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The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis: Using Tarot Talismans for Ritual & Initiation

The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis: Using Tarot Talismans for Ritual & Initiation

by Jean-Louis de Biasi

A true symbolic synthesis of the Western Initiatic Tradition, the Tarot is a remarkable tool for connecting to the divine powers of the Hermetic and Ogdoadic Tradition of the Ordo Aurum Solis. Grandmaster Jean-Louis de Biasi offers this innovative system of high magic to help you attain higher states of consciousness and an evolved inner self.

Pairing the


A true symbolic synthesis of the Western Initiatic Tradition, the Tarot is a remarkable tool for connecting to the divine powers of the Hermetic and Ogdoadic Tradition of the Ordo Aurum Solis. Grandmaster Jean-Louis de Biasi offers this innovative system of high magic to help you attain higher states of consciousness and an evolved inner self.

Pairing the symbolic components of the Hermetic macrocosm—including the five elements, the seven ancient planets, and the twelve zodiac signs—with corresponding deities of the Greek pantheon, de Biasi shows you step-by-step how to channel cosmic energies. This is the ultimate system, reconciling magicians, Tarot deck readers, and astrologers. Using original Hermetic Tarot images as talismans, you will invoke and internalize the unique energies of each card through powerful practices and rituals.

—Work with the Hermetic Tree of Life
—Discover astral practice
—Perform meditations and visualizations
—Explore Tarot's earliest Greek Qabalistic symbols and other associations

As you progress further on this initiatic path, you will deepen your inner experience of the divine Arcana, and ultimately bring about a profound transformation in all levels and aspects of your being.

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I warn you that what you are going to read about the Tarot will completely change your thinking about the Tarot and your use of the Tarot deck. Most people don't like change, and few people are really "wide awake" to accept revolution. Most of us—including myself—are not always truly awake, and rarely do we welcome change even when pretending that we do. We want our comfort, we prefer consistency, and we honor tradition while yearning for the simpler times of the "Good Olde Days."

Real revolutions are evolutionary, and, when involved with esoteric and spiritual concepts, their essential function is to wake us up, expand our consciousness, and open doors we didn't see that were there all the time. The difference between revolution and evolution is that one happens to you and the other requires you to take the "next step" to accomplish the change in your reality. Evolution builds upon the past, but the change in your reality is transformative, and even the past looks different from your new perspective and place of understanding. The Tarot is key to this revolutionary evolution.

In this book, Jean-Louis de Biasi tells us that the Tarot was created to invoke specific invisible forces that generate energies present both within us and at universal levels. Each card represents a state of consciousness and a particular energy that can be invoked and used in ritual and divination as keys to the most ancient archetypes. Jean-Louis writes: "The Tarot induces an action on the subtle planes that is capable of affecting our invisible bodies, and then reverberating into the physical level in our daily lives." He further writes that the "Tarot was conceived to transmit a secret initiatic inheritance by channeling specific invisible powers and stimulating energies present inside of you that are extant in the entire universe," and that the Tarot's "construction is based on an occult structure that makes each Arcanum a genuine talisman, which is able, merely by its presence, to generate those effects to which it corresponds." However, Jean-Louis does warn the reader that most versions of the Tarot are not completely effective in connecting us with these full powers, and he explains why and reveals the answer to the problem.

What you already see is that this divine Tarot is a long way from "the devil's picture book" or the simple art form of the Italian Renaissance. We don't have the "fortune-telling" decks that were so entertaining in Victorian times and we have much more than even promised by the modern magical orders.

The Tarot is a system, not a "thing," and as such the Tarot stands alone and independent to fulfill its purpose of providing an inner experience of contacting the divine powers and incorporating them into your own psyche, fostering your psychic development and empowerment. You will then be able to use these powers in solving personal life problems by taking action on the invisible planes.

By understanding the secret origins of Tarot symbolism, the reader becomes directly involved with the nearly alchemical process of transformation that is itself the secret of initiation.

The sacred language of the Theurgic Tradition was not Hebrew, but Greek. Hebrew was and is prominent not only in Qabalistic studies and magical practices, but it is with the Theurgic Tradition that we find the authentic theoretical and practical uses of the Tarot keys as well as their original correspondences. The Theurgic Tradition is continued to this day in the Ogdoadic Tradition of the Aurum Solis.

It is within that ancient tradition, reaching back to the origins of the Tarot, that we correct the errors found in the Waite-Colman deck and other modern decks, that we find the original correspondences of the sacred Greek letters, see the original Qabalistic correspondences to the sacred Hebrew letters, perceive the archetypal relationships with the Greek divinities, and rediscover the sacred names corresponding to these divine powers.

Building upon these revolutionary/evolutionary foundations, this book takes the reader well beyond the limitations of ordinary Tarot practices of divination and even of talismanic and ritual magic.

Through these uses and active meditation, we are in astral and mental contact with the invisible living spirit, or Angel of the Tarot, that has existed now for thousands of years. It is with the system of the Tarot, and interaction with this angel, that the divine Tarot becomes a complete initiatory experience. We are not limited to just the physical reality; the Tarot enables a true link and a reciprocal exchange between the physical and the non-physical, between our mind and the spiritual world. Through our subtle bodies, the Tarot system makes it possible to enter directly into a relationship with different levels of reality. Thought forms are created of astral substance and then function to connect us with other entities and energies that empower our further evolutionary growth and development.

Seeing the Tarot as a genuine symbolic summary of the divine powers at work throughout the cosmos, we enter into new relations and responsibilities as conscious co-creators, knowing that every thought and action has consequences beyond our personal sphere. Even our divination becomes more than interpretation, opening an interactive channel to influence the outcome of the reading.

We can go further and use the Tarot cards as astral doorways to travel out-of-body, experience new realities, and to become more than we are!

Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
7th Past Grandmaster Aurum Solis

Meet the Author

Jean-Louis de Biasi is an author, lecturer, philosophical counselor, and coach.

His philosophical, religious, and spiritual domains of expertise are focused on early Mediterranean philosophy, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, and Western religions.

As a philosopher, Jean-Louis de Biasi practices philosophical counseling and coaching. He is a member of the National Philosophical Counseling Association.

One of his main focuses has always been religious rituals all over the world and more precisely in the Western world. Initiatic orders such as Freemasonry are fully part of his investigations and Jean-Louis de Biasi has been recognized as a specialist in these fields.

Having beeninitiated into Freemasonry in 1990, he is a Master Mason and a Past Master currently belonging to the Grand Lodge of Nevada. While living in France he has been Grand Officer of the Grand Orient de France. He has received all the degrees of the Egyptian Freemasonry (33°-95°) and other allied degrees.

Introduced very early into the Ordo Aurum Solis, in 2003 de Biasi became the tenth Lifetime Grand Master. He is also the current head of the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross.

A lecturer since he was twenty years old, he is invited regularly to various countries where he gives workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences on his fields.

He is the author of several books in French, published in several languages, and is now writing in English for Llewellyn Publications. Many of his books are available in a number of languages in several countries.

With his wife Patricia, he is also the founder of the companies Theurgia and Philosophy Tours. The latter is a travel agency offering travels all around the world focused on philosophy, spiritual traditions, and Epicureanism.

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