03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

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03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

Postby danica » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:11 pm

March 21
(SHIN, The Æon, Fire)
Liber LXV, Cap. IV
"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: 03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

Postby danica » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:37 pm

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"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: 03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

Postby Anchorite » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:07 pm

Weary, weary! saith the scribe, who shall lead me to the sight of the Rapture of my master?

The body is weary and the soul is sore weary and sleep weighs down their eyelids; yet ever abides the sure consciousness of ecstasy, unknown, yet known in that its being is certain. O Lord, be my helper, and bring me to the bliss of the Beloved!

A useful prayer!
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Re: 03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

Postby [V] » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 pm

"Before I saw thee, thou wast already with me"

Adonai is so tightly entwined about our being that hardly we notice his presence. In order to "see" Adonai, the coils of the serpent must loosen. We must take a "step back" from Adonai. This makes me think of the Bornless ritual, which was originally an exorcism. Perhaps the attitude of an exorcism is whats needed to loosen his coils and finally understand how close Adonai has always been all along.
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Re: 03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

Postby Hannah » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:51 pm

Perhaps the poet Sappho from Mitylene is the archetype of the “god-like woman” who “casts aside the lyre, and with her locks aflame as an aureole, plunges into the wet heart of creation,…”
“O ye that drink of the brine of your desire, ye are nigh to madness! Your torture increaseth as ye drink, yet still ye drink. Come up through the creeks to the fresh water; I shall be waiting for you with my kisses.”
If one does not loosen the grip of love and devotion to Adonai within Malkh’ooth, one can exceed in the pleasures and games of the world of Assiah.. and once exceeded, the desire fulfilled magnetizes one closer to the awareness of the coils of Adonai within the center. The serpent Apep, Chaos as Adonai, Hadit?
The dismantling poison of the "secret fang," is it to absolution?
In Philae, a large temple construction of Isis was erected… the Bennu-Bird is of rebirthing light, the phoenix rising from the ashes of the transformative fire? Perhaps this is reference to the significance of the turn of the Aeon giving dawn to the balancing of both Isis and Osiris now within the aeon of the Child? Hmm.. The child birthed from the womb of the temple of the mother upon the Nile, in which Sebek inhabits.
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Re: 03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

Postby David S » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:35 am

An exaltation of desire! Such awesome capacity for praise and devotion!

The passage is dense, switching smoothly between voices, reinforcing the continuity of lover and beloved, the embodiment of the most high in playful embrace with the magician, the tangled kisses of "the red lips of nature and the black lips of perfection."

The "sure consciousness of ecstasy" is like poison, which can be ameliorated only by a bezoar stone of the beloved, Adonai. The heart craves rapture, dissolution, unity. The heart craves "the great ablution, the dissolving of the soul in that resounding bliss."

Yet the heart's agony, the "fire that flieth with green wings through the world of waters," anoints and protects, and also serves as the instrument of Adonai. It is a "wine whose savour thou knowest not," which will be poured out for the world.

Only then, in fulfillment, will the serpent finally have its feast.
"But all we say and do, however casually, adds up to more, far more, than our most strenuous Operations. 'Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.'" - Commentaries of AL
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Re: 03/21/17 - SHIN, The Æon, Fire

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:00 am

The fire burns up the alcohol
Of our lunar orgy,
Laps the water dry
Till my senses scintillate

Drunk on sobriety
The fire in my nerves
Tells me strange things
And I observe
And observe that I am also observed
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