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Slo wrote:I came today by the Holy Season meditations to Atu VII and remember that Gunther put the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna practice in this chapter of his book "The Angel & the Abyss". Now, I don´t know if he put it there "archetypically" or "simbollycally" or something (some other things in his work could possibly indicate that it´s not the case, but well), but despite that this practice could be apparently atributed to the Abyss (by the ego shutting), it´s not much better atributed to the shutting down of Yetzirah and the coming into Briah/Tiphareth K&C, as a practice specifically atributed to the Practicus by Crowley and others (Jim among others in his "M&M system")?? Or there´s something I could be missing? Could this practice be somehow considered, too, for an upper level (the Abyss crossing)?
gurugeorge wrote:I wouldn't worry about the Abyss. Just think of it as a next step thing. Note that the Buddha said that Mahasatipatthana was a practice capable of taking you "all the way" (so to speak), and IIRC AC endorses that in the essay on marijuana, where he talks about the "levels" of the practice. So it will have a "level" (of revelation, of success) appropriate to your level if you practice it. (In a way all the practices are Mahasatipatthana, or maybe you could say that Mahasatipatthana was the Buddha's version of a concise encapsulation of the essence of all the practices - obviously so since it applies to everything you do.)
Slo wrote:That leads me to get that 10=1 application of this practice to the Neophyte by it´s "Osirian thing" and Path of Tau, I suppose.
Slo wrote:I don´t know, Gunther´s description of it as a sort of non-direct experience (more of a process) also doesn´t fit with that in particular. But on the other hand I´ve read descriptions of the Visions of other people and more commonly I have been able to recognize them as the same thing as mine, despite it´s more common widely difference regarding type (some visuals, some auditive, some in some sort of scene thing; mine was purely abstract).
Slo wrote:Then came the notion of that and the weird feeling of ”otherness” just made me awake from that point and the thing stopped. It was in fact very quick.
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