Author: Naha Armady

Crystal Healing: Is There Scientific Proof? | A How-to Series

“Is there any scientific proof that crystals really work?” It is an indisputable fact that quartz crystal has properties such as piezoelectricity, through which its six sides alternate a positive and negative charge under certain conditions. And we know that quartz can store huge amounts of data, and that crystals are used in everything from watches to computer chips to cars. Thanks to quantum physics, science now accepts what metaphysicians have been saying all along, which is that everything is energy, that energy can be transmuted and changed, and that everything vibrates. It is also understood that minerals do...

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Crystal Healing: Is It For Me? | A How-to Series

Like a lot of people, I had a rock collection as a kid, but I never had crystals…or so I thought. Usually we think of crystals as having a natural point and flat facets, but even a stone that is cryptocrystalline (like rose quartz for instance) is still considered a crystal. As it turns out, a lot of “stones” are cryptocrystalline, meaning that they have a microscopic crystal structure, it’s just not seen with the naked eye. This means that rocks like jasper, tigers eye and agate aren’t just rocks, they are crystals. I had admired crystals for their...

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Gemini & the Magician | An excerpt from May’s 22 Teachings Newsletter

Naha Armady, one of our beloved contributors and fluent masters in practical and ritual magic, has provided us all the gift of a monthly newsletter this year under the name 22 Teachings. With 22 Teachings, Naha supplies a yearly curriculum, which includes courses in Tarot, Developing Intuition, and Crystals and Stones. The symbolism of 22 for Naha? “Since I can remember, 22 was my favorite number. It was one of those things that just always seemed to pop up for me, seeing it throughout the day on clocks, receipts, signs, sidewalks, parking spots. The more I delved into my...

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The Middle Pillar and the Western Mystery Tradition

The Western Mystery Tradition, the occult lineage of the west, is rooted in Hermetic Qabalah. This is a spiritual path to develop self-knowledge and unite with one’s inner divinity, thus with all that is divine. Hermetic Qabalah is a philosophical expression uniting many magical traditions and teachings including Jewish Mysticism, ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian religion and magic, Alchemy, Astrology, Angelic Invocation and the Tarot. A glyph known as the Tree of Life is used as a meditative symbol and key to understanding the Qabalah and the other Hermetic Arts. The word “Hermetic” comes from the teachings of Hermes...

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