Tarot and Kabbalah: Hod
Hod is the astral world, the astral body.
The astral world is governed by the Moon. This is why astral projections become easier during the crescent moon and a little bit more arduous during the waning moon.
The astral plane is really the plane of practical magic. For example, in some of the tribes of the most profound jungles of the Amazon, the piaches or sorcerer-priests give unto their people a special beverage in order to enter into the astral plane at will.
They mix the ashes of a tree called guarumo with very well ground leaves of coca; this is administered when the moon is a crescent. Thus this is how astral projection is performed. The piaches know very well that Hod, the astral world, is governed by the Moon, but many Kabbalists suppose that it is governed by Mercury, and they are mistaken.
The messages that descend from the world of the pure Spirit become symbolic in the astral plane. Those symbols are interpreted based on the law of philosophical analogies, on the law of analogous contraries, on the law of correspondences and on the law of numerology. The book of Daniel and the biblical passages of the Patriarch Joseph, son of Jacob, must be studied in order to learn how to interpret your astral experiences.
The legitimate and authentic astral body is the solar astral body. The body of desires, which is of a lunar nature, has been mistakenly called the astral body.
All of the creatures of nature are lunar. They possess a lunar astral body, which is a cold protoplasmatic body, a bestial remnant of the past.
What we need is to build the authentic body of Hod, the legitimate astral body, which is a vehicle of a solar nature. This must be built in the Ninth Sphere by working in the flaming forge of Vulcan.
The solar astral body is a body of flesh and bone that does not come from Adam. It is a body that eats, digests, and assimilates.
There are diverse authors of a pseudo-esotericist and pseudo-occultist type that fall into the error of mistaking the ego with the astral body.
Modern metaphysical literature speaks a lot about projections of the astral body, although we must have the courage to recognize that fans of occultism are used to projecting themselves with their ego in order to travel in the sublunar regions of nature through time and space.
We can travel through the Milky Way towards the central sun Sirius with the solar astral body. To go beyond the Milky Way is forbidden unto us, because in the other galaxies there are other types of cosmic laws that are unknown to the inhabitants of this galaxy.
There is a great temple in Sirius where the great masters of this galaxy receive an initiation. The disciples of the God Sirius are Rosicrucian Gnostics; the true Rosi-Cross is in the superior worlds. The disciples of the Rosi-Cross have the Holy Grail emblazoned on their hoods. They also celebrate the drama of the Christ, because it is a cosmic drama.
Our disciples must acquire the power of travelling with the astral body. This power is acquired by daily vocalizing for an hour the sacred mantra Egipto. The vowel “E” (sounded eh) makes the thyroid gland vibrate and grants unto the person the power of the occult ear. The “G” (as in good) awakens the chakra of the liver, and when this chakra has reached its complete development, the person can enter and depart from the physical body whenever it is wished. The “I” (sounded eee as in tree), when combined with the letter “P” develops unto the person clairvoyance and the power to leave in the astral body through the window of Brahma, which is the pineal gland. The letter “T” beats upon the vowel “O,” which is intimately related with the chakra of the heart. Thus, the human being can acquire the power in order to detach from this plexus and depart in the astral body.
The correct pronunciation of the mantra Egipto is as follows: Eeeeeeeeeggggiiiiiiiiiiptoooo
Those who have not attained the capacity of departing in the astral body with other clues do not have that power. Then they must acquire this power firstly by vocalizing for one hour daily the mantra Egipto. This mantra completely develops the chakras related with the projection of the astral body. This is how the disciple acquires the power of astral projection. The disciple could then enter and leave the physical body at will.
The Egyptian mantra that is utilized in order to depart in the astral body is the following: Faraon. This mantra is vocalized in those instances of transition between vigil and dream, having the mind placed on the pyramids of Egypt.
The correct pronunciation of the mantra Faraon is as follows: Faarrraaaaaooooonnnn
This mantra is used in order to depart in the astral body, and as we have already stated, it is pronounced during the state of transition between vigil and dream and with the mind concentrated on the pyramids of Egypt. Nonetheless, the disciples that do not have the power of departing with the astral body must firstly acquire it by vocalizing daily for one hour, as we have already mentioned, the mantra Egipto.