04/07/17 - DALETH, The Empress, Venus

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04/07/17 - DALETH, The Empress, Venus

Postby danica » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:51 pm

April 7
(DALETH, The Empress, Venus)
Liber VII, Cap. 7
"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: 04/07/17 - DALETH, The Empress, Venus

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:14 am

When I was an adult,
I spake as an adult,
I understood as an adult,
I thought as an adult:
But when I became a god
I put away adult things.

For then we saw through a glass, darkly;
but now face to face:
Then I knew in part;
but now I know even as also I am known.
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Re: 04/07/17 - DALETH, The Empress, Venus

Postby Anchorite » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:09 pm

31. But in that profound who shall answer: What is?

32. Not I.

33. Not Thou, O God!

A thunderous silence.
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Re: 04/07/17 - DALETH, The Empress, Venus

Postby danica » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:28 pm

1. By the burning of the incense was the Word revealed, and by the distant drug.
2. O meal and honey and oil! O beautiful flag of the moon, that she hangs out in the centre of bliss!
3. These loosen the swathings of the corpse; these unbind the feet of Osiris, so that the flaming God may rage through the firmament with his fantastic spear.


pleasure of the senses and its effect on the soul

4. But of pure black marble is the sorry statue, and the changeless pain of the eyes is bitter to the blind.


pain as the complementary of pleasure in the realm of senses (the other end of the same spectrum)

5. We understand the rapture of that shaken marble, torn by the throes of the crowned child, the golden rod of the golden God.


existence is pure joy!

6. We know why all is hidden in the stone, within the coffin, within the mighty sepulchre, and we too answer Olalám! Imál! Tutúlu! as it is written in the ancient book.


the Hebrew Alphabet? Tarot?

..........


9. Ours is the elevenfold reading of the Elevenfold word.


Abrahadabra
but also number 11 as such and its symbolic meanings

..........


13. I await Thee in sleeping, in waking. I invoke Thee no more; for Thou art in me, O Thou who hast made me a beautiful instrument tuned to Thy rapture.


Bhakti (Devotion, practice of the Philosophus grade)

14. Yet art Thou ever apart, even as I.


"divided for love's sake"

..........


22. Resolve me the wonder of it all into the figure of a gaunt swift camel striding over the sand.


Gimel (this Bhakti leads to 7=4, and it naturally ripens into crossing the Abyss)

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28. I am the One beyond these all; and I bear the symbols of the mighty darkness.
29. There shall be a sigil as of a vast black brooding ocean of death and the central blaze of darkness, radiating its night upon all.
30. It shall swallow up that lesser darkness.


Nuit visible and invisible (stooping starlight and the light higher than eyesight)

31. But in that profound who shall answer: What is?
32. Not I.
33. Not Thou, O God!


and even deeper Mystery of Nuit as None

..........


36. The forest of the spears of the Most High is called Night, and Hades, and the Day of Wrath; but I am His captain, and I bear His cup.


Nu, Had, RHK

37. Fear me not with my spearmen! They shall slay the demons with their petty prongs. Ye shall be free.
38. Ah, slaves! ye will not — ye know not how to will.
39. Yet the music of my spears shall be a song of freedom.
40. A great bird shall sweep from the abyss of Joy, and bear ye away to be my cup-bearers.


slaves: those in throes of guilt and suffering-as-moral-value of the Old Aeon.

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46. O my God, but the love in Me bursts over the bonds of Space and Time; my love is spilt among them that love not love.
47. My wine is poured out for them that never tasted wine.
48. The fumes thereof shall intoxicate them and the vigour of my love shall breed mighty children from their maidens.
49. Yea! without draught, without embrace: — and the Voice answered Yea! these things shall be.


initiation (of those who are ready & willing to undergo it) will transform humanity.
even simple exposure to the Book of the Law profoundly stirs the soul of the reader, regardless of whether she/he aspires to become an Initiate.
"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: 04/07/17 - DALETH, The Empress, Venus

Postby David S » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:33 am

Passion as a key to the mysteries. The mystical evaporation of fire and water. She emerges in the space of separation. "Yet art Thou ever apart, even as I." This is surrender to the self, where one is moved to joy beyond intellect, toward the yearning for unity borne of solitude, silence and singularity.
"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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