A laminated sheet with proposed keys for 666 and 616, on each side respectively, by Walter C Cambra, an excerpt from his monograph The Book of Revelation: Deciphered, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
The Book of Revelation: Deciphered by Walter C Cambra, a 1985 monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“After detailed reading and analysis of The Book of Revelation, a deciphering of the enigmatic style and symbols reveals the work to be an esoteric account of the Jewish captivity in Babylon during the reign of Neo-Babylonian kings from Nebuchadnezzer through Belshazzar, when the Jewish House of Jesus returned to the New Jerusalem after Babylon was conquered by the Persians and Medes.”
Exodus: From Slavery to Barbarism—Consolidation of a Theocratic Oligarchy by Walter C Cambra, a 1984 monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“Proposal: To explore the story of the the Hebrew journey from the exodus to the entry into the promised land as depicted in the Old Testament
The scenario presented here is the result of an elevation of perspective acquired after detailed reading and analysis of the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua. The scenario suggests the formation and consolidation of a theocratic oligarchy prior to the Hebrew entry into the promised land.”
Sodom and Gomorrah: A New Perspective by Walter C Cambra, a 1984 monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“Proposal: To explore the story of the ‘Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah’ as depicted in the Book of Genesis.
The scenario presented here is the result of an elevation of perspective acquired after detailed reading and analysis of the material presented in Genesis. Acute familiarity with the material demanded a reformulation of traditional notions regarding ideas, characters, and events surrounding the written story.”
The Mystery of Light and the Name of God by Walter C Cambra, a monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“The last unsolved riddle in The Sibylline Oracles suggests there is an arcane name for the Heavenly Father of Jesus-the-Christ. The numerical value total for the letters of the Heavenly Father’s name conceals two occult features which, when elucidated, reveal the Heavenly Father to be the source of light in its physical and metaphysical aspects.”
The Satanist at Pharaoh’s Court by Walter C Cambra, a monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“Although some fool, over a dozen centuries beyond the setting of our story, pontificated that you cannot serve two masters, namely, God and Mammon (Matthew 6:24) the character in our story did so—and with flare!”
“I am speaking about that adept in the Occult Arts, namely, Joseph the Satanist at Pharaoh’s royal court! One may question labelling Joseph a Satanist — however, I do not!”
Paul: Saint or Rascal? by Walter C Cambra, a monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“It is a familiar cliche of Christian folklore that the Christian Church and its main advocates were persecuted by the Caesars of Rome. It also is a cornerstone of Christian lore that the Christian Church and the Roman Empire were hostile and mutual adversaries each seeking to exclusive loyalty of men’s minds.
However, what is well established in the minds of men throughout numerous generations may have no independent corroborative basis in actual fact! I wish to examine the institutional notions mentioned in the opening paragraph with a litmus test that actually confirms the first sentence of this second paragraph.”
Tartaros: On the Orphic and Pythagorean Underworld, and the Pythagorean Pentagram by Johan August Alm is a monograph available from Three Hands Press. The special leather-bound edition is sold out, but deluxe and standard hardcover editions are still available.
“The magical doctrines of the ancient Orphics and Pythagoreans are poorly understood by modern scholars, in part because they were secretive in their own time. Well-known for speaking in riddles and complex ciphers, its adepts were bound by strict taboo and silence, the breaking of which was punishable by death. The enigma of the cult’s teachings was further shrouded by centuries of suppression, and, in some cases, appropriation or misrepresentation, by the growing forces of Christianity. What remains today are the fragments of its lost books, together with the words of those who, for good or ill, wrote about them. In an original interpretation and synthesis apt for today’s student of ancient mysticism and the occult, August Alm advances a new conception of these ancient mystery-cults and their sublime doctrines of Chaos, Darkness and Light.
A foundational part of these ancient Greek mystery-cults was the concept of Tartaros. As the abyss of primeval darkness and chaos, Tartaros was, in its most ancient conception, the birthplace of the human soul and the cosmos itself. This vast and incomprehensible dominion held at its center a great fire, an Axis Mundi about which the universe was arranged. In later eras, it passed into myth as a vast and voidful underworld; a place of binding for condemned souls and the enemies of gods, sealed fast with barriers of bronze and iron. Christians later appropriated it as a partition of their own concept of eternal punishment, a division of hell which constrained no less than the fallen angels.
An equally enigmatic Pythagorean cipher is the symbol of the Pentagram, or five-fold star, whose form has been revered in western magic for some three millennia, but whose origins and original attributes are shrouded in mystery. Its attribution to the four elements, joined together with aither, was popularized in the middle ages and is its best-known meaning in modern occult sciences. However, its earlier Pythagorean usage was related to health and well-being, and almost certainly adumbrated another retinue of arcana, one which was ancient even at the time of Pythagoras.
Exhuming the scattered fragments of these two elder doctrines of Tartaros and the Pentagram, Alm examines their reverberation as occult—and occluded—concepts through centuries of philosophical thought, in a line connecting the shadowy teachings of such ‘dark traditions’ as the Orphics and the Pythagoreans, later penetrating the adyta of Neoplatonism. Arguing for a new undertanding of the Pentagram, he connects its fivefold mystery to the great powers of Tartaros, and also to such terrifying gods such as Hecate, Nyx, Erebos, Typhon, Cerberus, and the Erinyes. This strand of mystery touches upon such related concepts as the high theogony implicit within the Platonic Solids, the shadowy influence of the Cult of the Idaean Dactyls on Pythagoreanism, the Light which is rooted in Darkness, and the magical pathology of the ‘Unrooted Tree’.” [via]
Dracula: Quite A Card! by Walter C Cambra, a 2012 monograph, which examines Bram Stoker’s Dracula from historical and symbolic frames such as Stoker’s involvement with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, astrology, kabbalah and tarot (which last suggests correspondences between Dracula as The Devil and Mina Murray as The Empress, and, in part, is inspiration for the title), is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
The Numbers of the Beast and the House of Yeshua by Walter C Cambra is a 2013 monograph, which proposes Nero Caesar of 1st C c.e. as the referent for 666 in Revelation 13:18. which arrived courtesy of the author and is now part of the collection at the Reading Room.