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ages, in modern wicca and other neo-pagan faiths. he is also invoked for prosperity, fertility, instinctive power and knowledge of when it is necessary to hunt, whether to find employment or a home, and as protection against predators of all kinds. dionysus dionysus, sometimes depicted as a horned god, was a god of the grain, who died and was reborn every year as a child in a basket, representing the seed corn. he was the greek god of fertility, ecstasy and wildness, who bestowed great abundance on his followers; his cult performed savage rites at eleusius where human flesh was eaten as the bread of life. not an easy deity to use, without great experience and restraint, as the excesses carried out under his name need to be kept in check while invoking the free spirit and the renewal of lif


h one should always have god before his eyes, and in no way offend him. on the other hand, he must always be upon his guard, and abstain as from a mortal sin from flattering, obeying, regarding, or having respect to the demon, and to his viperine race; neither must he submit himself unto him in the slightest thing, for that would be his ruin and the fatal loss of his soul. as it happened unto all the seed descended from noah, lot, ishmael, and others who did possess the blessed land (before our forefathers) who inherited this wisdom from father to son, from family to family; but in the course of time having lent an ear unto the treacherous enemy, they let themselves be turned away from the veritable path, and did lose the true science which they had received from god by the means of their


until malkuth. the chapter many therefore be considered as the most complete treatise on existence ever written. note (2) the unbroken, absorbing all, is called darkness [11] 1 kappa-epsilon-phi-alpha-lambda alpha the sabbath of the goat o! the heart of n.o.x. the night of pan. pi-alpha-nu: duality: energy: death. death: begetting: the supporters of o! to beget is to die; to die is to beget. cast the seed into the field of night. book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 11 life and death are two names of a. kill thyself. neither of these alone is enough [12] commentary( alpha) the shape of the figure i suggests the phallus; this chapter is therefore called the sabbath of the goat, the witches' sabbath, in which the phallus is adored. the chapter begins with a repetition of o! r

n that he realises the truth as beyond any statement of it [39] 15 kappa-epsilon-phi-alpha-lambda-eta iota-epsilon the gun-barrel mighty and erect is this will of mine, this pyramid of fire whose summit is lost in heaven. upon it have i burned the corpse of my desires. book of lies get any book for free on: www.abika.com 38 mighty and erect is this phi-alpha-lambda-lambda-omicronsigma of my will. the seed thereof is that which i have borne within me from eternity; and it is lost within the body of our lady of the stars. i am not i; i am but an hollow tube to bring down fire from heaven. mighty and marvellous is this weakness, this heaven which draweth me into her womb, this dome which hideth, which absorbeth, me. this is the night wherein i am lost, the love through which i am no longer i


o have done much better for themselves. minerals, however, were regarded as helpless; and hence the extraordinary attention paid to them. beneath the houses the rock had been tunneled out into grottos, some in odd fantastic forms, but most in immense polyhedra or combinations of curves. each 'house' had some twenty of such gardens. three reagents were used in the cultivation; the 'seed of metals 'the seed of light, and the seed of, an untranslatable idea approximating to our mystic's interpretation of 'alpha and omega. the two former produced simple effects, the first formed jewels, self-luminious, which yet grew like flowers, the second similar effects with metals; while the third brought any mineral to flower in the most extravagant combinations of colour and form. all such conditions as

that is not made, by the working that is above all working, for they are great and glorious, rays of our father the sun. then from our bride that waits for us in the nuptial chamber, green in the green west, blue in the blue east, exalted above our father in the even and in the morn, spring forth our heirs and our hosts, to greet us in the darkness. dim-glimmering are our gardens in the light of the seed of light; they are peopled with shadows; they take form; they are as serpents, they are as trees, they are as the holy zcrra, they are as all things straight or curved, they are winged, they are wonderful. with us do they work, and that which was but one in seven, and that which was two is become eleven! with us do they work, and give us of the draught miraculous; us do they instruct in m


