Nosce te Ipsum: Know Thyself

What is a "Nosce te Ipsum Research Report"?

"Nosce Te Ipsum" is a traditional term,  possibly one of the Delphic maxims, which means "know thyself"; easily found in an online search. One way in which we know ourselves is by our birth dates. Most of us know our own astrological sun signs, based on our birth dates, and it can be entertaining to look up our horoscopes online and in newspapers.

For an example of a partial Nosce te Ipsum Research Report, please see my blog post
Nosce Te Ipsum for HRH Duchess of Sussex .

To order a Nosce te Ipsum Research Report for yourself, please use the appropriate PayPal button at the right side of this blog, and include the date and time of birth you wish to have researched.

The Kabbalah, a mystical interpretation of the bible, lists 72 Guardian Angels based on our birth dates, as well as 72 Daemons. Whether or not we agree with what has been attributed to our birth dates, wouldn't it be nice to know? The Nosce te Ipsum Research Report is for entertainment purposes.

Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) - "Demon and angel with Tamara's soul". Illustration to Lermontov's poem "Demon" Wikimedia Commons Images public domain
Demon and Angel with Tamara's Soul
Illustration by Mikhail Vrubel
United States public domain image
courtesy of Wikimedia

The Angels

Some years ago I was sent charts where I could look up Guardian Angels based on a birth date and birth time. Not being an Angelologist (although I am sometimes known as an Architect) I learned that three different types of guardian angels were assigned; on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. General information about Guardian Angels is easy to find online, each having an assigned number and name that appears consistently.

Guardian Angels, according to numerous resources, work under the direction of Archangels; in much the same way as a business, in which middle management works under corporate management. Guardian Angels also have attributes, somewhat like astrological sun signs do. Each is associated with a planet, calendar dates, an element (earth, air, fire, or water), and so forth. Guardian angels also have "powers"; things the guardian angel is particularly talented in or helpful with.

For a number of years I've looked up the names of the three types of Guardian Angels for dozens of people, with very positive reviews. Because the attributes, "powers", planets, elements, etc. of Guardian Angels are very consistent in online research, I did not feel it was either necessary or helpful for me to provide anything more than the name of the Angel. Looking up positive attributes, and applying them, can be a very personal experience; one that I feel is more fun for someone to find for themselves.

The Daemons

On a different topic, a working with daemons came my direction last year. Not knowing anything about daemons, I was hesitant to look into it before researching a bit about daemons and what they are.

Daemons, despite being numbered consistently, come from a variety of sources. Some are former Guardian Angels, some are deities from Egyptian antiquity, and some don't have a clear source. Daemons are a mixed lot, and with "powers" that range from beneficial to dangerous. Their descriptions are also quite confusing; often nonsensical and appearing in archaic language,

Like it or not, in the same way as Guardian Angels are assigned, so are daemons assigned to birth dates (and, ostensibly, birth times). Their names and numbers are surprisingly consistent, match the numbers of their assigned angels, and may easily be found online.

According to my research, daemons exist within the Angelic hierarchy; on a worker level...below the middle management level of the guardian angel level...and each guardian angel manages a "worker" daemon. Apparently, the daemons come with legions of their own as well; however, information regarding the individual legion members seems to be scarce.

Fearing the worst, I took a look at the "powers" of my own physical daemon, in the spirit of "Nosce Te Ipsum", the title of this blog post. I was surprised to see "powers" that appeared to be quite helpful, as far as career, which has been a concern of mine for quite some time now.

Although I'm not clear on how to use this information, I do feel it's good to know what has been assigned through the ages, on an Angelic or daemonic level, to a particular birth date. It might also be nice to know whether the "powers" seem to be more on the helpful side, or shifting toward a more dangerous side.

"Nosce te Ipsum Research Report"

To satisfy my curiosity, I created a "Nosce te Ipsum Research Report" for my own Angelic and daemoic hierarchy, based on my own birth date and birth time. In the research, I included:

  1. The Archangels in "corporate management" above each of the three birth-date-assigned Guardian Angels, and any other pertinent information such as the choir s/he manages, and day of the week
  2. The names and numbers of the three Guardian Angels in "middle management" (Physical, Emotional and Spiritual), and any other pertinent information such as "powers", planetary, astrological, and important dates
  3. The names and numbers of the three birth-date-assigned daemon "workers", under the direction of the three Guardian Angels in "middle management" (Physical, Emotional and Spiritual), and any other pertinent information such as "powers", and their origin (if known)

Contact me for more information about your Nosce te Ipsum Research Report, and to request my research into sharing with you the secrets of your birthdate, for you, your family or as a gift for a friend or loved one.

New Book! "p.s. Fortuna: Praises and Supplications For the Goddess"

Available Online at Amazon

Fortuna was one of the most celebrated Goddesses of the vast Roman Empire. Her festival themes ...success, love, marriage, homecoming... continue to resonate in our times.

Inspired by Roman wisdom, created by the founder of Temple of Fortuna dot com, this book is a collection of praises and supplications for contemporary people, practitioners, and spiritualists.

Included are contemporary and ancient symbolism, a calendar with descriptions of the Goddess Fortuna's Roman holidays, and over 52 seasonal prayers.

'An Excellent Resource for Personal Practice...the collection of prayers to Fortuna, organized by season, each one for a different, specific purpose. There really is something for everyone, for almost every imaginable occasion or reason.' - Amazon review

'An excellent book! History, holidays, prayers, everything a true devotional book should be. Well worth the money.' - Amazon review

'I thoroughly enjoyed the book as the theme covers many of our concerns where blessing can give us the strength to live and enjoy our lives.' - Amazon review

'There is a lot of research reflected here, in simple language. The honoring of Fortuna in ancient Rome is well told.' - Amazon review

'I love all the prayers in it.' - Amazon review

p.s. Fortuna: Praises and Supplications For the Goddess is a condensed version of everything I've learned about the Goddess Fortuna over the last decade, as founder of Temple of Fortuna dot com, with more than 52 seasonal prayers I've written to go with Her holidays. Several pages, including those that mark the four seasons, are intentionally designed with extra space for notes, scrapbooking, drawing, coloring in, writing your own prayers or what have you. Make the book your own, or leave it as is!

This book is about an ancient Roman Goddess and a spiritual expression of written prayer. It is NOT a book of Wicca, nor is it a "spell" or "magical" book. It's a book of praises and supplications to the divine, so please don't expect any advice about magic.

If you're new to the idea of working with the divine feminine, or feel it's a bit odd to be petitioning an ancient Goddess, this sort of thing can also take time to adjust to. Insight and direction can also take time to acquire, in my experience, and only occasionally occurs in a period of days or weeks. Even then, focus and personal effort can be as powerful as faith. 

If you're accustomed to divine feminine prayer, and have any personal insights or suggestions, leaving your review at Amazon/Amazon UK might be very helpful to other readers. Honest reviews also help me to know what you might like to see in a "second" edition. For example, would you like some artwork, more rhymes, or a hardbound edition? 

About the Amazon UK Storyteller 2017 Contest:

A storyteller contest sponsored by Amazon UK in 2017 was the driving force that propelled me to put my writings into a book that could be purchased online at Amazon. I was very excited when my book was accepted as an entry in the international Amazon UK Storyteller 2017 contest. Approximately 3000 different writers from all over the world are competing in this exciting book-writing contest.

p.s. Fortuna: Praises and Supplications For the Goddess, as of the writing of this post, is being featured in the top 20% of all contest entries, and in the top 5% of all non-fiction entries.