Esoteric Theosophy:  Manly P Hall – Infinite Life & The New Dimension – YouTube

A sensational talk, highly insightful about the current state of affairs, and where it is all headed, as well as our individual involvement with the times .The transformation of humanity, leaving history, the body the mind behind. Making good of the time which is left, keeping ourselves one step ahead of the snowballing effects of the unconscious hive mind.

For full lecture : ▶ Manly P. Hall – Migrations of the Human Spirit – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LORq_…

*Manly P Hall mentions the need to only use one eye, meaning in context of the lecture, the 3rd eye.

Music : ‘Who We Are’ Ultimate Chill Mix 2014

Esoterica and Metaphysics:  Embrace Your Dark Side – Bernhard Guenther – YouTube

Are you too intelligent and emotionally sensitive for this world? http://freemantv.com/ What emotions are hiding in your dark side? Can you face them? Our emotional bodies are real and in our cosmos no energy is wasted. What feeds off of our negative frequencies? This is the perilous path towards awakening!

As the the cosmic energies of our planet become increasingly-infused with the contrasting expression of light and dark frequencies during this Time of Transition, many of us (whether we are conscious or not of this elevation in contrasting vibrations) are experiencing breakdowns and breakthroughs at an accelerated pace. We are being pushed to awaken – to align with the divine force. This process is bringing up anything that is not of the same frequency that our spirit is currently “downloading” in order to be transmuted….

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Growing up in Munich, Germany, Bernhard moved to California in 1994 to study drums and percussion at the ‘Percussion Institute of Technology’ (PIT), Los Angeles. His exploration into rhythm and music became a journey of self-discovery and healing which lead him to bodywork and the Healing Arts.

Being very emotionally sensitive and battling depression throughout his early life, Bernhard faced his shadow and fears. His personal healing process also inspired him to explore the mysteries and hidden knowledge surrounding our planet and humanity’s origins, questioning the roots of what constitutes “reality”, and how social (and spiritual) conditioning impacts upon our collective and individual search for truth, fulfillment and happiness in all aspects of life.

His blog “PIERCING THE VEIL OF REALITY” is a wide-ranging collection of essays, films and interviews, ranging from spirituality, shamanism, psychology, self-work, esotericism, history, to the paranormal and hyperdimensional realities.

TIME OF TRANSITION is his youtube channel consisting of interviews, webinars as well as 3 films he made with visual artist Humberto Braga based on Bernhard’s writings.

– Know Thyself

– Love, Reality, and the Time of Transition

– UFOs, Aliens, and the Question of Contact

“Love, Reality, and the Time of Transition” has been selected as the #1 film 2011-2012 of the ‘Top 100 Global Development Movies.’ The best positive, inspirational, thought-provoking movie of our times.”

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Bernhard is also a contributing writer for WAKE UP WORLD.

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Esoteric Theosophy:   The angels & their hierarchy – Padre, Blog of the Angels – the 3 angelic spheres

What is the hierarchy of the angels? What are their respective roles? These spiritual families are divided into 3 spheres. Padre, the messenger of the angels, explains the different angelic choirs in detail.

Source: The angels & their hierarchy – Padre, Blog of the Angels – the 3 angelic spheres

AstroTheology – “As Above, So Below”, with Santos Bonnacci

This Science of ‘as above so below’ is the most ancient universal system of harmonizing man with his natural surrounds! The stars above and the stars below, i.e.: our own bodies. Mankind is in harmony with Nature only when he realizes that he is the microcosm of the Universe and a Galaxy unto himself.

Man has lost this profound knowledge over the past few thousand years due to the Precession of the Equinoxes. The dark history of the recent past was foretold by the ancients. Hesiod, Hermes and many others foretold a time when the understanding of the sacred truths would become obscure and the knowledge would have to go underground to be preserved for a future time. That time has now arrived.

 

It’s All About Tonight’s SUPER MOON!

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Tonight’s Full Moon is in the fiery sign of Aries. This is a time of great change, the universe is giving us so many gifts and chances right now, don’t be afraid to take them and to dream of bigger and better things, ask for more, do more, be more. Look at what may be holding you back and get rid of it. The Aries Full Moon is about new starts, getting rid of the old and bringing in the new.