ave the will; it must transform itself completely to be the will. last of all, the act must be supreme. it must do and it must die. from that death it must rise again, purged of that will, having accomplished it so perfectly that nothing is left thereof in its elements. it must have emptied itself into the vehicle. so shall the child be whole of spirit. but this is not enough. the ground in which the seed is cast must be suitable for its reception. the climate must be favorable, the soil must be prepared, and the enemies of the young child that seek its life must be driven beyond range of malice. these points are obvious enough, if applied to the ordinary affair of breeding children. one needs the right woman, and the right conditions for her. it applies even more closely to other acts, fo

r sweeter indeed than his sisters, but wholly his own, with his own defects and desires evoked by enchantment of ecstasy when he dies to himself in the womb of the witch who lusts for his life, and buys it with the coin that bears his image and superscription. such is the secret of the soul of the artist. he knows that he is a god, of the sons of god; he has no fear or shame in showing himself of the seed of his father. he is proud of that father's most precious privilege, and he honours him no less than himself by using it. he accepts his family as of his own royal stock; every one is as princely as he is himself. but he were not his father's son unless he found for himself a form fit to express himself by multiplex reproductions of his image. he must admire himself in many costumes, each

s there any sphere to attain, for measure is now no more. there are no words to make known the way; this only is said, that to him that hath passed through this fourth ordeal this book is as 'ultimate sparks. no more do they reflect or transmit the light; they themselves are the original, the not-to-be-analysed light, of the 'intimate fire' of hadit! he shall see the book as it is, as a shower of the seed of the stars! al iii,68 "yet to all it shall seem beautiful. its enemies who say not so, are mere liars" the old comment 68. a fact. the new comment to all; i.e. to pan; or to al. the sudden degradation of the style and the subject, the petulance of the point of view; what should these things intend? it sounds as though the scribe had protested violently in his mind against the chapter, a


f the mother fell, and the wrath of the father waxed: for by no means would the boy strive in his trade of weaving. the loom went merrily, but to the rhythm of a mantra; and the silk slipped through his hands, but as if one told his beads. wherefore the work was marred, and the hearts of the parents were woe because of him. but it is written that misfortune knoweth not the hour to cease, and that the seed of sorrow is as the seed of the banyan tree. it groweth and is of stature as a mountain, and, ay me! it shooteth down fresh roots into the aching earth. for the boy grew and became a man; and his eyes kindled with the lust of life and love; and the desire stirred him to see the round world and its many marvels. wherefore he went forth, taking his father s store of gold, laid up for him ag


essence of growth and vigour which had hitherto been lacking to it; in a very real sense, rossetti became my spiritual father. he taught me things about art that i had never imagined; opened to me a new heaven and a new earth and, above all, showed me that my craft, too, had artistic possibilities in it that i had never dreamed of before. 64 "i shall never forget the moment when he first planted the seed in me that has grown and grown till it has filled my life. it was in my parlour behind the shop. he had been talking in his eager, vivid way, pouring out truths and thoughts, epigrams and poetry, as a great jeweller sometimes pours gems from hand to hand. i had sat listening open-mouthed, trying to remember as much as i could, to assimilate some small part of all that word-wealth. he sudd

angles twenty-four salient and reentrant; and our egyptian brethren have called it the pavement of the firmament of nu. 91 "he slayeth king astur of the arms argent" now this metal is not in any wise like unto earthly metals; let the brethren well beware, for many false knaves be abroad. three things be golden: the mineral gold of the merchant, that is dross; the vegetable gold that groweth from the seed of the scroll by virtue of the lion; and the animal gold that cometh forth from the regimen of the dragon, and this last is the sole marketable gold of the philosopher. for, behold, an arcanum! i charge you, keep secret this matter; for the vile brothers, could they divine it, would pervert it. this mineral gold cannot be changed into any other substance by any means. this vegetable gold

ds that lie concealed therein. but in a certain mystical way the other ten are shadowed forth, though dimly, as if the brazen serpent had become a 92 sword of lightning. yet is this but a glyph; for in truth there is no link or bond between them. for this animal gold is passed utterly away; there is not any button hereof, nor any feather of the wings of the sphinx, nor any mark of the sower or of the seed. but at that lightning flash all did entirely disappear, and the cucurbite and the alembic and the athanor were shattered utterly. and there arose that which he had set himself to seek; yea, more! a grain of the powder, and three minims of the elixir, and six drachms of the tincture of double efficacy. yet the brethren mocked him; for he had imperilled himself sore; so that unto this hour


