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


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 ...

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738720869
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/8/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,188,375
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Louis de Biasi is a writer, speaker, and Hermetic philosopher who has studied the various topics of the Tradition since the 1970s, and who has been initiated into the highest degrees of several Western initiatic traditions. Introduced very early into the Ordo Aurum Solis, in 2003 de Biasi became the tenth Lifetime Grand Master. He is also in charge as Reverend of the religious expression of the Hermetic tradition called Ecclesia Ogdoadica.

De Biasi's philosophical and spiritual tradition is rooted in neoplatonic and hermetic affiliations, and includes masters of the tradition such as Plato, Proclus, Iamblicus, the Emperor Julian, Pletho, and Ficino, to name a few. He is also the Grand Patriarch in charge of the Ordre Kabbalistique de la Rose-Croix (the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross, O.K.R.C.)

He was initiated into Freemasonry and raised in 1992. He is a 32° Scottish Rite Freemason, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S., F.G.C.R., Royal Arch Mason. He is a specialist of Masonic Rituals and Esoteric Freemasonry.

He is invited regularly to various countries where he gives workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences on philosophical and traditional subjects and expounds and expands on his writings.

He is the author of several books in French, published in several languages, and is now writing in English for Llewellyn Publications.

To read more about Jean-Paul de Biasi, please visit him online:

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Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Divine Heritage

A Living Being 7

The Golden Chain of the Masters 11

The Birth 11

Dark Days and the Survival of the Tradition 15

Pletho, the Hermetic Master 19

The Tarot, Birth of the Hermetic Keys 24

Hidden Keys of the Hermetic Tradition 27

The Hidden Truth 31

Legend of "The Book of Thoth" 31

Numbers and the Qabalah 32

The Hidden Structure 35

The Olympians 38

The Divine Spheres 40

The Hidden Keys 41

Numbers and the Sacred Alphabets 46

The Hermetic Key 53

Part 2 Divinities of the Tarot and the Esoteric use

The Divinities and the Spirit of the Tarot 61

The Esoteric Uses 69

Psychic Practices for Tarot Training 73

Symbolic Learning 73

Meditation 76

Ritual Work 78

Creative Visualization 80

From Evocation to Invocation 84

Contact with the Egregore and Working with the Energies 88

Part 3 The Sacred Maps

The Qabalah, from Greek to Hebrew 93

The Tree of Life 93

Representation of the Sephirothic Tree 97

The Tarot: Gate of the Qabalistic Paths 101

The Four Worlds 105

Principles of the Sacred Languages 107

The Greek Alphabet 108

The Hebrew Alphabet 109

Part 4 The 24 Divine Powers, Theory, and Symbols

Arcana of the Planets 117

Helios 117

Selene 124

Ares 129

Hermes 133

Zeus 138

Aphrodite 142

Kronos 147

Arcana of the Zodiac 151

Athena 151

Aphrodite (2nd Aspect) 155

Apollo 159

Hermes (2nd Aspect) 163

Zeus (2nd Aspect) 166

Demeter 169

Hephaestus 172

Ares (2nd Aspect) 175

Artemis 178

Hestia 181

Hera 184

Poseidon 187

Arcana of the Elements 191

Gaia 191

Pontos 195

Ouranos 198

Eros 201

Aether 204

Part 5 Alliance with the Divinities of the Tarot

Basic Elements 209

Tarot and Attributions 209

Sequence of Practice 212

Preparation for Practice 213

Relaxation 214

Integration of the Tree of Life 219

Sequence of the Practice with the Major Arcana of the Divine Tarot 219

Basic Outline of the Rite of Alliance (The Use of Evocation) 219

Basic Outline of the Rite of Alliance (The Use of Invocation) 223

Descent of the Power of Mezla 227

Part 6 Rituals of the Tarot

Principles of the Ritual Work 233

Goals and Practical Applications 233

Choice of the Tarot Card for Psychological Action 235

How to Choose the Day of the Practice or the Beginning of the Cycle 237

Hours of Practice 238

Choice of the Numbers of Practices 241

Practices on Yourself through an Individual Ritual 245

For an Action on the Psychological Level 245

For an Action on the Physical Level 254

Practices on Yourself Using Group Ritual 257

For an Action on the Psychological Level 257

The Ritual of the Birthday 269

Occasional Complete Balancing 285

Part 7 Astral Practices

Rules Governing Astral Practices 297

Individual Practices for Working at a Distance 303

Group Practices for Working at a Distance 307

Final Words 307

Appendix 1 Magic Squares (Kameas) 309

Magic Squares (Kameas) Used in the Rituals of the Tarot 309

Magic Squares of the Tarot (Kameas) 314

Appendix 2 Sacred Signatures 319

Appendix 3 Correspondences 327

Psychology: Classification by the Tarot Trumps 327

Psychology: Classification by Symptoms 340

Appendix 4 The Hermetic Tree of Life 355

List of Figures 357

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    A waste of paper

    Jean-Louis de Biasi's "Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis" is an utter disappointment, fraught with severe gaps in understanding of the Ogdoadic Tradition as outlined by Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips. Nor does a shoddy editing job by Llewellyn do this book any favors. De Biasi dabbles with correspondences in order to fix some perceived error in the Tarot, which he then presents as the true and original version of the cards. Llewellyn would have done much better to reprint Denning & Phillips' "The Magick of the Tarot" than to release this book.

    That the book reads like a bad high school essay would perhaps be understandable as a consequence of English not being de Biasi's primary language, but the complete lack of copyediting by Llewellyn is inexcusable. The reader must endure a barrage of bizarre, bold-faced factual errors such as "The Greeks used consonants exclusively" (p. 40), ".the Tree of Life that is traditionally used doesn't have paths thirty-one and thirty-two" (p. 44), "The Greek alphabet is composed of 27 letters" (p. 312), a step of the planetary gesture Korax that should be called "Taurus" is instead inexplicably given as "Faicrus" (p. 126), etc.

    The key assertion of Jean-Louis' book is that the Tarot and the Tree of Life as previously employed by the major Western Esoteric Tradition (and indeed, as lucidly described by his own Order Aurum Solis prior to his taking the reins) is wrong. As I have alluded to, de Biasi's great secret which he unveils is that there should be 24 paths on the Tree of Life: two extra Paths associated with Earth and Spirit. Additionally, the traditional ordering of the Paths on the Tree is incorrect. What would lead the Grand Master of the Aurum Solis to "pull an Achad"? His primary reason is to retrofit the Greek alphabet onto the Tree of Life in an attempt to reconcile the use of both the Greek language and the Hebrew-based Tree - but the rationale that Jean-Louis provides is ludicrous and, frankly, offensive:

    "It is surprising to note that the Hebrew Qabalah is disconnected from the traditional systems, omitting the two principles of Spirit and Earth. Perhaps the explanation for this omission lies in the fact that the Hebrew alphabet is limited to twenty-two letters. Of course, this limitation is reflected in more than the omission of the Spirit and Earth principles. Still, it is obvious that the principles of nature and the body were generally rejected (or were treated as obstacles) in Judaism and Catholicism." (p. 42)

    To be clear, the issue here is not with exploring alternative configurations of the Tree: that spirit of innovation which builds upon tradition was core to the brilliance of The Magical Philosophy when the teachings of Aurum Solis were first unveiled. But de Biasi did not describe this book as his own innovations; instead, he chose to parade this system of contrivances as a hidden secret of the Ogdoadic Tradition and indeed, that this is in fact the "true" form of the Tarot as designed by ancient initiates. Whatever his intent behind producing this book, The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis is shamefully embarrassing and completely disrespect

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