So much of what has been suppressed is coming to the light now and shining so brightly that we cannot ignore it any longer. This Full Moon is about truth and seeing what is really there and not what we want to see. In life we can often see illusions about ourselves, illusions about others and illusions about our world, all of these will start crumbling away so we can rebuild on what is real and true.

The Aries Full Moon is a time of healing and cleansing, of getting rid of our negative junk and moving ourselves into a new and positive direction, look at all the good things in your life and look at how to improve the bad things. It’s time to take a deep look within ourselves and to become more aware of what makes us feel comfortable and secure. With this potent Aries energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives. It’s time to make some solid yet realistic plans for the future.

Tonight’s Full Moon will be hot and passionate as we can feel the fire of the Aries element, yet we will feel a tranquil quality that can bring a new wave of calm and peace with it. The gentle dusting of energy bought by this Full Moon will allow us all to restore and recharge our batteries and perhaps even feel more comfortable with our situation and where we are at, we will see with clear clarity what we need to do to heal and grow. Let the fire of Aries wash over you and cleanse and heal you. Now is also the time to really get in touch with your passions and desires and work on making them a reality.

Have a blessed Full Moon, may the Goddess watch over you.

Theosophy – Elementals (part 1), by Raghavan Iyer

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ELEMENTALS – I

 

The universe is worked and guided from within outwards. As above so it is below, as in heaven so on earth; and man – the microcosm and miniature copy of the macrocosm – is the living witness to this Universal Law and to the mode of its action. We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind. . . . The whole Kosmos is guided, controlled, and animated by an almost endless series of Hierarchies of sentient Beings, each having a mission to perform, and who – whether we give to them one name or another, and call them Dhyan-Chohans or Angels – are “messengers” in the sense only that they are the agents of Karmic and Cosmic Laws. They vary infinitely in their respective degrees of consciousness and intelligence. . . .
   Man . . . being a compound of the essences of all those celestial Hierarchies may succeed in making himself, as such, superior, in one sense, to any hierarchy or class, or even combination of them.

The metaphysical basis of the doctrine of elementals is essential to understanding the relationship of man to the world. Both Man and Nature are composed of a complex congeries of elemental entities endowed with character and perceptible form by continuous streams of ideation originating in Universal Mind. Virtually everything perceived by man, virtually every faculty of action, is such an aggregate of elementals. All the various modes and modulations of active and passive intelligence in man exist and subsist within these fields of elementals, and no aspect of human life is comprehensible without some grasp of elemental existence. Sensation, for example, which is ordinarily thought of in a purely external way, has another side to it when seen from the standpoint of the immortal soul, and this involves the intimate presence of hosts of elementals composing the very organs of sensation and mind.

The entire quest for enlightenment and self-conscious immortality cannot be understood without careful examination of the relationship of human beings to elementals. It is necessary to know where elementals reside and how their inherent modes of activity relate to the different principles in man. Sometimes people who speculate about the hidden side of Nature and human life, either inspired by folklore or a dabbling in the occult, develop a fascination with elementals and inadequately theorize about them. Usually they do not see any significance to elementals beyond their connection with the prana principle; this, however, is grossly inadequate and unhelpful, if not downright dangerous, particularly when coupled with lower yogic practices or mediumistic tendencies.

An authentic approach to the doctrine of elementals must be motivated by a desire to regenerate oneself on behalf of all. Both wisdom and compassion are needed if one would master the ways in which a human being may work upon elementals and also be acted upon by them. In practice, this is an extremely intimate and detailed enquiry involving all the most basic activities of daily life. The real nature of home and possessions, of eating and sleeping, and of every other aspect of life is bound up with elementals. Naturally, this includes questions of physical and psychological disease and health, with all the fads and fancies, popular and private, that accompany them. Problems of drugs and depression, along with the other ailments of the age for which there are no available remedies, are bound up with the interactions of the human and elemental worlds. No amount of mechanistic manipulation by doctors, therapists, specialists or religious counsellors will be of any avail in curing these ills of individuals and society; all ignore the fundamental nature of human malaise.