ain. all this practice has been with the purpose of making clear your mental vision; and, as i have said, this will without doubt be clearer far than before; but the question is, whether it is clear enough. time after time retracing in their order the more important events of this life, at last, one day you will bridge over that dark space between death and birth, when all the sankh ras are, like the seed in the earth, 54 breaking up to build up a new life; and one day you will suddenly find yourself remembering your death "in your last life" this will be very painful, but it is important to get to that stage several times, because at the moment when a man comes very near to death, the mind automatically goes through the very process of remembering backwards you have been practising so lon


t this abomination of desolation. he speaks; i cannot hear a word; something about the book of the law. the answer is written in the book of the law, or something of that sort. this is a long speech; all that i can hear is: from me pour down the fires of life and increase continually upon the earth. from me flow down the rivers of water and oil and wine. from me cometh forth the wind that beareth the seed of trees and flowers and fruits and all herbs upon its bosom. from me cometh forth the earth in her unspeakable variety. yea! all cometh from me, naught cometh to me. therefore am i lonely and horrible upon this unprofitable throne. only those who accept nothing from me can bring anything to me. 39 (he goes on speaking again: i cannot hear a word. i may have got about a twentieth of what

ys: tan, tan, tan, tan. and the fourth adept examines my neck, and seems to approve, though he says nothing; and he hath opened the right half of my brain, and he makes some examination, and says "samajh, samajh, samajh" and the fifth adept examines the left half of my brain, and then holds up his hand in protest, and says "pla (i cannot get the sentence, but the meaning is: in the thick darkness the seed awaiteth spring) and now am i again rapt in contemplation of that universe of letters which are stars. the words orlo, ilro, tule are three most secret names of god. they are magick names, each having an interpretation of the same kind as the interpretation of i.n.r.i, and the name oit, rlu, lrl, ooe are other names of god, that contain magical formulae, the first to invoke fire; the seco

d there cometh a voice: the fly cried unto the ox "beware! strengthen thyself. set thy feet firmly upon the earth, for it is my purpose to alight between thy shoulders, 69 and i would not harm thee" so also are they who wish well unto the masters of the pyramid. and the bee said unto the flower "give me of thine honey" and the flower gave richly thereof; but the bee, though he wit it not, carried the seed of the flower into many fields of sun. so also are they that take unto themselves the masters of the pyramid for servants. now the exceeding light that was behind the pyramid, and the rosy cross that is set thereon, hath fulfilled the whole aire. the black pyramid is like the back of a black diamond. also the rosy cross is loosened, and the petals of the rose are the mingled hues of sunse

thout the cross-line. in essence, but larger with thick curves. they are the same curves as the curves of vesica piscis, but turned round. and a voice comes: how can that which is buried in the pyramids behold that which descendeth unto its apex? again it comes to me, without voice: therefore is motherhood the symbol of the masters. for first they must give up their virginity to be destroyed, and the seed must lie hidden in them until the nine moons wax and wane, and they must surround it with the universal fluid. and they must feed it with blood for fire. then is the child a living thing. and afterwards is much suffering and much joy, and after that are they torn asunder, and this is all their thank, that they give it to suck. all this while the vision in the shew-stone stays as it was, s


purposes, the part used consisting of the flowering tops of the unfertilised female plants, care being taken during the growing of the drug to weed out the male plants. according to our experience, this is an erroneous notion, as we have repeatedly found that the indian drug which contains large quantities of seed is fully as active as the drug which consists of the flowering tops only, provided the seed be removed before percolation. several years ago we began a systematic investigation of american- grown cannabis sativa. samples from a number of localities were obtained and carefully investigated. from these samples fluid and solid extracts were prepared according to the pharmacopoeial method, and carefully tested upon animals for physiological activity, and eventually they were standar


