Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wiches

Between heaven and earth there is more helpful and practical knowledge than we can currently imagine. A great deal of this knowledge is available to us and can be used in everyday life. You have no doubt heard of people with exceptional abilities or maybe even know such a person. Yet few of these people have much understanding of it themselves.
It is a question of the power of the mind. Things, events and words result from your thoughts. Thought are the underlying principles on which people must act, seizing their opportunities and building on reality. But thoughts are rather neutral and only gain value through the intentions of the thinker. So what runs through each person’s mind is up to him or her, be it pleasant or not. Thus the power of thoughts is the key. The intensity and the level of consciousness depend, however, on the thinker.
A wish is also a thought. And this thought has a goal as well as the power to bring people closer to their goal. Ultimately it doesn’t matter whether these thoughts, which should be favourable to those who think and act, are just wishes or whether they simply have the appearance of wishes that could not truly be fulfilled, dreams in other words.
But wishes and dreams are fulfilled. It happens much more often than you might think. Every person, without exception, has hopes, wishes and dreams. And everyone has wishes fulfilled, whether they are insignificant wishes or great dreams. It may be a toy train that a child asks for at Christmas or the dream of an adult, later fulfilled, when he has a loving relationship with his partner, children who give him no trouble, and finally manages to move into a house in a beautiful area.
"I always had the wish to, at some point, become a wife and a mother. This wish was fulfilled when I met Reiner. Being his wife as well as helping and supporting him is now a reality." This is a small wish that can be fulfilled for almost every woman? It is the most normal thing in the world! At first glance it may certainly look so. Yet, if you think about the number of relationships that break up after only a short while, the number of relationships involving arguments, beatings or cheating, then you can regard the fulfilment of this woman’s wish as a step towards a goal in life. Intact families are no longer the norm in our world. But with the right attitude to take a few steps towards fulfilling one’s wishes, in this case simply endeavouring to find a genuine partnership, making compromises and becoming selfless, where each supports and helps the other, your wish will soon be a reality. 

Use your imagination to serve your dream


  Careers, great enterprises, massive fortunes, relationships, children, health, personal development, don't all happen "by chance". They do not become a reality by falling down from the sky or rising up out of the depths of some abyss.

  No they don't! Anything that is successful, or leads towards success, originates from an idea, a dream, this notion of the seed that germinates in the heart and mind of a human being.

  A person without a dream - no matter how small - cannot reap a harvest of gratifying success, which means to say that:  Your success BEGINS with a dream ...

  

  When we were children, we all imagined what we would like to be when we grew up: astronaut, scientist, actress, doctor, parent, farmer, beautician, teacher, fireman, etc.

 During the course of our childhood, full of play, and our adolescence, full of dreams, we envisaged lots of different roles, and any glamorous position, job or achievement seemed possible and real in our imagination.

  But as we grew older we began to lower our sights. Teachers, parents, other adults, perhaps even our friends, advised us (rightly or wrongly) against embarking on certain things. All too often, we ourselves "chose" to listen to other people's unadventurous opinions, and limited our possibilities... to the point of placing rigid restrictions on our lives.

  The vast fertile fields which lay before us began to shrink down before our eyes, until our vision of future success was reduced to nothing bigger than a pot of flowers. Suddenly, most of the world seemed inaccessible in our mind.

  But the essential point to recognise is of course that the unlimited potential of childhood and the tight constraints of adult life, both originate mainly from our imagination.

  If you believe that you can, you no doubt can.
  If you believe that you can't, you probably can't.

  You need to have faith in your dreams for them to come true. Take my word for it, it won't cost you anything to try and the rewards can be fantastic!

  Remember that the response to your desire depends on the strength of your imagination and not on external events.
 
An individual who restricts himself to his five physical senses sees only an acorn, whereas the person who knows how to use his imagination sees an oak tree.

  And when man wakes up to the power of the imagination, he discovers that imagining and sensing the reality of his desire leads to the manifestation of this desire.