Real human welfare and well-being proceed from within without, beginning in the mind and heart and enacted through responsibility in thought and speech before they are reflected in outward action. The collective regeneration of society, therefore, depends upon the efforts of individuals to regenerate themselves fundamentally – first at the level of their basic self-consciousness, and later in relation to their vestures. Working outward from what one thinks of oneself, this regeneration must involve existing elementals in one’s own being and will have definite effects upon everything with which one has contact and relationship. One must do this without falling into increasing self-obsession. One must sustain a universal motive. Merely building a fortress around one’s own virtue is incompatible with teaching elementals and giving them the sort of beneficial impress that makes them a healing force in society. To avoid this moralistic delusion and still carry out the work of self-regeneration, one must insert the effort to overcome one’s own sins and failings into the most universal context of human suffering. One must feel one’s own pain as inseparable from the pain of every atom, every elemental and every human being involved in the collective human pilgrimage. Instead of hiding in fear or withdrawing from it, one must remain sensitive to that universal pain and so become as wide awake as Buddha.

Metaphysically, the doctrine of elementals encompasses the wide range of devas and devatas, gods and demigods, on seven different planes of differentiated cosmic substance. Extending far beyond medieval lore about gnomes, sylphs, salamanders and undines, the true teaching of elementals begins with the root processes by which thought impresses matter with form through fohat. Much of this teaching is secret, but any aspirant seeking aid in the acquisition of self-mastery will find considerable help in the sacred texts of all the authentic spiritual traditions of the world. These, however, must be approached from the standpoint of the philosophy of perfectibility and the science of spirituality, with no quarter given to blind superstition and stale dogmatism. At the most fundamental philosophical level, the doctrine of elementals is indeed magical and mystical, but this magic is noetic and akashic. It has nothing to do with the morass of grey psychic practices that pass for magic among pseudo-occultists. Instead, one must begin with meditation upon the abstract Point and the Zero Principle. (See Hermes, February 1986.) Without a firmer grasp of principles and without a true mental confrontation with fundamental ideas, it is impossible to understand and use the teaching of elementals for the benefit of the world. Without these rigorous basics, one can only fall prey to secondary and tertiary emanations and so become coiled in nefarious practices and sorcery.

A secure beginning can be found in the recognition that a fully self-conscious seven-fold being is unique. Such a being is the crown of creation, the full embodiment of the macrocosm in the microcosm. In a very specific sense man is, at the essential core of his being, a pure and immaculate crystallized ray of light-energy. This light ultimately represents the radiation of universal self-consciousness, the light that brings together all the gods and all the hierarchies. It goes beyond all colours and numbers to the one clear white light, the secondless light hidden in the divine darkness and silence. Thus man is one with the rootless root of the cosmos, a differentiated being compounded of every conceivable element in every one of the kingdoms of Nature. All the seven kingdoms are in a human being. This, of course, involves not only the physical body, but a series of vestures or upadhis on several different planes. In all the vestures of the human being, there is not a single element of any of the kingdoms of Nature, or any of the elemental forces, that is not already present.

This complexity in human nature, spanning the unmanifest and the manifest, is the basis of the paradox that man is both the potential crown of creation and its curse. In the whole of creation, seven-fold man is the unique possessor of the pristine light which precedes, differentiates and integrates, but also transcends, the entire spectrum of colours, sounds, forces, energies and vibrations. At the very core, man is deific and divine. Yet this does not make man sublime or spiritual in a way that stones and animals are not, for the deific breath and the divine afflatus of the One Life is everywhere and in everything. What is crucial about Man is that he is the possessor of self-consciousness through the gift of the Manasas and Agnishvatta Pitris, a particular class of the highest gods involving the second and third of the four classes below the first. Man is thus able to synthesize and transcend all the elementals.