d language slowly. following experience of a thing we knew arose the need to name the thing. so, ancients likened a man's mind to the untamed evasive wind. some fool thinks names are things; and boasts aloud of spirits and of ghosts. religion follows on a pun! and we, who know that holy one of whom i told thee, seek in vain figure or word to make it plain. olympas. despair of man! marsyas. man is the seed of the unimaginable flower. by singleness of thought and deed it may bloom now_ this actual hour! olympas. the soul made safe, is vision sure to rise therein? marsyas. though calm and pure it seem, maybe some thought hath crept into his mind to baulk the adept. the expectation of success suffices to destroy the stress of the one thought. but then, what odds? 30 "man's vision goes, dissolv


effigies of our interior delight, to shatter in the broken shards of translation the mysterious silent beauty of the vase itself "i, the woman's heart of her, was like to a cave were thousands of voices of unborn children cried softly in the dark, where one felt their outstretching hands in pale and piteous appeal, as one may hear the early lilies break through the encompassing earth. in me were the seed of kisses that could only burst to flower in a hundred years to come. 322 "i am her heart, her ordinary, commonplace woman's heart. commonplace! ah! nothing is so mysterious as the commonplace, for it is only subtlety sleeping and holding its hands a little while. a country clod is more interesting than the most awake and magnetic of geniuses, even as the veiled and cloistered odours of s


iced in the fire of the atman, the ship on which a man voyages over the ether of the heart, the chariot which bears him to the world of brahman.44 at the end of the "shiva sanhita" there are some twenty verses dealing with the mantra. and as in so many other hindu books, a considerable amount of mystery is woven around these sacred utterances. we read: 190. in the four-petalled muladhara lotus is the seed of speech, brilliant as lightning. 191. in the heart is the seed of love, beautiful as the bandhuk flower. in the space between the two eyebrows is the seed of shakti, brilliant as tens of millions of moons. these three seeds should be kept secret.45 these three mantras can only be learnt from a guru, and are not given in the above book. by repeating them a various number of times certain

one in he mystic union of attainment. 72 of bhakta yoga the "n rada s tra" says: 58. love (bhakti) is easier than other methods. 59. being self-evident it does not depend on other truths. 60. and from being of the nature of peace and supreme bliss.47 this exquisite little s tra commences: 43 see vivek nanda's "bhakti-yoga" pp. 62-68. 44 deussen "the upanishads" p. 390. 45 "shiva sanhita" chap. v. the seed in each case is the mantra. 46 the absolute. 47 n rada s tra. translated by t. sturdy. also see the works of bhagavan ramanuja, bhagavan vyasa, prahlada, and more particularly vivek nanda's "bhakti yoga" bhakta yoga is divided into two main divisions (1) the preparatory, known as "gauni (2) the devotional, known as "par" thus it very closely resembles, even in detail, the operation of abr

nce of the sushumn 82 87 58. it sleeps there like a serpent, and is luminous by its own light. it is the goddess of speech, and is called the vija (seed. 59. full of energy, and like burning gold, know this kundalini to be the power (shakti) of vishnu; it is the mother of the three qualities- satwa (good, rajas (indifference, and tamas (bad. 60. there, beautiful like the bandhuk flower, is placed the seed of love; it is brilliant like burnished gold, and is described in yoga as eternal. 61. the sushumn also embraces it, and the beautiful seed is there; there it rests shining brilliantly like the autumnal moon, with the luminosity of millions of suns, and the coolness of millions of moons. o goddess! these three (fire, sun and moon) taken together or collectively are called the vija. it is


the high priestess to the east, facing each other. the high priestess recites: hps: farewell, o sun, ever-returning light, the hidden god, who ever yet remains, who now departs into the land of youth through the gates of death to dwell enthroned, the judge of gods and men, the horned leader of the hosts of air- yet even as he stands unseen about the circle, so dwelleth he within the secret seed- the seed of newly-ripened grain, the seed of flesh; hidden in earth, the marvellous seed of the stars. in him is life, and life is the light of man. that which never was born, and never dies. therefore the wise weep not, but rejoice. hps hands hp the wand, and picks up a sistrum; they lead the dance three times round the altar. the candle game is played, followed by cakes and wine and any other ga