The world outside a human being, and everything happening in it - events, experiences, etc. - are projections of his mental images, i.e. of his imagination. When he sees the link between his inner world of the imagination (the cause) and the external world of effects, he starts to bring his dreams to fruition.

 Through this process, of which he is conscious or not so conscious, depending on his level of awareness, he is simply conforming to a cosmic principle: the Universal Law of Manifestation.

  The Ancients called the imagination the "workshop of God". Use your imagination to realise your dreams, your aspirations. Define what you want and imagine it being accomplished to perfection. Sense the reality of the fulfilled desire, and the result will follow.

  You have just learnt something fundamental: the imagination is an amazing force.


  There is another Universal Law which tells us "If we don't use our talents, we lose them".
  Just like an abandoned orchard ends up producing sour or wizened fruit.

  Now for some good news: it's perfectly possible to "make capital" out of the strength of your imagination. So, I'm going to reveal a few useful exercises which will help to boost the power of your creative imagination:

.      From now on, be very conscious of what your senses tell you. Try to take in as many images, sounds, smells, textures and tastes as possible. Feel the carpet, fresh earth, wet sand or dew-soaked grass under your feet. Smell the countryside, the ocean breeze, the fragrance of the trees and flowers, the aromas wafting out of a restaurant or bakery. Notice all the shapes and colours around you as you walk from one meeting to another, or while you're relaxing at the weekend. Be more curious, and more aware of your environment.
.      When you are at a meeting with colleagues, acquaintances or friends, and you are listening to someone else talk, try to imagine the situation they are describing. Allow their words to stimulate images, emotions, and sensations.

.      When you yourself are speaking, use descriptive and evocative words. Describe events and projects with lots of enthusiasm. You will then have the advantage of being able to enrich your conversation and become a better speaker.

.      Settle yourself comfortably on a chair. Relax for a few seconds. Then observe the objects around you. Now close your eyes and try to remember as many of the objects in the room as you can. You will be surprised how many you can bring to mind.
Do this exercise as often as possible. When you think of an object, try to recall its shape, its colour, its texture and its size. The main thing is to remember the object by its image, and by not its name.

.      Pick up an object in your hand and close your eyes. Feel this object as you pass it from one hand to the other. Run your fingers over its contours and at the same time, try to picture its shape in your mind.

.      Try to follow the television with your eyes closed. This may seem ridiculous, but it's an excellent way to get your imagination working. The television is one of the main reasons why our children lose their creativity so early. It offers them very little scope for interaction and doesn't encourage them to use their own imagination because all the images are provided.

.      Jot down your thoughts regularly, in a notebook or on a pad. Just throw down your ideas onto paper just as they come to you, without worrying too much about spelling, grammar, syntax, etc. which will tend to interrupt the spontaneous flow.

  If you practise these "exercises" regularly, you will find your imagination awakening, and you will then be able to use it like a video library with a rich store of memories, and like a weather satellite helping to forecast a sunny future.

  BETTER STILL: your dream in life will become much more distinct, and will gradually start to materialize.

  Just like the germinated seed which lies hidden under the ground already contains the future plant.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Universal Energy, Time and Money


 Universal Energy impregnates the entire Cosmos.

  This Energy, the source of all life, is present at each level of Creation, from the macrocosm to the microcosm: galaxies, solar systems, planets, living organisms (plants, animals, humans), the cells which make up a living organism, molecules, atoms, electrons, etc.

  Time runs in a cyclical fashion, because the Earth turns on itself (alternation of day/night) and around the Sun (alternation of the seasons).
  Any vital process, with its different stages (birth/growth/death ~ re-birth/growth/death, etc.) is governed by the Cycle of Time, whatever level it is on.

  There is therefore a close link between time and Creative Energy.

