The Exordium of Liber Pleiades

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The Exordium of Liber Pleiades

Postby Ankh » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:46 pm

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I have a question about the Exordium of Liber Pleiades; have the permutation of the Thelemic gods Nuit, Hadit, and Heru-Ra-Ha have ever been equated with the Sephira Kether, on the Tree of Life?

Back story: Years ago, I was in P.F.C- B.O.T.A. Tree of Life course. One of the lessons focused on the Sephira of Kether. The student is asked to lay out the tarot keys that spelled “Kether” for meditation. The cards are Kaph (The Wheel of Fortune) Tav (The Universe) and Resh (The Sun).

I laid the three cards out and allowed my consciousness to take the shape of each card in turn. With the Wheel of Fortune my consciousness expanded to the far reaches of the Cosmos in one grand circular gesture. Moving over to The Universe my consciousness contracted rapidly from an expanded position to an atomic point. The Universe card brutally collapsed The Wheel of Fortune on itself. I was now a single atom carrying the weight of the Cosmos. Moving on to the last card my consciousness took the shape of The Sun. It turned the expansion and contraction of the two previous cards into a sphere of orange and yellow light. It was uplifting and felt like a breath of fresh air.

Moving forward, when I first practiced the beginning part (The Exordium) of Liber Pleiades the above imagery spontaneously arouse, I have been using it ever since right or wrong… I don’t know so I am asking? I am also wondering if I am just allowing my personal imagery to hang onto the energies of Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor Khuit?

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Re: The Exordium of Liber Pleiades

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:37 pm

Kether wasn't in mind when it was written. The intention was to place the three above the four - specifically, a Briatic triad about a Yetziratic tetrad.
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Re: The Exordium of Liber Pleiades

Postby Ankh » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:24 pm

Quote JAE: Kether wasn't in mind when it was written. The intention was to place the three above the four - specifically, a Briatic triad about a Yetziratic tetrad.

Thank you for the reply Jim, it a beautiful ritual by the way. :D

Interesting, I was under the impression after reading chapter 16 in 776 ½ (Ritual Construction). That the order should be Atziluth, B’riah, then Yetzirah, did I miss something? Or is that a rule with exception?
AL III,17: “Fear not at all; fear neither men nor Fates, nor gods, nor anything. Money fear not, nor laughter of the folk folly, nor any other power in heaven or upon the earth or under the earth. Nu is your refuge as Hadit your light; and I am the strength, force, vigour, of your arms.”
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Re: The Exordium of Liber Pleiades

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:39 pm

Ankh wrote:
Quote JAE: Kether wasn't in mind when it was written. The intention was to place the three above the four - specifically, a Briatic triad about a Yetziratic tetrad.

Thank you for the reply Jim, it a beautiful ritual by the way. :D

Interesting, I was under the impression after reading chapter 16 in 776 ½ (Ritual Construction). That the order should be Atziluth, B’riah, then Yetzirah, did I miss something? Or is that a rule with exception?

Well, there obviously is an inherent Atziluthic presence in these gods, no doubt about it. And the Yetziratic tetrad ("the gods of men," i.e., gods with clear images and of the nature of pantheons usually called mythologies) are generally Yetziratic. On the other hand, the Kerubs are unquestionably Yetziratic, so you could also scale it as Atziluth-Briah-Yetzirah.
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