As we continue to explore the many gift ideas for the metaphysically inspired on our holiday gift list, it would serve us well to remember the quote from Albert Einstein – “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science”. There is a rich and diverse history of teachings from the old orders and many secret signs, clues and symbols have been implanted in structures, especially around the Washington, D.C. area, to enlighten those who have the eyes in which to see. Our forefathers worked very deliberately to leave a set of clues which can be traced and decoded. Perhaps A.L Rowse, in The Use of History, said it best as – “Bound as our lives are to the tyranny of time, it is through what we know of history that we are delivered from our bonds and escape into time”.
On this grand adventure, we’ve reached Gift Number Six of the 12 Days – 12 Gifts of Enlightenment gift list. Gift six is: Give the Gift of History and Mystery
In Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrusians and the Decoding of the Great Seal, author Robert Hieronimus, Ph.D. investigates the mysteries surrounding the forming of the United States of America, including how the seal on the back of the one dollar bill discloses the secret destiny of America. Mystery lovers, students of the esoteric, historians and theorists, will enjoy the information on the Knights Templar, John Dee and Francis Bacon, the Order of the Skull and Bones, the three Great Seal committees, the masonic involvement of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers and the tremendous influence of the League of Iroquois.
Guaranteed to open the psyche to new realms of possibilities, Robert Hieronimus guides the reader on a journey which upon completion, may find them never looking at history, the founding fathers or D.C. in the same way again. If history textbooks were as concise and informative as this compendium, children would be lining up in droves in the classrooms to become history buffs.
For those with a hunger and desire to delve further into the past, moving back in time from the New World into ancient Europe, I encourage you to explore Galina Krasskova’s book, Runes: Theory and Practice (New Page Books). Galina shares the cultural history of the Norse runes and the story of Odin, (the Norse God who won the runes through his sacrifice at the World Tree) and then takes the reader on a journey into each of the individual runes, in a way rarely shared and taught in these modern times. Taking the reader beyond what is commonly known about runes and their history, Galina exemplifies runes as living spirits and guides the reader into discerning how to create a relationship with the spirits of the runes. Intended for an experienced magic practicioner who is well versed in working with the other realms, I recommend it for metaphysical adventurers who choose to go well beyond the mundane into the ancient veils of mysticism and divination.
Want to know more about secret societies? Listen to my interviews on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, as I speak with John Michael Greer about his book: The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History http://www.exploreyourspirit.com/Media/shows2.shtml#GREERSECRETSOCIETY
and Philip Gardiner on his book: Secret Societies http://www.exploreyourspirit.com/Media/shows2.shtml#SECRETSOCIETIES
This evening gentle readers, I leave you with this thought to ponder… “When a historian enters into metaphysics he has gone to a far country from whose bourne he will never return a historian”. -Shailer Mathews, The Spiritual Interpretation of History
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Kala is an award winning author, intuitive and talk show host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show. Her thought-provoking interviews entice listeners to tune in around the globe! Described by her guests and listeners as discerning, empowering and inspiring, she speaks with world renowned authors, artists, teachers and researchers delving into metaphysical, holistic and paranormal topics. Kala’s book, 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled delves into the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mystery schools and explains their wisdom teachings. Kala lectures on Esoteric Teachings, Developing Business Intuition, Working with Auras, Chakras and Energy Fields, and Wise Woman Wisdom (also known as the Divine Feminine). Kala’s Guided Meditations CD’s include Spirit of Hawaii and Egyptian Mystery Temple and Tibetan Mountain Journey. More info: www.ExploreYourSpirit.com