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Thisancientsubjectisbroughtuptodate.

ItispossibletousetheAstralLightbyattachingit
toanobject,ifdonewithintentionandknowledge.Interestingresultscanbeobtained.Should
beusedwithcaution.Ophiel

OtherbooksbyOphiel

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFASTRALPROJECTION

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFGETTINGMATERIAL
THINGSTHROUGHCREATIVEVISUALIZATION

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFTHEOCCULT

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFCLAIRVOYANCE

THEARTANDPRACTICEOFCABALLAMAGIC

ThisbookislovinglydedicatedtotheGreatUnknownfromwhichallthings,includingphysical
goodies,come.MayWEalllearntograpplewiththeGreatUnknownandforceittogiveusits
SECRETSasitwillneverdosoofitsownaccord.Dotoitstudents!Maythisbookbeofhelp
toyou.

Ophiel

Hollywood1973
Foreword


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

Itappearsthatinolderages,Talismanswereusedwidelyandwisely,althoughIam
unabletoproveordemonstrateanyactualeffectaTalismanhaduponthelifeof
anyoneperson.Theremusthavebeensomegoodeffectsortheyjustcouldnothave
remainedinexistence.Thiswouldbeshownbytheoldclich/law:Wherethereis
smokethereisfire.

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

Somuchforthisbook.NowIcraveyourindulgencetogoalittlefartherafield.

WhenIstartedmyworkontheOccultfortyyearsagothewholematterwasvery
hush!InspiteofallthathadbeendonebytheTheosophicalSociety,anyone
suspectedofbeinganOccultistwasconsideredafoolorworse,andIdidnotmiss
myshareofit,especiallybymyfamilyandsquarerelatives(itdidgetundermyskina
bit,asIwas,unfortunately,youngerandsensitive;nowIamolderandhardened).

NowadaysIamcontacteddailybyyoungerpeople,menandwomen,whoare
workinghardformoreandmoreOccultKnowledgeandatamuchyoungeragethan
whenIstartedsomesomethingisintheAir.

Inpassing,althoughIhatetorefertothematterasitmightbeconstruedasthoughI
approvedoftheuseofdrugs,IamwonderinghowmuchofthisOccultawakeningis
duetotheunfortunateuseofmind-expandingdrugs(Idonottakeanyformofdrugs.)

Thereisnodoubt(dontgoanddoit!)thatdrugsofallkindsdoaffectthephysical
body,andthroughthephysicalbodyaffecttheEthericbody,andsoonupthelistof
InnerBodies.Andtheeffect,soproduced,istheeffectofcenteringthe
consciousnessupontheMiddlePillarwhich(asyoushouldknowfromyourstudyof
theCabalaandthematerialinmybook,TheArtandPracticeoftheOccult)consists
ofnowness,isness,andawareness,whichmeanssimplythatapersonhasamoreor
lessdirectcontactwiththeAkashicRecordsorReflectingEther,andcanreadthe
pastrecords.Thiscanalsobedone,andshouldbedone,throughmeditationand
normalOccultpracticeswithnostrain.Whendonewithdrugsitdoescauseastrain
whichcanweakenthephysicalbodyeventhoughtheweakeningisnotapparent
immediately.DionFortuneusedthewords,Weakenthegirdersofthemind,and
shesaysthatoncethegirdersofthemindareloosenedthemindbeginstorattle
aboutwithgoofyresults.

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-beers.Butleavethemalone.IftheyreadOphiels
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.Andthesemanipulationsthenarereproduceddowntothe
OuterPhysicalPlaneandproducetheireffectstheretheeffectsyoudesiretobring
about.Thissimply,isthewayCabalaKnowledgeMagicworks,andthisprocessis
thebasisforallworkonTalismans.

ItellyoutrulythatallthePowerthateverexisted,PhysicalPlanePowerand
otherwisepower,comesfromtheKnowledgeandworkingmanipulationoftheAstral
LightbyYOU,anduntilyouknowofthisyouareano-thingintheworldbuffeted
aboutbyyourpurelyignorantchancepressurecontactsontheAstralLight,which
thenworkswilly-nillyandproducesallkindsofscrewyresultsonthePhysicalPlane
whichresultsyoudontreallywant.So,toputitdamnsimply,thethingtodoisto
learnallyoucanabouttheAstralLightandhowtouse/influenceit,andonceyouget
thatinsomedegreeyouareonthewaytogoodnessandrightnessinyour
PhysicalLife.

Ibegofyou,dearstudents,nottobecomeimpatientwithyourteacherwhenhe
seemstocontinuallyharpuponcertainrathernarrowsubjectssuchasthisAstral
LightandthePlanes,andthemultiplicitythereof.Youshouldrejoicethattheactual
basicTruthsthatyouhavetolearn/masteraresofewinnumberandreallyeasyto
learn,asyouwillfindinthisbookaboutTalismans.Insteadofgivingyoualotofjunk
aboutTalismans,abouthowtomakeaTalismanforgambling,etc.,without
explainingadamnthingabouttheinsidemachineryofwhatmakestheTalisman
work.Youwouldgetsomeworthlessinformationthatmightormightnotwork,and
probablywouldnt.Whereas,Irepeat,asIwillteachyouinthisbookabout
Talismans,andtheirconnectionswithallotherbasicOccultKnowledge,youcanthen
constructyourownTalismancorrectly,fromthestart,andyoushouldmakea
Talismanthatwillwork.

AlsopleaserememberthatOphielisnotsoyounganymore.Hedoesnotexpectto
passonimmediatelybutyouhadbettergetyourpersonallessons/contactsgoing
sincehewontliveforever,andwhenhedoesgo,muchpersonalinformationwillbe
lostunlesshecanfindasuccessorforwhichheislooking.
What is a Talisman?


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

Theobjectofthisbookistodelienateasclearlyaspossible:WhataTalismanIS;
Whatitisgoodfor;HowitisMade;HowitisUSED;Andtoanswersomeofthe
Whyofitall;Andtodelienateallthisasclearlyaspossiblesothatyoumayknow
andbenefitfromthisKnowledgetothebestofyourabilitytodoso.

OphielisbeginningtofindinthefurtherteachingoftheOccult,andwritingbookson
theOccult,thataratherpeculiarthingisbeginningtohappen.ItseemedasifOphiel
wasbecomingrepetitive,butuponstudyitreallyisntso.Therealreasonappearsto
bethattheOccultisverydifferentfromanyotherthingintheworld,differentfromany
otherpeculiartypeofknowledgeintheworld.Itisjustsimplyvastlydifferent.

AnotherverystrangefactaboutOccultKnowledgeisthattrueOccultKnowledge
consistsofonlyafewbasicTruths;thatis,thereareonlyafewbigthingsthatare
true.YoudonthaveawholeUniverseofTruthsthatareallopposedtoeachother,
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.

InthemanufactureofTalismans,asIsaid,youmusthavehadasuspicionthat
theseTalismanswerebaseduponthefourElementalForces,becausetherejust
arentanyotherkindofforcesinthePhysicalUniverse.Oneofthebasicideasof
makingaTalismanistobringyourselfintoharmonywiththoseforcesby
understandingwhatyouaredoing.Assoonasyouunderstandalittlebitaboutit,and
whatyouaredoingitfor,itmakesatremendousamountofdifferenceinyour
PhysicalPlaneactivities.

Sotostart.ThegeneralideaofaTalisman,heldbytheaverageOccultist,isthata
Talismanissomething,maybeadrawing,perhapsanobject,whichwhenheldinthe
hand/ownershipofandbyacertainman,will,throughinnatepowersvestedinthe
Talismanicobject,bringcertainspecializedresultstotheman/owner.

Theaboveisnottoobadadefinitionandfairlycoversthebasic,generalideaof
Talismans,andsomuchforthisbasicidea.WhatistheTruth?

TheTruthagainisanothermatteror,rather,shallweask,HowdoesaTalisman
actuallyworkinpractice?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
aTalismantheideaofapaymentoracompletionhasneverenteredintoitbefore.
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
anyotherkindanonphysicalTalisman,forexample,seemsimpossibletous
althoughthereissomeevidencethatsomekindsofthingsexistontheway
throughtoherefromthehigherplanes,inthephysicalpresenceofwhichcertain
definiteactionstakeplace,arecompleted.)

Orletussaythesamethingastheaboveinamoreromanticway.ATalismanis
anykindofaphysicalobjectwhichpossessesMagicalPowerstobringabout
certaindesiredphysicalhappenings,andweshouldadd,bringaboutdesired
physicalhappeningswithouttoogreatadislocationofallothernaturalforcesnowat
workinourlivesandcircumstances.

ThistheniswhataTalismanisandwhatmightbeexpectedofitspowers,and
answersourfirstquestion.

Ifyoudonotexpecttoomuch,asInotedbefore,ifyouwillstudythisTalismanicArt
reverentlyandconscientiouslyyoushouldbeabletodoaworldofgoodforyourself,
tohelpyourselfimmensely.

However,Iagainwanttoremindyouthattherearelimits,definitelimits,towhat
changesyoucanbringaboutinyourlife,especiallychangesinthelovescene.(For
mercifulheavenssaketakeiteasyonthelovestuff.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
madebyyouYOU.NoonecanmakeaTalismanforyou.Youmightbetrainedor
getsomeideasfromhavingaTalismanmadeforyou,butyoushouldmakeitover
againforyourself,byyourself,assoonasyoulearnhowtodoit.

Inbriefthen,anduntilmoredetailslaterasaforesaid,ashortsummaryofthemaking
ofaTalismanconsistsofaseriesofdefinitework/steps.

ThefirststepinthecreationofanyTalismanistheselectionofwhatjobthe
Talismanistodo/perform.

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

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

MuchfoolishnesshasbeengivenoutabouthowtouseTalismans,butthesimplest
answeris:USETHEM:LOOKATTHEMandmentallydemandtheywork.Actually
thewayTalismansworkisthattheyDOTHEIRWORKWHILETHEYAREBEING
MADE!!!RememberthedictionarysdefinitionofaTalisman?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;youllnoticeyourselfthoselittlepoints
wheretheyskipoverdetails.Inaddition,therearemanyplaceswheretheyputin
falseinformation.Allthatcrazytalkaboutfrogslegsandeyeofnewtandthingslike
thatbatsbloodandmossfromagraveyardallthatsortofstuffwasjustputin
theretothrowoffthedopeswhomtheydidntwanttogiveanyinformationto.Of
course,thesepeoplejustranaroundincirclestryingtogetbatsbloodandsillythings
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
merelycopyingthesethingsoutwontdoyouanygood.Whenyoulookatthem,you
willfindthatmostofthemconsistofthebasicElementalForcesymbols,alongwith
someotherthingsthatarentquitesoapparent.

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

Imaybealittleprematureatthispointinintroducingthesubjectofspirits,butIll
havetogetitinsomewheresoImightaswelldoitintheseopeningchapters.

Greatportionsofthesebooksarededicatedtodirectionsforcontactingspirits,andof
coursethesespiritsareInnerPlanespirits.Thereisatremendousamountof
misunderstandingaboutthis,andIdontevenknowhowmuchIamgoingtobeable
todigoutmyself.

