04/01/17 - YOD, The Hermit, Virgo

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04/01/17 - YOD, The Hermit, Virgo

Postby danica » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:16 pm

April 1
(YOD, The Hermit, Virgo)
Liber VII, Cap. V
"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: 04/01/17 - YOD, The Hermit, Virgo

Postby Anchorite » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:14 pm

Just come out of temple - I haven't had time to collect my thoughts but I must say that this chapter rivals anything in class A that I've read for beauty* and therefore rivals anything I've ever read in the English language for beauty.
Eros indeed.


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Re: 04/01/17 - YOD, The Hermit, Virgo

Postby Ankh » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:08 am

Hold me, enfold me in thy Light as I chant your holy name.
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: 04/01/17 - YOD, The Hermit, Virgo

Postby danica » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:47 pm

Parambhakti.
It's hard for me to verbalize anything from this chapter.
"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: 04/01/17 - YOD, The Hermit, Virgo

Postby David S » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:46 pm

Mercury rules and is exalted in cerebral Virgo (and Venus in her fall). Alchemical quicksilver transmutes the libidinous force, snared on the fish-hook of desire. The sultry drone of the cicada and celebrations of tropical mysteries yield layers of wisdom that sex-denying priests of the West cannot attain. Leading toward a non-dimensional threshold of unity and grandeur, this revelation of rapture and certainty of devotion. As the grey world falls away, the path marked by Eros leads down to a dark, entombed origin, impenetrable to the usual sorts of spiritual rites, and opened only through "passive love," in which the sword of the beloved cuts undefended and deep.
"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: 04/01/17 - YOD, The Hermit, Virgo

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:32 am

Waiting.
I wait.
I'd rather be alone, waiting,
Then give myself to anyone but her.

She is a star hiding in the company of stars,
Waiting for me with a patience
Greater than mine
Her little hook fluttering in the tiny waves
Of her light streaming
Across the span of the universe
To me.
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