Friday, June 30, 2006

Musings of Doc Kheti 06.30.06

Always remember--
on the physical plane,
imperfection of the human body is a corollary to human frailty.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 06.29.06

The material world is a manifestation of the Gods and Goddesses; one must embrace both the material and spiritual realms with an awareness that is truly sacred, spiritual, and profound.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Black Magic(k)


"Some understanding of the intricate theory and practice of ceremonial magic may be derived from a brief consideration of its underlying premises.

First. The visible universe has an invisible counterpart, the higher planes of which are peopled by good and beautiful spirits; the lower planes, dark and foreboding, are the habitation of evil spirits and demons under the leadership of the Fallen Angel and his ten Princes.

Second. By means of the secret processes of ceremonial magic it is possible to contact these invisible creatures and gain their help in some human undertaking. Good spirits willingly lend their assistance to any worthy enterprise, but the evil spirits serve only those who live to pervert and destroy.

Third. It is possible to make contracts with spirits whereby the magician becomes for a stipulated time the master of an elemental being.

Fourth. True black magic is performed with the aid of a demoniacal spirit, who serves the sorcerer for the length of his earthly life, with the understanding that after death the magician shall become the servant of his own demon. For this reason a black magician will go to inconceivable ends to prolong his physical life, since there is nothing for him beyond the grave.

The most dangerous form of black magic is the scientific perversion of occult power for the gratification of personal desire. Its less complex and more universal form is human selfishness, for selfishness is the fundamental cause of all worldly evil. A man will barter his eternal soul for temporal power, and down through the ages a mysterious process has been evolved which actually enables him to make this exchange. In its various branches the black art includes nearly all forms of ceremonial magic, necromancy, witchcraft, sorcery, and vampirism. Under the same general heading are also included mesmerism and hypnotism, except when used solely for medical purposes, and even then there is an element of risk for all concerned.

Though the demonism of the Middle Ages seems to have disappeared, there is abundant evidence that in many forms of modern thought--especially the so-called 'prosperity' psychology, 'willpower-building' metaphysics, and systems of 'high-pressure' salesmanship--

The practice of magic--either white or black--depends upon the ability of the adept to control the universal life force--that which Eliphas Levi calls the great magical agent or the astral light. By the manipulation of this fluidic essence the phenomena of transcendentalism are produced. The famous hermaphroditic Goat of Mendes was a composite creature formulated to symbolize this astral light. It is identical with Baphomet the mystic pantheos of those disciples of ceremonial magic, the Templars, who probably obtained it from the Arabians.

Black magic has merely passed through a metamorphosis, and although its name be changed its nature remains the same.

A well-known magician of the Middle Ages was Dr. Johannes Faustus, more commonly known as Dr. Faust. By a study of magical writings he was enabled to bind to his service an elemental who served him for many years in various capacities. Strange legends are told concerning the magical powers possessed by Dr. Faust. Upon one occasion the philosopher, being apparently in a playful mood, threw his mantle over a number of eggs in a market-woman's basket, causing them to hatch instantly. At another time, having fallen overboard from a small boat, he was picked up and returned to the craft with his clothes still dry. But, like nearly all other magicians, Dr. Faust came at length to disaster; he was found one morning with a knife in his back, and it was commonly believed that his familiar spirit had murdered him. Although Goethe's Dr. Faust is generally regarded as merely a fictional character, this old magician actually lived during the sixteenth century. Dr. Faust wrote a book describing his experiences with spirits, a section of which is reprinted below. (Dr. Faust must not be confused with Johann Fust, the printer.) "



Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 06.27.06

One must be absolutely comfortable in her or his own outer covering;
otherwise, those spiritual skeletons lurking about your besom closet
are surely bound to emerge.

Equal Rights For Earth-Based Religions

"Equal Rights For Earth-Based Religions"

By: Rev. Morgana RedSkye Black
June 25th. 2006

“'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.'

There have been many amendments to the Constitution, but this is the one that is the focus of this page. If the US Constitution gives us the right to worship as we will, then why is society so against the earth-based religions practicing and worshiping in public? If the mainstream religions like Christianity and Jews can have days off from school, why shouldn’t Wiccan and Pagan children have off on our Sabbats? I don't think this is fair. . ."

Full Essay:

Monday, June 26, 2006

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 06.26.06


"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side."

~ Aristotle ~

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Spiritual Resources & Services

~ Spiritual Resources & Services ~

African American Witches Cauldron

The Temple of Kheti

The Temple of Kheti Forum

Wedding Officiant Services

"Never look the raven in the eye, yet look at all things in the life and nature with a mind's eye wide open . . ."

~ Sifu H.A. Diop

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ma'at Thoughts

"Ma'at is eternal and has not changed since the time when she came into being."
~ Ptahotep ~

Ankh udja seneb, a'nekh djet,
em hotep

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Cosmic Principle of Inversion

" The calling forth of matter out of spirit and
spirit out of matter."

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Seven Hermetic Principles

Hermetic philosophy is based on the seven following tenets of truth:

I. The Principle of Mentalism
"The All is mind, the Universe is mental."

II. The Principle of Correspondence
"As above, so below; as below, so above."

III. The Principle of Vibration
"Nothing rests, everything moves; everything vibrates."

IV. The Principle of Polarity
"Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are all the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled."

V. The Principle of Rhythm
"Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates."

VI. The Principle of Cause And Effect
: "Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates."

VII. The Principle of Gender
"Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principle; Gender manifests on all planes."

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 06.06.06

The greater one's devotion to deity,
the greater one's sacrifices and offerings to deity.

A sensational lie is much more readily believed while gaining credence
than the plain truth.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 06.01.06

A haunting feeling of reverence and awe may play havoc with one's sense of will to believe in the mysterious impressions of the unknown.