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

Iamnotsurewhethertheseforcescanbepersonifiedornot.Probablyinthe
MedievalAges,whentheseotherthingswerewrittenthatIreferredto,thepeoples
mindswerenotreallytrained.Infact,greatnumbersofthemcouldntevenreador
write,andknewnothingabouthistoryoranythingelse.Therefore,theirmindswere
ontheseexternalthingsspiritsandtalismanstocontactthespiritsandtheyused
incenseandoilsandperfumesandapparatusandceremoniesandcandlesandlights
andallsortsofthingslikethat,whichwasofcoursetocapturetheattentionoftheir
subconsciousminds.Itwasthroughtheirsubconsciousmindsthattheycamein
contactwiththeseForces,whichagainIrepeat,arecombinationsofthefour
ElementalForces.Perhapsbytheirownimaginationtheydidbringthemintoakindof
physicalformmanifestation,andthustheycoulddealwiththem,andprobablydid
dealwiththem.However,againasIhavesaidbefore,nowadayspeoplesmindsare
prettywelleducatedanddeveloped,andsomepeoplesmindsareveryhighly
developed.Theydothinkbymentalmeans,or,asyoumightsay,bymetaphysical
means.Ofcourse,theproponentsofChristianSciencehavebeendoingthisnowfor
almostahundredyearsorgettingclosetoit.Whiletheycantexplainitonany
basis,sincetheydontuseasystem,stillsomeresultsoratleastsomeattentionhas
beendirectedtometaphysicalmeansinsteadofphysicalmeans.

However,ifyouwanttoplayaroundwiththeseotherceremonies,setupanaltarin
yourhome,setasideaplaceanddedicateitandsweepitcleanyouhavetokeepit
perfectlycleanitsaysinthebooksandperfumeitandhavealightburningthere
andhavesomesymbolsoftheElementalForcesasmallsword,awand,acup,and
apentacleordiscwhy,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,Idontknowanythingabout
eitherofthesethingsandIdontknowanyonewhodoes.Ifyoureallyknowof
somebodywhodoesit,letmeknow;IllcontacthimandseewhatIcanfindout.Ijust
dontknowanyonewhodoesthatorgoestothattroubleanymore,becausemostof
thethingsaredonementally.AgainIrepeat,youjustdonthavetodothatbecause
youcanachieveyourresults,quitedynamicresults,throughmerethinking,
metaphysicaltypethinkingandcreativeimaginationsystems,anditwillgiveyouall
theresultsyoucanhandle.

Atthetimeofthiswritingmyintentionistostartyououttomakeyourbasicsymbols.
Nowthoseofyouwhohavereadmyotherbooks,andItrusthopefully,havemade
thesetsofsymbols,justdoitagainandagainandagain.Youjustcantmakethose
symbolsoftenenoughinordertoimpressthemuponyoursubconsciousmind,
becausetheyarethesourceofallthepoweronthePhysicalPlane.Also,thoughthis
isalittleoutofthesubjectofthemoment,youshouldalwaysdrawTreeofLife
diagramsasgiveninTheArtandPracticeoftheOccult.Drawthemallthetime.Keep
thatinmindinconnectionwiththeElementalForcesymbols.Youjustcantdoit
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,butforheavenssakerememberthatthe
simplestOccultthingsgenerallyenduptobethemostpowerfulinmanycases.
Simplethingscouldbethemostpowerfulbecausetheyareverysingularandone
only,andifyoucanvisualizethembeingsharpenedandmovingtowardtheirgoal
youcangettheideahowsimplethingscanbeverypowerful.

AfteryoumakethefourElementalsymbolsmakeyourownbirthTalisman.Ihave
includedalltwelveoftheminthebook.Selectyourownbirthsign;youcantakeitfor
amodelandcopyit.Butifyouhaveanyideas,addyourideastothemodel.Dontbe
backwardsorbashfulindoingthat,becausethoseideasareyou,andifyoucando
anythingtopersonalizeyourbirthTalisman,somuchthebetter.Yourideaswouldnt
bemyideas,andviceversa.

WhenyouhavemadeyourbirthTalismanandgottenitdownwell,thenIsuggestthat
youmakeitonparchment.Thenkeepitwrappedupinapieceofsilkandhidden
awaysothatotherpeoplecantpossiblygettheirhandsonit.Studywhatis
connectedorinvolvedinandwith,orgovernedby,yoursign.AstheoldBingCrosby
songgoes,Accentuatethepositive,eliminatethenegative.Trytodothiswithyou
andyoursignandavoidthenegativeaspectsofyoursign,whichyoucandoifyou
putyourmindtoit.AndputtingyourmindtoitisthepracticeofOccultismand
Magic.

InmakingyourbirthTalismanyouaregoingtoaddacoupleofothercharactersto
thepapertalismanmodelarea.Oneofthemwillbecalledthesealoftheplanet,and
therewillbeonecalledthesignature,orsigilofthespirit,andoftheotherforcesthat
areconcernedwiththeplanet.Forthetimebeingdontworrytoomuchaboutthis.
Justgoaheadanddoitfromthemodel.Itisjustlikesigningastatementor
something.InthiscaseIguessyouaresigningsomebodyelsessignatureto
something,butitwontcountagainstyouasaforgery!Notatremendousamountis
knownaboutthesignaturestheseadditionalthingsthatyouaregoingtoputon.

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/knowledgeofTalismanswhattheyare,andhowtheyshouldbemadeand
charged.IfyouknowofanotherthenpleasewritetomewiththeinformationandIll
checkthemout.IwishIcouldhavegottentheKnowledgeinthisbookbyjustreading
aboutitandnothavehadtoresearch/studytogetitashardasIdid.

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

Theveryearliestofmen,thecavemen,drew/paintedpicturesonthesidesof
caves,whichpictureswereconnectedwiththeirhuntingoperations;someofthese
operationsregardingfoodsupplymusthavebeensuccessfulbecausemankinddid
survive.Wearehere!

Comingondown,waydown,tomoderntimes,wefindIndiansinthiscountryand
peopleinAfricaandtheSouthSeas,etc.,havingobjectsarounduponwhichthey
centeredtheirattentionandfromthisattention,centeredontheseobjects,these
savagesexpectedsomereturnsofsomekind.Also,beitnotedhere,thatlargeidols
orgravenimagesinpagantempleswere,inreality,largeTalismans.ATalisman
doesnothavetobenecessarilyasmallarticle,(infact,aTalismancanbealmost
anything,asIwilltrytoshowlater).

Idonotknowwhatwentoninthemindsofthesepeoples,nordoIknowwhatmental
processeswentoninthemindsoftheMedievalAlchemists,andtheMagicworkers
oftheMiddleAges,inregardtotheirideasastohowadeadTalismanobject
becamealivingTalismanobjectcapableofdoingsomework.Likemostofthe
Occultthen,orasyoumightsay,alloftheOccultthen,itappearstome(duetolack
ofanyinsideexplanationontheirpartinanyoftheirbooks),thattheirTalisman
creationworkwasdoneempirically,withoutanyclearbasicideaofwhatandwhy
theyweredoingwhat,andwhytheyweredoingwhattheyweredoingwhenthey
madeandconsecrated(charged)aTalismanobject.

TheonlyideaIcangetuponthisoldwork,fromoldentimes,isthatthesepeople
wereclosetoNatureandNaturalForces,andhenceclosetotheirsubconscious
minds,whichsubconsciousmindsareconnectedtotheUniversalSubconscious
MindofAll,orwhatevernameyouchoosetogiveIt.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:EverythingAllisbasedonaSystem/Pattern,calledthe
CabalaTreeofLifepattern.Third(andgreatestofthemall):TheAstralLight!Itismy
intentiontodealwitheachofthesethreepartsseparately.

AsIhavesaidbefore,Iamnotwritinggloriousliteraturetogodownforeverinhistory,
asgreatwritingsofagreatauthor.No!Iamwriting/teachinganobtuse,trickysubject
thatisfar-outofthenormalsquarebeatenpathandalsoasubjectthatisboth
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.Andthisfirst
causeisSINGLE.Therefore,Allisthisonesinglethingthatbecomesthemany.That
isthereasonfortheserepititions.Ihavetoteachtheexistenceofmanydifferent,
countlessdifferentsubjects/thingsthatallspringfromonesinglesubstance,atleast
inthebeginningofanewbook.Ihavetodosomerepeatingonthefoundationseach
time,andthisTalismanbookisnoexception.

DionFortune,inoneofherbooks,referstosomethingcalledtheMachineryofthe
Universe.Thereissuchathing,anditisthroughthisUniverseMachinerythat
TalismansarechargedbytheirbeingconnectedwiththepoweroftheMachinery,
anditsbecauseofthisconnectionthatTalismanscananddowork.Andthenshe
makessomeconnectionwiththeMachineryoftheUniversewiththeMoon,orasshe
callsit,Yesod.

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

Icantfindanywhereinthebookswherethoseancientpeoplethatpracticedthis
magicalarthadanyideasaboutthissortofForcemechanismoftheUniverse.Ifyou
examinedallthingsphysicalverycloselyyouwillfindundisputedevidencethat
something,someprocesslikethisexistsandisbehinditall.Wecanthereforework
uponthisideaandcallitatheory.Atheoryisaveryusefulthingtousewhenyou
dontknowexactlywhatyouaredoingbutyouhaveafewideas.

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

Itismyintentioninthisbooktoexplainthisconnectionclearlyratherthanjustgive
youasetofdirectionsforwhippingoutabunchofTalismanswhicharesaidtobe
goodforthisandthatandcopiedfromsomethousandtimesduplicatedso-called
GrimoriumpurportedlywrittenupbythemythicalSolomonandgivingyounoidea
whateverastotheWHYofthewholematter.Inpassing,Iwillalsosaythatallthese
booksgivingoutmagicalformulasanddiagramsaremostlyfakes,inasense.Even
whengenuine,theywereonlyintendedasguides/illustrations.EachTalismanand
eachMagicalOperationisapersonal,individualmatterandmustbesetup,and
originated,personallybyyouandyoualone,foryou.Thereisnosuchthingasan
assemblylinestandardpatternofMagicalOperationsnoraHallmarkGreetingCard
typeofTalisman.AllaredifferentandthedifferenceisYOUandyourpersonalideas
andpersonalForces.

Bethisasitmay,andinspiteofallthedifferenttypesofdifferentwaystheTalismans
aremadeandthencharged,thePower,towhichtheyareattached,consistsof,as
saidbefore,theMachineryofthe[physical]Universe.ThisMachineryis,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(EliphasLevisname)without
evenbotheringtocheckhisdiscoveryagainstpreviousdiscoveriesandprevious
namesofothersforthesediscoveries.

Iintendtowrite(theFirstCausewilling)acompletedigressiononthisGreatand
TerrificsubjectoftheAstralLight,andIwouldhavebynow,butmoreKnowledgeis
ComingThroughallthetimeandnow,atthiswriting,IamwonderingifIeverwill
getitallorenoughtocallallfornow.

