Monday, June 28, 2010

The Black Work Course Outline

Ok, so the Black Work Course is going to be freaking AWESOME. It's what I should have come out with first. The SA has been moved to the White Work Course, and Hermetic Merkavah's over in the Green Work. 8th and 9th sphere stuff is coming in the Red Work Course. Whew. Dude. Lots and lots of work to do.

I've broken up the Black Work Course into three phases, naming them as pretentiously as I could. This is still a tentative outline, because there's more I want to cram in there somewhere. I can't seem to think of everything just yet, but this is the minimum of what I plan to cover:

Neophyte

Introduction
  • You have Cleansed me with Hyssop, Oh Lord: Banishing and Cleansing Rites
  • The Art of Contemplation
  • Self Assessment: Whoever therefore shall know himself...
Cosmology
  • In the Beginning: The Creation of the World
  • First Father, Nous, Logos, Workman, Governors, Man
  • Spheres of Emanation
  • The Emerald Tablet: Map of the Great Work
  • Meet the Family: Dad and the Uncle-Aunts
  • Where are you from?
Spiritus Mundi: Hermetic Animism
  • Chain of Manifestation
  • Genii Loci
  • Meet the Family: Mom? Is that you? And you had kids!?
  • What are you?
Elementary
  • Elemental Hierarchy
  • Four Angels of the Corners of the World
  • Princes of the Four Angles of the World
  • Meet the Family: The Cousins
  • What makes you tick?

Apprentice

The Altar: Table of Manifestation
  • Altar Layout
  • Elemental Weapons
  • Planetary Talismans
  • Constellations and Mansions
  • The Lamp
  • Miscellaney
  • What do you do?
Conjuration
  • The Table of Practice
  • The Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals
  • Variations
  • Elemental Initiations
  • What do you want?
Magic without Tools
  • The Astral Temple
  • Dream Work
  • Path Working through the Spheres
  • How are you going to get what you want?


Magician


About that Great Work
  • Who are you?
  • What's wrong with you?
Meet the Genius
  • The Threefold Keeper
  • The Genius and the Evil Daimon
  • Conjuration of the Genius
On Working with the Genius
  • Spiritual and Practical Applications
  • An Introduction to the Seven Planetary Governors