothouhastthegloryofthewholeworld,thereforeletallobscurityfleebeforethee.
[ThePhysicalPlaneisjustassacredasanyotherplane,althoughwearegenerally
taught that this Physical Plane is a “vale of tears,” and Christianity has held out the
hope that the “next one” will be better. Most all religions do this, because they are
ignorant of the meaning of the structure of the Cosmos. So you let that obscurity,
about the nature of the Cosmos, leave you. When you know some Truth about the
Cosmos you can “work” the whole “outer world” from the Inner Planes, then that
achievementbecomesearth“glory”youcanwellappreciate,andwillappreciate.]

ThisisthestrongForceofallForces,overcomingeverysubtleandpenetratingevery
solid thing. So the world was created. Hence were all wonderful adaptations, of
whichthisisthemanner.[Allfairlyclear.]

ThereforeamIcalledHermesTrismegistus,havingthethreepartsofthephilosophy
ofthewholeworld.[Whenyoufirst use,evenforthefirsttime,and later,hopefully,
master the threefold process of masterful creation/handling of Inner Plane Forces
“down” to Earth here, you then become the I in the above.] What I have to tell is
completedconcerningtheOperationsoftheSun.

*

And this is the Force you attach to Talismans to make them work/function. I didn’t
forgetwearestudyingTalismans!

The Planes of the Elements


Theforegoingmaterialwasalllaidoutinsomedetailandyoumaywonderwhereit
wasallleadingupto,andwhatconnectionsthematerialhaswithTalismans.

THE/ALLTALISMANSMUSTEMBODY/PICTURETHESEELEMENTALFORCES
IN“IT”–INTHECREATEDTALISMANITSELF.

Firstletusreviewthepropertiesofphysicalwater.Physicalwaterisnotstableinthat
youcandomuchworkwithit,butontheotherhand,thewateritselfisextremely
stableasacompound.Itisimpossibletoseparateiteasily.AkeynoteoftheElement
ofWateriscondensationandIguessIforgottomentionitbutthekeynoteofEarth,of
course,isstability.Anotherverypeculiarqualityofwateristhatwatertakestheform
ofthevesselwhichholdsit,whichisverysuggestiveoftheInnerPlaneideasof
CreativeVisualizationfurnishingamodelsothatotherforcescanflowintothat
model,whichforcesdoeventuallyactsomewhatlikewater.Asyouknow,waterflows
generallyfromahighertoalowerplaneandprobablyyoucansayontheInner
Planesthatitdoesthattoo.ItflowsdownfromtheUpperInnerPlanestotheLower
InnerPlanes.Waterhascurrentsinitandalsohaswhirlpoolsand,asyouknow,
mostoftheearthconsistofwater.Thentoo,youmustknowthatmostofourbody
consistsofwater.

NowtheElementalForceofWaterhasqualitiesverysimilartotheseofphysical
water.AgainIhavetreatedthissubjectinmyotherbooksbutIwillrepeatsomeofit
here.Asinthecaseofphysicalwaterandtheearth,theElementalForceofWater
occupiesagreatdealoftheInnerPlanespace.Infact,itissometimescalledthe
AstralPlane.Itisaverywidebigplanebutactuallythereisnowideorbigoranything
there;wejusthavetousethoseEnglishwordstotrytounderstandit.

Comingdownfromhigherplanesiscondensationorcontraction.Allthingsmust
contractinordertobecomestable.SoyourTalismanmustembodythatforceinit
somewhere.

ThereisanothermatterherethatIbelieveIwillspeakofalthoughactuallyitdoesn’t
seemtoquitebelonghere.Itdoesfitinsomewhatanditdoeshavesomethingtodo
withmagicalworkandinthisbookIamtryingtoconfinethingstoTalismansandtheir
actions.

TheInnerPlanesarefullofLight.Oneofthefirstthingsthatyouwill“see”whenyou
entertheInnerPlanesisLight.Thereisakindofamysteryconnectiontherebecause
thisLighthasneverreallybeenfullyexplained.Ihavelookedandlookedand
researchedandresearchedandtriedtofindsomethingaboutitbutIcouldneverfind
anythingsoIhadtogooutonmyownandhadtomeditateandcontemplateonitand
getwhatIcould.IthastocometomethatthisInnerPlaneLight,whichalsoacts
somewhatlikewater,isnotreallytheElementalForceofWaterbutisanotherForce
whichisacombinationofalltheotherForces.ThiscombinationForcehasbeen
calledPranaformanycenturiesbymanyEasternreligionswithouthowever,exactly
explainingwhattheyweretalkingabout.PranaistheInnerPlaneElementalForces,
butincombination.

Now,inessence,whatyouareattractingbythepowerthatyouputintoyour
TalismanisPrana.

HereIwilldigressforamoment.YoumayhavenoticedthatinthesebooksIdonot
claimtoknowallaboutall,everythingthatthereistoknowabouttheOccult.I
certainlydidn’tmeantoimplythoughthatIdidn’tknowsomethingaboutit.However,
thecriticshavebeenquicktopounceuponmyfewlittlestatementsandperhapsyou
mightcallthembyadmissionswhereinIsaidthatthepointsweresomewhatobscure
andnotcompletelyplainandthatIwasn’tcompletelysure,onemillionpercentsure,
aboutcertainsubjects.Again,asIsay,Idon’tmeantoimplythatIdon’tknow
anythingaboutthesubject.Iknowjustasmuchaboutthesubjectasanyoneelsein
theworldwhohasstudiedjustaslongasIhave.Ihaveneverfoundthesethingsin
anybooksorconversationswithanyOccultists.Infact,theOccultiststhatIhave
questionedwerereallyignorantofthese“deeper”Occultramifications.Iamnotreally
tryingtobuildupahugephilosophyoftheOccult,Iamtryingtoputdownworkable,
workingrules.Youmightevencallthemempiricalrulesinasense,butthentheyare
notempiricaleitherbecauseIdotrytoexplainthebackgroundfortherules.

Imightaddagain,tomakethisstillclearer,thatIamnotanautomobileengineer.I
amnotanengineerofanykind.Iamnotevenamechanic.Butnoneofthesethings
preventmefromdrivingacar,andIconsidermyselfquiteagooddriver.Butmy
drivingdoesnotdependuponmyengineeringability.Still,indrivingthecar,andin
attemptingtoteachotherpeoplehowtodriveacar,Iattempttoexplainsomething
aboutthebackgroundofthemattersothattheywon’tbeincompleteignoranceof
whattheyaredoingandwhytheyaredoingit.

Manyyearsago,andnowyoucanseehowdatedIam,awriterbythenameofMary
RobertReinhartwroteaseriesofbooksaboutanelderlyladycharacternamedTish.
Ofcourse,Mrs.Reinhart’sTishishopelesslyoutdatednowbutshewasconsidered
quitehilariousinherday.InthesestoriesaboutTish,Tishlearnstodrivean
automobile.Shelearnsthisway:shetakesapadandapencilandwritesdownalist
somethinglike:(1)Opendoor.(2)Getinandsitdown.(3)Takeoutthisthingcalleda
Key.(4)Putthekeyintheholethere.(5)Turnkeytotheright,untilenginemakesa
noise.(6)Takethisleverhereandputitthere,andsoonandsoon.

Butthatisnowaytolearnhowtodriveacarbecauseshehasn’tthefaintestideaof
whatsheisdoingandwhy!ThatisnotthewaythatIwantyoutolearnaboutthe
Occult.Iwantyoutoknowwhatyouaredoingandwhyyouaredoingitandwhatyou
aredoingitfor,andthentodoit.Andyouwillsucceedinsomedegreeatsometime.
SoifIsaytoyouthatIamnottoosureaboutsomeofthefinerpoints,Ihopeyouwill
rememberthatIamjustnotabigblow-hard,abigwindbag,thatisouttelling
everybody,“Ohcomerunningtomeandhandmeyourmoneyandtakemylessons
becauseIknowitallandeverythingishere,”andallthatsortofstuff.AndIhopetoo
thatinthefutureyouwillexamineverycloselytheclaimsofanyotherpersonwho
professestoteachyoutheOccult.Ifyoufindsomebodythatteachesitbetterand
truerandmorecorrectlythanIdo,youcallmeandI’llgolookatthemmyself.Iam
notthatproudandneithershouldyoube.