  This means that any person operating in harmony with the Cycle of Time has the ability to undertake the right action at the right time and so his initiatives are "automatically" fuelled and supported by Universal Energy.
  In other words, he will see his projects being accomplished easily and efficiently in due course.

Monday, March 28, 2011

MONEY: A GREAT SYMBOL 2


MONEY AND WHERE IT COMES FROM

Where does the money we possess come from?
            -           mainly from work, whether it's of a manual or intellectual nature
            -           from luck too.

  Let's consider work first.

  Apart from a few exceptions, people have to work to earn a living, whatever aptitudes, skills or talents they use to do so.

  This means that everyone is obliged to manage their time.

  This is true regardless of social milieu, expertise, level of intelligence and the methods (legal or otherwise) used to make money.

What I mean is that time governs everybody's lives.
Every human being has precisely 168 hours a week and a specific number of minutes each day.

Think about it!

  Scientists cannot create extra minutes, and even the most powerful people in the world can't exchange their wealth or power for a moment longer as they lie on their deathbed!

  All over the surface of the earth, earning a living means exchanging some of your time for something you need - money usually, but it could also be food, clothing, services, etc.

  So in reality, time is the raw material of life.

  Lots of people spend their time rushing around "arranging" their lives but never get anywhere.
WHY?

  It's because they become preoccupied with things they can't do, instead of concentrating on things which are accessible to them. When they behave in this way, they seldom find themselves in the right place at the right time, and so luck and success (financial, romantic, and professional) remain elusive.

  Here is the first secret I would like to share with you: there's a time for everything, and you must pick your moment rather than leaving things to chance.

  If you make this a rule of life, you will find your income gradually and steadily increasing, as if by magic. You will then progress from the occasional reward to constant success in all aspects of your life, and especially your finances.

  People often quote that old adage "Time is money".

  This perfectly true, and complies with a powerful Cosmic Law.

  Those who learn how to plan their time can hope to acquire Wealth and Prosperity.  Just as the farmer who draws up a calendar of sowing, fertilizing and pruning in phase with the seasons can hope to harvest a rich crop of fruit, vegetables, flowers...

  Do the same yourself: get time on your side and make it your ally.

  Don't be like a child who is playing at being a farmer and digs up the seeds he's sown a few days earlier to see how they're getting on ...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Quotings on Happiness


Happiness is inside oneself.
Hewctor Boece (1465-1536)

There’s only one way to achieve happiness: you need to stop tormenting yourself about the things over which our will has no influence.
Epictetus (1st century)

Happiness is knowing what you want and wanting it passionately.
FĂ©licien Marceau

Happiness is the same, whether you find it through great fortune or a humble state.
Euripides (480-406 BC)

Not only were we happy but we knew it.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

People who rise from individuals to princes simply due to the favours of fortune have little trouble in succeeding but great trouble in staying there.
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Mirth is like flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment: cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Cheerfulness gives elasticity to the spirit. Spectres fly before it.
Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill (1806-73)

Why is it that many people are afraid to admit they are happy? .. If everything is going as well as could possibly be expected and you ask them how they are, they say, “Can’t complain.”
William Lyon Phelps

When a man is happy he does not hear the clock strike.
German proverb

When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
Edward Frederic Benson (1862-1925)

Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise, go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)

True happiness, we are told, consists of getting out of one’s self, but the point is not only to get out – you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.
Henry James (1843-1916)

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man’s hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Very few people can stand conditions of life that are too happy; the great majority become stultified by them. Life is only felt to be real when it is creatively active. Thus people who appear to outsiders to be exceptionally happy, because of their freedom from care, are as a rule the least satisfied.
Count Hermann Keyserling

A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found: for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough to make us happy.
Thomas Merton (1915-68)

Fundamental happiness depends more than anything else upon what may be called a friendly interest in person and things.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

There are many happy men who cannot bear to be alone with their happiness, for man has even more need of help in joy than in sorrow.
Georges Duhamel (1884-1966)

