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Hermetic Immortality, Part 1: The Great I Am (re-broadcast)

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The Hermetic Hour

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On Thursday February 27th, 2014 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will
present a purposefully cryptic lecture on the Hermetic conception of
immortality and the concept of "The Great I AM," in Qabalah, astrology,
alchemy, magick and Kalachakra. This profound and ultimate mystery can be
explained briefly in fairly simple terms, but whenever someone tries to do
this they are either laughed at, locked up, or put to death. The concept is
so feared and reviled that it is demonized by psychologists and marginalized
by modern philosophers, although the great pre-Socratean thinkers
Parmenides, Empedocles and Heraclitus considered it primary: the starting
point from which the science of logic and reason arise.The Great Secret is
obviously not for everybody even though Jesus tried to get the common man to
understand it in mythic rather than philosophic terms. And even though he
mythologized it, he still got himself killed! So, we can't come right out
and cast our pearls before swine, lest they "turn and rend us." But we can
at least point to the philosophy and the science behind our mystery -- and
encourage those who have "the mind" as well as "the speech" to find the
center point and "the prize for the souls." So tune in and peek behind the