Thereisoneotherthing.Forheaven’ssakelookoutagain,Ihavesaidthisbefore
andI’llrepeatitagain,lookoutforthesepropheciesaboutthefutureandthese
Occultnutsthatgointotrancesandtalkallkindsofgibberish,likeCaliforniaisgoing
toslideintotheoceanandthereisgoingtobeabigwarandthereisgoingtobethis
andthesecondcomingofChristandallthatstuff.Notonebitofthatstuffhasever
workedoutandneverwillworkoutbecausewhateverGodisdoing,heisnottaking
thesepeopleintohisconfidence.Andthentheotherthingisforheaven’ssakelook
outformetaphysicalorspiritualormentalhealings.Theyareverydangerousandare
verymisleadingandreallynobodybutascrewballisgoingtogetupandtellyouto
abandonyourmedicaltreatmentandcometohimforsomekindofachewedhayor
masticatedhayorsomekindofotherthing.

Nowofcoursethehealthfoodfadistsarenottoobad.Ifyouwanttofoolaroundwith
healthfoodandeatvegetablesthenIguessit’sallright.Butlookoutanddon’tletit
gotoofar.Amanhastoeatabalanceddietofsomekind.Amancaneatmany
differentkindsoffoodandtherearemanyfoodsandfoodisfoodaslongasitispure
andwholesomeandthattwattleaboutvegetablesandthingsisjustnothing.Itdoesn’t
meanthatyoushouldn’tlookoutforovereatingofsweetsandprobablyyououghtto
takeitalittlebiteasywiththesalt,ifyoucoulddowithoutsaltorverylittlesaltit
wouldnotbeaverybadidea.Idon’tknowwhattosayaboutthedrinking.Ihave
abouttwococktailsayearandthereisonlyoneplacearoundherethatreallyserves
itthewayIlikeitandsotakeiteasyandbemoderateinallthingsandthatgoesfor
justabouteverythingconnectedwiththeOccult.

TheobjectofmostofthisdissertationabouttheElementssimplymeansthatyou
mustbegintobethinkingaboutwhenyoudomakeaTalismanthatyouhavetoput
onitsomewheretheseElementalForcesorsymbols.That’snottoohardto
understandisit?

Now,again,Ihavetodoalittlebitofrepeatingtomakesomeofthisalittlebitclearer
thanwhatIsaidbefore.ItistruethattheseElementalForcesdocorrespondtoInner
Planes,butIwishtostoprightthereandnotgoanyfartherintothatnowbecausethat
isasubjectforanotherbookandwearereallydealingherewithTalismans.SoIam
goingtochangethatalittlebitandsay,inmakingyourTalismansandputtingupon
theTalismansthesymbolsoftheElementalforces,youarelikeasortofastep
ladder,buildingapathway,throwinguparope,projectingsomekindofpillarofforce
(theropeisagoodidea,rememberthestickyropeoftheotherbooks).Youare
buildingupapathwayintotheInnerPlanesandthen,ofcourse,youaretappingthe
richcollectionofForces,whichareoftenexpressedinideasandfeelingsand
emotions,tocomedowntoyouthroughtheagencyofaTalisman–aTalismanthat
youaregoingtocreateinaplannedmanner,andalsoforacertainpurpose.

Now,whatIhavejustsaidopensahugenewsphereofapplicationforthese
Talismans.Ijustcan’tgiveitalltoyouinthislittlebook.DoyouseewhatIamdriving
at?Well,takeitfromthereyourself.MakeyoursimpleTalismansandthenmake
morecomplexonesandworkonthemanddon’tdropeverythingintheworldand
startonit.Giveitsomethoughtofyourlifetimeattentionandseewhatresultsyou
get.ButthemainpointistomakeTalismanswithcertainthingsinmind.Iwilltrytogo
intothattowardtheendofthisbook,withsomesummingupattheend,butIamnot
goingtobeabletodomorethangiveasortofstableoutline.Itrustthatyouwillgrab
holdofthisandtakeitfromthere.Nowdon’tgetoffontangents.Trytosticktothe
rulesthatIlaydownhereforalongtime,willyouplease?Don’tgooffontangentsof
yourownandgetalotofcrazyideasaboutTalismansandstufflikethat.Actsafeand
sane.DosomesaneOccultwork,learntodosaneOccultMagicalwork,andIam
sureyourrewardswillbesomethingterrific.

Now,IfeelIshouldmakementionhereofanotherlittlesubject.Allofmyworkis
basedontheCabala,which,ofcourse,intheformIhaveithere,isbasicallyJewish.
It’saprettyoldJewishsystemtoo.Itgoesway,wayback;itgoesbacktoBabylon
andChaldea.Now,forthesakeofclarityandunderstanding,Ioftenrefertothe
GreeksystemofGodsandGoddesses.Thisisnotdonewithanyideaofsettingup
anyformofworshipoftheseGodsandGoddesses.Ithinktheywereneverreally
intendedtobeworshiped.Ihaveaprettygoodideathatthatwastrue.Thosewere
storiesthatwereillustrationsoftheForcesthatplayeduponthePhysicalPlane
throughasystemliketheCabalaandtheCabalaSystemisintheGreekPantheon.I
amnotaworshiperofanyoftheseGodsandGoddesses,andrememberItoldyou
thattheyareonlyForcesandthatshouldsettlethematter.However,Iamgoingto
refertothesethingsfromtimetotimesokeepitinmindthatthisisnotanyworship
idea,itismerelyforillustrationandstorytelling.Iwillsayherethateachofthese
InnerPlaneshasagodattachedtoitandrememberthatthisgodisaForceasIsaid.
IwontgotoofarintothisnowbutIwillnameafew.

The“God”oftheEarthPlaneisPluto.Plutoisthatcreatureyouseeinilllustrations
withhornsandbat’swingsandatailthathaswhatlookslikeaspearheadonitand
hasanimalhoovessometimes;therearenoclear,distinctpicturesofit.Theoldtime
artistsusedtheirfancytoimpresspeoplebut,neverthelessthatcreatureisPluto.And
Plutoisnotthedevil.Thereisn’tanydevil,thereisn’tanySatan.Irepeat,that
creatureisdefinitelynotthedevil.

NowthePlaneabovethisone,ofcourse,istheEthericPlane,followedbytheAstral
Plane.InthematterofGreekmythology,thedistinctionbetweenthesePlanesisnot
quiteassharpasthedistinctionIhavejustgivenitwhichismoreorlessaHindu
idea.ButthisnextareaonuptotheUpperAstral,wemightsaythattheMental
Plane,isruledbyNeptuneandNeptuneitissaidruleswaterandtheGreeks
mistakenlygavehimtheideaoftheoceansandtheseasbeingwaterbuttheydon’t
meanthatatall.ThewaterthatNeptunerulesisthewaterthatIdescribedtoyouthat
constitutestheInnerPlaneswhichisalsolightbutitisasortofliquidlight.Thatisthe
waterthatisruledbyNeptune.

ThePlaneabovetheWaterPlaneiswheretheAstralLightisthestrongestand
actuallydoeslookalittlebitlikefire,especiallywhenithassomecolorsinit,and,of
course,thatisthePlaneofFire,theElementalForceofFireandtherulerofthat
PlaneisnamedHephaestus,buthisRomannamewasVulcan,sowewillcallhim
Vulcan.HeisthesonofJupiteralthoughinsomeotherlegendsIhaveheardhim
referredtoasabrother.HeistheruleroftheElementalForceofFire.

ThesymboloftheFirePlaneis,ofcourse,atriangle.Thetrianglewillhavetoappear
inyourTalismans.

Nowforthetimebeing,justkeepthesethingsinmindandseeifyoucanfindsome
additionalmaterialonthesedifferentgodcharacters.

