Welcome to Cornerstones of Magick: Overview of the Course

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Welcome to Cornerstones of Magick. In spiritual practice a Temple is a place of learning, sanctuary, devotion, joyous exploration, community and  coming to “Know Thyself”. It is for these reasons that I have chosen this construct for our next level of study.

As a magical practitioner I have spent much of my time of personal growth within the astral Temple I created long ago. In the beginning I visualized the design and decor of this space and placed my consciousness within its walls as I sat in meditation or ritual. As the years progressed and my deeper understanding of the Craft has evolved, I have come to realize that this Temple is not just the construct of my imagery, but is the combined product of my magickal experience, the teachings I have received and offered and is continually with and around me as I moved in the manifest world.

My Temple of the Wise exists as a co-creation of all aspects of my being  and all levels and states of my consciousness. This Temple is my mind, action, heart and physical form. It is all that I have been, am and will be. It is, quite simply, myself as the embodiment of my belief and spiritual practice. 

Overview of the Course:

Our studies will construct a Temple of the Wise  based upon the Four Elemental Pillars of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. These will be erected from a Three-Fold Vision reflecting the realms of creation. The Temple will contain Four Great Halls of learning and serve as the libraries of your accumulated experience deeper gnosis. All of these components that go into the work of building and creative effort will hold their resonance…..

As Above….

Our Temple will open to the heavens of the Divine experience

So Below….

And be grounded in a foundation of Practical experience.

As Within..

We will craft the boundaries of Halls of learning

So Without….

That will inform our place in the world as a

Seeker on the Path of the Wise.

Every Great Building is Conceived from a Greater Vision….

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Definition of…

The Vision of Practical Experience
The Vision of Spiritual Experience
The Vision of Divine Experience

These Visions will guide the construct of our Pillars of support. Our goal is one of creating connection to the Manifest, Spiritual and Divine worlds.

The Blue Print of Design…..

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Four Pillars of Boundary
Four Pillars of Stabilizing
Four Pillars of Sustaining

We will cycle through each of the Four Elemental Pillars as we build layer upon layer of understanding and reach. We begin erecting our Pillars from the Vision of Practical Experience and each completion of the four rises through a cycle created from the Vision of Spiritual Experience and finally the Vision of Divine Experience.

Creating the Floor Plan…..

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Each month’s building of a pillar will be a four-part(weekly) process that lays the foundations of Four Halls of learning to be used within your Temple.

Wk. 1-The Hall of the Lady – The Goddess
Explorations of the Goddess in all of Her Forms and forging deeper connection to the Divine Feminine.

Wk. 2-The Hall of the Lord – The God
Exploration of the God in all of His forms and forging deeper connection to the Divine Masculine.

Wk. 3-The Celestial Hall of Wisdom – The Magick of the Cosmos
The energy of the Planets and Stars and realization of our place within the greater Cosmos.

Wk. 4-The Hall of Divination – The Wisdom of the Oracle
We will use the tool of the Tarot to awaken our intuitive self. We begin with the cards of the Major Arcana.

As with any building project, there will be inevitable additions, refining and in this case, purposeful delays (where focus may be lengthened on a specific topic) that will ensure a strong and durable end product.

Lesson Plans and other information will be added as we move through this upcoming week. We will begin the process of clearing the land and laying the foundation on August 9th.

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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2 Responses to Welcome to Cornerstones of Magick: Overview of the Course

  1. Pingback: Two Options for Learning! | Teachings on the Path

  2. Steve Hollingsworth says:

    10/19/2015 @ 6:30 pm — Having had a wonderful time as a Guest at a class, I am going to try to catch up on many of these courses before the Greet&Meet next Saturday. (And I’m also going to work on not dozing off during a late-evening pathworking!!)

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