IwillspeakoftheAstralLightagainandagainandagainbecause,asinthecaseof
Talismans,andALLOTHERMAGICALWORK,everythingisdonethroughthe
transformingpoweroftheAstralLighttrulythePowerMachineryoftheUniverse.
YourwholeOccultfutureworkdependsonhowthoroughlyandhowmuchyou
masterthisAstralLightKnowledge,andyoucantgetenough.Inthecaseofthis
bookwearegoingtoapplythisKnowledgetothecreationsofTalismanswhichcould
bedefinedasaspecializedapplicationofInnerPlaneCosmicKnowledgetospecial
purposes.

TherewasamanbythenameofEliphasLeviwholivedandwrotefrom18511875.
HepurportedlypracticedMagic/Occult,andalsowroteandtaught.Hewroteseveral
booksonMagicandtheOccultwhich,inlinewithallOccultandMagicbooksinthose
days,(andtodaytoo),weremasterpiecesintheartofsayingaslittleaspossibleand
makingitsoundlikesomething.Thisachievementwasaccomplishedbyleavingout
hugeportionsofconnectinginformativematerial.

Icantmakemuchoutofhiswritingsandneithercananyoneelsebecauseheis
doingthatblindwritingagain,likesomanyofthemdid.Heprobablyhadsomeother
kindofseparateverbalinstructionsthathegavetohisstudents,orhehadsome
otherkindofinstructionsthattheyknewabout,orelsetheyalreadyknewcertain
basicbasics.Butjustreadinghiswritingsandreadingthewritingsofanyofthose
writersyourunintoaveritablequicksand/morassofblindends.Theseblindends
dontexplainanything.AsfarasIknow,ifyoudontmindmesayingso,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.Whydontyougetit,andresearchitfor
yourself;maybeyoullcutitbetterthanIdid.)

Thereisacompositeagent,[OnenamefortheMagicalAgentisPranawhichPrana
iscomposedofthefiveElementalForcesinone.Also,theMagicalAgent,nomatter
underwhatname,isacompositeasitdoesconsistoffiveseparatedifferentForces.
SeeTheArtandPracticeoftheOccultformoreKnowledgeonthis.Learnthisvery
vitalinformation.]atoncecorporealandspiritual,[corporealintheLimitedsenseof
merelyhavingaformlikebodyandonanInnerPlaneandspiritualinthesenseof
spiritGreekwordpneumasairmovementinmotility,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.ThisuniversalagentofNatures
worksistheOdoftheJewsandofReichenbach,theAstralLightoftheMartinists....
TheAstralLightwarms,illuminates,magnetises,attracts,repels,vivifies,destroys,
coagulates,separates,breaksandconjoinseverything,undertheimpetusof
powerfulwills.[Thisstatementissomewhatinthenatureofablind,tothrowofftrack
thosewhowouldusetheseTruthsforpressurepurposes;toaccomplishdevious
ends,personalends,bywillingtheMagicalAgenttoperformdesignatedwork/jobs.
OphielhasfoundthattheAstralLightMagicalAgentwillnotrespondtostrong
humanwillpowerbutrathertoanotherentirelydifferentkindofwillpoweramore
gentledesirewillpower.(HereEliphasLevigoestoallthistroubletohidesomething
andIspillitallout!!!)]God[asshouldbemuchmoreproperlyknownastheFirst
Cause]createdit[theAstralLight]onthefirstday,whenHesaid:Lettherebe
Light.

ThatisaverygooddescriptionoftheAstralLight.Iwillnowfollowupthisbasic
descriptionoftheAstralLightwithafewdescriptionsofmyownexperienceofthe
AstralLight,buttheywillnotbeascommonasEliphasLevis.

TheAstralLightinactionandtoinnersightappearanceisverymuchlikewater,
thatis,whenitisneartothisEarthPlaneitislikewater.Whenitisfartheraway
fromtheEarthPlaneitbecomessomethingelse.Iwillrepeatforemphasis.The
AstralLightislikewaterwhenitisneartothisearthsmaterialplane.Itflowslike
water,itfloodslikewater,ithascurrentslikewater,ithastides,itwets,itsoaks,it
formswhirlpools,itpenetratesallthings.TheAstralLightrespondstodirected
thoughtsandcanbedirectedtodocertainthings(butnottostrongwills).

TheAstralLightcanbetalkedto.TheAstralLightcanbepersuaded,afterafashion.
Attheriskofbeingrepetitious.IwanttosayagainthattheAstralLight,closein,is
similartowater.FartherouttheAstralLightthinsoutintoablindingwhiteflash.
However,beforethestageoftheblindingwhiteflash,manycolorscanappear,that
is,thereisanintermediatestagewherethelightturnsintocolors.

ThesecolorsrepresentthedifferentForces.EachForcehasadifferentcolor.And
thiscolorschemegoesthroughjustaboutallphysicalexistence.Thereisa
tremendousamountofOccultKnowledgeintheabovefewsentencesandIhave
givenasmuchtoyouasIcaninthespacehereinthisbook.Pleaseponderonthis.
Youcantmeditateonthisenough.

IwillexplainalittlemoreaboutthenatureoftheAstralLight.Ihaveverygoodreason
tobelievethattheAstralLightiscomposedofalltheElementalForces,mergedinto
onething.Inmanyotherkindsofteaching,Occultteachings,thereisaconstant
referencetosomethingcalledPrana.IamthoroughlywellconvincedthatthisPrana
isanothernamefortheAstralLight.

Illexplainalittlemoreaboutthis.Yousee,asyoupenetratetheInnerPlanesand
comeintocontactwiththemyourself,theyareallfloodedwithlight.But,asIsaid
before,thislightvariesin,letussayintensityanddensity,andvaries,likeIsaid,
accordingtothedistance.Thesourceofthelightyouareexaminingatthatmoment
isawayfromthematerialEarthPlane.Ithereforesurmise,fromstudyingthe
statementsofmanydifferentteachersincludingEliphasLevi,thatthesedifferent
teachersenteredtheInnerPlanesatdifferentlevelsandtheysawtheAstralLightin
itsdifferentphasesordensities.Andthen,ofcourse,allthesedifferentpeoplegave
differentnamestothesamethingthattheycognizedatdifferentlevels.

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

IamsorryifIseemtobegettingoffthepathofTalismansbutIamnotreallybecause
basically,andImayrepeatthisagain,andifIdodontbeboredwithit,justreadit
overagaincalmlyuntilyouaresureyouunderstandit,allworkdoneonTalismansis
directlyconnectedwiththeAstralLight.Infact,youmightsaythatmakinga
Talisman,workingwithTalismans,studyingtheideasofTalismans,isoneofthe
mostpracticalapplicationsyoucanmake/doinregardtounderstandingthenatureof
theInnerPlanes,andthenatureofyourOccultstudiesinordertounderstandand
usetheseInnerPlanesandtheirForcestohelpyouliveyourphysicallifebetter.

TheInnerPlanesarefulloftheAstralLightanditmight,indeed,besaidthatthe
InnerPlanesconsistsolelyoftheAstralLight.Andalso,itcouldbesaidthatthe
materialEarthPlaneiscondensed,hardenedAstralLight,butIamnotprepared,
atthistime,toshowhowthetransitionismadefromInnerLighttoMaterialEarth.
TheonlyhintIhavetoworkonisthatthetransitionhassomething,some
connections,withthefivesensesandYOU.(Itmayseemasifwearegettingaway
fromthesubjectofTalismansbutwearenot.Whatuseisittotellyouhowtomakea
TalismanandnotwhatthePowerisbehinditwhytheTalismanshouldworkand
canwork,andthisiswhyOphielsinstructionsarevalidwhileothersjustblab
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
downthebestOccultKnowledgeIhaveavailableforyourbenefittheonlywayI
knowhowtodo.)

Toproceed.WhenyoucreateaTalismanforacertainpurpose,whatyouaredoing
fundamentallyisattachingapiece(?)oftheAstralLighttothetalismanicobjectand
causingacurrentoftheAstralLighttoflowtowardthetalismanicobjectand,asyou
arewearingorpossessingtheTalisman,fromthetalismanicobjectintoyouraura,
whichwillstronglyinclinecircumstances,desiredcircumstances,tocomeabout,
dreamstocometrue,andyouhaveyourlifethewayyoudlikeittobe.

ThereisonemoresubjectIthinkIhadbetterintroduceatthispoint.Idontreally
knowverymuchaboutGod.ButIcanalsosaythatIdontthinkthatanyoneelse
knowsverymuchaboutGod.Thereisjustalotoftalkingandscreamingandyelling
andfightingandkillingandmurderingoverthenatureandideaofGodasyouwould
wanttofindinthehistoryoftheworld,andIdontwanttobeconnectedwiththat.I
dontmeantosayanythingtoupsetyou.Ifyouhavestrongconvictionsaboutcertain
ideasaboutGodthensticktothem.Iamonlytalkingthiswayinordertotrytoexplain
somethingabouttheinnernatureofthings.

YourecallthatpreviouslyIgave,inotherbooksandwritings,somematerialabout
thedemimonde,ahalfworld,ofwhichthisPhysicalPlaneisonehalfandtheInner
Planeistheotherhalf.This,ofcourse,isatheoryandIalsoexplainedabouttheories
youjustusethemforthetimebeinguntilyoufindmoretruthandthenyouusethat
asatheoryandsoonandsoon.Imerelyadvancetheideahere,andIdontinsist
uponanything,especiallyIdontinsistthatyoubelieveanythingIsayjustbecauseI
sayit.Forheavenssakedontdothat!Iadvancetheideaformeditationand
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,
thatiswhatyouaredoingbasicallyyouarestartingupacurrentcenteringuponthis
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
thensomethinghappenstheychangetheirmindortheybecomeunhappy,orother
peopleinfluencethemtoomuch,orevenotherpeoplesenviesandjealousiesmight
affectthem,soyouhavetobeonthelookoutforallthissortofthing.

Iamgoingtorepeatalittlebit.AnintensedesireisanAstralLightmovingforce.Now
wishfulthinkingisnotanintensedesire.Icantexplainalltheexactramifications
aboutthedifferencebetweendesireandwishfulthinking;youwillhavetomeditate
uponthatandlearnsomethingaboutthatyourself.Butthereisatremendous
differencebetweenintensedesireandwishfulthinking.

ThenagainIhavenoticedthatmereconcentrationwithoutanexact,definiteobjectis
ofnovaluewhatsoevereither.

ItseemstomenowwhenIthinkbackonmylife,thatallthetimesthatIreallywanted
something,Ifeltthewantingdeepinthepitofmystomach.Asyouknowthepitof
thestomachisconnectedwithoneofthechakras.ThestomachChakraistheJupiter
Chakra.DosomeresearchonthisinconnectionwithmybookTheArtandPractice
oftheOccultabouttheJupiterforces,andwhattheyconsistof.Youllfinditallthere.

ThereareonlyafewbooksthathavesomeinformationaboutTalismansinthemand
Iwilllistthemattheendofthebook.Believeme,therearentverymany.Theyhave
beenmostlyputoutbysortoffly-by-nightpublishersthataresortofdealingwith
voodooandtheunderworldoftheOccult,asyoumightsay.Iwillalsolistotherbooks
youmaywanttoreadforagoodOccultbackground.

