What is the Esoteric Teaching of the Sign Aquarius?
The occult significance of AQUARIUS is KNOWLEDGE. AQUARIUS, the sign of the water bearer, is an eminently Revolutionary sign.
There are four types of KNOWLEDGE or SECRET SCIENCE. We need to know what these four types of KNOWLEDGE are.
FIRST: YAJNA-VIDYA; knowledge that is acquired with certain occult powers awakened within our own inner nature, through certain Magical Rituals.
SECOND: KABBALISTIC MAHA-VIDYA; the Science of the KABBALAH with all its invocations, mathematical symbols and liturgy, which can. be ANGELIC or DIABOLIC, it all depends on the type of person that uses it.
THIRD: GUPTA-VIDYA; the science of MANTRAS, the Magic of the VERB; it is based on the mystical powers of sounds, on the science of HARMONY.
FOURTH: ATMA-VIDYA or REAL WISDOM of the BEING, of ATMAN, the SUPERIOR MONAD.
All of forms of Knowledge, except the fourth, are the root of all occult sciences.
From all these forms of KNOWLEDGE, of all of them except the FOURTH, come the KABBALAH, CHIROMANCY, ASTROLOGY, OCCULT PHYSIOLOGY, SCIENTIFIC CARTOMANCY, etc., etc.
From all those forms of knowledge, from all those OCCULTIST BRANCHES, science has already discovered a few secrets, but the DEVELOPED SPATIAL SENSE IS NOT HYPNOTISM, and neither can it be acquired through those arts.
Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology