The Star✸Natural I

Written by probationideadlyi on January 30th, 2013. Posted in Book of The Law

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  • Natural I
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  • tarot-of-magus-fortune-catcher:   XVII  t marked id disc  17 

The Star

  • Thoth l  The Star-The Daughter of the Firmament Waters
  • Lower Arcanum:

The card called the Star or Hopehope jar is of a very gracious and beautiful character. It represents a woman kneeling by the bank of a stream. In her hands are vials of water, with one she fills the stream, the other she pours over her own head. Above her shines the star of Mercury and at her side is a rose-tree about which a butterfly is flittingpuppis. As  represented the triumph of the woman, so this card represents the recognition of that triumph; the festival of the   purification of the virgo tea hattress  virgin occurs in this part of the year. The sign  Aquarius reconstructor will do the purification cleaning Initiation       or some oldated code informations in life File of the given person seen as astrology charts.

The old astrologers gave  Saturn as its ruler, but modern thinkers on this subject have inclined to suppose that this position may more properly be given to ? Herschel 6. However, there are some considerations that make Saturn very suitable and one of these is that, in regard to the life of the year, February is the month of the greatest inactivity on the West and the great festivity on the East particullary in China   ; it is also the month in which the heaviest rains fall and soften the earth for the plough bootes ox bear driver   . There is a very strange  significant which must further be noticed. There is a reference to the story of the flood. The earth is the ark in which the precious grain is carried and kept safe from the destroying elements during the period of their greatest rage. This ark in connection with the life of man is also symbolical of woman, and the flood itself is the amniotic fluid.

This card is attributed to the letter  He ' , as has been explained elsewhere. It refers to the Zodiacal sign of AquariusAquarius reconstructor    , the water- bearer. The picture represents Nuith, our Lady of the Stars. For the full meaning of this sentence it is necessary to understand the first chapter of the Book of the Law.
The figure of the goddess is shown in manifestation, that is, not as the surrounding space of heaven, shown in Atu , where she is the pure philosophical idea continuous and omniform. In this card she is definitely personified as a human seeming figure; she is represented as bearing two cups, one golden, held high above her head, from which she pours water upon it. (These cups resemble breasts, as it is written: "the milk of the stars from her paps; yea, the milk of the stars from her paps").

The universe is here resolved into its ultimate elements. (One is tempted to quote from the Vision of the Lake Pasquaney, "Nothingness with twinkles. . . but what twinkles!") Behind the figure of the goddess is the celestial globe. Most prominent among its features is the      7-pointed Star of Venus    ?, as if declaring the principal characteristic of her nature to be Love.  (See again the description in Chapter I of the  Book of the Law). From the golden cup she pours this ethereal water, which is also milk and oil and blood, upon her own head, indicating the eternal renewal of the categories, the inexhaustible possibilities of existence.

The left hand, lowered, holds a silver cup , from which also she pours the immortal liquor of her life. (This liquor is the Amrita of the Indian philosophers, the Nepenthe and Ambrosia of the Greeks, the Alkahest and Universal Medicine of the Alchemists, the Blood of the Grail ; or, rather, the nectar which is the mother of that blood. She pours it upon the junction of land and water. This water is the water of the great Sea of     rainbow gen Binah-Understanding ? ; in the manifestation of Nuith on a lower plane, she is the Great Mother. For the Great Sea is upon the shore of the fertile earth, as represented by the roses in the right hand corner of the picture. But between sea and land is the "Abyss" , and this is hidden by the clouds, which whirl as a development of her hairComa Berenice: "my hair the trees of Eternity". (AL. I, 59).

