I was minding my own business, reading Inner Christianity by Richard Smoley (which is really as much about the innerverse as it is about the christianverse) and simultaneously working through the lessons in Modern Magick by Donald Michael Craig. And then along comes my best friend Charles, and he posts a link to a video.
Nagging pain behind my right eye. Stress fractures. Pressure building.
Crash, boom, bam, my head explodes, kind of like that dude in the movie Scanners. It turns out that the 100 A+ I earned in Geometry class forty years ago is far handier than the other kids said it would be. Geometry is everywhere, and mathematical symbolism is powerful stuff.
Did you know that you can draw a bee line line between the tetractys (a pyramid of equilateral triangles) the Tarot card The World, the Four Worlds of Qabalistic mysticism, Jung’s four psychic functions (thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition)? Okay, maybe you did.
But did you also know that the symbol of Cabal Fang contains a triangle and a circle, which looks like a two dimensional representation of the tetractys emerging from a sphere, revealing a initiatory, martial way of seeing and interacting with the world?
The Egyptians had their mysteries, as did the Greeks. Revivalists like the Freemasons and the Golden Dawn created their own. And then came Cabal Fang, bringing you the Martial Mysteries.
Sometimes a confluence of symbols spontaneously cracks open your head, which is good. But the simplest and safest way to crack open someone’s head on purpose is to expose him or her to a well-crafted initiation.