The Hidden Energies of Hours

The ancients viewed life in a very different perspective from that of most of us today. Their perceptions were much more tightly attuned to mysterious forces of nature that have only recently begun to be rediscovered by science, after several centuries of "rational" ignorance and misunderstanding...

Each day is now divided into 24 equal hours of 60 minutes each, as defined by the clock. However, in earlier times, time was not so rigid. For those dwelling in the days when time was measured by the sundial, things were more flexible. This is the time when astrology was first developed, as a way of understanding the natural rhythms.

The hours of the day are ruled by planets in the Chaldean order from Saturn inward to the Moon. The days began at sunset, not midnight, and the period of daylight (or night) was divided by twelve. Thus hours could be more or less than 60 minutes each, as judged by today's " atomic clock  standard", though not by theirs.

Many people in the 21st century have difficulty in grasping this perspective, the underlying platform of understanding which imbues the world of the astrologer, the initiate and the shaman.
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Scientific instruments and mathematical formulae are calibrating the scale and presence of powerful electromagnetic, nuclear and other forces that had been completely unsuspected by conventionally educated men and women the space of a few decades ago.

Many scientists, rationalists and "lovers of truth" would still deny the existence of anything that cannot be measured and defined by current, or often even quite outdated technologies. These individuals, comprising a broad spectrum of our educational and scientific communities, are caught up in a world-view that clearly exhibits signs of its 18th and 19th century origins.

This view of the universe—one that envisages a sort of clanking, mechanistic environment, subject only to the ravages of entropic tendencies—sees our world as being totally devoid of consciousness. Devotees of the doctrines of materialism and its retarded child behaviourism, have been known to state fervently that consciousness is merely a byproduct of chemical reactions in the brain, or even that the very concept of consciousness is completely imaginary! This materialistic outlook, however, is one that has fortunately begun to fall from favour.
Levels of Consciousness
Many intelligent and sensitive people in our society now recognise that life and consciousness exist on many levels, both concrete and subtle. Our five senses have been proven by science to be quite limited in their ability to perceive reality. Even our most sensitive machinery has been shown to interact with its environment in such a way as to actually affect the results of the experiment that is being monitored (in other words, nothing that is looked at behaves in quite the same way as it would were it not to be looked at!).

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The ancients had a rather more relaxed and holistic view of the world, which is after all the matrix of our existence (at least those among them who had been initiated into the meaning of the mysteries of life). They perceived the living unity of reality and its periodic subdivision into a universal system of hierarchies, consisting of greater or lesser degrees of consciousness and life force.

These varying degrees, or units of consciousness, have been described by many people who have come into personal contact with such forces, or beings, in both past and present times. The Church refers to these forces as angelic (or demonic) entities. Knowledge of such powers is widespread and fully documented, though much scoffed at and pooh-poohed by many people in modem times. Perhaps I should add that such energies are also known (and named) in all other religions and ancient philosophic systems, as well as in the Judeo-Christian-lslamic ethos, with which most of us in the West are more familiar.
Myriads of Beings
Myriads of intelligent and crypto-intelligent entities inhabit every part of the universe, at every level. Some are localised; others are extremely wide-ranging. Some are denizens of the earth; some inhabit the elements, according to their natures. People may refer to these energies as Allies, Guides, Guardian Angels, Genii, or Spirits, but every one of us has at least one of these beings assigned to travel with us along our journey through life. Some stay with us always; others appear for specific reasons, like stations on our track.

It is possible to contact and communicate with these beings, or energy structures; it can also be quite useful and mutually beneficial to do so. It has traditionally been considered easier to make contact with these essences at particular times and under conditions that are harmonious with their natures. Without going into any great detail about the methods that should be explored, this article presents tables indicating the planetary and angelic rulerships of the hours of the day.

Please have a look at the tables that I have supplied, so you can put this information to work for you! In order to understand the method of reading the tables, click here. 

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