The Luxlapis Project is based on over 30 years of private research into the so-called Western Esoteric Tradition. This material will be made available as soon as possible. .
Here follows a rough outline of some of my interests - which will receive more as time goes by.
The Uroboros Project
THE HERMETIC TRANSMISSION
There is evidence that there is a current Renaissance of interest in the Hermetic Transmission. This interest involves a wide spectrum of creative activities, and is inclusive, and not exclusive. In Order to give this Research some Form, I have placed the material in a rough chronological Timeline. As this Project develops. So the Hermetic Transmission can be traced, say from ancient Babylonia, Egypt, and Greece, through Harran to the Alexandrine cultural tectonic plate, in its Hellenic, Roman, Coptic, Gnostic, Byzantine and Arabic forms, through the Mystery Religions of Roman Italy, e.g. Apuleus, Hadrian, Isis worship in Italy, and onwards through the Middle Ages, to the great Gothic encyclopaedias of Stone, the Cathedrals - and from there to the Renaissance in Italy, the Elizabethan Enlightenment in England, the Rosicrucian Enlightenment, up to Sir Isaac Newton and modern times.
This tentative structure will lay the foundation for a discourse, that in itself must weave the material and create a new fabric for the future. For out of the rich ash of the past, the Phoenix of the Future will surely arise.
You are welcome to participate.
Samten de Wet
Here are some Projects in development at the moment.
The Sabians of Harran Project
Central to the Hermetic Transmission is the great ancient city of Harran. This Project aims to gather together as much material as possible on Harran and the Sabian Religion, which is the basis of the Hermetic Methodology - and has influenced a wide spectrum of cultures over a vast arc of time. A Tentative Bibliography is placed here.
The Ikhwan al-Safa Project
There are many indications that the Ikhwan al-Safa or ‘Brethren of Purity’ are vitally important in the Hermetic Transmission - but outside of extremely rare academic circles, there is not enough consciousness of what the Ikhwan al-Safa achieved. This work is to prepare the material available and search out interested students.
The Hypnerotomachia Poliphilo Project
The Giordano Bruno Project
The Year 2000 will marked 400 years since Bruno was burnt at the stake in Rome. Help is requested here in developing a Bruno Bibliography.
THE GLASS BEAD GAME AND THE HERMETIC PARADIGM
As part of my research I found a stunning site on MURUGAN, the Tamil God of South India and Ceylon, with links going back to the ancient neolithic tribe of the Vaddas. [Prehistoric rastas, who look like Australian aborigines - thus the link between the aborignal Song Lines, Lemuria and Southern India is confirmed!] Anyhow, the Very Divine Murigan pictures are well worth a visit. And drop a Prayer while you are there.
Also highly recommended is this Site on the Goddess SARASVATI for continuing Goddess research:
The Bacchantes By Euripides. Provided by The Internet Classics Archive. The translator is also not listed.
An English Translation THE GHAYA AL HAKIM is now available through Uroboros Press.
Gnosis Magazine is still one of the best magazines on the Western Esoteric Tradition in the world - and you can even download some good articles here for free!
section gives a rough idea of material of the highest standard available on the
Web. Under construction. Later I will place the links in the chronological order
in which the Transmission flowed through History.
Jacob Boehme, THE SUPERSENSUAL LIFE, by
translated by William Law
The First Hypertext Edition of The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
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