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Teach us to delight in simple things,
And mirth that has no bitter springs
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Edmund Burke (1729-97)

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
Nicolas Chamfort (1741-94)

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; conversely every lot is happy to one who is content with it.
Anicius Boethius (480-524)

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus (1st century)

It often amuses me to hear men impute all their misfortunes to fate, luck or destiny, whilst their successes or good fortune they ascribe to their own sagacity, cleverness or penetration.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quotings on success

If you persevere, you can achieve anything.
Theocritus (310-250 BC)

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Bible: St. Mark

We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail.
Lady Macbeth in Macbeth; William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one’s horse as he is leaping.
Augustus Hare (1792-1834

’Tis better to have fought and lost
Than never to have fought at all
Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-61)

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed
Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.
Dwight Morrow (1873-1931)

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet ’em on your way down.
Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
F E Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930)

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
W Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven’t got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
Peter Ustinov (1921-)

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play, and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

BreathingTechniques

Conscious breathing

If you want to Think Positively, it’s essential to understand the basic mechanisms of breathing so that you can practise controlled or conscious breathing as often as possible.
You can go without anything to eat or drink for several days but the time for which you can stop breathing is counted in minutes. Breathing is therefore the most important living act. As you breathe, you do two things: you nourish your body (by supplying it with oxygen) and you cleanse your body (by eliminating carbon dioxide). These two functions must operate well, because excesses and deficiencies can cause serious physical problems or even death. That’s how fundamental breathing is!
Nevertheless, you have probably been breathing away, until now, without being fully conscious of what you are doing, and it’s precisely this lack of awareness that will have deprived you of the benefits of controlled breathing.
Only conscious breathing can:
l rid your body of all that excessive tension
l improve your state of health by purifying your organism
l help you to Think Positively by better oxygenating your brain.

Breathing for relaxation

To convince yourself of the benefits of controlled breathing, do this simple respiratory exercise when you feel anger or anxiety building up inside you. You can, for example, do it when you are at the wheel of your car stuck in a traffic jam, or sitting outside a potential employer’s office waiting for a job interview. Rather than getting impatient, or nervous thinking about the important meeting that lies ahead:
l Breathe deeply, clearly emphasising the two phases: inhalation (when the air is drawn into your lungs) and exhalation (when the air is expelled from your lungs).
l Prolong each of these two phases for as long as you can; then you will absorb much more air than you do when breathing unconsciously.
l On the third breath, you are going to feel all your anger or anxiety fading, and a feeling of calm flooding through you.
l You should limit this exercise to 5 breaths, because your body won’t be able to cope with excessive oxygenation.

The breathing mechanism

The first step in learning to breathe properly is to make yourself aware of what is happening as you breathe.
l Sit on a chair in a quiet place, with your back straight and your hands resting on your knees.
l Draw air into your lungs, feeling your chest and particularly your abdomen swell. Your shoulders should naturally be forced back slightly; then you should feel your diaphragm pushing downwards into your abdomen, until you have the impression that your ribcage is like a well-inflated balloon.
l When you can’t get any more air into your lungs, you should begin the exhalation phase which pushes the air back out of your lungs. Your shoulders will come forwards again, your back will bend a little and you should have the impression that your ribcage is like an empty pocket.
Note that what you have just done is very different from unconscious breathing. The fact is that you seldom breathe “abdominally”. You normally breathe with the upper part of your chest, which means that you are only using 50% of your respiratory capacity, especially if you are wearing restrictive clothing (tight belt, bra, etc.)

Learning abdominal breathing

Women often tend to breathe with the chest whereas most (but not all) men are more naturally inclined to adopt abdominal breathing. However, only abdominal breathing can get rid of excessive tension. Train yourself to do some conscious abdominal breathing several times a day. Here is a simple exercise that you can perform anywhere.
Standing up straight, place one hand under your sternum (on your stomach).
Breathe in slowly, in such a way that your abdomen swells more than your chest. Make sure you’re not using your muscles to push your abdomen out: this effect should be produced by the air you draw in, and this alone.
Practise abdominal breathing, particularly in the evening when you are lying in bed. It’s an excellent way of getting ready to go to sleep and may prevent you from having to resort to sleeping tablets.