MostallofthisOccultthatwehavetoday,thathascomedowntousfromoneortwo
sources,cametousthroughEngland,France,Italy,andfromItalytoSpain.It
appearsthatbeforethetimeofprintingthesethingsweretaughtbywordofmouth,or
frommastertopupil,anddidnthavemuchtodowithwritingexceptwhatwascopied
outbyhand.

IhavesomereasontobelievethattheBorgiasinItalyhadthesebookstranslated
andwrittenoutandtheydidsomeworkinpracticesofthematerialtherein.Whether
theyaccomplishedanythingbyitornotIdontknow.IhaveafeelingthatIamgoing
tofindalotofmaterialaboutMagicandsorceryandWitchcraftandotherthingsin
theearlyItalianRenaissance,andevenbeforethat.Buttheremusthavebeen
somethinggoingonthereanditisjustoutoftheaveragerunofpeoplesinterestand
soIdontknowaboutit.Ifyouknowaboutitthenwritemeandtellmeaboutit.There
isthatoldgagthathasbeenrunningaroundforhundredsofyearswhichsays,
Wherethereissmoke,thereisfire.Anditjustseemstomethatwherethereisso
muchstuffcoming,asitwere,tothesurfaceandthensortofdisappearingwhenyou
lookforsomethingelsethere,welltherewasjustsomethingthereanditmustbe
recorded.

BeforeIgoanyfarther,IwillagainremindyouthateverythingIteach,andwhat
appearstobetherealsourceofMagicandmetaphysicalmindMagicandallthese
otherthings,isfound,andexplained,inthesystemoftheCabala.Learnthebasic
Cabalathoroughly,asmuchasIgiveyouandifyoucanfindanyplaceelsegetit
theretoo.LearnthebasicCabalaandyouvegotitall.

IrecallthatinthenovelcalledTheBlackRose,whichofcourseistheclove,(Idont
recallwhotheauthorwasnow,butitwasmadeintoamovingpicture)whena
telescopewasshowntotheman,theEnglishmanthathadmadethetripthereto
Chinatogainknowledge,whenthistubetelescope,crudetubetelescopewasshown
tohimandhesawwhatitdid,helookedontheoutsidetoseeiftherewereany
cabalisticsignsontheoutsideofthetelescope.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
thepersonwhowasntreallyentitledtotheinformation.Actually,tomakea
successfulTalismanyouneedverylittlemorethanthosebasicsignsItoldyouabout.
ThereisasystemofdivinationcalledGeomancy,ordivinationbyEarth.Thereisa
setofsymbolsconnectedwiththatsystem.Thesesymbolscanbeplaceduponthe
Talismansomewhereifyouwantto.However,theyarebasicallyastrological
symbols,orplanetarysymbols,orElementalForcesymbols,justinanotherform.

InyourstudyandlatermanufactureofTalismansyouarejustgoingtousetheabove
symbolsreferredto.Thisisallyoureallyneed.

Also,foryourfirstwork,youaregoingtomakeyourrealTalismanonparchment.
AlthoughthebooksdocallfortheseTalismanstobemadeonmetals,andtobe
madeofthemetalofthenatureofthePlanetaryForcethatyouareinvokingofthe
natureofthematterwhichyouareinvokingfor.Itmaybethatifyoubecomereal
expertinthisart,youmaycaretotakeuptheengravingofthesemetals.Ihavenot
usedthesemetalsmyself,andIthinkfortheaverageresultstobeobtained,making
theTalismanonpureorcleanparchmentissufficient.Althoughatfirstyouaregoing
tomakemanyTalismansonpaperuntilyougetthehangofit.ThefinalTalisman
shouldbemadeonparchment.Nowadayspeoplesmindsaremoretrainedalong
metaphysicallinesandIhavestrongreasontobelievethatthismetalbusinessand
manyoftheotherthingsthatwereusedintheMiddleAgeswereusedbecausethe
peoplesmindswerenottrainedandtheysimplyhadtobe,thatis,theirmindshadto
bebeatenintoitwithrealoutstanding,hardsymbols.

AgainIwanttorepeatwhatIhavesaidelsewhere,thatveryoftenitisintheworkand
intheplanningofthemakingoftheTalismanthatthebasicworkisdone.Actuallythe
Talismanitselfismorelikeananticlimax.Theworkreallyseemstobedonewhen
youaredoingallthisthinkingandplanningaboutitoveraperiodoftime.

Nowitwillbenecessaryforyoutolearntheastrologicalsymbols,theElemental
Forcesymbols,andtheplanetarysymbols.Directionsaregivenlaterinthisbookfor
youtomakethesesymbolsandyoushoulddrawthemcarefullyandproperly.Now
dothebestyoucanonitbutstillifitisntsowonderfullyperfectrememberthatitis
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
dontthinkthatheisamasterfromoutsidetheplanetsanywhere,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;andcaptured,byvariousdevices,
oneofwhichiscalledaTalisman.ThesedevicesarelocatedonthisPhysicalPlane
andfromthisplanetheyreachoutintotheInnerPlanesandprovidea
path/connectionondownfromthemuntilgroundedontothisplane.

EachoftheseForces,andthebeingsconnectedwiththem,havetodowithsome
particularspaceenergyconnectedwithsomeparticularfacetofhumanlife/living,and
itsattentionscanbegainedandtheenergyofitsparticularForceconcentratedby
you.

Wealldomuchofthiscontactinganyhoweveryday,everyhour,everyminute,
withoutknowingwearedoingit.Wehavedevelopedwordsandphrases,even
prayers,tohelpourselvesconnectwiththeseinnerpowers.

OurthoughtsarepowerfulTalismans,especiallywhenkeptinacheerful,constructive
line.Cheerful,optimisticthoughtsareourbestTalismans.Infact,theobjectof
creatingandusingaTalismanistostrengthenandupliftyourthoughts/thinkingand
toreviveyourimagination,soittrulypictureswhatyouwanttoachieve,orreceive,
fromtheseinnerpowersandbroughtthroughintoyourPhysicalPlanesphere.

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

Thisdesiredactionis,basically,duetothestickythreadsofastralmatter.Allthings
areconnectedtogether,especiallyfromthisPhysicalPlaneonin.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.

AllofthebasicOccultisthesamebasic.ItistheapplicationofthisbasicOccultto
thedifferentfacetsofhumanPhysicalExistencethatisdifferent.Andso,although
youmayhaveheardthisbasicOccultbefore,actasifyouhadnt.Doitalloveragain,
butwatchforthenewanddifferentapplicationstowhateverbranchoftheOccultyou
arestudyingorusingitfor.Now,yourwatchinganddeterminingthedifferencesand
theapplicationsofthisbasicOccultiswhereyoubecomeamagicianandwhereyou
learntheArtofMagic,becausethatisallMagiceverwasoreverwillbethe
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
themputyourshouldertothewheelandpush!Thegodswillhelpthosewhohelp
themselves!!!Themandidthisandhegotoutofthemudholeandonhisway.

NowbasicallythisiswhattheTalismandoesitplacesachannelfortheForceto
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,thenletmeknowandIll
changemyideasifIfindthatitistrue.

Youshouldnowbegintounderstand,fromtheabove,howTalismanswork.Youmust
alsorememberthattheJupiterGodwhichansweredthemanscallwasaForce(as
taughtinmybookTheArtandPracticeoftheOccult).AndtheForce,thisJupiter
Force,wasacombinationForceWaterofFire.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).PsychicAwarenessandsoon.Allthesethings
arebutothernamesfortheeffectsofthecombinationsofthefiveElementalForces.
AndThereIsNothingElse!!!Iswear!!!SolearnthesefiveElementalForceshere
andnow,andtheirconnectionswithTalismansinthisbook,andyouhavemadea
greatstepforwardtoIlluminationandMastery.Goahead,readandlearneach
slightlydifferentpresentationofKnowledgeaboutthefiveElementalForcesno
matterwhatorderitcomesin.

Toresume.Youwilllookinvainelsewhereforanybasicideasastothefundamental
reasonsforTalismansbeingconstructedthewaytheyare,orforthereasonsbehind
itall.Ireallythinkthatotherteachersdiscoveredtheeffectsandfoundtheycould
manipulatethem,andstoppedthere.Butinthisbookyouareonthecorrecttrackto
realKnowledge.

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

Ifyouhavereadmyotherbooks,thenyouknowaboutthefiveElementalForcesand,
Itrust,youhavemadethesymbolsalready.Infact,youhaveprobablymadethem
severaltimesifyouhavereadseveralbooks.However,evenifyouhave,stilldoit
again;youcantoverlearn.

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,theyarenottobecopiedforyourusetheyare
nogood,beingworthlesslylaidoutonpurpose.Theoriginalteachingswereaddedto
byvocalteachingswhichexplainedallthatwasmissing,butthosepeoplearelong
gonenow,soIlltrytofillyouin!)

So,startingwithAir(Illbesimpleinnames),wewillexaminetheElementalForces
eachinturn.

Airmeans,fundamentally,movement,moveability,abilitytomove.Generally,what
movesbyitselfisalive,soAirself-movementhasusuallymeantlife.Whatyouare
tounderstandbyAirisabilitytomove.

Inyourfuture,to-be-madeTalismans,youwill,inalmostallcases,wanttheTalisman
torelatetosomemovingthingsurelyforsomethingtomovetowardyou.Therefore,
thedesiredmovementshouldbesymbolizedbyacircle,anditshouldbesomewhere
intheTalisman.Doesthisseemreasonable?(YoushouldconstructtheseTalismans
justasyouconstructamachinetodoajob.YourTalismansmachinepartsarethe
symbolsofwhatyouwanttheTalismantobeordo.)

YoushoulddrawandpaintasymboloftheElementalforceofAir,basicallyacircle.

IsuggestthatthisAirsymbol,andtheothersthatfollow,bedrawnona4x4piece
ofwhatiscalledartboard,whichshouldbeavailableinanyartsupplyshop.
Generallysuchashophasalargepapercutter,andshouldallowyoutocutasheet
downto4x4pieces.Youcanfindthesamplesizesofthesesymbolsonthefront
andbackinsidesofmybooks,takeoffthemeasurementsandusethosesizes.Runa
borderaroundtheedgeofthecardjustforthesesamples.

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

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

Pleasestudythefollowingtableofcolorsandtheircomplementaries.

WhitecomplementarytoBlackand/orGrey.
RedGreen
BlueOrange
YellowViolet
OliveRedOrange
BlueGreenRusset
Violet(light)Citrine
ReddishOrangeGreenBlue
DeepAmberIndigo
LemonYellowRedViolet
YellowGreenCrimson

Thistablecontainsthespectrumcolorsandtheircomplementaries.However,in
actualpractice,thiswillvaryagainaccordingtothemanufacturersvariationsof
colorsandotherthingsaffectingthem.Soyouwillstillhavetofindthereal
complementarycolors.

