Lamp & Labyrinth: Retrograde Suspension & The Arrow of Intention

The truth seeker does their best to see what can be seen, however, just like in regular sight, things that you feel aren’t always as they appear. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Sovereignty at The Center of the Labyrinth

Sovereignty is rightly held by the just, make the land their kin, What kind of Sovereign ruler are you over yourself? Do you treat you like beloved kin? [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: The Ego Hides

The best mystics say proudly, “I’m not better than anybody else,” while the worst say, “I’m better than everybody else; look how much I’ve Served them”. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Polytheistic Mysticism

Enlightenment isn’t a goal, it’s just a tool. Unfortunately, most people who consume content on mysticism aren’t getting the truth. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: The Longest Night and the Mystery of the Incarnation

Every December 21, a NY church holds a “Longest Night” service. Nicholas Laccetti reflects on this year’s in the light of the Winter Solstice and Christmas. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: What is a lamp? A Labyrinth?

Since the show Westworld stole my main analogy for mysticism, I thought I’d share the analogy that came to me while in devotional practice.  It is important to distinguish between a maze and a labyrinth when comparing my analogy to the TV show:  a maze has dead ends while a labyrinth does not. In the [Read More…]

Seekers and Guides: Imparting the Mysteries – Helping Your Students Find Personal Gnosis

How do you impart a personal experience of the Divine that may not be at all like your own? How do you teach the sound of one hand clapping? The answer is: you don’t. You teach the skills needed in order to make this very personal discovery instead. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Reconstruction and Mysticism

Instead of building a procedure to ancient blueprints, we are left with building a container, discovering what experiences can be held in that space, and elaborating, refining, and rearranging that container until the desired experiences arise naturally and reliably from the format. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: An Introduction

The concept of the horizon is one that is threaded through huge amounts of Egyptian liturgical poetry. It appears in the oldest known texts, often in a context that seems to equate it with the spirit world. The gods are seen going to, dwelling within, and rising from the horizon; the king, likewise; those who enter the spirit world are “pure and living in the horizon.” [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 2

In the ancient Celtic world, there were people with names such as Giolla Bride (“Servant of Brighid”), Mog Nuadat (“Slave of Nuada”), and so forth. We can’t really say exactly what these names meant to the ancient Celts, but we can get a glimpse of different types of devotional relationship that are possible for any worshiper. [Read more…]