07/26/17 - (Fire) Liber LXV, Cap. IV, v. 34-37

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07/26/17 - (Fire) Liber LXV, Cap. IV, v. 34-37

Postby danica » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:17 pm

Liber LXV, Cap. IV, v. 34-37
34. On the threshold stood the fulminant figure of Evil, the Horror of emptiness, with his ghastly eyes like poisonous wells. He stood, and the chamber was corrupt; the air stank. He was an old and gnarled fish more hideous than the shells of Abaddon.
35. He enveloped me with his demon tentacles; yea, the eight fears took hold upon me.
36. But I was anointed with the right sweet oil of the Magister; I slipped from the embrace as a stone from the sling of a boy of the woodlands.
37. I was smooth and hard as ivory; the horror gat no hold. Then at the noise of the wind of Thy coming he was dissolved away, and the abyss of the great void was unfolded before me.
"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: 07/26/17 - (Fire) Liber LXV, Cap. IV, v. 34-37

Postby danica » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:27 am

34. The shadow-of-shadows/arch-demon stands on the threshold; it's formulated/perceived as a single creature, the embodiment of all fears.
35. Eight paths that lead to and from Tifereth.
36. To be anointed with the right sweet oil of the Magister is to be focused-on and opened-for (receiving) only the Highest; no fear can hold onto the heart that burns with Love in this way.
37. Smooth and hard as ivory indicates the unity of substance, "made from one piece", the wholesomeness. The fear - guardian of the threshold - is dissolved by mere "noise of the wind" of Adonai's coming!
The abyss of the great void: a border, transition-zone (but different than that of the threshold just passed by); in a deeper sense, this is Nothing that defines/makes possible Something (anything).
"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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