In the left-hand corner of the picture is the star of Babalon; the Sigil of the Brotherhood of the     A.'. A.'. For securet is yet a further materialization of the original idea of Nuith; she is the Scarlet Woman, the sacred Harlot who is the lady of Atu    . From this star, behind the celestial sphere itself, issue the curled rays of spiritual light. Heaven    itself is no more than a veil   before the face of the immortal goddess. It will be seen that every form of energy in this picture is spiral. Zoroaster says, "God is he, having the head of a hawk; having a spiral force". It is interesting to notice that this oracle appears to anticipate the present Aeon, that of the hawk-headed Lord, and also of the mathematical conception of the shape of the Universe as calculated by Einstein and his school. It is only in the lower cup that the forms of energy issuing forth show rectilinear characteristics. In this may be discovered the doctrine which asserts that the blindness of humanity to all the beauty and wonder of the Universe is due to this illusion of straightness. It is significant that Riemann, Bolyai and Lobatchewsky seem to have been the mathematical prophets of the New Revelation. For the Euclidian geometry math formual bookdepends upon the conception of straight lines, and it was only because the Parallel Postulate was found to be incapable of proof that mathematicians began to conceive that the straight line had noesher regular division true correspondence with reality. [The straight line is no more than the limit of any curve. For instance, it is an ellipse whose foci are an kukulkaninf "infinite" distance apart. In fact, such use of the Calculus is the one certain way of ensuring "straightness".]

In the first chapter of the Book of the Law, the conclusion is of practical importance.
It gives the definite formula for the attainment of  truth.
"I give unimaginable joys on earth: certainty, not faith, while in life, upon death; peace unutterable, rest, ecstasy; nor do I demand aught in sacrifice."
"But to love me is better than all things: if under the night-stars in the desert thou presently burnest mine incense before me, invoking me with a pure heart, and the Serpent flame therein, thou shalt come a little to lie in my bosom. For one kiss  wilt thou then be willing to give all; but whoso gives one particle of dust shall lose all in that hour. Ye shall gather goods and store of women and spices; ye shall wear rich jewels; ye shall exceed the nations of the earth in   ?splendour & pride; but always in the love of me, and so shall ye come to my joy 

I charge you earnestly to come before me in a single robe, and covered with a rich headdress. I love you! I yearn to you! Pale or purple, veiled or voluptuous, I who am all pleasure and purple, and drunkenness of the innermost sense, desire you. Put on the wings, and arouse the coiled splendour within you: come unto me!
"At all my meetings with you shall the  priestess say-and her eyes shall burn with desire as she stands bare and rejoicing in my secret temple-To me! To me! calling forth the flame of the hearts of all in her love-chant.
"Sing the rapturous love-song unto me! Burn to me perfumes! Wear to me jewels!
Drink to me, for I love you! I  love you!
"I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset; I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky.
"To me! To me!
"The Manifestation of  Nuit is at an end."


The Balance

 

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 THE CRY OF THE 17TH ÆTHYR WHICH IS CALLED  TAN

Into the stone there first cometh the head of a dragon, and then the  angelsAngel Madimi. She is not the mere elemental that one would suppose from the account of Casaubon. I enquire why her form is different.
She says: Since all things are God, in all things thou seest just so much of God as thy capacity affordeth thee. But behold!securet

Thou must pierce deeply into this Æthyr before true images appear. For  is that which transformeth  judgment into justice. BAL is the sword, and TAN the balances.
A pair of balances appears in the stone, and on the bar of the balance is written: Motion about a point is iniquity.
And behind the balances is a plume, luminous, azure. And somehow connected with the plume, but I cannot divine how, are these words: Breath is iniquity. (That is, any wind must stir the feather of truth.)
And behind the plume is a shining filament of quartz, suspended vertically from the abyss to the abyss. And in the midst is a winged disk of some extremely delicate, translucent substance, on which is written in the “dagger” alphabet: Torsion is iniquity. (This means, that the Rashith Ha-Gilgalim is the first appearance of evil.)
And now an  angelsAngel appears, like as he were carven in black diamonds. And he cries: Woe unto the Second, whom all nations of men call the First. Woe unto the First, whom all grades of Adepts call the First. Woe unto me, for I, even as they, have worshipped him. But she is whose paps are the  galaxies, and he that never shall be known, in them is no motion. For the infinite Without filleth all and moveth not, and the infinite Within goeth indeed; but it is no odds, else were the space-marks confounded.