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

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

ThefirstwayyoushouldlearntousetheTalismanisasfollows:Getcomfortable.
TaketheTalisman,holditinagoodlightandlookatitsteadilyforfiveminutes,
butdontstrainyoureyes.Attheendoffiveminutes,lookawayfromthe
Talismantoasheetofwhitepaper,andyoushouldseetheTalismanthereon
thepaperincomplementarycolors,orthereverseoftherealphysicalcolor.The
imagewillfadeawayandthenreturn,butafterdoingthisexerciseforseveral
weeksyoushouldbeabletorecalltheimagetoyourInnerEyeatanytime,in
color,especiallywhenyouarewakingupinthemorningandstillhalf-asleep.Itis
inthiswaythatyoumaketheTalismancometolife.

ThenextsymbolyoushouldmakeisthesymbolofFire.Astheprinciple,first
causeofAirisMovement(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,youllhave
somewhereintheTalismandesignacircletoindicateabilitytomove,andnext
youlladdatriangleFiresymboltoindicatethattheTalismanhaspowerto
EXPAND,toengulftheTHINGSyouwanttheTalismantogetforyou.
Conversely,ifyoumaketheotherkindofTalismantogetridofthings,thenyou
usetheFirecomplementarycolortodeflateorexpelthethingsyoudontwant.

Make,draw,inkandpaintapositiveFiresymbolaredtriangleonagreen
backgroundandthenegativeFiresymbolagreentriangleonared
background.

Toproceed.ThenextElementalForcesymbolisthatofWater.Thekeynote,
basicwordforWateriscontraction.

Naturally,inyourTalisman,youwanttheForcesto(1)movetogetwhatyou
want;(2)expandtoengulfwhatyouwantwhenitgetsthere;(3)closedownon
whatyouwantwhenithasengulfed.(Figureouttheantecedentsofthetwo
pronounsitintheabovesentenceforyourself.)

Make,draw,inkandpaintthepositiveWatersymbolawhitehalf-moonona
blackbackgroundandthenegativeWatersymbolwiththecolorsreversed.

AndlastBUTNOTLEASTOFALL,wecometotheElementalForceofEarth.

TheElementalForceofEarthistheleastunderstoodandleastappreciatedofall
theElementalForces.EvenamongordinarypersonsthisEarthiscalledavaleof
tears.

ItwouldappearthatManisreallyaspiritualcreatureandnotmateriallyinclined
atall.Manworkswithmatterwithgreatreluctance.Manmuchpreferstowork
withhismindratherthanhishands.Manhatestheboundariesthatmatterputson
him,andacceptsmaterialsicknesswithgreatreluctance,constantlytryingto
overcomedisease.

However,anenlightenedOccultist,suchasyouareworkingtobe,doesworkwith
matter,mostlybyenteringtheInnerPlanesandattemptingtoalterthecourseof
eventsontheirwaydownfromtheHigherPlanestothePhysicalPlane.

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
knowledgeaboutthePowerthatmakesTalismanswork.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
oncelighthasnowbecomesolidEarth!!!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
dontbelievebecauseIsayso;studythematerialgivenanddiscoverforyourself
please!Doubtme,andeveryoneelse,untilyou KNOWITyourself,untilyousee
theAstralLightyourself.

SinceintheInnerPlanestheAstralLightisallthereis,letusproceedonthetheory
(atheoryisasortofframeworkideawhichappearstobetrueandallowsforfurther
developmentofmoreexpandedideasonwhateversubjectyouareconsidering)that
outhere,onthePhysicalPlane,All,everything,iscondensedAstralLight.(You
havehadsomeofthisbefore,butdontletthatworryyou;justgooveritagainand
notetheadditions.)

Thispossibilitybeingso,youshouldfindallthefivepartsoftheAstralLightpresent
thereonthecondensed,hardenedPhysicalPlane.Andtheyare.

(ItmayseemtoyouthatwehavewanderedfromthisbookssubjectofTalismans,
butitisnotso!Allwillbetiedtogethersoonerorlater.Dontevergetimpatientwith
Ophieleverywordhasitsplace.)

Toresume.Itisnotmypurposetohustleyoutobuymybooksonly,whenImustsay
toyouasIdonowthatIamgoingtorefertomaterialIhavealreadywritten.Ijust
cantkeepreprintingthepastdataineachnewbook,obviously.Iwriteabookand
recordamassofdatamaterial,andthen,asinthisbook,Ibuildfurtheronthispast
recordedmaterial.ImsorrybutIdontknowwhattodootherthantoassumeyou
havetheotherbooks.

NowIrepeat,thefivepartsoftheAstralLightdocomedowntothePhysicalPlane,
andareembodiedthere,inoutwardfrozenform,foralltoseeandstudy;butuptill
now,thesparkofenlightenmentisnotlit!TheKnowledgeisjustsodifferentfrom
whatweareaccustomedtothatittakesworktograspthedifferentconcepts,and
thenstillmoreworktoputthemintopractice.

ThenamesofthefivedivisionsoftheAstralLightarereallyquitesimplesounding,so
muchsothattheycandeceiveyouintoignoringthemandtheirpowerpotentials,
whichiswhatwasintended.NothingintheOccultisoutward,plainandsimple,
exceptinappearance;alldeeperTruthsarehiddenorcovered,andyoumustdig
themoutforyourself.Icanhelpbypresentingthemandsayingthatsomething
deeperistheregoafterit!butthatisjustaboutall.Pleasetryyourselftogetthe
deepermeanings;thedeepermeaningsarethere,believeme,theyarethere!

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

Ireferyounowtopage53ofmybookTheArtandPracticeoftheOccult,whereinI
describetheElementalForcesinonesetofdescriptions.Someadditionaldatais
nowgoingtobegivenonthesame,inaslightlydifferentmanner.

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

Air,theElementalForceAir,isnotphysicalair,thekindwebreathe,butisadeeper
nameforaForce.AlltheElementalForcesareForcesonly,buthereisagoodplace
tosayforcesbecomeformsfinally,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
onthePhysicalPlanefirstareduplicatedoneachInnerPlaneonuptothetop.
Therefore,youcanseeeasilythatwhiletheouter,physicalcircledrawingyoumade
(make)willnotmove,theInnerPlanecreationduplicateoftheouterdrawingonthe
InnerPlanesWILLMOVE,unlessyouconfineit.Youconfineitbydrawingasquare
andmakingthecircleinsidethesquare,therebyconfiningitontheInnerPlanes.And
thesquareisthesymboloftheEarthPlane,orstability,aswillbenoted.Soallthe
simplesymbolscominguparedrawninsideasquaresymbolizingtheirconnectionto
thePhysicalEarthPlaneandyoubyyou.Imightaddherethat,conversely,iffor
somereasonyouaremakingaTalismanofamoveabletype,thenyouwouldusea
circleastheouterboundary,andnotasquare.Thisisonlycommonsense.

Nowtoproceed.ItisnaturallytruethatwhenyouconstructaTalismaninthefuture,
andyouwanttheTalismantobemoveableinitsactionsonthePhysicalPlane,then
youwillincludeacircleinsidethesquare,nexttothesquarebutenoughofthisfor
thistime.

ThebasicideabehindthecircleisthatsimplyaForcestartsouttomove.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
aphrasemuchbandiedaboutbyOccultists:Asabove,soBelow,whichsomewhat
applieshere,downhere.Fastphysicalmovementdoesresultinheat,andsoalso
doesfastmetaphysicalmovementresultinmetaphysicalheat,whichresultsin
metaphysicalexpansion.Although,naturally,youwillhavetocognizethis
metaphysicalactionmentally,lookforitmentally,yourmentalsearchcanbevery
rewarding,infact,thismentalsearchisyourOcculteducation!)

Tocontinue,symbolwise.TheAircirclespinsandexpandsandbulgesoutatthree
points,andthecirclebecomesatrianglethetriangleofFire.

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

Thesethen,verybrieflydescribed,aretheprocessesofwhichourPhysicalPlane
Worldiscreatedfrom!Irepeat,theprime,basicForcesthatconstituteourPhysical
Plane.Naturally,itfollowsthatwhenyouconstructaTalismanforsomethingonthe
PhysicalPlanetocometoyou,ithastocometoyouthroughttheaboveprocesses,
andbeconnectedinsomewaywithall,orone,oftheForces.Therefore,ina
Talismanyoumake,youshouldhaveone,orall,oftheseForcesymbolsonthe
Talismanespecially,asIsaid.TheoneForcepertainingtothenatureofthething
desiredwiththecreationoftheTalisman.

IsaidinthebeginningherethattherewerefiveElementalForces,andsofarhave
referredindetailtoonlyfourAir,Fire,Water,andEarth.

ThereisanotherElementalForcecalledAkashawhichexists,butactuallyisnever
usedassuch,eitherinTalismansorintheOccultexceptunderpreciseandrare
conditions,whichIdontknowallaboutandneitherdoesanyoneelsethatIknow
(whichdoesntmeanthatIamdenigratingmyself,justbeingsensible).Akashais
usedonlyforworksofelimination,clearingandcleaningup;even,asmightbesaid
byimprecisethinkers,worksofdestruction.DontworryaboutAkasha.Youwont
haveanyoccasiontouseituntilalongperiodofyourfuturedevelopmenthas
passed,andbythattimeyouwillhaveenoughdevelopment,hopefully,tosafely
understanditsuseandbegovernedaccordingly.

Thepreceding,then,aresomewhatthebasicideasaboutyourfutureconstructionof
Talismanstohelpyouthroughlife,toaidyouinmakingabetterandeasierlivingfor
yourselfandothersyoumaywishtoassisttoo.

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

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

Thefollowingisalittledifficultformetopostulateveryclearlyinthelimitedspace
availablehere(shouldtaketwentyorthirtythickbooks,andotherwriterswould)but
letstrytogetit.

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

LetusconsiderthefirstElementalForce,Air.

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

So,whentheElementalForceofAirreachesthishard,fixedouterplane,Isaidit
wouldshowitselfoutthereplainly.Anditdoes,doesntit?Arenotallearthmoving
thingsround?(Toosimple,yousay?Betterthinkagain!)Allmovingwheelsorgears
orshaftsareround.(Didyoueverseeasquarewheel?)Allsurfacesthatare
concernedwithmovementonthisplanearerounded.(Someofthemmaynothave
beensoroundedinthepast,butthetendencytodayistoroundorair-streamlineall
movingthings.)

TheappearanceoftheElementalForceofFireisnotsoplainonthisPhysicalPlane,
butyounowknowitisthere,soyoulookforit.Illgiveyouafewhints.Theinsideof
anautomobileenginecylinderwithinissubjecttotheactionoffire.Intimethe
cylinderbecomestaperedlikeaslighttriangleduetothisfireeffect.Alsonotehow
fireexpandsfromalittletriangleflametoalarger,larger,largerflame.

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

ThefinaleffectoftheElementofEarthontheEarthPlaneistooobvious.Allstable
thingsaresquarehouses,buildings,andmostphysicalendthings.Youtakeitfrom
there.

NowcomethePlanets.ThePlanets,andtheGodsandGoddessestheyrepresent,
arecombinationsofElementalForces.Forthisknowledge,pleaseseemybookThe
ArtandPracticeoftheOccult,whichisloadedwithOccultdynamitebutdontblow
yourselfup!

