The Litany of the Tree of Life

In the Tradition of The Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn

By (author) John Michael Greer

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Book Details

  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : March 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 100
  • Size : 129mm(w) x 198mm(h)
  • Catalogue No : 95060
  • ISBN 13 : 9781913504946
  • ISBN 10 : 1913504948
Synopsis

Daily rituals for those who are engaged in intensive study of the Cabalistic Tree of Life.

This book is intended for daily use as an alternative to the form of discursive meditation taught in the knowledge lectures of the Order of the Golden Dawn, and specifically for those who are engaged in intensive study of the Cabalistic Tree of Life.

It may also be found suitable for practice on a more occasional basis, such as once per week, as a helpful addition to the regular meditations taught by the Order.

A litany such as this falls somewhere in the space between ritual and meditation. Like a meditation, it works primarily with consciousness rather than with the subtle energies directed in magic; like magic, it is in some sense a performance, in which performer and audience are one.

Meditative attention on the symbols and concepts is important for the litany to have its proper effect, but so are the vocal and performative dimensions that give magic its power.

Regular practice will teach each initiate to find a personally appropriate balance between these themes.

About the author

By (author) John Michael Greer

John Michael Greer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books, including The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, The Celtic Golden Dawn, and Circles of Power: An Introduction to Hermetic Magic. An initiate in Freemasonry, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Martinist Order, and three Druid traditions, Greer served as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) for twelve years. He is also the author of seventeen fantasy and science fiction novels and ten nonfiction books on peak oil and the future of industrial society. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Sara and blogs weekly on politics, magic, and the future at www.ecosophia.net.

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