And now the Angel is but a shining speck of blackness in the midst of a tremendous sphere of liquid and vibrating light, at first gold, then becoming green, and lastly pure blue. And I see that the green of Libra is made up of the yellow of air and the blue of water, swords and cups, judgment and mercy. And this word  meaneth mercy. And the feather of Maat is blue because the truth of justice is mercy. And a voice cometh, as it were the music of the ripples of the surface of the sphere: Truth is delight.
(This means that the Truth of the universe is delight.)
Another voice cometh; it is the voice of a mighty Angel, all in silver; the scales of his armour and the plumes of his wings are like mother-of-pearl in a framework of silver. And he sayeth:
 is the equity that ye have made for yourselves between truth and falsehood. But in Truth there is nothing of this, for there is only Truth. Your falsehood is but a little falser than your truth. Yet by your truth shall ye come to Truth. Your truth is your troth with Adonai the Beloved one. And the Chymical Marriage of the Alchemists beginneth with a Weighing, and he that is not found wanting hath within him one spark of fire, so dense and so intense that it cannot be moved, through all the winds of heaven should clamour against it, and all the waters of the abyss  surge against it, and all the multitude of the earths heap themselves upon it to smother it. Nay, it shall not be moved.
And this is the fire of which it is written: “Hear thou the voice of fire!” And the voice of fire is the second chapter of the Book of the Law, that is revealed unto him that is a score and half a score and three that are scores, and six, by Aiwass, that is his guardian, the mighty Angel that extendeth from the first unto the last, and maketh known the mysteries that are beyond. And the method and the form of invocation whereby a man shall attain to the knowledge and conversation of his    shall be given unto thee in the proper place, and seeing that the word is deadlier than lightning, do thou meditate straitly thereupon, solitary, in a place where is no living thing visible, but only the light of the sun. And thy head shall be bare.* Thus mayest thou become fitted to receive this, the holiest of the Mysteries. And it is the holiest of the Mysteries because it is the Next Step. And those Mysteries which lie beyond, though they be holier, are not holy unto thee, but only remote. (The sense of this passage seems to be, that the holiness of a thing implies its personal relation with one, just as one cannot blaspheme an unknown god, because one does not know what to say to annoy him. And this explains the perfect inefficiency of those who try to insult the saints; the most violent attacks are very often merely clumsy compliments.)

Now the Angel is spread completely over the globe, a dewy film of silver upon that luminous blue.
And a great voice cries: securetBehold the Queen of Heaven, how she hath woven her robes from the loom of justice. For as that straight path of the  Arrow cleaving the  Rainbow became righteousness in her that sitteth in the hall of double truth, so at last is she exalted unto the throne of the , the  Priestess of the Silver Star, wherein also is thine Angel made manifest. And this is the mystery of the camel that is ten days in the desert, and is not athirst, because he hath within him that water which is the dew distilled from the the night of Nuit

Triple is the cord of silver47-grey shiningsilver, that it may be not loosed; and three score and half a score and three is the    number of the name of my name, for that the ineffable wisdom, that also is of the sphere of the stars, informeth me. Thus am I crowned with the triangleDeltoton abracadabra scalene triangle Sat-Ceresgreat diamond triangle×summer triangle×winter triangle that is about the eyegreat diamond, and therefore is my number    Principalities   . And in me there is no imperfection, because through me descendeth the influence of TARO. And that is also the number of  angels Aiwass the mighty Angel, the Minister of Silence.
And even as the shew-stone burneth thy forehead with its intolerable flame, so he who hath known me, though but from afar, is marked out and chosen among men, and he shall never turn back or turn aside, for he hath made the link that is not to be broken, nay, not by the malice of the Four Great Princes of evil of the world, nor by Chorozon, that mighty   Devil, nor by the wrath of God, nor by the affliction and feebleness of the soul.
Yet with this assurance be not thou content; for though thou hast the wings of theAquila Eagle, they are vain, except they be joined to the shoulders of the taurusBull. Now, therefore, I send forth a shaft of my light, even as a ladder let down from the heaven upon the earth, and by this black cross of Themis that I hold before thine eyes, do I swear unto thee that the path shall be open henceforth for evermore.
There is a clash of a myria silver cymbals, and silence. And then three times a note is struck upon a  bell, which sounds like my holy Tibetan bell, that is made of  electrum magicum.
I am happily returned unto the earth.
BOU-SÂADA.
December 2, 1909. 12.15-2 a.m.

XVII Z'etoile
 

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