Controlling emotions through controlled breathing

If you control the rhythm of your breathing, this can help you to gain partial control of your emotions. First of all, you should be aware that:
a)  If you are breathing normally, you take less time over inhaling than exhaling: the ratio is roughly 1:3 or 2:3.
b)  If you don’t take the time to breathe out properly, you are not expelling a sufficient amount of the carbon dioxide your body has produced.
c)  If you don’t take the time to breathe in properly, you don’t absorb a sufficient amount of oxygen, which your body needs.
d)  Deep, slow breathing is very relaxing.
e)  Shallow, rapid breathing heightens your emotions.
f)   To breathe properly: as far as possible you should breathe through your nose, holding your trunk straight, with your arms hanging down by your sides and your body free from any restrictions (no tight belts or bras).

Breathing pattern to be adopted for 2 minutes to help you to relax:

l Inhale for 5 seconds, hold your breath in for 10 seconds, exhale for 15 seconds.
l When you first do this exercise, use a watch to time the different respiratory phases until you become familiar with the rhythm; then you will be able to do this exercise whenever you feel anxious, nervous or angry.

Breathing pattern to be adopted for 3 minutes to help relieve tiredness:

l Inhale for 15 seconds, hold your breath in for 10 seconds, exhale for 5 seconds.
These extremely simple exercises can really help to improve your physical and mental well-being. If you want to take your quest for equilibrium even further, practice YOGA. This centuries-old system uses breathing (and also special postures and controlled effort) to maintain 

Positive Thinking The Great Beginning of a New Life

  

 “I’ll never manage it … it’s bound to go wrong … it’s much too good for me … I never have any luck … nobody loves me, understands me … everyone is against me … I don’t have the time … I don’t want anything … it always happens to me … I wish it was yesterday … I’m worried about the future …” These are the phrases you hear from people who are in poor shape mentally and maybe physically too, because it’s a well-known fact that physical and mental well-being go hand in hand.
Just think about it for a moment: are these the kinds of phrases you would expect to hear from men and women who have made a complete success of their lives. Of course not! They would be using completely different expressions reflecting their Positive Thinking.
Let me explain: it is more constructive to say that a bottle is half full than half empty. In either case, the bottle contains the same volume, but the use of the word “full” gives a positive impression of abundance whereas the word “empty” gives a negative impression of deficiency.
Every day, without realising it, you use words and expressions which lead your thoughts down a negative path. There are countless examples. I’m going to ask you to do a little exercise that should make you more aware of this bad habit. If you can manage to banish all the phrases below from your vocabulary, you will already have taken a giant stride towards Positive Thinking.
So, if someone asks “How are you?” replying “Not bad” or “Could be better” is rather depressing, whereas an answer like “Very well” or better still “Great, thanks!” is much more encouraging. Remember that this question “How are you” is asked mainly out of politeness, rather than a deep concern for your state of health, so try to ensure that your answer portrays you as a dynamic person. You need to convince YOURSELF more than anyone that you feel fine! A lukewarm reply weakens the confidence you have in your health and stresses your real or imagined deficiencies in a pointless way because this does nothing to remedy them.
If someone comments “You’re looking very well” it’s hardly positive to reply “Well, appearances can be deceptive” and then start reeling off a great list of minor ailments. As you seem to “look” well, try to convince yourself that you really “are” well. Reply “Oh yes, I am” and you will feel better already.
In general terms, train yourself to do the following:
l Reject negative turns of phrase when they can easily be avoided. It’s the affirmative that symbolises Positive Thinking.
l Similarly, avoid phrases which qualify or introduce doubt into your statements: “not sure” ... “maybe” ... and, worst of all, “yes” inevitably followed by a “but.”
Examples:
“Yes I’m feeling fine, but I could be better” …
“Yes I passed my exam, but I didn’t get a Distinction” … “Yes I like him, but not as much as his brother” …
“Yes I’ve got a job, but maybe not for long.”
If you are inclined to do this, try to follow your “buts” with something constructive so that your sentences end on a positive note:
“I’m not well, but I’m sure I’ll be better soon”
or “I failed my exams in June, but I’m determined to pass in September.”
l Whenever possible, avoid using verbs in the future and especially the conditional – it’s easiest to practise Positive Thinking using the present. Forget phrases like “I would love …”, “If only I dared…” Remember that when you say them, you are imposing restrictions in your mind, and this is bound to prevent you from obtaining what you want.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The road to happiness