Hermes, April 1987
Raghavan Iyer

A PARAPHRASING OF THE GNOSTIC TRACTATES OF CREATION | | TheKingdomWithin

Once before a time, in the endless void of countless aeons of pure and perfected conscious light, a young Daughter of Divine grace took light from Her husband, and, breathing forth, formed our home amongst the heavens.  This Seed, emanated from the Daughter alone, birthed from within Her an intelligence that was unlike the host of heaven.  This consciousness, in aberration of the pure and perfected awareness, did not contain the perfection of the cosmos, but operated in irregularity in semblance to the imbalanced emanation the young Mother issued forth in Her experimentation of life.  As such, seeing the deficiency and having pity upon the newly formed god, the Mother wrapped It in a womb of light to shield it from the perfection, and to conceal Her mistake while She made efforts to rectify Her creation. This luminary, whom She called out to, “Child, come here,” with a face of a lion that shone like the sun and a serpentine tail, opened Its eyes and, surveying a perfect void of …

 

Source: A PARAPHRASING OF THE GNOSTIC TRACTATES OF CREATION | | TheKingdomWithin

Discussion – The Great Arcanum

 

Hidden behind every major religion and tradition hides a secret, a universal truth. This universal truth is known as the Great Arcanum. Throughout history it has been completely forbidden to reveal the secrets of this mystery to the public, and the reason for this is because it is completely impossible to convey. This secret is not an idea, but an experience one encounters when making a direct connection to the Creator of the universe. In our society today, if we were to reveal this experience to the average person they would most likely look at us as if we were totally insane and would probably try to have us committed right away. It has been viewed this way since the beginning of Christianity, thus its mysteries have remained a hidden legacy, veiled behind mythology, architecture, art and literature, and has been passed on for many to admire, but for very few to understand.
 
The Universal Experience of Suffering and its Universal Remedy; The Secret Teachings of Jesus and Moses; The Tree of Life: Kabbalah; The Tree of Knowledge: Alchemy-Daath-Tantra; The Duality of the Serpent: Kundalini and Kundabuffer. Temptation. The serpent. The expulsion from Paradise. Archetypal stories that have moved millions of human beings: but who has understood their real meaning? Theories abound, but humanity remains suffering in the wilderness. Now, the esoteric doctrine upon which all the world’s great religions are grounded is revealed.
 
Behold the Great Arcanum: the tremendous secret fiercely protected for centuries. Behold the true heart of all great religions and mystical traditions: the path of the razor’s edge, the exact science to awaken the consciousness and free the soul from suffering. Discover the Alchemy, Tantra, and Kabbalah hidden in the mysteries of Adam and Eve. The road to return to Eden is revealed; it is time for man and woman to rectify their mistakes and return to their true home. — This video contains no lewd or graphic imagery and is illustrated entirely by the world’s heritage of art. The knowledge and wisdom presented is the synthesis of the teachings of Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Padmasambhava, the Dalai Lama, Samael Aun Weor, and many more. — This film is a rich tapestry of sacred sex symbolism from around the world. The narrative weaves various traditions into its account, including the Kabbala, Western Europeans alchemy symbols, Tantra, Mayan carvings, Tibetan Buddhism, and various Christian gospels. It is inspiring to see the parallels between these traditions, even if they have been interpreted radically differently over the years.

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To Evolve One Must Be Involved | | TheKingdomWithin

To Evolve One Must Be Involved ~ Raz Iyahu

EXAMINING THE FIRST HERMETIC PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM

Here in this first article of many, we will begin to examine the practical Alchemical principles step by step and how self-mastery gives us the ability to take charge and create the kind of reality we choose to experience, be it success, love, peace, bliss, harmony – the very intention the All has for its creations. The inner (microcosm) creates the outer (macrocosm).  How we use thoughts, emotions and actions (our intention) corresponds to how our life unfolds through the broadcasting of vibration through the planes; this is a great axiom and part of the principles of correspondence, polarity, rhythm, etc.  Once the Alchemist understands these principles and the process behind them, only then can he or she begin consciously creating the life they wish to experience rather than unconsciously experiencing a life of sorrow, confusion, anger and suffering. To begin, the first question the

Source: To Evolve One Must Be Involved | | TheKingdomWithin

Tonight’s Discussion — “Mysticism”, with Manly P. Hall

Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus, and which he published at the age of 25 (or 27, 1928)

He has been widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult.

