Golden Dawn

Lighting the fire: the Body of Light

Having established the athanor of the Art, the theurgist must now apply "heat" in order to begin transforming the First Matter. These techniques, from the basic Circulation of the Light to the more advanced Godform work, are used to create an excited state in the subtle bodies of the magician, liberating energy and making it available for personal development.

The Knowledge of and Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel

Abraham the Jew was medieval Kabbalist of great renown who wrote the infamous "Book of Abramelin." In this book, he described a spiritual retreat which one may undertake in order to eventually have the experience of communicating with one's "holy guardian angel", which the Kabbalists believe accompanies all human beings during their lifetimes.