In life, you find people who are brimming with health, happiness and success on the one side, and those who are crushed by health problems, money problems, and loneliness on the other… Everything seems to go right for the first group: they are obviously “programmed” to be happy and successful, whatever they take on, whereas those in the second group are “programmed” to be miserable failures!
Whose fault is this?
Why is it that some people seem to be natural “winners” while others are “born losers”?
Is this really an inevitable fact of life?
NO! It is NOT inevitable. And YES, it’s always possible to change sides and become a winner instead of a loser! And I should add that if you’re not careful you can easily go the other way, and find yourself relegated from the winning side to the losing side!
Being “programmed” for happiness and success is above all a state of mind. This state of mind is induced by Positive Thinking. Positive Thinking is the trump card of people who win in life.
You may quite justifiably argue that you are not well and therefore incapable of doing anything very positive! And I grant you that we are not always responsible for our physical ailments because these often pounce on us without warning. Nevertheless, it can’t be denied that diseases find it easier to take hold in pessimistic subjects. Doctors are well aware of this: the same illness will have greater or less serious effects on different patients, depending on their morale.
That’s why it’s so important to face all the stresses and strains of everyday life with a firmly optimistic outlook. My first lesson will therefore reveal how to keep your spirits up, i.e. keep thinking positively no matter what life throws at you. Positive Thinking is an infallible technique, which will help you to feel good, both physically and mentally.
Positive Thinking must lead to Positive Action, otherwise it will be fruitless. My second lesson will reveal how to make your actions successful. Some initiatives are doomed from the start whereas others, which have been carefully planned and executed, are bound to turn out well. The surest way to become a winner is to understand why you fail and how to succeed!
So where does Luck fit into all this? Good and bad luck certainly exist, but you are not a helpless victim of adversity! So, my third lesson will teach you how to attract Lady Luck and make her smile on you.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

What is a magic square?



You must realise that in esoteric knowledge the magic square accumulates the symbolic force of the square with the power of the numbers. As such it has the characteristic of capturing and diffusing waves which, whether they are beneficent or maleficent, can substantially alter the course of events.

The science of magic squares is so ancient that we don’t really know when it came into being, any more than we know who deserves the credit for it. The principle of it can be found in all civilisations, whether western or eastern. Its symbolism is often religious, and Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, or virtaully all the great religious movements mention it being practised to some extent. Thus Lao Tseu speaks of a magic square (that of the first 9 numbers) he saw drawn on the shell of a tortoise emerging in front of him from the River LO. He called it LO-SHU. That square is the basis of Feng Shui which is frequently referred to nowadays.

