06/14/17 - (Water) Liber LXV, Cap. III, v. 8-9

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06/14/17 - (Water) Liber LXV, Cap. III, v. 8-9

Postby danica » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:46 pm

Liber LXV, Cap. III, v. 8-9
8. But I beheld in thee a certain taint, even in that wherein I delighted.
9. I beheld in thee the taint of thy father the ape, of thy grandsire the Blind Worm of Slime.
"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: 06/14/17 - (Water) Liber LXV, Cap. III, v. 8-9

Postby GabrielO » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:06 pm

danica wrote:Liber LXV, Cap. III, v. 8-9
8. But I beheld in thee a certain taint, even in that wherein I delighted.
9. I beheld in thee the taint of thy father the ape, of thy grandsire the Blind Worm of Slime.


Oh the taint that I delight in. It is so and as alluded too rooted in our "animal" nature perhaps. It is close to us even as pleasure and comfort are so instinctual to most of us. The key here, for me, being to look beyond the past concepts of original sin that these verses stoke up for me. Life is to be experienced as it is which includes the pleasurable and the painful. The point here for me is to observe its nature and understand it for what it is and move within that consciousness rather than blindness.
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Re: 06/14/17 - (Water) Liber LXV, Cap. III, v. 8-9

Postby danica » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:21 pm

Connection of Nephesh to Qliphot? ATU XVIII comes to mind.
This is a kind of delight that keeps us in endless closed circles.
"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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