NowwecometothePlaneofAirwhichisruledbyZeus.ThesymbolofAirisacircle
androundthingsaremoveableand,asyouknow,wheelsareround,everythingthat
rollsormovesbyitself.Idon’tmeanmanmovingwithhislegs,Imeanthatthingsthat
movehavewheelsandwheelsareround,soaroundcircleisthesymbolofAir.Now,
mostofyourTalismanswillhaveacircleinthemandthatisbecauseyouwantthe
Talismantobeamovingthing.IfyoumadeaTalismancompletelyofsquaresyou
wouldn’thaveanythingmoveable.Butforheaven’ssakedon’texperimentonthese
differentthingsnowuntilyouknowmore.

Asarule,yourbasicTalismanisroundontheoutsideandthentheseothersymbols
shouldbeplacedinwardlyfromitondownthecenter.Actually,thecentershouldbea
square.

NowwewillreferbrieflytotheElementofAkasha,theElementalForceofAkasha,
andthatisasortofastrangeshape.Itisliketwoconvexcurvesofvarioussizesbut
morelikelytobeanarrowone.IhaveneverheardofitbeingusedinaTalismanand
ifithaseverbeenuseditcertainlyhasn’tbeenputdowninanyofthebooksthatI
haverunacross.IhaveanideathatitisnotusedinTalismansatall.Becausethe
symbolitselfrepresentsnothing,nothing,andofcourseyouarenotdealingwithno
things,youaredealingwithsomethings.

AlsoinmakingtheseTalismans,youcanputontheTalisman,somewhere,the
astrologicalsymbolofthegodthatrulesthatparticularPlaneagain,butkeepit
distinctiveinyourmindsothatitalmostseemstobeadistinctionwithoutadifference
betweentheElementalForceandthePlane.
Making a Birth Talisman


Thissectionwillcontaindiagramsconsistingofanumberoffigureswhichare
concerned,inthiscase,withyourbirthTalisman,yourastrologicalbirthsign.Select
thebirthsignthatpertainstoyou,butdon’tfailtostudytheotherstoo;gettoknowall
ofthem.

Theobjectofyourstudying,learning,andthendrawingandpaintingandcompleting
yourbirthdiagram,istoacquaintyouwiththebasicbasicsofTalismans,andtobring
youintoharmonywithyourbirthsign.

Manypeoplegothroughlifequarrelingwiththeirbirthsignandthatisdefinitelynota
goodideabecauseyouarebornstuckwiththatsign.Iwasindifferenttomysignfor
manyyearsanditwasnotuntilIbegantostudymysignandtocomeintoclose
communionwithitthatIbegantounderstandit,andthustobenefitbyit.

IdonotintendbytheabovewordstobetalkingtoomuchaboutAstrology,but
Astrologyisconnectedveryintimatelywithyouandeverythingaboutyourday-to-day
living.ThisbookonTalismansisofcourseanOccultbookoftheself-help,do-it-
yourselfkindofmatterthattheOccultdealswith.Assuch,Ophielintendstogiveyou
OccultKnowledgeinitthatwillbenefityouinallways.

OphielhasfoundTalismanstobeanOcculttooltohelpyouthroughlife,andthe
studyofAstrology,whichisanotherOcculttool,tohelpyouthroughlife,andthese
twothingscannowbecombinedintooneworkingmagicaltool–yourbirthTalisman–
understoodanddrawnandpaintedandmadebyyou,yourself,foryourownuse.
Incidentally,youcanhelpotherpeoplemaketheirbirthTalismanifyouwantto,but
don’tmaketheirTalismanforthemasittendsnottodothemanyrealgood.Allthe
ancientbookssaythatyourmagicaltoolsshouldbemadebyyou,andthenusedby
you,andnooneelsecanusethemverywell.

Irepeat.Ihadsaidpreviouslythatmanypeoplewereslightlyantagonistictoward
theirbirthsignbecauseofmostlyignoranceorlackofknowledgeaboutit,whichlack
ofknowledgecanberemediedrightatthispoint.

Obviously,asyouarestuckwithacertainbirthsign,itbehoovesyou,insteadof
fightingit,tostudyyourbirthsignandgetallthegoodoutofitaswellasavoidingor
suppressingthenegativeaspects/featuresofyourbirthsign.

Asyouknow,manypeoplearebornonthepointwhereonesignchangesintothe
other,and,asyoualsoknow,thispointiscalledthecusp.Ofcoursethismeansthat
youtheoreticallypartakeofthequalitiesofbothsignstosomedegree.Apparently,if
youareafewdaysoverintothenewsignorafewdaysfromthenewsign,thereis
alsosomemodification.Ifyouarechancedtobebornonacusp(Idonothappento
bebornonacusp)youcanunderstandthatyoucanmaketwoTalismansthenfor
yourbirthTalismanandstudybothofthem,andlearnallyoucanaboutbothofthem.

Thereareanumberofconfusinglookingfactswhichwillariseprobablyatthispoint,if
youarereallythinkingdeeplyaboutthisforthcomingwork.Ifyouhavehadany
Astrology,youknow,almostquitecertainly,thattheastrologicalsignsareruledby
certainPlanets.YoualsoknowthatcertainPlanetsruletwosigns.Forexample,Mars
rulesAriesandScorpio;MercuryrulesGeminiandVirgo;JupiterrulesSagittarius
andPisces.

TheMoonandtheSun,however,ruleonesignalone.TheSunrulesLeoandthe
MoonrulesCancer.WhenIfirstwentintotheOccultyearsago,Saturnalsoruled
Aquarius.Nowhowever,InoticethatAquariusisattributedtoUranus.Youcheck
uponitandseewhichoneappealstoyou,butforthisbookIwillusetheoldonethatI
amfamiliarwith.SaturnwillruleCapricornandAquarius.

InthisstudyofyourTalisman,youshoulddrawandpaintitintwocolors.Thecolors
forabirthTalismanarethecolorsofthePlanetthatrulesit,themaincolorandthe
complementarycolor.

Actually,itisalittlemorecomplicatedthanthis,butIdon’tthinkthatonthisfirst
roundofTalismanmakingwewillgointothefinerpoints.

ThePlanetswhich“rule”twosignswillhaveontheTalismansomeindicationofthe
Elementalnatureoftheastrologicalsigns.Forexample,AriesisaFiresign;Marsisa
FirePlanet;sotheTalismanasshownisbasicallycorrect.

MarsalsorulesScorpioandScorpioisaWatersign,sotheScorpiobirthTalisman
shouldhaveonitsomewheresomeindicatoroftheWaterpart,aswellastheFire
part.

IwishtogetyoustartednowandIthinkyouwillfindthesimpleTalismanoutlined
herewillgiveyouagoodlinktoyourbirthcomplexsetupofForces.That’swhatwe
areaimingfor,atleastinthisfirstsetofbirthTalismans.Eachofthepageswitha
birthTalismanonitattheendofthischapterwillconsistofthefollowing.Atthetopof
thepagewillbethenameoftheastrologicalsign.InthiscaseIamlookingatthe
nameAries.ImmediatelyunderthenameAriesisarepresentationoftheastrological
symbol.Inthiscaseitresemblesaram’shorns.Nowwewillgotothebottomofthe
page,that’sthelowerright-handbottom,andthereisthesymbolofthePlanetthat
rulesAries.InthiscaseitisMars.Incidentally,thisMarssymbolhereconsistsofa
circlewithanarrowlikethingpointingoffata45degreeangle.Wellactuallythat
arrowissupposedtobeacirclewithacrossaboveit.ItisjusttheoppositeofVenus,
butsomehowthisuppercrossgotchangedoverintothisarrowlikesymbol.Youlook
itupyourself,andseewhereandwhenthishappened.Theresearchwilldoyou
good.

Rightabovetheplanetarysymbolonthebottomarethreesquarescontainingfigures,
lines,variousshapesandformsandsizes.Iamnotgoingintotheexactoriginor
meaningsofthese.Theyarecalledsignatures.Allyouhavetodofornowistoput
themontheTalisman,yourbirthTalisman.Theyworkautomatically.

Returningtothetopofthepage,theleft-handside,youwillfindafinishedTalisman,
containingallthesigns/figuresthatarefoundseparatelyonthepage.Thisisthe
completedbirthTalismanforthatsign–howitlookswheneverythingyouneedis
included.

AsIsaidbefore,yourfirstworkin“making”Talismanswillbetomake,draw,and
paintyourbirthTalisman.However,beingastheseTalismansareextremelypotent,
youshouldn’tletanybodyelseseethem.

