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April 15, 2014

Happy 4-Year Anniversary to The Hermetic Hour!

April 20, 2014

1:00pm: Class at Montsalvat

April 27, 2014

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Special Announcements

Welcome to The Church of The Hermetic Sciences website. If you're new and just getting started, be sure to check out the Blog area for your first 3 lessons and open-book quizzes.

The Beyond Lemuria - 2nd Edition DVD is now available on Amazon. It features a new cover with our Dero Princess Soror Klyto and a booklet about the Shaver Mysteries including "Secret Entrance to The Cavern World," by Richard S. Shaver. The price has dropped to $9.95 and is available to our members for $5.00. It will be shipped out to new members along with their first coupon order instead of the original edition.


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Temple Building - The Circle

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Baal vs Adonai?

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Mesmerism Presentation on OOP

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Astrology Questions

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Conversations with Mishra about the rules.

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Bardionian Soul Mirror Variant

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First crack at a special necklace

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The Hermetic Hour

Kenneth Grant, Austin Osman Spare, and H.P. Lovecraft (re-broadcast) - Apr 25,2014

On Thursday at 8:00 p.m. the Hermetic Hour, hosted by Poke Runyon, will present a discussion on "The Dark Side" of Hermetic magick. We will explore the works of the 20th century's most erudite and accomplished diabolist, Kenneth Grant and his "Typhonian Gnosis", tracing his sources through Crowley, the occult artist Austin Osman Spare, and back to the fin d' secle decadents of the late 19th century. We will touch on Grant's adoption of the "Cthulhu Mythos" of fantasy writer H. P. Lovecraft and his fictional "Necronomicon." We will read deliciously evil snippets from Grant's books, and our own lovingly crafted satire "Beyond the Nostrils of Nuit" from the forthcoming Seventh Ray. This really ought to be our Halloween show. Tune in and we'll descend into the Tunnels of Set.

The Pentagrammaton: A Hermetic Revelation, by Frater Osiris - Apr 18,2014

On Thursday April 17th, 2014 The Hermetic Hour will celebrate its four year anniversary with special guest Frater Osiris, Wor. Michael Downs, Magister of the O.T.A.'s Atlanta Lodge, who will lead us through 500 years of Symbolism, History and Practice of "Transforming the Unpronouncable Tetragrammaton into a Speakable Magickal Logos, the Pentagrammaton," and reveal the relevant practices for achieving Adepthood that this Arcanum encodes and points to: We will learn about the open-secret practice of Divine Theurgy called "Soliliquea" that is intimately tied to "Pronouncing" the Pentagrammaton, better known to us in our time - but identical in essence --as the "Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel" which leads to our 3rd Degree. We will reveal how the Ubiquitous Pentagram of our most fundamental Rite - when understood in its fullness - is the Key in plain site to this August Operation. Osiris will cover the origin and use of the Classical Name YHShUH - an Hermetic Jesus - by which YHVH was Transformed when Cabala was first added to our Tradition by Christian Hermeticists in the Renaissance, and what becomes a proper NEW WORD or Magickal Logos of Transmutation, for our Hermetically purified Tetragrammaton AMShT...This is a visual and diagram intensive exercise, so Frater Osiris has put up some follow-along resources for this talk at > which will become active just before the show -- just click on the Dove of Astarte on the Top of the Monk's head ...So tune in for an Hermetic-Cabalistic meditation on the creative and liberating consequences of the O.T.A.'s swap from the traditional Jewish Godname of YHVH to the Hermetically 'purified' formulation AMShT as its Elemental Tetragrammaton.

Kabbalah, Cabala, and Modern Hermetic Qabalah - Apr 11,2014

On Thursday April 10th, 2014 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on different interpretations and conceptions of Qabalah. This is a subject we have covered before, however, that was years ago before we started climbing The Tree in our weekly lectures. Now that we have arrived at The Abyss and and are venturing onto The Eleven Sphere "Tree Before the Fall", it is appropriate for us to review our Hermetic Qabalistic structure and establish the philosophical, mythological and metaphysical differences between the various Kabbalahs, and the particular innovations we have made in our modern Hermetic version of the ancient system. On next week's show Frater Osiris, Magister of our Atlanta, Georgia Lodge will be giving a lecture on this subject with some insights of his own, so our talk can be considered a preliminary to his program. Tune in and we'll play Monopoly on the greatest board game in the universe.

Gateway to The Abyss - The Eleven Sphere Tree - Apr 04,2014

On Thursday April 3rd, 2014 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a special program discussing the O.T.A.'s Pathworkings beyond the Sphere of Chesed. These Paths lead to the re-manifested Sphere of Da'ath, which in the Eleven Sphere Tree becomes Saturn, the beginning of the physical universe and the gateway to the Abyss. This concept and its practical applications are covered in "New Tarot Trumps for an Eleven Sphere Tree of Life" in THE SEVENTH RAY, Book III, "The Red Ray." We will also discuss the Golden Dawn's eleven sphere tree and the idea of the Tree before and after "The Fall." This is a Key lecture and lesson in our study program. So tune in and we will journey to Mot's Back-o'-Beyond.

The Eleusinian Mysteries with Feraferia's Jo Carson - Mar 28,2014

On Thursday March 27th, 2014 Hermetic Hour host Poke Runyon will talk with Jo Carson, leader of Feraferia, about Eleusis and the Mysteries of Death and Rebirth. What happens to the soul after death? What can be expected in the afterlife? Jo has written a new book, Celebrate Wildness—Magic, Mirth and Love on the Feraferia Path which includes a discussion of the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Mysteries of Demeter and her daughter Persephone were held at Eleusis, in Greece, for almost 2,000 years. These Mysteries had the goal of providing a first hand experience of certainty in the continuity of life after death. The Mysteries were established around 1450 BCE, and ended only when the Roman Christian emperor Theodosius I forcibly closed them in 392 CE. They were centered around the myth of Demeter, the earth mother Goddess, and her daughter Persephone. In this story, Persephone was abducted by Pluto and taken to the Underworld, and eventually was able to return. This myth provided a key to giving real revelations to the population of that world. Thousands of people journeyed to Eleusis each Fall to experience the Eleusinian Mysteries, which means hundreds of thousands were initiated. However, so tight was the secrecy, or so inexpressible was the experience, that no one has ever revealed its profound secrets. We will explore what is known, what is conjectured, and how Feraferia honors the Eleusinian experience. So tune in and peek behind the veil of death.


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