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

Thereisabook,NaturesFinerForces,byRamaPrasad,whichyouprobablyshould
have.ItisoneofthefewbooksonatypeofMagiceverissuedbytheTheosophical
SocietythatcontainssomepracticalknowledgeaboutInnerPlanethings.Iowea
debttothisbook,andIthinkyouwillfindithelpful,althoughyouhavetodoalotof
readingbetweenthelinesandstrugglewithhisEnglishexpressiontranslations.

RamaPrasadclaimsinthisbookthateveryhourisaperiodoftheday,accordingto
thetimeofyear,theseason,whetherlongdays-shortnights,shortdays-longnights.
IfyoucaretostudytheElementalForcesthatfaroutfromastrologicalperiodsto
daysoftheweek,tohoursofthedayintimeyoucouldbecomesensitiveenoughto
know,byinnerfeeling,justwhichElementalForceisrulingtheparticularmoment
youarein.

TheprecedingKnowledge/informationisnotall,byanymeans,oftheamount
availableabouttheInnerPlaneForcesthatrulethisouterplane,butitshouldbe
enoughtoenableyoutogetstarted.LearneverybitofthisKnowledge,andassoon
asyoulearnit,itshouldbegintoworkforyou.Thisisthemaindifferencebetween
Ophielsteaching/writingsandtheothersyouhaveheardofbefore;torepeat,the
livingworkingisthedifference,andyoushouldnoticeit.

Ionceobservedawatchrepairmanasheassembledawatch.Heliftedthelastpiece,
whichhadthebalancewheelonit,and,.ashedroppeditontoandintothewatch,the
balancewheel,assoonasithitthebottomoftheinsideofthewatchcore,startedto
work,startedtorun/turn.Thisinstantaneousfunctioningsurprisedme,asIhad
thoughtthemanwouldatleasthavetoturnthewholewatchsidewaysseveraltimes
togetitstarted.

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

Iwillrepeattheaboveinaslightlydifferentway.Dearstudents,assoonasyougrasp
theidea/knowledgeofandabouttheexistenceandthePoweroftheAstralLight,its
POWERshouldstarttobecomeavailabletoyouautomaticallyandKNOWINGLY,at
once,insteadofjusthitandmiss,aswealluseitnow,allthetime.

IamgoingtoconcludethissectionwithoneofthetranslationsoftheMessageonthe
Emerald.Thereareanumberoftranslations,allslightlydifferent,butnonedifferent
enoughtomakeanydifference.

IamnottoosureastotherealhistoryofthisMessage,orthestoryaboutanactual
MessageonanactualEmerald,butIlltellitthewayIheardit.

Manycenturiesago,somegreatteacher,atleastanadept,andhemustalsohave
beenrich,causedanOccultMessagetobegivenout.

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

True,withoutfalsehood,certainandmosttrue,thatwhichisaboveisas[thesame
as]thatwhichisbelow.[ThatbelowapparentlymeansallthePhysicalWorld,and
thataboveapparentlymeanstheInnerPlanesasIdescribedthem.]andthatwhich
isbelowisasthatwhichisabove,fortheperformanceofthemiraclesoftheOne
Thing.[TheOneThingheremeanstheAstralLight,anditschangesand
transformationsdoseemlikemiraclestotheordinaryhumanmaterialwayoflooking
attheworld.]

AndasallthingsarefromOne,bythemediationofOne,soallthingshavetheirbirth
fromthisOneThingbyadaptation.[Thewordmediationherewasnotsoclearto
meuntilIcheckedthedictionary.HeremediationalsoseemstomeanthattheOneis
thesource,therawsource,andtheOneisalsotheForcethatcausesthechange
fromtherawsourcetotheEarthPlaneproductscalledallthings,physicalthings.
Thisdoubleideasoundsalittlestrange,butitisconsistentwiththenatureofthe
AstralLight,whichischangeableandisalsoAll.Thefollowingaredefinitionsof
mediate:(1)toInterposebetweenpartiesinordertoreconcilethem;(2)toreconcile
differences;(3)toeffectbyactionasanintermediary;(4)tobringaccordoutofaction
asanintermediary;(5)toactasintermediaryagentinbringing,effectingor
communicating.Asyoucansee,allthesedefinitionsfitinhereverynicelytoexplain
theactionoftheAstralLightinitsmanyparts/actions/functions.TheAstralLightis
trulyallinall,theAstralLightisthebeginningandtheendofallthings.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
wordbellyreferredtohere.WindisAir,ElementalAir,movement.Abellyisaplace
wherematerialsaretakeninandthendigestedorchangedintootherforms,inthis
caseIpresumetheresultofamaleactionreactingonthefemaletakesplaceina
belly.OrinsteadofbellythewordcouldbeWOMB!Certainlythedeveloping
child/objectdoesmove,whichismovement,anddevelopmentismovement,anda
wombisinthevicinityofthebelly!Aftertheitthingreferredtobeforeisborn,then
theitthingisbornontotheEarth,whichEarththenbecomesakindofanurseor
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.[ThemeaningofthepronounITinthis
casestandsfortheObjectdesired,thephysicalchangesnecessarytobringthe
objecttoyou,whichobjectyoudonothaveinyourposessionnow,andalsothe
Processnecessarytobringallthisabout.Seeallofmybook,TheArtandPracticeof
GettingMaterialThingsthroughCreativeVisualization.Thisprocessstartshereon
EarthandgoesonupandintotheInnerPlanes,consideredbymanypersonsas
upthereorHeaven.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
achievementbecomesearthgloryyoucanwellappreciate,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 didnt
forgetwearestudyingTalismans!

The Planes of the Elements




Theforegoingmaterialwasalllaidoutinsomedetailandyoumaywonderwhereit
wasallleadingupto,andwhatconnectionsthematerialhaswithTalismans.

THE/ALLTALISMANSMUSTEMBODY/PICTURETHESEELEMENTALFORCES
INITINTHECREATEDTALISMANITSELF.

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.

ThereisanothermatterherethatIbelieveIwillspeakofalthoughactuallyitdoesnt
seemtoquitebelonghere.Itdoesfitinsomewhatanditdoeshavesomethingtodo
withmagicalworkandinthisbookIamtryingtoconfinethingstoTalismansandtheir
actions.

TheInnerPlanesarefullofLight.Oneofthefirstthingsthatyouwillseewhenyou
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
certainlydidntmeantoimplythoughthatIdidntknowsomethingaboutit.However,
thecriticshavebeenquicktopounceuponmyfewlittlestatementsandperhapsyou
mightcallthembyadmissionswhereinIsaidthatthepointsweresomewhatobscure
andnotcompletelyplainandthatIwasntcompletelysure,onemillionpercentsure,
aboutcertainsubjects.Again,asIsay,IdontmeantoimplythatIdontknow
anythingaboutthesubject.Iknowjustasmuchaboutthesubjectasanyoneelsein
theworldwhohasstudiedjustaslongasIhave.Ihaveneverfoundthesethingsin
anybooksorconversationswithanyOccultists.Infact,theOccultiststhatIhave
questionedwerereallyignorantofthesedeeperOccultramifications.Iamnotreally
tryingtobuildupahugephilosophyoftheOccult,Iamtryingtoputdownworkable,
workingrules.Youmightevencallthemempiricalrulesinasense,butthentheyare
notempiricaleitherbecauseIdotrytoexplainthebackgroundfortherules.

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

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

Butthatisnowaytolearnhowtodriveacarbecauseshehasntthefaintestideaof
whatsheisdoingandwhy!ThatisnotthewaythatIwantyoutolearnaboutthe
Occult.Iwantyoutoknowwhatyouaredoingandwhyyouaredoingitandwhatyou
aredoingitfor,andthentodoit.Andyouwillsucceedinsomedegreeatsometime.
SoifIsaytoyouthatIamnottoosureaboutsomeofthefinerpoints,Ihopeyouwill
rememberthatIamjustnotabigblow-hard,abigwindbag,thatisouttelling
everybody,Ohcomerunningtomeandhandmeyourmoneyandtakemylessons
becauseIknowitallandeverythingishere,andallthatsortofstuff.AndIhopetoo
thatinthefutureyouwillexamineverycloselytheclaimsofanyotherpersonwho
professestoteachyoutheOccult.Ifyoufindsomebodythatteachesitbetterand
truerandmorecorrectlythanIdo,youcallmeandIllgolookatthemmyself.Iam
notthatproudandneithershouldyoube.

Thereisoneotherthing.Forheavenssakelookoutagain,Ihavesaidthisbefore
andIllrepeatitagain,lookoutforthesepropheciesaboutthefutureandthese
Occultnutsthatgointotrancesandtalkallkindsofgibberish,likeCaliforniaisgoing
toslideintotheoceanandthereisgoingtobeabigwarandthereisgoingtobethis
andthesecondcomingofChristandallthatstuff.Notonebitofthatstuffhasever
workedoutandneverwillworkoutbecausewhateverGodisdoing,heisnottaking
thesepeopleintohisconfidence.Andthentheotherthingisforheavenssakelook
outformetaphysicalorspiritualormentalhealings.Theyareverydangerousandare
verymisleadingandreallynobodybutascrewballisgoingtogetupandtellyouto
abandonyourmedicaltreatmentandcometohimforsomekindofachewedhayor
masticatedhayorsomekindofotherthing.

Nowofcoursethehealthfoodfadistsarenottoobad.Ifyouwanttofoolaroundwith
healthfoodandeatvegetablesthenIguessitsallright.Butlookoutanddontletit
gotoofar.Amanhastoeatabalanceddietofsomekind.Amancaneatmany
differentkindsoffoodandtherearemanyfoodsandfoodisfoodaslongasitispure
andwholesomeandthattwattleaboutvegetablesandthingsisjustnothing.Itdoesnt
meanthatyoushouldntlookoutforovereatingofsweetsandprobablyyououghtto
takeitalittlebiteasywiththesalt,ifyoucoulddowithoutsaltorverylittlesaltit
wouldnotbeaverybadidea.Idontknowwhattosayaboutthedrinking.Ihave
abouttwococktailsayearandthereisonlyoneplacearoundherethatreallyserves
itthewayIlikeitandsotakeiteasyandbemoderateinallthingsandthatgoesfor
justabouteverythingconnectedwiththeOccult.

TheobjectofmostofthisdissertationabouttheElementssimplymeansthatyou
mustbegintobethinkingaboutwhenyoudomakeaTalismanthatyouhavetoput
onitsomewheretheseElementalForcesorsymbols.Thatsnottoohardto
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,tocomedowntoyouthroughtheagencyofaTalismanaTalismanthat
youaregoingtocreateinaplannedmanner,andalsoforacertainpurpose.