Itwillbenecessaryforyoutopracticeandlearnhowtogetthesediagramsdownon
first,paper,andthenlateronparchment;maybeevenstilllatertolearntoengrave
themonmetals.DorememberhoweverthattheTalismanisafocalpointforyour
attentionandgentleconcentrationandalltherealworkisdonebyandthroughyour
subconsciousmindcontactingtheInnerPlanes,whereinexiststheAstralLight,
whichistherealdoer!!!asisstatedandtaughtelsewhereinthisbook.

Itwontreallymattertoomuchifyourartworkisn’ttoosalubriousaslongasitisto
you–yourpersonality.Andthenagain,mostofthelinesintheTalismancanbemade
withacompassandruler,whichitwillbenecessaryforyoutogainalittlebitof
experiencewith.Don’tbeafraidtomakealotofexperimentswiththis.Istillspoil
things.ThedozensoftimesthatIhavemadesomethingsIstillspillinkonthemand
spoilthemandthatisjustpartofthegame.Ifyouhaveagreatdealoftrouble
drawingandmakingaTalisman,thatisasortofindicationthattherearesome
difficultiesontheInnerPlanesevenstandingbetweenyouandtheobjectsyouare
makingtheTalismanfor.Soyoushouldpaystrictattentiontothosemistakesandsee
whattheyactlikeandhowtheyhappen.Agreatdealofyouropposition,ifany,can
beworkedoutrightonthedrawingyouaremaking.Thenifthesemistakespersist,it
willcallforanexaminationonyourparttoseewhatisreallywrong.

Youwillneed,tostart,mostallthefollowingmaterials:

1. adrawingset,asmallonewilldo.
2. apaintset,watercolor.
3. atleastthreegoodbrushes–badgerhair.
4. ruler,gumeraser,drawingink.
5. watercolorpans.
6. probablyasmalldrawingboard.

ThetwelveTalismansshownherearenottooperfectnordotheyhavetobe.The
Talismansaretoberepresentativesofyourself–notofmeorsomeoneelse.They
aretobeofyouandbyyou.

ThesampleTalismansarecolored,butyoucancolortheminyourownmanner,only
usethecorrectcolors.ButinthecaseofasignruledbyaGodwhoalsorules
anothersignofadifferentElementalforce,whenyouunderstand,andfeelmore,then
addsomeofthatotherElementalForcecolorintotheTalismansomewhere.

Also,youcanlookupsomeotheradditionalsignsthatareconnectedwiththe
differentGodsandthedifferentForcesandaddthemintherightplaces.

Idonotmeantohustleyoutobuymybooks,orthebookswesell,butsoonerorlater
youshouldbuyTheGoldenDawn,byIsraelRegardie,nowintwovolumes.Ibought
mineyearsagoandIuseitconstantlyforreference.Ihavealsoincludedauseful
booklistatthebackofthisbook,listingthosebookswhichIthinkwillhelpyouinyour
Occultstudies.

Charging a Talisman



NowwecometotheimportantpartofhowtobringtheTalismanto“life,”toconnect
theobjectyouhavechosentobetheTalismanwiththe“Current”thatwillcreatea
living“outlet,”asitwere,forthatparticularCurrent,alsodesignatedForce.Ina
modernsensewecanimaginethisoutletasanelectrical“outlet”wallplugintowhich
weplugtheTalismaninstrument,whichwecanimagineislikeanelectricalappliance
orelectricalmotor,thenrunningonthePowercomingfromtheInnerPlanesofthe
PhysicalCosmos.

ContrarysomewhattotheprocessesthattakeplaceonthisouterPhysicalPlane,in
whichthereisoftenonlyonewayofdoingonecertainthing,suchasdrivinganail
withahammer,inOccultprocessesthereareendlesswaysofaccomplishingthe
sameprocess.

Asyoumusthaveascertainedbynow,allOccultProcessesareaccomplished
throughtheagencyoftheGreatMagicalAgentcalledtheAstralLight.

TheAstralLighthasalsobeenreferredto,byEliphasLevi,asthe/aChameleon.The
chameleonisalizardlikecreaturethattakesonthecoloringofwhateversurroundings
itrestson,andthussodoestheAstralLight.

TheAstralLighttakesonthecharacterofwhateverYOUDESIREITTODO/BE.

DionFortunesaid,inoneofherbooks,thatanyactperformedWITHINTENTION
BECOMESARITE.ThusyoucanchargeyourTalismanwithaRITEthatfitsinwith
yourpersonality,ability,andknowledgeeventhoughwhatbooksareavailableonthe
subjecthaveelaborateceremoniessetupwithallkindsofmagicalapparatusand
carryingsonconnectedthereto.

Regardingthemethodsofcharging,begintothinkoftheprocessinsomewhat
moderntermsofmagnetizing.Youareatlibertytouseanyandallmethodsyou
fancy.Ifyoufeelyouwanttodevelopanduseanelaborateceremony,thendosoby
allmeans.Youcanfindanumberofdifferentbooks,someofwhicharelistedatthe
endofthisbook.However,keepinthesecretrecessesofyourmind,the
Understandingthatwhatyouaredoingbasicallyisconnectingthe(Christian-called
“livingWater”)AstralLighttotheTalismanobjectyouhavechosen.Thisisdone,I
expect,byalmostanymethodASLONGASYOUKNOWWHATYOUAREDOING.
INTENTIONISTHEMAGICPOWERTHATDOESIT.

HeretoforewehaveconsideredsomematerialsfromwhichTalismanscanbemade,
andIgaveyoudiagramsanddirectionsformakingbirthTalismans,thepurposeof
whichwastobringyouintocloserrelationshipwithyourbirthsignandyourPlanetary
ruler.YoushouldhavemadethisbirthTalismanbynowanditshouldbeworking.I
alsolaidoutasectiondescribingthefourElementalForces,andalsowhatthey
consistedofandwhatpowerstheyconferredonyouwhenyouunderstoodthem.
(AlsorememberthattheHinduPranaISthecompositeofthefiveElementalForces
intoone.)

NowwewillconsiderstillanotherkindofTalismanotherthananorganicobject
chargedwithPrana.WewillconsideraTalismanmadeforaspecificpurposeand
withaspecific“job”inmind.

Ilaidoutinmythirdbookandalsoinmyfourth,somedetailedinformationaboutthe
TreeofLifeandthe“Gods”oftheTree.ThebookswereTheArtandPracticeofthe
OccultandTheArtandPracticeofClairvoyance.

Ifyouhadreadthesetwobooks(ifyoudidnot,thenyouhadbetterreadthemsoon)
youwillrecallthatintheconception/ideaoftheTreeofLifeyoufoundthat,withalittle
creativethought,practicallyeveryphysicalthinginthePhysicalPlaneUniversecan
belinked,orfiledaway,asDionFortunesaid,tooneoftheSephiroth.AndasI
showedinthetwobooksmentioned,eachoftheseSephirothswaslinkedtoa“God”
or“Goddess,”whichGodorGoddess“ruled”thesubject/objectbeingtreated.(To
ruleathingmeanstomaketherulesunderwhichthethingisgoverned;Icanalso
usethewordgovernedinthissamesense.)Therefore,whenyoudesiretocreatea
Talismanforadefinitepurpose,youshouldknowautomatically,asaformofmagic
thinking,thatyoumustgetintouchwiththeGodorGoddessthatrulestheobjectyou
aretryingtoinfluenceand“persuade”him,orher,tohelpyouaccomplishwhatyou
desire.

However,younowknowtheKnowledgeinmybooks,thattheGodsaremerely
Forces,combinationsofForces,whichForcesareclearlyshownontheTreeofLife
diagramsinmybooks.Therefore,whenyougotomakeaTalismanforaspecial,
certainpurposeyoumustdosomeworkonitandthisiswhereMagicisanart.Also,
thisiswhyIsetupthesectionontheElementalForcesandaskedyoutodrawand
paintasetofElementaldiagramcardsforyouruseandyourfuturestudiesuse,
whichifyouhavenotdoneyet,youshoulddosoon.

