The Clavis Mystica.

“En Giro Torte Sol Ciclos Et Rotor Igne” (The Spiritual Sun has turned the Ages in a Circle and is their Mover with Fire) are words referred to in the Ogdoadic system of High Magick as the “Clavis Mystica.” Taken all together, they are a palindrome – reading the same forwards as they do backwards. The words are not easy to translate, being a mixture of medieval Greek and Latin, and they form the Sacred Heart of Mysteries and serve as a most perfect Invocation of those Inner Plane Powers.

But what does it mean to “turn the ages in a Circle?” Marsilio Ficino explains: “Eternity is the image of God; the Cosmos, of Eternity; the Sun, of the Cosmos; and Man, of the Sun. People call Transformation Death, because the body is dissolved, but in fact life withdraws into the Unmanifest.  I shall tell you, as you are listening with such reverence, my beloved Hermes, that all these things that have been thus Dissolved and indeed the Cosmos, are transformed. Each day a part of the Cosmos withdraws into the Unmanifest, but the Cosmos is never Dissolved. This is what happens to the Cosmos, these are its Cycles and its Mysteries. The Cycles are a continual rotation and the Mystery is the Renewal.”

The daily withdrawal of the Cosmos is the principal concept here, symbolized to the ancients by the setting of the Sun – the well-known journey of Ra and other Solar Gods through the Underworld. This is of course followed by the Dawn: this is the Regeneration, the Rebirth of the Adept after the Sojourn of the Darkness. Thus is this palindrome whose very orthographic structure symbolizes the Cycles of “Continual Rotation” and Renewal.

You can see these eight words in the beautiful marble inlay on the floor of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, where they encircle an image of the Sun, and you can trace the footsteps of the greatest minds of the Renaissance that were quite familiar with this palindrome and still view this sight today inside the eight-sided Baptistery of Florence which is situated in the Piazza del Duomo.



The Power of Chanting Om.

Om has powerful meaning and significance. The ancient mantra or vibration traditionally chanted at the at the beginning and end of a yoga, helps foster a deeper connection to the practise than can be achieved with rhythmic breathing and physical postures. Om is considered sacred and resonates a high spiritual and creative energy. Chanting Om is said to create a sense of harmony and unity of the mind, body and soul. Om is believed to represent the basic sound of the Universe: the cosmic vibration that gives birth to all other sounds.

When pronounced correctly, the sanskrit word Om it is actually A-U-M and actually consists of four syllables:
A – The stretched-out A sound begins at the back of your throat and as it is stretched out, you will begin to sense your chest and solar plexus vibrating.
U – The stretched out “oo” sound will gradually resonate along your upper palate, creating vibrations in your throat.
M – The prolonged “mmmm” sound. The last syllable is created via the transition from the “M” to the deep silence of the Infinite.

The first three states syllables equate to the conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious states of the mind. Encompassing the divine energy (Shakti), these three letters symbolise the basis of:
1) creation,
2) preservation 
3) liberation.

According to yoga, Samkya and other scriptures, the letters of Om correspond to three gunas (principals of nature):
A = tamas, signifying darkness, inertia and ignorance (waking state)
U = rajas, signifying passion, activity and dynamism (dream state)
M = sattva, signifying purity, truth and light (state of deep sleep)

The natural humming energy of Om exists all around us. Om vibrates at the frequency of 432 Hz, which is the same frequency as everything in nature. Keep in mind that everything in the entire universe is actually pulsating and vibrating. Chanting Om connects us to all that is living, from beings, to nature, to the universe. Part of the sacred scriptures of most Hindi traditions, the Om mantra is referred to as being the same as the supreme consciousness. 


Mandala of Avalokiteshvara.

Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig as he is known in Tibet, is the Buddhist deity who personifies the ideal of compassion. He can be portrayed in several different forms, two of the most popular being as a white deity with either four arms or 1000 arms; the extra arms symbolize his ability to help many beings simultaneously.