Now,whatIhavejustsaidopensahugenewsphereofapplicationforthese
Talismans.Ijustcantgiveitalltoyouinthislittlebook.DoyouseewhatIamdriving
at?Well,takeitfromthereyourself.MakeyoursimpleTalismansandthenmake
morecomplexonesandworkonthemanddontdropeverythingintheworldand
startonit.Giveitsomethoughtofyourlifetimeattentionandseewhatresultsyou
get.ButthemainpointistomakeTalismanswithcertainthingsinmind.Iwilltrytogo
intothattowardtheendofthisbook,withsomesummingupattheend,butIamnot
goingtobeabletodomorethangiveasortofstableoutline.Itrustthatyouwillgrab
holdofthisandtakeitfromthere.Nowdontgetoffontangents.Trytosticktothe
rulesthatIlaydownhereforalongtime,willyouplease?Dontgooffontangentsof
yourownandgetalotofcrazyideasaboutTalismansandstufflikethat.Actsafeand
sane.DosomesaneOccultwork,learntodosaneOccultMagicalwork,andIam
sureyourrewardswillbesomethingterrific.

Now,IfeelIshouldmakementionhereofanotherlittlesubject.Allofmyworkis
basedontheCabala,which,ofcourse,intheformIhaveithere,isbasicallyJewish.
ItsaprettyoldJewishsystemtoo.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.

TheGodoftheEarthPlaneisPluto.Plutoisthatcreatureyouseeinilllustrations
withhornsandbatswingsandatailthathaswhatlookslikeaspearheadonitand
hasanimalhoovessometimes;therearenoclear,distinctpicturesofit.Theoldtime
artistsusedtheirfancytoimpresspeoplebut,neverthelessthatcreatureisPluto.And
Plutoisnotthedevil.Thereisntanydevil,thereisntanySatan.Irepeat,that
creatureisdefinitelynotthedevil.

NowthePlaneabovethisone,ofcourse,istheEthericPlane,followedbytheAstral
Plane.InthematterofGreekmythology,thedistinctionbetweenthesePlanesisnot
quiteassharpasthedistinctionIhavejustgivenitwhichismoreorlessaHindu
idea.ButthisnextareaonuptotheUpperAstral,wemightsaythattheMental
Plane,isruledbyNeptuneandNeptuneitissaidruleswaterandtheGreeks
mistakenlygavehimtheideaoftheoceansandtheseasbeingwaterbuttheydont
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.Idontmeanmanmovingwithhislegs,Imeanthatthingsthat
movehavewheelsandwheelsareround,soaroundcircleisthesymbolofAir.Now,
mostofyourTalismanswillhaveacircleinthemandthatisbecauseyouwantthe
Talismantobeamovingthing.IfyoumadeaTalismancompletelyofsquaresyou
wouldnthaveanythingmoveable.Butforheavenssakedontexperimentonthese
differentthingsnowuntilyouknowmore.

Asarule,yourbasicTalismanisroundontheoutsideandthentheseothersymbols
shouldbeplacedinwardlyfromitondownthecenter.Actually,thecentershouldbea
square.

NowwewillreferbrieflytotheElementofAkasha,theElementalForceofAkasha,
andthatisasortofastrangeshape.Itisliketwoconvexcurvesofvarioussizesbut
morelikelytobeanarrowone.IhaveneverheardofitbeingusedinaTalismanand
ifithaseverbeenuseditcertainlyhasntbeenputdowninanyofthebooksthatI
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,butdontfailtostudytheotherstoo;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
twothingscannowbecombinedintooneworkingmagicaltoolyourbirthTalisman
understoodanddrawnandpaintedandmadebyyou,yourself,foryourownuse.
Incidentally,youcanhelpotherpeoplemaketheirbirthTalismanifyouwantto,but
dontmaketheirTalismanforthemasittendsnottodothemanyrealgood.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,butIdontthinkthatonthisfirst
roundofTalismanmakingwewillgointothefinerpoints.

ThePlanetswhichruletwosignswillhaveontheTalismansomeindicationofthe
Elementalnatureoftheastrologicalsigns.Forexample,AriesisaFiresign;Marsisa
FirePlanet;sotheTalismanasshownisbasicallycorrect.

MarsalsorulesScorpioandScorpioisaWatersign,sotheScorpiobirthTalisman
shouldhaveonitsomewheresomeindicatoroftheWaterpart,aswellastheFire
part.

IwishtogetyoustartednowandIthinkyouwillfindthesimpleTalismanoutlined
herewillgiveyouagoodlinktoyourbirthcomplexsetupofForces.Thatswhatwe
areaimingfor,atleastinthisfirstsetofbirthTalismans.Eachofthepageswitha
birthTalismanonitattheendofthischapterwillconsistofthefollowing.Atthetopof
thepagewillbethenameoftheastrologicalsign.InthiscaseIamlookingatthe
nameAries.ImmediatelyunderthenameAriesisarepresentationoftheastrological
symbol.Inthiscaseitresemblesaramshorns.Nowwewillgotothebottomofthe
page,thatsthelowerright-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
completedbirthTalismanforthatsignhowitlookswheneverythingyouneedis
included.

AsIsaidbefore,yourfirstworkinmakingTalismanswillbetomake,draw,and
paintyourbirthTalisman.However,beingastheseTalismansareextremelypotent,
youshouldntletanybodyelseseethem.

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

Itwontreallymattertoomuchifyourartworkisnttoosalubriousaslongasitisto
youyourpersonality.Andthenagain,mostofthelinesintheTalismancanbemade
withacompassandruler,whichitwillbenecessaryforyoutogainalittlebitof
experiencewith.Dontbeafraidtomakealotofexperimentswiththis.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. atleastthreegoodbrushesbadgerhair.
4. ruler,gumeraser,drawingink.
5. watercolorpans.
6. probablyasmalldrawingboard.

ThetwelveTalismansshownherearenottooperfectnordotheyhavetobe.The
Talismansaretoberepresentativesofyourselfnotofmeorsomeoneelse.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



NowwecometotheimportantpartofhowtobringtheTalismantolife,toconnect
theobjectyouhavechosentobetheTalismanwiththeCurrentthatwillcreatea
livingoutlet,asitwere,forthatparticularCurrent,alsodesignatedForce.Ina
modernsensewecanimaginethisoutletasanelectricaloutletwallplugintowhich
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
withaspecificjobinmind.

Ilaidoutinmythirdbookandalsoinmyfourth,somedetailedinformationaboutthe
TreeofLifeandtheGodsoftheTree.ThebookswereTheArtandPracticeofthe
OccultandTheArtandPracticeofClairvoyance.

Ifyouhadreadthesetwobooks(ifyoudidnot,thenyouhadbetterreadthemsoon)
youwillrecallthatintheconception/ideaoftheTreeofLifeyoufoundthat,withalittle
creativethought,practicallyeveryphysicalthinginthePhysicalPlaneUniversecan
belinked,orfiledaway,asDionFortunesaid,tooneoftheSephiroth.AndasI
showedinthetwobooksmentioned,eachoftheseSephirothswaslinkedtoaGod
orGoddess,whichGodorGoddessruledthesubject/objectbeingtreated.(To
ruleathingmeanstomaketherulesunderwhichthethingisgoverned;Icanalso
usethewordgovernedinthissamesense.)Therefore,whenyoudesiretocreatea
Talismanforadefinitepurpose,youshouldknowautomatically,asaformofmagic
thinking,thatyoumustgetintouchwiththeGodorGoddessthatrulestheobjectyou
aretryingtoinfluenceandpersuadehim,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.Thesizeyoushoulduseis4x4.Alsoyoushould,in
viewofthecostofparchment,makeandpaintanumberofcompleteTalismanson
artboardforpracticeuntilyouaresomewhatskilledinthewholeprocess.

Sothenletusconsiderthatyouwantsomethingthatliesunderthejurisdictionof
Zeus.Supposeyouwantguidanceintheselectionofasuperstockinthestock
market.

Youwillfindbyconsultingthesectionattheendofthischapter,calledThe
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
KNOWthatZeusisacombinationofForcesandnotapersonalizedGod.The
ordinaryancientZeusworshiperconsideredhimarealGodandactedandfelt
accordingly.YoumightfeelatalittledisadvantagebecauseyouknowZeusisnota
personalizedGodbeing,butyouaremoreeducated,andyourmindistrained,and
youknowthingsthattheancientsdidnotknow.YouKNOWthattheForcesthat
makeupZeusare:(1)TheElementalForceofFire.(2)TheElementalForceof
Water.SoheisWaterofFire.YouknowthatFireandWaterareElementalForces
andarepartoftheexistenceForcesofwhichthePhysicalUniverseconsistsof,and
youknownthatchangesinthefunctioningoftheseForcesarewhatconstitutes
goodorbadeffectsonthisPhysicalPlaneaccordingtohowthesechangesaffect
you,andtheobjectofyourTalismanistopersuade.(Alonewithallkindsofprayers,
supplications,petitions,please,calls,beseechments,implorations,invocations,and
entreaties.)Alltheseactionsaremadebasicallyforthepurposeofalteringphysical
circumstanceswhicharepresentmanifestationsofthepresentactionpatternsofthe,
canwesay,localAstralLightcombinations.Also,donotforgetthatthereappears
tobestrongevidencethatpresentunwantedadverseactionsofthepresentAstral
Lightcombinationsinyourlifeareofyourownignorantdoingorofthedoingof
othersaboutyou.Sothereforemanyanswerstoprayers,andanswerstosuccessful
Talismanworkings,areoftenmerelyastoppingofwhatyouaredoingwrong,or
influencingtheAstralLightinthewrongway,andthisstoppingcanbebroughtabout
byyoubypreparingtheTalismanandstudyingallthefactorsinvolved,andthereby
gainingsomeconsciousinsightintowhatiswrongandmakingconscious
connections.

AgainletusreturntotheZeusTalisman.IsuggestthatyouplaceyourbirthTalisman
onalargesheetofpaperandthenputthis4x4ZeusTalismancardontopofthat.

Themainsymbolonthiscard(latertobetransferredtoparchment)shouldbethe
WaterofFiresymbol,theredtrianglewiththeblackandwhitecirclesonitinthe
centerofthetriangle.

Oncethisisdone,andoutlinedinblackink,andmadereadyforpainting,youcan
proceedtoplaceontheemptyspaceonthe4by4cardanyandallsymbolsthat
pertaintoZeusortowhatobjectyouareaskingtheTalismantoperformforyou.

TherearesomeotherZeussymbols,suchastheastrologicalsymbolforwhichyou
allshouldknow.Ifyoucaretotakethetroubletomakethesymbolhollowassuch,
youcanpaintinsidethesymbolthecolorblueasZeuscolor.

AlsoZeusplaceontheTreeofLifeisthefourthSephirothsoyoucanputafour
theretoosomewhere,andalsomakeithollowandpaintitblueinside.

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,
whichyoucreatedtobringyousimilarrealthingsforyourenjoymentandpleasure.