SonowtothespecialTalismanwearediscussing.Ithinkthatfromnowonwewill
consideranexampleofaspecialTalismanandbuilduptheKnowledgedirectionson
thatbecauseanyandallotherswouldbeaboutthesameprocess.(Also,Iwilladd
additionalKnowledgepartsasIgoalongastheyoccurtomeasbeinghelpfulto
you.)

ThiskindofTalismanwearegoingtoworkwithhereisnot,assaidbefore,donewith
objectsofdifferentkindsoforganicmaterials,butisrathertoconsistofsymbols
drawnonasuitablematerial,whichbringsusagaintoaslightcontradictionasthis
Talismanshouldbemade/drawnonvirginparchment.

Nowvirgin,unusedparchmentisnotcheap,norhasiteverbeeninhistory,seeingas
itistheskinofagoatorlamb.Thesizeyoushoulduseis4”x4”.Alsoyoushould,in
viewofthecostofparchment,makeandpaintanumberofcompleteTalismanson
artboardforpracticeuntilyouaresomewhatskilledinthewholeprocess.

Sothenletusconsiderthatyouwantsomethingthatliesunderthejurisdictionof
Zeus.Supposeyouwantguidanceintheselectionofasuperstockinthestock
market.

Youwillfindbyconsultingthesectionattheendofthischapter,called“The
CategoriesofPhysicalExistence,”thatstocks,speculation,andgamblingare
governed/ruledbyZeus.

ThenyouwillfindwhereZeusislocatedbylookingatthediagramonpage118,and
youwillseethatZeusislocated,ontheTreeofLifediagram,intheFiresection
undertheWatercolumn,whichmakeshimWaterofFire.

Thenifyouwillconsultthediagramonpage119ofthisbook,WaterofFireisthe
diagraminthefourthcolumnoverfromtheleftandthreedownfromthetop,andis
thusatriangle,redandgreen,withahalfwhitecircleandtheotherhalfblack.

WhenyouhavecompletedtheabovesearchyouhavefoundthatZeusisWaterof
FireandyouhavesomeideaofwhatyouhavetosetuponyourTalisman.

Youcanpracticeasfollows,BUTtheseillustrationsIamgivingANDalltheother
illustrationsyouseeinthebooksthatarelistedattheendofthisbookareonly
guidesandsuggestions,theyarenottobecopiedandattemptsshouldnotbemade
tousethem.AnotherpersoncannotmakeaTalismanforyou;itwouldbenogood.
Youmustmakeyourownnomatterwhat,asonlyyourownisapersonalTalisman
andcanworkforyou.Letyourselfgo!Followthebasicdirectionsbutaddwhatever
suitsyourfancyandisyourpersonaltouch.

LetusproceedwiththeZeusTalismanexample.Themainideahereisthatyou
KNOWthatZeusisacombinationofForcesandnotapersonalized“God.”The
ordinaryancientZeusworshiperconsideredhima“real”Godandactedand“felt”
accordingly.YoumightfeelatalittledisadvantagebecauseyouknowZeusisnota
personalizedGodbeing,butyouaremoreeducated,andyourmindistrained,and
youknowthingsthattheancientsdidnotknow.YouKNOWthattheForcesthat
makeupZeusare:(1)TheElementalForceofFire.(2)TheElementalForceof
Water.SoheisWaterofFire.YouknowthatFireandWaterareElementalForces
andarepartofthe“existenceForces”ofwhichthePhysicalUniverseconsistsof,and
youknownthatchangesinthefunctioningoftheseForcesarewhatconstitutes
“good”or“bad”effectsonthisPhysicalPlaneaccordingtohowthesechangesaffect
you,andtheobjectofyourTalismanistopersuade.(Alonewithallkindsofprayers,
supplications,petitions,please,calls,beseechments,implorations,invocations,and
entreaties.)Alltheseactionsaremadebasicallyforthepurposeofalteringphysical
circumstanceswhicharepresentmanifestationsofthepresentactionpatternsofthe,
canwesay,“local”AstralLightcombinations.Also,donotforgetthatthereappears
tobestrongevidencethatpresentunwantedadverseactionsofthepresentAstral
Lightcombinationsinyourlifeareofyourownignorantdoingorofthedoingof
othersaboutyou.Sothereforemanyanswerstoprayers,andanswerstosuccessful
Talismanworkings,areoftenmerelyastoppingofwhatyouaredoingwrong,or
influencingtheAstralLightinthewrongway,andthisstoppingcanbebroughtabout
byyoubypreparingtheTalismanandstudyingallthefactorsinvolved,andthereby
gainingsomeconsciousinsightintowhatiswrongandmakingconscious
connections.

AgainletusreturntotheZeusTalisman.IsuggestthatyouplaceyourbirthTalisman
onalargesheetofpaperandthenputthis4”x4”ZeusTalismancardontopofthat.

Themainsymbolonthiscard(latertobetransferredtoparchment)shouldbethe
WaterofFiresymbol,theredtrianglewiththeblackandwhitecirclesonitinthe
centerofthetriangle.

Oncethisisdone,andoutlinedinblackink,andmadereadyforpainting,youcan
proceedtoplaceontheemptyspaceonthe4”by4”cardanyandallsymbolsthat
pertaintoZeusortowhatobjectyouareaskingtheTalismantoperformforyou.

TherearesomeotherZeussymbols,suchastheastrologicalsymbolforwhichyou
allshouldknow.Ifyoucaretotakethetroubletomakethesymbol“hollow”assuch,
youcanpaintinsidethesymbolthecolorblueasZeus’color.

AlsoZeus’placeontheTreeofLifeisthefourthSephirothsoyoucanputafour
theretoosomewhere,andalsomakeit“hollow”andpaintitblueinside.

AlsotherearesomeothersymbolspertainingtoZeussuchasthesymbolsin
Geomancywhichyoucanplacetheretoo.(YouwillfindtheGeomancysymbolsin
thetwovolumesetofTheGoldenDawn.)

WhenyourphysicalsymbolTalismanisascompleteasyouarecapableofmakingit,
andyouhaveconsecrateditwiththeceremonyofyourchoice,youcanthenadd
someotheradditionalreinforcementtechniquestotheTalisman.

Forexample,youcanputtheTalismaninasuitablesizeboxandthenfilltheboxwith
picturesymbolsofthematerialthingsyouarehopingwillcometoyouthroughthe
agencyoftheTalisman.ThisispartofaCreativeVisualizationtechnique,butIcan
seenoreasonwhyyoucannotaddithereor,indeed,makeanytypeofcombination
youdesire,asaTalismanoperationisasortofCreativeVisualizationoperation.You
canfindthepicturesofwhatyouwantbylookingthroughmagazinesdealingwiththat
particularsubjectinwhichyouareinterestedinandanyandallsubjectsinthisworld
arerepresentedbysomepublicationandusuallywithillustrations.Theseillustrations
arewhatyoucutout,carefully,andput,inthiscase,somewherenearyourTalisman,
whichyoucreatedtobringyousimilar“real”thingsforyourenjoymentandpleasure.

Incidentally,todigressalittle,thisPhysicalLifeisaverycomplicatedthingandmany
objectsthatyoumaythinkwillmakeyouhappy,youmightfind,laterwhenyou
possessthem,thatthemerephysicalpossessionoftheseobjectswillnot
automaticallybestowsome/amagicbagcalledhappiness.

Also,whensomethinglikethishappens,donotyieldtosomeoldcrab’scroakings,
sayinggleefully,“Itoldyouso”etc.No-thinginthisPhysicalLifeISEVERGOINGTO
BEPERFECTANDDON’TEXPECTITTOBE.Asamemberofthehumanrace
whichisalliedtoGodinsomemysteriousway(andtheconnectionisthroughthe
subconsciousmind)andthisallianceisuptoyoutodiscoveranddevelop,andthus
escapefrommanhoodtoGodhood;andtoescapealotofhereafterearthtrouble.But
thebiggest,quickestwaytohandletheEarthPlaneistoKNOWthatitisnotperfect,
andneverwillbe,andthissituationistobeexpected,andthisunperfect,
imperfectionisduemainlytoclashesandconflictsbetweenthesmallbundleof
Forcescalledamanorawoman,andthegreatbundleofForcescalledaPhysical
Cosmos;andwhenthisclashoccursitmustberecognizedforwhatitisandhandled
accordingly.Oneofthebestwaystohandleaclashistoknowwhattheclashyou
feeldepressedaboutisduemainlytoaconjunctionofacoupleofminorplanets“out
there”registered“downhere”throughtheMoon,andthatthedepressionwillpass
awaysoon.

