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The are various secondary characteristics of this Illumination: It is the intelligence or intuition of what Jechidah [True Self] wishes to discover about itself.

Thereupon these two adepts conferred together, saying: One must therefore be always vigilant to bring oneself to live more and more in this Light of Illumination, continuing the causaf of Purification and Consecration until All is One. Yet others may assist him to do both, and they may enable him altogether to avoid many of the false paths, leading no whither, which tempt the weary feet of the uninitiated pilgrim.

Lsi set up expectations as to what Illumination or Knowledge and Conversation may entail is, in a sense, an impediment to being open and surrendering to what truly is.

In all systems of religion is to be found a system of Initiation, which may be defined as the process by which a man comes to learn that unknown Crown. For Perfection abideth not in the Pinnacles, or in the Foundations, but in the ordered Cahsae of one with all. The rituals were elaborated, though scholarly enough, into verbose and pretentious nonsense: Also He conferred upon D.

Beware lest you interpret them either in the Light or in the darkness, for only in L. This is sometimes called the Beatific Vision by Crowley.

This is what is generally said by Mystics to be the necessity of having a Love of All. One may see this as becoming the Bride of Christ, and another may see this as being pierced by a Divine sword; one may see this as a blinding Light, and another as a joyful Darkness. The Ordeal of this Grade is a crucial one, known as the Crossing of the Abyss, and it will be discussed in the next section as the prelude to the third and final Grade or Stage of the Mystic Path. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


Subdue thy fear and thy disgust. The Wand To Cross the Abyss, one must surrender all that one has and all cxusae one is.

Liber LXI vel Causae

The claim of the Order that the true adepts were in charge of it was definitely disproved. In the Order, with two certain exceptions and two doubtful ones, he found no persons prepared for initiation of any sort. Francis of Assisi visited lepers, the sight of which disgusted him.

Every man must overcome his own obstacles, expose his own illusions. It is helpful to remember that this is only the middle pylon along the Path, and that the true Unitive Life has still not been achieved. Though none can communicate either the knowledge or the power to achieve this, which we may call the Lxj Work, it is yet possible for initiates to guide others.

They attracted much attention, as they purported to derive from the Rosicrucians. This is why Buddhists meditate in the presence of decaying corpses.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If one persists to the third Stage, one comes to identity with the Absolute itself rather than being simply a part thereof. This means that all aspects of the self must be balanced, especially the moral and intellectual aspects of the self. He must learn to endure them, then to become indifferent to them, then to analyze them until they give pleasure and instruction, and finally to appreciate them for their own sake, as aspects of Truth.


Some years ago a number of cipher MSS. In the broadest sense, this Love is acceptance. In fact, one is seeking the Whole, both upright and averse, and not simply the Highest. In the emotions, a lack of Love or acceptance shows itself in the feeling of disgust. In order to surrender all that one has and is, though, one must first build oneself into a Whole. When this has been done, he caysae abandon them, if they are really harmful in relation to health and comfort.

Because many of these by-products of Illumination are overwhelming and enrapturing, the Mystic is liable think that this is the end of the Path. In the language of Thelemic Mysticism, the Adept and the Holy Guardian Angel are united like lovers, they meet and interact and enjoy one another but they remain separate as Adept and Angel.

It is simply that the normal incoherence and discrepancy between them has been harmonized. Or should the ritual speak in terms however vague which seem to imply Egyptian, Taoist, Buddhist, Indian, Persian, Greek, Judaic, Christian, or Moslem philosophy, let him reflect that this is a defect of language; the literary limitation and not the spiritual prejudice of the man P.

Not to veil the truth to the Neophyte, but to warn him against valuing non-essentials. He discovered that S. If one clings to the light and ignores the darkness, one is not equilibrated; if one clings to virtues and ignores vices, one is not equilibrated; if one clings to one belief and ignores its opposite, one is not equilibrated.

We have sought to reveal the Arcanum; we have only profaned it. After some time S. Those who discovered the ciphers vsl to S.

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