(I'm taking this morning to post some diary entries from the summer that never made it here.)
Jim Eshelman wrote:62. At thy right hand a great lord and a comely; at thy left hand a woman clad in gossamer and gold and having the stars in her hair.
I hadn't consciously registered until this morning that this image affirms the p.o.v. of the Adept rather than the Angel - Chokmah on one's left and Binah on one's right is the oriention of looking up
the Tree, advancing toward
the Supernals wherein the Adept is told (in the following sentence) that he will "meet with" the Angel.
Ye shall journey far into a land of pestilence and evil; ye shall encamp in the river of a foolish city forgotten; there shall ye meet with Me.
What marvelous and unusual symbolism for the journey far through Binah and toward Chokmah. (Through Liber LXV,
Adonai as Yod is most consistently represented in Chokmah, primarily I think to put Him in polar juxtaposition to Binah.) The "foolish city forgotten," toward which a river leads. Wow.
There is much more in these verses, of course. I guess I had to sleep on the imagery for it to get fully conscious. As usual, for these verses in this particular Bhakti practice, it is the painted visual images that I find especially useful to act as catalyst to the meditation flow.