ButinadditiontothisKnowledge,anditisasTrueasearththingsareTrue,Itellyou
thatyoudohavethesamepersonalPowerseveryoneelsehas,andthatmanyof
yourtroublesareduetothepoorself-measureofyouramountofpersonalPowers,
unthinkinglylookingonthepooraspectofsituations,ratherthanuponamore
cheerfulaspect.IknowthistobetruebecauseIcatchmyselfdoingthisevennow
andIhavetoremindmyselfallthetimehowwell-offIam.Andjustdoingasimple
thinglikethiswilloftenreverseyourlineofthinkingandsetyoutostraightthinking
andtobeingreceptiveagain.

WedidwanderfaroffthesubjectofTalismans,butthereisaconnectioninthere:you
mustbereceptiveinordertoreceive,andcreatingandconsecratingaTalisman–a
connection–adoor-awindow-fromtheInnerPlanestohere,knowingwhatyou
wouldliketohave,whatyouwant,settingyourselftoreceive,allthisgoodstuff
makesforgoodreceiving,andtheyoumustcontrolyourfeelingsandyoumustBE
HAPPY.Noonecanmakeyouhappy,youmustcontrolthatyourself.Irepeat,mere
possessionofphysicalpossessionswillnotconferhappiness,butitwillandcanhelp,
andisyourfirststep.

Afterwards,youmuststudyandmastertheOccultMagicArtsandprogressively
progressinUnderstandingandPersonalPoweruntilyoucancontrolmostallofyour
destiny.
The Categories of Physical Existence


Kether
Basicinventions.Electronics,newbasicmachinery,electronicguidancedevices.
Radar.X-raysandbeyond.Theunusual,surprises.Newideasandnewconceptions.
Neworganizations.Spacevehicles.Newbasicresearchofa“pure”nature.Thefar
future;ideas.

Chokmah
Radio,television,movies.Extrasensoryperception.ThePsychic.Planetravel.Drugs.
Electricpower-creatingdevices.Staticelectricity.Magnetism.Rockets,possibly
fireworksandlikethings.Somekindsoffictionandplays.

Saturn
ThisSephirothisknownasSaturn,andwith“him”weareonmorefamiliarground
thanwithKetherorChokmah,whichare,asyouknow,thenamesofthetwoother
Sephirothswehaveconsidereduptonow.Saturnrules:oldpeople,oldplans,debts,
andtheirrepayment.Mortgages.Agriculture.Farms.Ranches,etc.Realestate.
Death.Wills.Inheritances.Oldbuildings.Fertilizers.Excavations.Mines.Smeltingof
heavymetals.Trees.Papermaking(butnotwhatisprintedonit).Landlordsand
landladies.Landowners.Antiquesandantiquedealers.Realestateofficesand
agents.Carpenters(exceptasnotedlater).Steelconstructionworkers.Concrete
manufacturersandworkers.Stonemasons.Lumberyardsandforests.Paperpulp
andmakers.

Jupiter
ThisSephirothiscalledJupiter,orZeusinGreek.Herules:pioneeringinthesense
ofdevelopment.Speculation.Gambling.Improvementsofallkinds,especially
development.Abundance.Plenty.Growth.Expansion.Generosity.Spirituality.Some
visions.Divinationofthepast.Somelongjourneys.Bankers.Creditors.Debtors.
Developmentofsomethingalreadyinexistence.Financingofaspeculativekind(not
mortgagetypefinancing).Basicadvertising.Businessexhibits.Influencingother
speculatively.Leadership.Someadvancedmedicalwork.Somekindsofbasic
researchbasedonalreadycondensedpasts.Personal,social,andfinancial
improvements.Mostadvertising,assaid,especiallyofproductsofaheavybasic
natureratherthanadvertisingpersonalservices.Gainingpersonalfavors,especially
ofafinancialnature,notmortgages.Rulesstockexchangesandspeculativestocks,
notsomuchbondswhichare,ineffect,mortgages.Alsodoctors,assaid,butnot
surgeons,andespecially“improvement”kindsofmedicationsfromnewresearch.

Mars
ThisSephirothisnamedMars,orinGreek,Aries.Herules:war.Energy.Anger.
Bodilyvitalityandbodymagnetisminthesenseofbothresultingfromexerciseofa
solitaryexercise/build-up,notacompetitivesport.Dentistsanddentalsurgeons.
Surgeonsofallotherkinds.Police.Barbers(whowerethefirstsurgeons).
Slaughterhouses,hencebutchersandmeatprocessors,(butlivecattleinthefieldor
rangeareruledbySaturn).Carpentersandthosewhobuildbycuttingdownand
fittinganew,orwhocreatebyreworkingoralteringsomebasicthings,ormaterials
andtheengineeringattendantontheaboveactivitiesincontrasttoservicetype
businesses.Alltypesofcontractorsattendantontheabove.MarsrulestheF.B.I.and
theSecretService,C.I.A.,alsosheriffsandpolice.AlsotheArmyandtheNavyand
allthemachinerypertainingthereto–tanks,guns,battleships–allwarthings.The
Pentagon.WarDepartment.Sexenergyandespeciallysexenergyusedinandby
maleanimalsinthemattersofaggressivematingprocesses;allherdprotection
processes.Rulestheadrenalglandsthereby.

Sun
ThisSephirothiscalledtheSuninmanysystemsofCabalastudy.However,wehave
beengivingtheseSephirothsGreekandRomannames,sowewilldosohere.Apollo
isthemostcommonnamegiventotheSunGod,butthisname–Apollo–isoflater
origin.ThenextoldernameisHeliosandastilloldernameisHyperion–ortheSun
behindtheSun!TheSunrules:superiors.Employers.Executives.Officials.Power
andsuccess.Illumination.Imagination.Mentalpowers.Healthmattersinthesenseof
maintaininghealthbydietandexercise.Outdoor/naturetypeofactions.Apolloisthe
sonofJupiterandpartakesofmanyofhisnearalliedfunctions.Also,almostallofthe
thingsruledbyApolloareofanimmediatenature,notfutureorpastactions.Apollo-
ruledactionsaremoreinthenatureofregulation/maintenanceactionslikepicnics,
fairs,hikes,etc.SomejudgesandcourtsareruledbyApollo,soyoucouldsayApollo
rulesthelowercourtswhileJupiterrulesthehigher,appealtypecourts.

Venus
ThisSephirothisnamedVenus(Romanname),Greekname,Aphrodite.This
“Goddess”rulesArtandallartsandartists.Music.Extravagance.Luxury.Self-
indulgence.Allbeauty.Allpleasures.Women,nothousewives.Youngerpeople,both
sexes.Decorativefurnitureand/orarticlesforthehomeoroffice.Partiesand
associationswithfriendsofbothsexes.Perfumesandallsweetscents.All
aphrodisiacdrugsandmedicines.Personalloveprojects.Furs.Jewelsandparty
dressesandgowns.Also,allfashiondesignsanddesigners.Hairdressers,
manicurists,cosmetics,hairdyers.Beautyparlors.Somepartsofthetheatrehaving
todowithloveplaysincontradistinctiontomoreseriousphilosophicalplays.Also,
muchopera,especiallylavishspectacles.Somepoliticalfavors,especiallythosedue
toloveandintensefriendships.Displayadvertisingofluxurygoods.Luxuryshops
andluxurydepartmentsoflargestores.Paintingandpainters–artistsandevensome
degreeofcommercialartconnectedwithluxurygoods.Jewels,especiallyemeralds,
alljewelry,pearls,ornaments.Jewelrystores.

