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13 September (Mars) Liber VII, 1:17-24

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:56 am

17. The lightning came and licked up the little flock of sheep.
18. There is a tongue and a flame; I see that trident walking over the sea.
19. A phoenix hath it for its head; below are two prongs. They spear the wicked.
20. I will spear Thee, O Thou little grey god, unless Thou beware!
21. From the grey to the gold; from the gold to that which is beyond the gold of Ophir.
22. My God! but I love Thee!
23. Why hast Thou whispered so ambiguous things? Wast Thou afraid, O goat-hoofed One, O horned One, O pillar of lightning?
24. From the lightning fall pearls; from the pearls black specks of nothing.
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Re: 13 September (Mars) Liber VII, 1:17-24

Postby RobertAllen » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:36 am

Jim Eshelman wrote:17. The lightning came and licked up the little flock of sheep.
18. There is a tongue and a flame; I see that trident walking over the sea.
19. A phoenix hath it for its head; below are two prongs. They spear the wicked.
20. I will spear Thee, O Thou little grey god, unless Thou beware!
21. From the grey to the gold; from the gold to that which is beyond the gold of Ophir.
22. My God! but I love Thee!
23. Why hast Thou whispered so ambiguous things? Wast Thou afraid, O goat-hoofed One, O horned One, O pillar of lightning?
24. From the lightning fall pearls; from the pearls black specks of nothing.


I wondered about Jim's new avatar.
heh, Mars...

So, I wasn't going to post if I didn't feel especially motivated—give myself that freedom. I suppose this will still 'not' happen, most likely. But the day's meditation was so full of the descent of the spirit in the form of a lightning flash that I had to comment, not to add or interpret, but just to say: lightning flash, spear, penis, rush of flame, thrust, and then the voided silence settling in after the explosion—mars rocks!

Love and Will
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Re: 13 September (Mars) Liber VII, 1:17-24

Postby Bereshith » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:01 am

22. My God! but I love Thee!
23. Why hast Thou whispered so ambiguous things? Wast Thou afraid, O goat-hoofed One, O horned One, O pillar of lightning?
24. From the lightning fall pearls; from the pearls black specks of nothing.


He models for us an otherwhise unimaginable bhakti reaction to the god.

Therion had an incredible gift for this. Here, he expresses love and acceptance as one would to a little embarrassed child. For how many of us is the expression of this energy (this god) tied up in childhood shame? That's not to suggest that this passage be limited in any way to psychology - rather, that it immediately seems inspiringly holistic. It makes me excited about the rest.

For me, this kind of instruction/practice is everything, but I lean mystic. I feel like I've been searching for this part.
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Re: 13 September (Mars) Liber VII, 1:17-24

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:03 am

Dar wrote:Ooooh. That's something I didn't know tridents were used for... :o

Yes. Quite useful for spearing beavers.

Is everything in this book going to have a hidden sexual meaning?

Pretty much, yeah.
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Re: 13 September (Mars) Liber VII, 1:17-24

Postby RobertAllen » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:40 am

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Dar wrote:Is everything in this book going to have a hidden sexual meaning?

Pretty much, yeah.


Hidden??????

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Re: 13 September (Mars) Liber VII, 1:17-24

Postby Mephisto » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:51 am

Dar wrote:Is everything in this book going to have a hidden sexual meaning?


Crowley wrote it.

In case you haven't noticed, the sex instinct is the Holiest instinct we have.
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Re: 13 September (Mars) Liber VII, 1:17-24

Postby gmugmble » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:38 am

The juxtaposition (and identity) of sexual and sacred imagery is more extreme in Liber VII than in any of the other Holy Books or in Crowley's work in general, or so it seems to me. Since Crowley's sexual tastes were rather different from mine, I have a hard time relating to much of Liber VII.
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