John Bell over at Hermetic.com is starting to build up a Fundamentals section at the library — an area that encourages people to get off the sofa, put down the cell phone, and do some real spiritual work.
That sort of thing really resonates with me.
So when he asked me if I’d be willing to come up with a month of daily meditation exercises for his site, I immediately said “Yes!” and began to put together a program based on the Hermetic Cross, a.k.a. the Hermetic Quaternary, a.k.a. the “Powers of the Sphinx.”
What is the Hermetic Cross?
Nobody really knows how old the Quaternary is or where it originated. All we can say is that it was first revealed in Eliphas Levi’s book Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie and not widely known until Levi’s book was translated into Transcendental Magic, Its Doctrine and Ritual by A. E. Waite in 1896. I’ve been working with the Hermetic Cross for almost thirty years, and still each year brings a new insight or two.
So I’m leaping at the chance to make this deceptively simple framework accessible to a wider audience. There is mystery at the center of the Quaternary that awaits you, but I dare not name it for fear of spoiling the revelation.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
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