Mercury
ThisSephirothiscalledMercury(Romanname)orinGreek,Hermes.“He”rules:
businessmatters.Authorsandtheirwritings.Thewrittenpartsofallcontracts.Mental
judgements.Shorttravels.Businessbuyingandselling.Givingandobtaining
knowledge/information.Stocksandinvestmentbonds,notmortgagebonds,areruled
byHermes,butthestockexchangeitselfisruledpartlybyJupiter.Telegraphlines,
cablelinesandtelephonecompaniesandthenewcommunicationsatellites.Allthat
iswrittenonpaper,butthepaperisruledbySaturn.Businessshopping.Bargain
hunting.Business/workorganizing.Foremenemployees.Universities,colleges,and
allschools.Collegeprofessorsandallteachers.Editors,books,andmagazines.
Booklets,etc.analysisandstatisticalgathering.Somemedicalmatters,especiallythe
partspertainingtothestudiesandresearchon,andof,diseaseandsickness.The
basicmedicalfieldispartlyruledbyJupiterandtheSun(Hyperion-Helios-Apollo).
AlsosomeMoon(Artemis-Diana).Hermesisconnectedrathercloselywithmedicine
andprescriptionremediesbutsurgeonsareruledbyMars;however,thereissome
littleoverlapping.ScienceiscloselyalliedtoHermes,especiallyappliedscience,
education,philosophy,andthus,firstlaboratoryandthenpracticalapplications.

Moon
ThisSephirothiscalledtheMooninsteadoftheusualGreekandRomanGoddesses
whichareGreek,Artemis,andRoman,Diana.TheMoonrules:thegeneralpublic.
Women.Shortjourneys(longjourneysruledbyJupiterandMercury).(St.Christopher
isMercury-Hermes.)Changesandfluctuations.Thehome,notthehouseand
groundsbutthemetaphysicalhome,evenaroomorapartment.Housekeeping.
Cooking.(BakinghassomeSaturninit;flourisruledbytheMoonbutgrainisruled
bySaturn.)Puttinguppreserves.WashingisMoon,butironingisMars.(Ironingis
usuallydoneonTuesday.Tuesday–Mars.)Shoppingforordinaryfoods.Babiesand
smallchildren.Yetunbornbabies.Makingbutterorcheese.Thevegetablegardenis
ruledbytheMoonbutthegroundbySaturn.Milkandmilkingandseparatingmilk
fromcream.Muchanimalhusbandry,especiallyfoodanimalsratherthanhorses,
whichareruledbytheSun.
Recapitulation


AsIsaidbefore,Iamgoingtopresentthesubjectofthisbookinmorethanoneway.
Iknowthisisnotusual,BUTthen,OccultKnowledge,TrueOccultKnowledge,isnot
ausualthing,andjustdoesnotlenditselftoregularpresentationinaneasymanner,
hence,thisrecapitulation.(Bearwithme!)

IamdiscoveringmoreandmorethatallMagicand,indeed,allPhysicalLife,hinges
onandisdependentontheexistenceofa“Hidden”AGENT,and,inthecaseofthe
OccultMagicStudywearedoinghere,aMagicalAgent.

TheexistenceofthisAgenthasbeenknown/suspectedforuntoldages,bothby
thoseprimitivepeopleswhodrewmagictalismanicimages(picturesonthewallsof
caves)for“good”hunting,downtomodernpsychologistswhosensedtheexistence
ofaUniversalSubconscious,whichisthe“It”ofALLINALL.

Wehavespokenelsewhereinthisbookaboutthestrictly“Matter”sideofthisMagical
Agent,andhowthatsideoftheMagicalAgentfunctions.Nowwewilltreatofanother
aspectoftheMagicalAgentanditsconnectionswithTalismans.

Forthepurposeofmakingastart,andwithnoimmediatereferencetooriginsof
thingsassuch,wecanconsiderthephilosophicalidea/conceptthatthereexists
another“doubleworld,”athrough-the/a-looking-glass,or“on-the-other-side-of-this-
one”world.

Onceyoustopstillandreconsiderthisconceptofadoubleworld,allsortsof
interestingideascomewellingupintoconsciousness.

First:AnObject,anyobjectyouseeonthisPhysicalPlane,hasaduplicateonthe
InnerPlanes.Thisfirstduplicatethengoeson“backup”therestoftheInnerPlanes
totheneartopPlanewhereitceasestoexistasaform,andbecomesanIdeaonly
andthen,onup,toanarchetypalideaonly,andthen,ontopureenergyfeeling.Then
itpassesonoutofthisPhysicalPlaneWorldonuptothegreatbeyond,ofwhichno
oneknowsathingandwhichisofnorealconcerntousatthisstageofourstudyand
evolution.

Itshouldbeobvioustoanyknowledgeable,thinkingpersonthattheunderstandingof
the“doubleness”ofmanifestedexistencecouldsuggestallsortsofexpanded
possibilitiesofphysicalmanifestationwhichshouldbetakenintoconsiderationinour
everyphysicalactiononthisPhysicalPlane.

ElsewhereIwrotealittleVignetteLessoncallingit,HowtoBecomeaPowerinYour
OwnTown,Job,Club,etc.Thislittlelessoncontainsgooddirectionsastohowto
usesomephasesofthe“doubleness”ofallphysicalthingstoaccomplishcertain
ends.Thedirectionsareabitdifferentfromthosethatfollowandprobablyshouldbe
studiedbyyouifyoufeelsoinclined.Youshouldfindthislessongoodreading.

NowtoresumetheTalismanidea,inconnectionwiththedoublenessofallthingsin
yourdailylife/living.

You,then,aresurroundedonallsidesby“Things,”materialthingswhicharethe
outer,“hard,”exhibitionsofInnerRealities.Onlythethought–thebasicthoughtsof
things,thearchetypalpatterns,areREAL,theouterPhysicalPlaneexhibitionof
thosearchetypalthoughtsaretheRESULTANTandarenotthe“Real.”

Thistypeofreversethinkingiswhatwillhelpreleaseyoufromthethrallofmatter.

Now,inthewaythatyouexpandyourdailythinkingsothatyouregardtheseouter
physicalmanifestationsasusablesourcesofPower,isthedifferentwayyoucan
makeTalismansoutofyourenvironment.(MaybeatthispointIhadbetterrepeatthe
ordinaryideaofaTalisman.ATalismanisanobjectwhich,when
magnetized/charged,createsanincomingsourceofPower/Forcetoyourimmediate
sphere.NowrecallallIsaidpreviouslyaboutthegreatMagicalAgentasalife-water-
flowing-wetting-soakingidea.)

AsIsaid,theconceptsweareworkingonherenowareratherdifferentfromthestuff
giveninthebooksbySolomoninwhichhegivesallkindsofTalismansfor“luck,”and
otherdefinitemattersforwhichseeTheGreaterKeyofSolomon,andalsothelittle
companionbook,TheLesserKeyofSolomon.AlsoseeFrancisBarrett’sbookThe
Magus.AgainIsay,Iamnotrecommendingthesebooksinordertomakeahuge
profitfromyou.OphielisaCapricorn,ruledbySaturn,andyouknowSaturnisthe
exposer,so,evenifhewantedto,Ophielcouldnotcheatyouwithliesandhypocrisy.
So,doasyoupleaseaboutthebooks.IboughtthemmyselflongagowhenIhadno
resourcestospeakofatall.

Sothisthenisthepictureyoushouldnowhaveofyourselfandyourenvironmentin
thissensethatwearediscussingithere.

Takeforexample,yourhome.Thereinyourhomeyouare,surroundedbyamass
assemblageofmaterialthings/objects.Younowknowthattheseobjectsare
“outward”exoteric,externalizationsof“inward”esotericideaimages/feelings.

Itispossibleforyoutoturntoanyoneoftheseexternalobjectsand,byinvoking“It,”
carryyourselfbacktothebeginningofallthingsphysical.Conversely,itisalsotrue
thatyoucanstartwithbasicarchetypalimages/concepts,andcreate/directthem
“down”intoyourenvironment,yourSphereofAvailability.(SeeOphiel’ssecond
book,TheArtandPracticeofGettingMaterialThingsthroughCreativeVisualization.)
NowyoushouldhavesomegoodclearideasastowhyTalismanswork,andalso
whyCreativeVisualizationcanwork.

IwillapparentlydigresshereforaspaceandtellaboutsomethingsIdo,foracertain
purpose,andthentieitinwiththeTalismanKnowledge.

