04/14/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 7-10

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04/14/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 7-10

Postby danica » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 7-10

7. Be not contented with the image.
8. I who am the Image of an Image say this.
9. Debate not of the image, saying Beyond! Beyond!
One mounteth unto the Crown by the moon and by the Sun, and by the arrow, and by the Foundation, and by the dark home of the stars from the black earth.
10. Not otherwise may ye reach unto the Smooth Point.
"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: 04/14/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 7-10

Postby David S » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:56 am

Look beyond the Kingdom, the world of images and distractions, toward that which lies further within, toward the Foundation where gathers the light from above in aethereal forms.
"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: 04/14/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 7-10

Postby danica » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:22 pm

Smooth Point: Kether; also Hadit.
LQS: Punctum Lenis = 149

Image = a reflection of light. Be not contented with this reflection only, thinking that "the thing itself" is Beyond, on some "other side"; it's Here & Now.
Kether is in Malkooth, going "down" is going Up ("One mounteth unto the Crown by the moon and by the Sun, and by the arrow, and by the Foundation, and by the dark home of the stars from the black earth" - i.e. Gimel-Tifereth-Samekh-Y'sod-Malkooth). The Goal is not to be understood as beyond, it's inherently in Assiah - the material reality manifests Kether perfectly.
"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: 04/14/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 7-10

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:04 pm

I am not content with an image.

This black earth's lies don't satisfy
(What is buried underneath?)

Nor does the veil of the night sky
Which must be yanked away.

The Foundation that seems so firm
Is but a jumping-off point.

The arrow points me in a direction
But all arrows fall short.

The inconstant moon waxes and wanes
And tells a different story every day of the month.

The Sun, source of light and life
Is but a star among stars.

The Crown--is it smooth, or is it a point?
It's just an end to a means.

There are plenty of other means and other ends
Where that came from.
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