BASIC KNOWLEDGE

Planets, Zodiac, Fundamental Buddhist Teachings, Realization. Breathing, Meditation, Alchemical Symbols, Elements of the Ancients, Orders of Elementals, Code Alphabets, Days of the week.

The planets represent the driving forces of life.

PLANET
FORCE
SIGN

Sun
Self integration, individuality

Moon
Rhythm, personality

Mercury
Communicative reason

Venus
Uniting, social activities

Mars
Activity, dynamic energy

Jupiter
Expansion, vision idealism

Saturn
Formative through restriction

Uranus
Deviation through invention

Neptune
Refining, occultism

Pluto
Transformation

THE ZODIAC

Aries, the Ram; Taurus, the Bull; Gemini, the Twins; Cancer, the Crab; Leo, the Lion; Virgo, the Virgin; Libra, the Scales; Scorpio, the Scorpion; Sagittarius, the Archer; Capricorn, the Goat; Aquarius, the Water Bearer; Pisces, the Fisher.

Each sign is attributed to one of the four Elemental Signs
They are:

FIRE
Aries
Leo
Sagittarius

EARTH
Taurus
Virgo
Capricorn

AIR
Gemini
Libra
Aquarius

WATER
Cancer
Scorpio
Pisces

FUNDAMENTAL BUDDHIST TEACHINGS

Eight Steps to Enlightenment

1. Right Knowledge
2. Right Speech
3. Right Aims
4. Right Conduct
5. Right means of Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Attention
8. Right Concentration

RITUAL INFLUENCES OF DAYS OF THE WEEK

SUNDAY
The Sun
Perfumes – Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk, Myrrh
Incense – Mastic, Palaginia
Wood – Laurel
Color – Orange, Gold
Influences – Health, healing, confidence and hope, prosperity

MONDAY
The Moon
Perfume – White poppy, White rose, Wallflower
Incense – Myrtle
Wood – Willow
Color – Silver, grey-white
Influences – Agriculture, Domestic, Long life, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft (new moon)

TUESDAY
Mars
Perfume – Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Incense – Lignum, Aloes, Plantain
Color – Red
Influences – Destination, war, courage, surgery, physical strength

WEDNESDAY
Mercury
Perfumes – Sweetpea, lavender, mastic, frankincense, cloves
Incense – Cinnamon, cinquefoil
Color – Yellow or gray
Influences – Conjurations, predictions, knowledge, writing, eloquence

THURSDAY
Jupiter
Perfumes – Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes
Incense – Nutmeg, Henbance
Wood – Pine
Color – Purple, indigo, blue
Influences – Luck, religion, healing, trade and employment, treasure, honors, riches, legal matters

FRIDAY
Venus
Perfumes – Stephanotis, Apple Blossoms, Musk, Ambergris
Incense – Saffron, verbena
Wood – Myrtle
Color – Light blue, pale green
Influences – All love matters, friendships, affection, partnerships, money, sex

SATURDAY
Saturn
Perfumes – Hyacinth, pansy
Incense – Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black poppy seeds, henbane, lodestone, myrrh
Wood – Oak
Color – Black
Influences – Duties, responsibilities, finding families, works of magic, buildings, meditation, life, doctrines.

It should be noted that whatever work is performed, the moon should be of paramount importance and it should be noted whether it is waxing or waning, as the Wicca is a moon cult. But if the work performed be in goof auspices with both moon and day and the correct incense, etc, this be to your advantage.

Elements of the Ancients

Heat and Dryness………..Fire
Heat and moisture……….Air
Cold and Dryness………..Earth
Cold and moisture……….Water

Four Orders of the Elementals

Spirits of the Earth……….Gnomes
Spirits of the Air…………Slyphs
Spirits of the Water……….Undines
Spirits of the Fire………..Salamanders

The information in this chapter is elemental. It is applied and reapplied through out your experience upon the plane. In following grades more instruction booklets will be issued, including more advanced information. In all cases it will be based upon the method and basic material available in this booklet. It is suggested that you apply the material as fully as possible.
Some of it may not be used for several years, but all eventually shall. Remember, the first degree is the degree of learning and purification. Lessons brought into yourself using the meditation methods described herin are never lost, and are always available when needed. In the classes we shall become familiar with such things as Gnomes and Salamanders. For the time being, take into yourself the information listed here. Have it ready for recall when needed.

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