Asyouknow,therearemanypeople/persons/organizationspurportingtoteachthe
Occult,nowinexistence–somenew,someold.

Ophielhascontactedmanyofthepersonsandgroupsinduecourseofpassing
times,andhehasevolvedaquicktestquestionwhichhepropoundstothepeople
andOphielcanmakeafairapproximationoftheirOccultstandingbythenatureof
theiranswers,coupledwiththemannerinwhichthequestionisanswered.(Now
don’ttakethistooseriously.IuseitonlyonsuspectedpersonswhenIdonotdetect
anyoutwardsignofanythingontheOccult“ball.”)ThequestionIaskthemis:“In
regardtoyourTeachings,(ortheTeachingsofyourgroup,etc.)ifIfollow/masterthe
Teachings,canIgetSex,PowerandMoneythroughtheapplicationofthe
Teachings?”

Now,Iwillexplainpartofthequestion,andtieitinwiththisbookontheprinciplesof
Talismans.

Basically,sexispolaritybutnotallpolarityissex.Insimplewords,thereisyouand
whatsurroundsyou,yourSphereofAvailability.Alsoletusthistimecallityour
SphereofSensoryImpaction.ThisSphereofSensoryImpactionwhichsurrounds
youEITHERSTIMULATESYOU,ONEWAYORTHEOTHER,UPORDOWN,OR
YOUSTIMULATEIT.ThisstimulationisthemeasureofyoursuccessinthisPhysical
Life.EitheryoutakeholdandmakeyourSphereofSensoryImpactionyourcharged
TalismanortheincomingSensoryImpactionwillcontrolyou–willchargeyou–and
willmakeyoutheirTalisman.

ThisiswhatImeanwhenIsay“Sex.”ImeanSexinitshighersenseandnotinits
lowersense,andifthepersonIamaskingthequestionofisadvanced,hewillsense
mytruemeaningandansweraccordingly.Somuchforthat,andYOUfigureoutthe
highermeaningsofPowerandMoney.

SonowbacktotheTalismanidea/principles.Inthischapter,Ihavepresentedthe
heretoforeOccultsecret,(Solomonneverspilledawordaboutitandneitherdid
Barrett)oneofthosebigOccultSecretsyouhearsomuchabout.Well,thereitis:
YOURENVIRONMENT/SURROUNDINGS–YOURSPHEREOFSENSORY
IMPACTION–ISONEGIGANTICTALISMANandhowyoutreat/handle/chargeitis
themeasureofyoursuccessinlivingyourPhysicalLife.Youmustgenerate,draw
andpassthroughyourbodyagreatamountofForce(AstralLight/Power)sothatyou
CHARGEyoursurroundings,“magnetizeyoursurroundings,”tousetheolderword,
your“SphereofImpaction,”tousethenewword,sothatyoursurroundingsbecome
saturated(revisualizetheAstralLightas“Water”astaughtpreviously)withPrana
coloredbyyourbodypersonality.YoudonotcreateanyPrana.Pranaisanother
usefulnameforthefourElementalForcesandthefourtogethercollectivelycreate
thefifthcalledAkasha,andalloftheseElementalForcestogether,combined,are
calledPrana.ThisPrana,becauseitshines,orglows,totheInnerSight,iscalledthe
AstralLight.ThisPranaflowsintothisPhysicalSystem,symbolizedbythediagram
oftheTreeofLife,intothe“top”andproceedsondown.(Anothersuggestednamefor
this“substance”isUndifferentiatedElementalSubstance,oftenmentionedbyDion
Fortune.Keeponthelookoutforthesedescriptivewordsthatdifferentpeoplecoined
andyouwillfindthatmanyofthemrelatetothesamething.)

ThiscontroloftheincomingSensoryImpactscanbegainedinwaysotherthanthose
magicalwaysasgiveninthechapteronchargingTalisman;thisotherkindofcontrol
isdonesuccessfullyallthetimebythousandsofpeople(witnesstheRockefellers
andMorgansofoilandfinance,JamesJeromeHillofrailroads,andotherstoo
numeroustomention).Youshouldreadandstudythephysicalmethodsthesemen
usedtogainthatcontrol.YoushouldalsoreadasmallpaperbackbookbyPaul
Getty.Hegivesaverygoodoutlineofmethodswhichborderverycloselytomagical
methods.(Goodthinghedidn’tknow,orbelievein,anymagical“stuff”aswithhis
ordinaryphysicaldrivecombinedwithmagicalmethodshewouldownthewhole
world.)

ThosePhysicalMethodssometimesworkaswellastheMagicalMethods,butnow
youwillbeabletomakeuseofbothmethodsinyourfuturelife’swork.

Muchofthe/yourfuturelife’sworkyouwillhavetoworkoutforyourself,alongyour
ownpersonalandindividuallinesas,contrarytotheadvertisedimpressionthe
contentsofmagicalbooksgive,theyareonlybasicguides.Noonecanrunyourlife
foryoubutyourself.NoonecanmakeaTalismanforyoubutyourself.

WhatIhavesaidinthischapterissomewhatnew,inthatIhaveconnectedup
severalotherlinesofdifferentthoughttoshowthatbackofeverythingphysicalarea
fewgreatBasicFactsandthatthesefactscanbeusedinmanydifferentwaysto
accomplishmanydifferentkindsofresults.

So,torepeatagainandsayitinanotherway,againforemphasispurposes,you
OPENyourselftothefurtherflowofPranathroughyou(justknowingaboutitopensit
upforastart,thinkingaboutitdoesittoo,more).AndasyourflowofPrana
increases,sodoesyourflowofPower.Thisisreallyallthereistoitexceptasyou
learntoincreaseandintensifytheflowasyougrow.Andthisgrowthmergesinto
control–theaimofallOccultpractice.
A List of Recommended Reading


TheGreaterKeyofSolomon
TheLesserKeyofSolomon
Gayley:ClassicMythsinEnglishLiteratureandArt
LeadbeaterandBesant:Thought-Forms
MaxFreedomLong:TheSecretSciencebehindMiracles
Prasad:Nature’sFinerForces

ByIsraelRegardie:
AGardenofPomegranates
TheGoldenDawn,2volumes
TheMiddlePillar
MyRosicrucianAdventure
TheTreeofLife

ByA.E.Powell:
TheAstralBody
TheCausalBody
TheEthericDouble
TheMentalBody
TheSolarSystem

ByDionFortune:
AvalonoftheHeart(fiction)
TheCosmicDoctrine
TheEsotericOrdersandTheirWork
TheEsotericPhilosophyofLoveandMarriage
TheGoat-FootGod(fiction)
TheMysticalQabalah
PracticalOccultisminDailyLife
PsychicSelfDefense
SaneOccultism
TheSecretsofDr.Tavener(fiction)
ThroughtheGatesofDeath
TheTrainingandWorkofanInitiate
TheWingedBull(fiction)

ByOphiel:
TheArtandPracticeofAstralProjection
TheArtandPracticeofClairvoyance
TheArtandPracticeofGettingMaterialThingsthrough
CreativeVisualization
TheArtandPracticeoftheOccult
TheOracleofFortuna
ACorrespondenceCourseintheFoundationsofOccult
Knowledge
ACorrespondenceCourseinAstralProjection

VignetteLessons,FirstSeries:
1. HowtoBecomeaPowerinYourTown,Job,Club
2. HowtoCreateaFamiliartoHelpYouthroughLife
3. HowtoControlandDominateOthers
4. HowtoAlterYourNameintoaMagicalName
5. ThePowerofSpeakingThingsandConditionsinto
Existence
6. ThePoweroftheLostword

VignetteLessons,SecondSeries:
1. YouandYourDesires
2. TheGodThatIsinmyMouth
3. SomeIdeasaboutGod
4. TheSymbolMethodofAstralProjection
5. TheThread
6. AuraSeeing
7. PrometheusandEpimetheus:WhatTheyMeanto
You
8. Self-Awareness
9. TheOccultFaker
10.SomeAspectsofWitchcraftandAmericanIndian
Shamanism
11.WorkonAllPlanes
12.ThePhilosopher’sStone
13.ShadowagainstSubstance
14.WhatYouDeserve