Carl Jung, when writing Psychology and Alchemy, borrowed material from Hall’s private collection.

In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society (PRS) in Los Angeles, California, dedicating it to an idealistic approach to the solution of human problems. The PRS claims to be non-sectarian and entirely free from educational, political, or ecclesiastical control, and the Society’s programs stress the need for the integration of philosophy, religion, and science into one system of instruction. The PRS Library, a public facility devoted to source materials in obscure fields, has many rare and scarce items now impossible to obtain elsewhere.

In 1973 (47 years after writing The Secret Teachings of All Ages), Hall was recognized as a 33rdº Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite), at a ceremony held at PRS on December 8th, despite never being initiated into the physical craft.

In his over 70-year career, Hall delivered approximately 8,000 lectures in the United States and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.

http://www.manlyphall.org/

Theosophy – Esoteric Psychology

matter

Esoteric Psychology.

“Know ye, ye are threefold in nature,
physical, astral and mental in one…

On Earth, man is in bondage,
bound by space and time to the earth plane.
Encircling each planet, a wave of vibration,
binds him to his plane of unfoldment.
Yet within man is the Key to releasement,
within man may freedom be found.”

— Emerald Tablet XV

 

Image quote: Helena Blavatsky; The Secret Doctrine.

Israel – A Nation Founded Upon a Monumental Lie » The Event Chronicle

Once upon a time, hundreds of years ago, there was an extraordinarily evil kingdom. A land ruled by a wicked king who filled his court with practitioners of ancient Babylonian black arts, and occult oligarchs. A land inhabited by an aggressive demented race of thieves, murderers, and highwaymen

