Originally published on June 30, 2009
We’re joined again by Paul Clark, Steward of Fraternitas L.V.X. Occulta. He begins by talking about the F.L.O’s publication of the early lessons of Paul Foster Case, Occult Fundamentals and Spiritual Unfoldment – Volume 1: The Early Writings and Esoteric Secrets of Meditation and Magic – Volume 2: The Early Writings.
Volume 1 begins with a short biography of Case followed by Occult Fundamentals, a wide-ranging introductory survey of topics studied as part of the Western esoteric tradition. Spiritual Unfoldment uses the powerful archetypal images of the Tarot to guide students through the seven stages of spiritual development, from the illusion of bondage to cosmic awakening.
In the second volume, the first section provides a combination of Eastern and Western meditation techniques, from concentration, step-by-step, to the reception of teachings of the Universal Mind. The section about magick shows how the practical Qabalah affects our everyday lives and the concept of linking aspects of consciousness to symbols, magickal tools, and talismans.
Clark elaborates on the concept of initiation and the role of initiates in the current age. He talks about how mystical revelations are not integrated until one comes down from the mountain and is able to expound the Truth of those experiences in the marketplace. Next, he discusses the greater initiation, linking the self-conscious with super-consciousness, Gnosis, Knowledge and Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel, and how an initiate is someone in the process of awakening, equilibrating, self-purifying, and consecrating with the goal of service to others.
Dr. Clark then addresses the great lies perpetrated throughout the ages, including separation, materialism, and mortality. We finish off the interview by talking about the concept of Hieros gamos, the sacred marriage.
Fraternitas L.V.X. Occulta (Fraternity of the Hidden Light)
Occult Fundamentals and Spiritual Unfoldment – Volume 1: The Early Writings by Paul Foster Case
Esoteric Secrets of Meditation and Magic – Volume 2: The Early Writings by Paul Foster Case
The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages by Paul Foster Case
Esoteric Keys of Alchemy by Paul Foster Case
The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune
intro music by HipGnosis
background music by Darkfold -”Nomads”
outro music by Aarni – “V.I.T.R.I.O.L.”