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

Also,whensomethinglikethishappens,donotyieldtosomeoldcrabscroakings,
sayinggleefully,Itoldyousoetc.No-thinginthisPhysicalLifeISEVERGOINGTO
BEPERFECTANDDONTEXPECTITTOBE.Asamemberofthehumanrace
whichisalliedtoGodinsomemysteriousway(andtheconnectionisthroughthe
subconsciousmind)andthisallianceisuptoyoutodiscoveranddevelop,andthus
escapefrommanhoodtoGodhood;andtoescapealotofhereafterearthtrouble.But
thebiggest,quickestwaytohandletheEarthPlaneistoKNOWthatitisnotperfect,
andneverwillbe,andthissituationistobeexpected,andthisunperfect,
imperfectionisduemainlytoclashesandconflictsbetweenthesmallbundleof
Forcescalledamanorawoman,andthegreatbundleofForcescalledaPhysical
Cosmos;andwhenthisclashoccursitmustberecognizedforwhatitisandhandled
accordingly.Oneofthebestwaystohandleaclashistoknowwhattheclashyou
feeldepressedaboutisduemainlytoaconjunctionofacoupleofminorplanetsout
thereregistereddownherethroughtheMoon,andthatthedepressionwillpass
awaysoon.

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

WedidwanderfaroffthesubjectofTalismans,butthereisaconnectioninthere:you
mustbereceptiveinordertoreceive,andcreatingandconsecratingaTalismana
connectionadoor-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.Newbasicresearchofapurenature.Thefar
future;ideas.

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

Saturn
ThisSephirothisknownasSaturn,andwithhimweareonmorefamiliarground
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,andespeciallyimprovementkindsofmedicationsfromnewresearch.

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
allthemachinerypertainingtheretotanks,guns,battleshipsallwarthings.The
Pentagon.WarDepartment.Sexenergyandespeciallysexenergyusedinandby
maleanimalsinthemattersofaggressivematingprocesses;allherdprotection
processes.Rulestheadrenalglandsthereby.

Sun
ThisSephirothiscalledtheSuninmanysystemsofCabalastudy.However,wehave
beengivingtheseSephirothsGreekandRomannames,sowewilldosohere.Apollo
isthemostcommonnamegiventotheSunGod,butthisnameApolloisoflater
origin.ThenextoldernameisHeliosandastilloldernameisHyperionortheSun
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
GoddessrulesArtandallartsandartists.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.Paintingandpaintersartistsandevensome
degreeofcommercialartconnectedwithluxurygoods.Jewels,especiallyemeralds,
alljewelry,pearls,ornaments.Jewelrystores.

Mercury
ThisSephirothiscalledMercury(Romanname)orinGreek,Hermes.Herules:
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.TuesdayMars.)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
onandisdependentontheexistenceofaHiddenAGENT,and,inthecaseofthe
OccultMagicStudywearedoinghere,aMagicalAgent.

TheexistenceofthisAgenthasbeenknown/suspectedforuntoldages,bothby
thoseprimitivepeopleswhodrewmagictalismanicimages(picturesonthewallsof
caves)forgoodhunting,downtomodernpsychologistswhosensedtheexistence
ofaUniversalSubconscious,whichistheItofALLINALL.

WehavespokenelsewhereinthisbookaboutthestrictlyMattersideofthisMagical
Agent,andhowthatsideoftheMagicalAgentfunctions.Nowwewilltreatofanother
aspectoftheMagicalAgentanditsconnectionswithTalismans.

Forthepurposeofmakingastart,andwithnoimmediatereferencetooriginsof
thingsassuch,wecanconsiderthephilosophicalidea/conceptthatthereexists
anotherdoubleworld,athrough-the/a-looking-glass,oron-the-other-side-of-this-
oneworld.

Onceyoustopstillandreconsiderthisconceptofadoubleworld,allsortsof
interestingideascomewellingupintoconsciousness.

First:AnObject,anyobjectyouseeonthisPhysicalPlane,hasaduplicateonthe
InnerPlanes.ThisfirstduplicatethengoesonbackuptherestoftheInnerPlanes
totheneartopPlanewhereitceasestoexistasaform,andbecomesanIdeaonly
andthen,onup,toanarchetypalideaonly,andthen,ontopureenergyfeeling.Then
itpassesonoutofthisPhysicalPlaneWorldonuptothegreatbeyond,ofwhichno
oneknowsathingandwhichisofnorealconcerntousatthisstageofourstudyand
evolution.

Itshouldbeobvioustoanyknowledgeable,thinkingpersonthattheunderstandingof
thedoublenessofmanifestedexistencecouldsuggestallsortsofexpanded
possibilitiesofphysicalmanifestationwhichshouldbetakenintoconsiderationinour
everyphysicalactiononthisPhysicalPlane.

ElsewhereIwrotealittleVignetteLessoncallingit,HowtoBecomeaPowerinYour
OwnTown,Job,Club,etc.Thislittlelessoncontainsgooddirectionsastohowto
usesomephasesofthedoublenessofallphysicalthingstoaccomplishcertain
ends.Thedirectionsareabitdifferentfromthosethatfollowandprobablyshouldbe
studiedbyyouifyoufeelsoinclined.Youshouldfindthislessongoodreading.

NowtoresumetheTalismanidea,inconnectionwiththedoublenessofallthingsin
yourdailylife/living.

You,then,aresurroundedonallsidesbyThings,materialthingswhicharethe
outer,hard,exhibitionsofInnerRealities.Onlythethoughtthebasicthoughtsof
things,thearchetypalpatterns,areREAL,theouterPhysicalPlaneexhibitionof
thosearchetypalthoughtsaretheRESULTANTandarenottheReal.

Thistypeofreversethinkingiswhatwillhelpreleaseyoufromthethrallofmatter.

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

AsIsaid,theconceptsweareworkingonherenowareratherdifferentfromthestuff
giveninthebooksbySolomoninwhichhegivesallkindsofTalismansforluck,and
otherdefinitemattersforwhichseeTheGreaterKeyofSolomon,andalsothelittle
companionbook,TheLesserKeyofSolomon.AlsoseeFrancisBarrettsbookThe
Magus.AgainIsay,Iamnotrecommendingthesebooksinordertomakeahuge
profitfromyou.OphielisaCapricorn,ruledbySaturn,andyouknowSaturnisthe
exposer,so,evenifhewantedto,Ophielcouldnotcheatyouwithliesandhypocrisy.
So,doasyoupleaseaboutthebooks.IboughtthemmyselflongagowhenIhadno
resourcestospeakofatall.

Sothisthenisthepictureyoushouldnowhaveofyourselfandyourenvironmentin
thissensethatwearediscussingithere.

Takeforexample,yourhome.Thereinyourhomeyouare,surroundedbyamass
assemblageofmaterialthings/objects.Younowknowthattheseobjectsare
outwardexoteric,externalizationsofinwardesotericideaimages/feelings.

Itispossibleforyoutoturntoanyoneoftheseexternalobjectsand,byinvokingIt,
carryyourselfbacktothebeginningofallthingsphysical.Conversely,itisalsotrue
thatyoucanstartwithbasicarchetypalimages/concepts,andcreate/directthem
downintoyourenvironment,yourSphereofAvailability.(SeeOphielssecond
book,TheArtandPracticeofGettingMaterialThingsthroughCreativeVisualization.)
NowyoushouldhavesomegoodclearideasastowhyTalismanswork,andalso
whyCreativeVisualizationcanwork.

IwillapparentlydigresshereforaspaceandtellaboutsomethingsIdo,foracertain
purpose,andthentieitinwiththeTalismanKnowledge.

Asyouknow,therearemanypeople/persons/organizationspurportingtoteachthe
Occult,nowinexistencesomenew,someold.

Ophielhascontactedmanyofthepersonsandgroupsinduecourseofpassing
times,andhehasevolvedaquicktestquestionwhichhepropoundstothepeople
andOphielcanmakeafairapproximationoftheirOccultstandingbythenatureof
theiranswers,coupledwiththemannerinwhichthequestionisanswered.(Now
donttakethistooseriously.IuseitonlyonsuspectedpersonswhenIdonotdetect
anyoutwardsignofanythingontheOccultball.)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
TalismanortheincomingSensoryImpactionwillcontrolyouwillchargeyouand
willmakeyoutheirTalisman.

ThisiswhatImeanwhenIsaySex.ImeanSexinitshighersenseandnotinits
lowersense,andifthepersonIamaskingthequestionofisadvanced,hewillsense
mytruemeaningandansweraccordingly.Somuchforthat,andYOUfigureoutthe
highermeaningsofPowerandMoney.

SonowbacktotheTalismanidea/principles.Inthischapter,Ihavepresentedthe
heretoforeOccultsecret,(Solomonneverspilledawordaboutitandneitherdid
Barrett)oneofthosebigOccultSecretsyouhearsomuchabout.Well,thereitis:
YOURENVIRONMENT/SURROUNDINGSYOURSPHEREOFSENSORY
IMPACTIONISONEGIGANTICTALISMANandhowyoutreat/handle/chargeitis
themeasureofyoursuccessinlivingyourPhysicalLife.Youmustgenerate,draw
andpassthroughyourbodyagreatamountofForce(AstralLight/Power)sothatyou
CHARGEyoursurroundings,magnetizeyoursurroundings,tousetheolderword,
yourSphereofImpaction,tousethenewword,sothatyoursurroundingsbecome
saturated(revisualizetheAstralLightasWaterastaughtpreviously)withPrana
coloredbyyourbodypersonality.YoudonotcreateanyPrana.Pranaisanother
usefulnameforthefourElementalForcesandthefourtogethercollectivelycreate
thefifthcalledAkasha,andalloftheseElementalForcestogether,combined,are
calledPrana.ThisPrana,becauseitshines,orglows,totheInnerSight,iscalledthe
AstralLight.ThisPranaflowsintothisPhysicalSystem,symbolizedbythediagram
oftheTreeofLife,intothetopandproceedsondown.(Anothersuggestednamefor
thissubstanceisUndifferentiatedElementalSubstance,oftenmentionedbyDion
Fortune.Keeponthelookoutforthesedescriptivewordsthatdifferentpeoplecoined
andyouwillfindthatmanyofthemrelatetothesamething.)

ThiscontroloftheincomingSensoryImpactscanbegainedinwaysotherthanthose
magicalwaysasgiveninthechapteronchargingTalisman;thisotherkindofcontrol
isdonesuccessfullyallthetimebythousandsofpeople(witnesstheRockefellers
andMorgansofoilandfinance,JamesJeromeHillofrailroads,andotherstoo
numeroustomention).Youshouldreadandstudythephysicalmethodsthesemen
usedtogainthatcontrol.YoushouldalsoreadasmallpaperbackbookbyPaul
Getty.Hegivesaverygoodoutlineofmethodswhichborderverycloselytomagical
methods.(Goodthinghedidntknow,orbelievein,anymagicalstuffaswithhis
ordinaryphysicaldrivecombinedwithmagicalmethodshewouldownthewhole
world.)

ThosePhysicalMethodssometimesworkaswellastheMagicalMethods,butnow
youwillbeabletomakeuseofbothmethodsinyourfuturelifeswork.

Muchofthe/yourfuturelifesworkyouwillhavetoworkoutforyourself,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
controltheaimofallOccultpractice.
A List of Recommended Reading


TheGreaterKeyofSolomon
TheLesserKeyofSolomon
Gayley:ClassicMythsinEnglishLiteratureandArt
LeadbeaterandBesant:Thought-Forms
MaxFreedomLong:TheSecretSciencebehindMiracles
Prasad:NaturesFinerForces

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.ThePhilosophersStone
13.ShadowagainstSubstance
14.WhatYouDeserve