Monday, January 6, 2014

Why Hermetic Principles

It has been suggested that Hermes Trismegistus, or he whom we called that, was a contemporary of Abraham and an instructor of that age. His Hermetic teachings can be seen embedded deep within any of the world religions of today. Even though it may seem there are great and significant differences in the doctrine of these religions, at some of the deeper levels, there are always certain "correspondences" to the Hermetic teachings; these teachings have grown and evolved into various forms.
Within each generation a number of persons or students open themselves to the teachings; to understand and carry on the knowledge of Hermes. For many years, alchemists attempted to turn base metals into gold. Hermetic alchemy is rather a transformation of the baser consciousness of man to a golden enlightenment; a transformation of the self as Penczak has suggested. The principles taught by Hermes, and those after him, help us to understand how we can transform ourselves, better understand nature at it's most glorious, and grasp the similarities between science today and philosophy of yesterday.
The Hermetic Teachings can be found across the globe in many countries; however, they are never identified with any particular country, nor with any particular religious sect. The reasoning behind this was so that the teachings did not become embedded into doctrine or a specific creed, but remain as a philosophy that transcended this man made structure. At the time of the dawning of Christianity, the teachings were lost under a shroud of theology and it has not been until recently that the Hermetic Principles have re-emerged.

Syster Wyrd, Lorie

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Re-Discovering the Hermetic Principles

Some eight years ago, I chanced upon a book written by Christopher Penczak titled "The Inner Temple of Witchcraft". At that time, I had been on a trip with my Syster Wyrd to Salem; the purpose being to discover what had been tempting us for some time. I picked up this book in a shop during one of our last days in Salem and to this day, it remains one of my favourites.
Once home, I began studying it in depth and attempting to open my mind to all manner of things it was suggesting. Being so early in my journey of acquiring "occult" knowledge, I found it hard to grasp certain concepts. But now, some years later and with over a hundred kindred books laid to rest, I find myself drawn back to Christopher's book, specifically to its descriptions of the Hermetic Principles, and to the writings of Hermes Trismegistus in "The Kybalion".
2014 seems a good year and milestone in my search of knowledge to review both works. My hope is to receive and share understanding. I will not promise to anyone dedication to writing in this blog, as let's face it, I am a procrastinator, but I will attempt to as a discipline.
All the best to those out there who trip across my little spot on the vast web and look forward to any and all comments along the way.

Syster Wyrd, Lorie

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.”

 (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
Today was a special day; a new year and a new moon.
The perfect day to promise yourself a new adventure. I think I will put some thoughts into that over the coming days before the full moon. By then I should have an idea of what that adventure will be.
I love this image I pulled from Pinterest. (Originator unknown) A path not yet travelled and one that beckons with the light.

A merry start to the New Year and Blessed Be all my friends and family Wyrd!