Gradually over the centuries esoteric knowledge concerning magic squares took on different forms. Very quickly the ancients became aware that  the powers of magic square were heightened when the numbers were replaced by letters. Then the numerical value of each of the letters of the first name and surname of the person to be protected by the letters (Roman, Greek or Hebrew) was placed in the appropriate boxes, in the knowledge that each of the letters of these different alphabets has its numerical equivalent. This means that multiple combinations are possible. They are all defined by strict codes, handed down by word of mouth as often as not, but they can also be found described in manuals of magic (Le Grand and Le Petit Albert for example). In my case, I was able to gain knowledge of the power of magic squares by coming across a very old manuscript by chance in a library bequeathed by my father’s father. I’ve been told that it had been found long ago in the debris of an old manor house in Brittany which had been left to wrack and ruin. This precious parchment had miraculously survived a fire, the vagaries of the weather and the wear of time. It was written in a mixture of Latin and old French, and it took me a long time to decipher it. The first lines taught me that this manuscript was part of a larger book entitled:

TREASURE BOOK OF SECRET REVELATIONS.

Although it was incomplete, I immediately realised the importance of these revelations. I very soon put its advice into practice and as a result my life took a much brighter turn for the better.

Now it is your turn to benefit from the Secret Revelations in that manuscript. You will have no difficulty in doing so since I have retranscribed its advice in simple, easily accessible language. Nonetheless, I would ask you to treat this booklet which contains 7 extremely powerful pentacles with respect. Among those 7, there is one which, let me tell you again, is quite particularly destined for you. You should know that the others are far from being superfluous since they will very shortly be of use to you in making a special wish come true.

Always bear in mind when you are handling this booklet that each of the 7 pentacles it contains has powers that should be properly channeled, as otherwise they may turn against  you.

There should be no question of leaving it lying around just anywhere, nor must you let it fall into the hands of just anybody, especially into unfriendly hands! Nor should there be any question, if you no longer want to avail yourself of it, of throwing it into any old rubbish bin.
You should be aware that only fire can exorcise its powers. So if  you can’t reduce it to ashes yourself, please be good enough to return it to me, and I will take care of doing so for you!

So what is so special about a magic square? At first sight, I grant you, it looks like a  simple grid  of numbers!

Looking more carefully at each of these 7 magic squares (pages 9 and 10), you will very quickly notice that the quantity of numbers offered by each square is always the square of a number. Thus the simplest of the magic squares with a grid in which the first 9 numbers appear is the square of 3 (3 x 3 = 9). Then we have the square of 4 which gives the numbers from 1 to 16 (4 x 4 = 16), followed by the square with 25 numbers (5 x 5 = 25), that to 36 numbers (6 x 6 = 36), that with 49 numbers (7 x 7 = 49), that with 64 numbers (8 x 8 = 64) and finally that with 81 numbers (9 x 9 = 81). In esoteric knowledge it is usual to consider these 7 magic squares and only these, and you will understand why later on.

If a magic square confined itself to putting numbers in the little boxes of a square, there would be nothing to get excited about. However, when we notice that  the sum of the numbers appearing respectively in the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of each square comes to the same total, we are more inclined to be surprised. They add up to 15 for all the lines in the square with 9 numbers, 34 for the one with 16; 65 for the one with 25; 111 for the one with 36; 175 for the one with 49; 260 for the one with 64 and 369 for the one with 81.

If you have any doubts, add up the numbers in each of  the lines in the magic square with 81 boxes, for example. Then, if you think it’s easy to arrange them like that, try to fill in the numbers from 1 to 81 in a grid of 9 x 9 boxes yourself, from memory. You will very soon discover that you find it impossible to come up with the total I’ve just given you for all the lines, namely 369. Thus it is obvious that the arrangement of the figures in each magic square is subject to a very special arrangement. That mathematical pattern has been the object of in-depth research. We find it being used in the building of the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, as well as in that of the mediaeval cathedrals.

Researchers and celebrated mathematicians have studied the question of magic squares and have come to the following conclusion: they are the emanation of ancient knowledge intimately connected to the rhythms of the cosmos. That is why magic squares are valuable tools used by by all branches of esoteric science when it is a matter of penetrating the mysteries of the past or the future.

That is why they can also:
 * provide you with precise reference points in time and more particularly indicate to you which periods are lucky for you.
 * tell you which numbers are associated with your birth and all those that are more likely than others to make you a winner when playing games of chance.