The Mandala can be described as being the residence of the respective deities and their retinues. The sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara was originated from the tantric teachings of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Although depicted on a flat surface, the Mandala is actually three-dimensional, being a “divine mansion” at the center of which resides Avalokiteshvara, surrounded by the deities of his entourage. Every aspect of the Mandala has meaning: nothing is arbitrary or superfluous. The four outer walls of the mansion are in five transparent layers, representing faith, effort, memory, meditation, and wisdom. The four doorways, one in the center of each of the four walls, represent the Four Immeasurable Thoughts: love, compassion, joy, and equanimity and there are decorated with precious jewels. The lotus flower in the center of the Mandala represent the lotus family, one of the Buddha families that correspond to the five psychophysical components of a human being, and which purify specific impure states of mind; the Lotus family purifies passion into discriminating awareness. The white thousand arms, thousand-eyed Avalokiteshvara is standing in the center of the lotus flower, on a white moon disk. In the four directions are seated his retinue seated on white full moon disks. The deities arise from the unity of; the wisdom of emptiness and great bless of the principle deity Avalokiteshvara. Seated on the eastern petal is the purified aspect of Hatred in the form of a blue deity Akshobhya, on the southern petal is the purified aspect of Misery in the form of a deity Rathasambhava and likewise, the purified part of Ignorance & Jealousy are represented by the deity Vaivochana at the western and the deity Amogasiddhi at the northern petal respectively. The central deity Avaloketishvara represents the freedom from attachment. The lotus itself symbolizes the mind of renunciation. To protect the residence from negative conditions, it is surrounded by a Vajra fence, which also symbolizes the continuous teaching of the Vajrayana (Tantric Teaching) by lord Avalokiteshvara. In the outmost part, it is circled with burning flames radiate with intense light are not only for protection but also to burn away or to get rid of delusion and the dark nesses of the ignorance.

In general, the Mandala shows a method of bringing peace and harmony in our world, through genuine practices of the mind of Great Compassion, the Wisdom of Emptiness, and the meditations of Mandala with their respective deities. We can generate the respective qualities as mentioned and thereby bring about a positive change in this world of ours. For a practitioner who meditate on the Tantra of Avalokiteshvara, one would familiarize oneself with every detail of the Mandala and the deities within it, engaging in repeated exercises based upon visualizing the pure beings and pure environment which symbolized one’s own being and environment in purified, sublime form. Such exercises, carried out within the basic Buddhist framework of developing wisdom and compassion, bring about a profound transformation of the psyche. Just to glimpse the Mandala, however, will create a positive impression on the mind-stream of the observer, who for a moment is in touch with the profound potential for perfect Enlightenment, which exists within the mind of all beings.

At the end of ritual ceremony, the Mandala will be systematically dismantled and the sand powder of the Mandala will be thrown into a clean river or a sea to remind the impermanence of the world. In fact, it serves to enrich the soil and the mineral resources and to eliminate the untimely death.


Sacred Geometry.

Sacred Geometry is the blueprint of Creation and the genesis of all form. It is an ancient science that explores and explains the energy patterns that create and unify all things and reveals the precise way that the energy of Creation organizes itself. On every scale, every natural pattern of growth or movement conforms inevitably to one or more geometric shapes. As you enter the world of Sacred Geometry you begin to see as never before the wonderfully patterned beauty of Creation. The molecules of our DNA, the cornea of our eye, snow flakes, pine cones, flower petals, diamond crystals, the branching of trees, a nautilus shell, the star we spin around, the galaxy we spiral within, the air we breathe, and all life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes. Viewing and contemplating these codes allow us to gaze directly at the lines on the face of deep wisdom and offers up a glimpse into the inner workings of the Universal Mind and the Universe itself. The ancients believed that the experience of Sacred Geometry was essential to the education of the soul. They knew that these patterns and codes were symbolic of our own inner realm and the subtle structure of awareness. To them the Sacred Geometry had particular significance involving consciousness and the profound mystery of awareness, the ultimate sacred wonder.


Energy of Consciousness.

Energy is the fabric of the Universe, and all matter originates from energy. Energy is information, including thoughts, prayers, intentions, and beliefs. Regarding this, some of the highest energetic frequencies in consciousness are universal spiritual truths found in all of the sacred texts.

Consciousness is the omniscient information field that connects everyone and everything. The energy field of consciousness includes:

Subconscious and conscious thought forms of all humans
Consciousness of the Soul – Higher Self
Consciousness of all that is created by the Divine – Universe
Consciousness of the Divine

Concepts in physics relating to energy are evolving based on new findings in the cosmos, which may require a complete rethinking of Einstein’s law of relativity. Not only is the concept of energy shifting on the physical plane of mathematical laws as new discoveries are made in our universe, but a major shift is occurring in global consciousness. Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath say “Humankind is in the middle of a great paradigm shift from a mentality of competition to one of cooperation.”

As the human race goes through the Great Change of transformation in consciousness to create new systems of cooperation and unity on Earth, the energetic push comes from the frequencies encoded in your DNA. These frequencies include lower vibrational shadow frequencies associated with fear, and higher vibrational gift frequencies associated with love. As you transcend your fears and come into a state of unconditional love, you transform your consciousness to a higher frequency band that energizes your DNA creating profound healing in your body-mind. DNA is a biologic quantum field computer, and as such, connects you to the energies of the spiritual dimension and consciousness.

All energies influence each other, sometimes in subtle, but more often in highly significant and unusual ways. If energy waves come together in coherence forming a constructive interference pattern, they create an energy wave of higher amplitude, thus increasing the amount of energy carried by the wave. Increasing the energy of a wave has the potential to amplify its effect on matter, including your body-mind.