Source: Israel – A Nation Founded Upon a Monumental Lie » The Event Chronicle

The Moon is a Boon: Spellcasting and the Phases of the Moon

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The importance of the Moon in Magic:
There hasn’t been any other planet (or satellite) that has fascinated human kind more than the Moon. Surrounded by stories, myths, legends, ancient and modern lore, the Moon has been the Night Muse that has inspired us all with her mystery. Witches have been depicted flying in front of the Moon with their broomsticks, lovers have exchanged romantic nights and who cannot remember themselves dreaming under her light. The Moon was associated more than anything else in Nature with Witchcraft and Spellcasting, as a few words spoken under the Full Moon light were enough to alter the reality of the Witch. The Moon is here to remind us all that our dreams can become reality, as to be able to dream and visualise is the first step to manifest.
From Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Druids and modern Witches the Moon, the radiant Goddess in the skies, has been loved and inspired us all with its simple yet extraordinary beauty and radiance. The Moon has been associated with the element of water as it affects the movement of tides, the Divine Feminine and the Female Mysteries. In modern Witchcraft, the Moon has been associated with the aspect of the triple Goddess-Maiden, Mother and Crown- and each phase of the Moon was given a specific attribute.
In this article we are going to look at the Lunar phases, how each phase of the Moon can be used in Magic and Spellcasting and which Pagan deities have been attributed to each phase. 
The Moon Grows and Wanes
What is the Waxing Moon: 
The term The Moon is Waxingrefers to the Lunar phase where the Moon is gaining its light. It begins on the day of the New Moon, when the Moon appears first time in the sky, and ends with the Day of the Full Moon, when the Moon shines with all its glory. During this Lunar phase, as the Moon grows, all kind of constructive magical work is benefited. Manifestation spells such as love spells, money spells, wish spells etc are favoured and are encouraged to take place during this Lunar phase. 
What is the Waning Moon:
The term The Moon is Waningrefers to the Lunar phase where the Moon is reducing its light. It begins on the day after the Full Moon until the day of the Dark Moon when the Moon cannot be seen in the sky. During this Lunar phase, as the moon wanes, all kind of destructive magical work is benefited. To set up the right context of this article, by the term destructiveI am referring to letting go of everything that is not wanted. Banishing rituals, exorcism, breaking addictions, weight-losing spells etc are favoured during the Waning Moon.
After understanding these two important periods of Lunar movement, lets have a look at the different Lunar phases during these periods.
The different Moon Phases and their correspondences
Esbats, similar to Sabbats, are celebrations of the different phases of the Moon. The same way the Witch follows the Seasons and the Solar Circle, the Witch follows and honours the Circle of the Moon. Moving with the Circle of the Moon attunes us with the circles of Nature and allow us to understand at a deeper level what harmony and balance is all about. With the above in mind, lets have a look at the 5 different Esbats which correspond to each Moon phase.
New Moon: This is the time when the Moon first appears into the sky after a Dark Moon. It is the time of regeneration and new beginnings. All construction Magic that has to do with setting new goals, honouring our aspirations and beginning new ventures is favoured. During the waning phase, we have cleared and removed anything that is unnecessary and no longer required in our lives, during the New Moon we summon everything that we want to fill that gap: new love, new friendships, new skills, new job, prosperity and abundance, you name it!
In modern witchcraft, the aspect of the Goddess that has been associated with the new Moon is the Maiden in her young child aspect. An example of the Goddesses associated with the New Moon are Demeter and Persephone. Persephone as the Maiden is summoned with her Mother Demeter to bless the seeds of all new beginnings. As the seeds are planted all things grow!  Another example is Diana and Aradia in her Mother and Maiden aspects, Diana comes with her daughter Aradia to teach us the mysteries of magic and the ways we can become more adept in our Craft. It is the time we need to remember our childhood and our dreams, everything we wanted to achieve in life. Seeing the world from the perspective of the Divine Child within, helps us get a better orientation in life and attain a more worry-free attitude. When we are certain about ourselves and our dreams, everything is possible and the less stressed we are about it, the easier we can move towards it.
First Quarter: This is the time of the first quarter of the Moon occurring approximately seven days after the New Moon. During this Lunar phase, as the Moon grows all construction magic is benefited, especially to empower any previous magical work that the outcome has not become apparent and sustain and deepen our understanding of Magic. It is the time where the seeds we planted during the New Moon are growing and all Witches as gardeners of the Divine Garden need to maintain. Spellwork to bring courage, determination, motivation and manifestation in our lives is encouraged. In addition, spells related to gaining clarity and strengthening protection are also benefited.
The aspect of the Goddess which is associated with the First Quarter is the Maiden. The Maiden as a term does not refer to a sexless woman but instead refers to the Goddess without a partner or who has not given birth.  As an example, the following Goddesses are associated with the New Moon: Artemis (Diana), Athena (Minerva), Hestia (Vesta) and Brigid. As the Goddess grows, from a child to a Maiden, everything else grows as well. This is a magical and alchemical transformation that happens from our experiences in life. During this Moon cycle, we have set sail to new unexplored lands during the New Moon, the First Quarter is the time to look at our compass to see if we are heading well, gain courage, become motivated and remain assured that all is well despite the obstacles and the challenges. As the Moon grows, so we are growing along.
