05/17/17 - (Air) Liber LXV, Cap II, v. 14-16

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05/17/17 - (Air) Liber LXV, Cap II, v. 14-16

Postby danica » Tue May 16, 2017 11:40 pm

Liber LXV, Cap II, v. 14-16
14. Then rose she up from the abyss of Ages of Sleep, and her body embraced me. Altogether I melted into her beauty and was glad.
15. The river also became the river of Amrit, and the little boat was the chariot of the flesh, and the sails thereof the blood of the heart that beareth me, that beareth me.
16. O serpent woman of the stars! I, even I, have fashioned Thee from a pale image of fine gold.
"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: 05/17/17 - (Air) Liber LXV, Cap II, v. 14-16

Postby danica » Wed May 17, 2017 10:45 pm

She is revealed as Nuit - who has been present all the time, but "sleeping", i.e. out of conscious horizon-of-perception of the adorer. The Adept experiences unity with Her, it's a He/ATU XVII-kind of ecstasy (not explosive, but melting).
The river of life is recognized as the River of Eternity, the motion of the flow of Love-Will; the boat as the body carrying the soul, the sails of it are the very Life of the Divine.
How pale and even funny now the initial image of gold looks to the Adept!
In mystical Unity, the mind (this is the Air chapter) recognizes the paradox of the relationship between human and Divine, naturally accepting it as such, not scared nor broken by the apparent contradiction it contains.
"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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