Essays on Sacred Mathematics, Qabalah & Various Forms of Occultism for the 21st Century
by T.C. Eisele
|Publisher:||Rebel Satori Press (August 30, 2011)|
Reviewed by Frater U.I.F.
T.C. Eisle is an astrologer, psychic counselor, teacher, lecturer and author who practices both at the Edgar Cayce Holistic Center as well as Enchantments Occult Store in New York. In addition to contributing to Astrology Quarterly and Ashe Journal, Eisle has published two books, Modern Magickal Keys, published in 2004, and his latest work Liber Quantum published by Rebel Satori Press. It is this book which I had the recent pleasure of reading.
The purpose of Liber Quantum is to introduce and illustrate a mathematical basis for magickal practice. Eisle, who has a background in both Qabalah and in Gurdjieff's Fourth Way movement, integrates the Enneagram with mathematical and Qabalistic systems. This particular addition makes Liber Quantum a worthy addition to the standard works on magical correspondences. Within this book, the author has managed to bring another Magickal symbol set into the cohesive system of the Qabalah.
The book opens by taking the reader on a tour of Qabalistic thinking and analysis using several mundane examples, including mystical interpretations of mathematical formulas and what the author calls "License Plate Gematria." This is an interesting and important illustration of how Gematria can interpret something as incredibly simple as a license plate. For those not already inclined and capable of this kind of analytic process, this illustration is integral in understanding modern magical thinking.
The bulk of the work integrates various other traditions, symbols, alphabets and divinatory systems into a framework that has the Qabalah and the Enneagram at its center. Included in this analysis are systems of Astrology, the Runic alphabet, The IChing, The Tarot, Chaos Theory, Planetary Archetypes and Dream Analysis. Each system is covered intelligently, clearly and often intermingled with the author's personal experience.
Liber Quantum is a work worthy of study simply for its integration of the Fourth Way Enneagram with the western magical correspondence system. The book as a whole, however, extends well beyond this and provides much additional insight.