Full Moon: This is the time when the Moon shines with all its glory and this is considered a very important Esbat. The ‘Witching Hour’usually refers to the Midnight hour during a Full Moon which was always regarded as a particular potent time for Magic, as the Moon is not Waxing nor Waning and midnight is considered the time between the Days- in between time in between worlds. During the Full Moon time all magic work is empowered, all magical work is fertile. 
All Goddesses can be invoked during the Full Moon however, the Mother aspect of the Goddess was more associated with the Full Moon. The Sacred Woman who has given birth or is carrying a child, the Woman that holds all potentials, the Mother that has given birth to all things is honoured and celebrated. A few examples of Goddesses associated with the Full Moon in their Mother aspects: Selene (Luna), Demeter (Ceres), Aphrodite (Venus), Hera (Juno), Isis,Toci, Freya, Aradia, Pachamama, Mama Killa, Oya, Yemaya. Please note that these Goddesses are some examples and the list is definitely not exhaustive. During the Full Moon, the full potential of the Witch is unveiled. Everything that we have asked for will manifest, everything that we want will become reality. It is the time, to honour the fertility and abundance in Ourselves and the Universe. It is the time to see the Goddess in Ourselves and Everything that is. It is the time we are all reminded that the Universe will provide and the interconnection between all things is celebrated.
Third Quarter: The time of the Third Quarter is the waning phase of the Moon occurring approximately 7 days after the Full Moon. This is the time for introspection and to wind down, to reflect and learn from previous experiences. It is also the time to prepare to leave anything unnecessary behind. Divination, meditation on previous experiences, contact and guidance from the Spirit World are only some practices associated with the Third Quarter. The Third Quarter is the time of the harvest, the time to distinguish between the things that nourish us and the things they don’t. It is the time to leave anything unnecessary behind and create room for growth in our life for new things to come. 
The Third Quarter is corresponded to the Crone. By the term Crone, I am referring to the post-menopausal woman that has gathered valuable experiences in life, that has already been the Maiden and the Mother (even though childbirth may have not occurred). It is the time where wisdom shines. Some examples of Goddesses are: Hecate, Cerridwen, Baubo, Badb, Morrigan, Elli. During the third Quarter, Witches are celebrating Wisdom. Attaining wisdom is not always regarded as easy and by attuning to the energies of the Third Quarter and the Crone aspect can help us learn and understand at a more profound level the essence of this process.  Anything that is good for us is greatly empowered and nourished, anything unnecessary should go as it hinders our progress. Of course, this demands a great deal of good judgement, self-knowledge and understanding which is exactly what the process of Wisdom requires, and many of us will become resistant or avoidant during this phase. I would like to remind all witches the following three words, which can help you a lot on selecting the aspects of your life that you need to declutter: “What resists, persists.”. The less resistant we are, letting go of the things that no longer nurture us, the less stressful this process would be and the benefits will be multiple.
Dark Moon: The time of the Dark Moon is the time where the Moon does not appear in the sky. The Dark Moon lasts between 2-3.5 days and in the middle of that time period the New Moon appears. The Dark Moon symbolises endings and the promise of new beginnings. This is the perfect time for banishing, exorcism and leaving back the unnecessary, for introspection and past-life regression. In astrology, this period is referring to as the Balsamic Moon. I am sure that many of you are going to remember the famous vinegar, however, in Greek the world ‘Balsamo’ (pronounced val-sa-mo) means cure and the ease of all pain. 
The Dark Moon is usually corresponding to the Goddess as the Crone, however, more to her aspect as the Ruler of the Underworld. She represents Death which is necessary for new Life to begin. Examples of Goddesses associated with the Dark Moon are Hecate, Kali, Santa Muerte, Cerridwen, Persephone, Morrigan. During the third Quarter, we have acquired clarity and the wisdom of what is no longer required in our lives, we have started the process of letting go of all the unnecessary things. This process has its peak during the Dark Moon, where all Witches are honouring the things that are no longer wanted, the things that are no longer required as they have taught us a great deal on how to move forward, on how to be the persons we want to be. We have looked at these aspects of ourselves that we do not want to nurture anymore, an act of wisdom and courage, and we move forward by honouring them for what they have taught us. We return them to the Earth for them to be decomposed, to transform and become the fertile ground that all new things are going to come from. 
Finally, many Witches and authors of Witchcraft are focusing on the 4 aspects of the Moon: New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon and Third Quarter, merging the attributes of the Dark Moon with the rituals held during the Third Quarter and the New Moon. However, from my life experience the Dark Moon has gained its honourable place amongst them. I leave it to the personal needs of each one of you to decide on when and how you wish to celebrate the Moon Circle. Again, I would like to emphasise that the Deity names provided above are suggestions and the list is definitely not exhaustive. You are always encouraged to do your own research and adapt as necessary to suit your needs.
Other information on the Moon Cycle
What is a Blue Moon?
A Blue Moon is the rare occurrence of a second Full Moon in one calendar month. This phenomenon happens infrequently and hence the expression Once in a Blue Moon. Blue Moons in Witchcraft and Spellcrafting are considered extremely potent days for all kind of magic work.
Spellcasting during Lunar Eclipses
In general, spellcasting during Lunar Eclipses is not recommended, as the energies of the day can easily run loose.