s consummation. at the sixth and seventh initiations the first, or will, aspect shines forth, and from being a master of compassion and a lord of love the adept becomes something more. he enters into a still higher consciousness than that of the group, and becomes god-conscious. the great will or purpose of the logos becomes his. the fostering of the various attributes of divinity, the tending of the seed of self-consciousness in all beings, is the work of those entities who have achieved, who have entered into the fifth kingdom and who have there made their great decision, and that inconceivable renunciation which leads them to stay within the planetary scheme, and thus co-operate with the plans of the planetary logos on the physical plane. to transmit the will of the planetary logos they


have taught that the entire vault of heaven is a vast sphere, revolving slowly like a stupendous wheel, and carrying with it, in its revolution, the entire number of constellations and of universes contained within it. this is a statement unverifiable by the finite mind of man at his present stage, and with his present scientific accessories, but (like all occult statements) it contains within it the seed of thought, the germ of truths, and the clue to the mystery of the universe. suffice it here to say, that the rotation of the spheres within the solar periphery is a recognized occult fact, and indications are available to prove that science itself likewise formulates the hypothesis that the solar ring-pass-not similarly rotates in its appointed place among the constellations. but at this

f a particular planet, the manasadevas are forever present, but their influence is not forever felt. in considering planetary pralaya we might briefly enumerate the following periods of quiescence- 439- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust between two globes in a chain. this covers the period of abstraction of the seeds of all life, and its transference from one sphere to another. the seed manu of a globe gathers all the life forces into himself, as does the logos at the close of a system, and as also transpires at the close of a chain, and holds them quiescent in his aura. this covers a period of a manvantara, or of one day of brahma. between two chains. this covers the period of a mahamanvantara, or of one year of brahma. there are many ways of arriving at the greater cyc

the occult hierarchy in the next round. in them have to be stored the psychic seeds of knowledge which will be available in the fifth round; this necessitates for them an attitude of receptivity to occurrences at the close of each root-race, when there is, on subtler levels, a gathering in of psychic force, and its storing with those prepared for its reception. their work is analogous to that of the seed-manu, who himself works through a septenate as do these storers of the psychic life-forces. again for such cosmic entities as the planetary logoi periods of meditation transpire, but these concern them on the cosmic planes, and only the effects are felt on this. they meditate in their physical brains, and therefore in substance as does man, but the process is carried on in the etheric bra

do well to deal with all plant life as energy points responsive to other and greater energy centres. much will be learned along this line when electricity and colored lights are more freely used in experimental stations. sex, in the mineral kingdom, or chemical affinity, is the display in that kingdom of the second type of magnetic force; in the vegetable kingdom the same thing can be studied in the seed life, and in the fertilisation processes of all plants. neptune, the god of the waters, has a curious relationship to our planetary logos, and also to the entity who is the informing life of the second kingdom. the animal kingdom is responsive to a type of energy which is neither fire nor water but is a combination of the two. they are also the first of the kingdoms on the physical plane

he soul extricates itself from the trammels of the- 791- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust said two bodies; for then, the soul attains its primeval purity, and burns up as it were every trace of its combination with the body, including this causal body (karana sarira. this happens when the soul is prepared for final emancipation, moksha. till then, of course, the karana sarira, the seed, the result of prior actions, remains effective, and asserts a strong controlling influence over man's actions" the theosophist, vol. vii, iii, p. 59 "an ordinary person will by vasana (aroma or smell) repeat (in jagra, the waking state) the old story dreamt in a dream that has passed way. so also will he, who, investigating the true nature of the self has attained to real knowledge, expr


ance. 1. freedom from water is a symbolic way of stating that the astral nature is subjugated and the great waters of illusion can no longer hold the emancipated soul. the energies of the solar plexus no longer dominate. 2. liberation from the thorny path refers to the path of physical life, and is nowhere more beautifully referred to than by the christ in his parable of the sowers, where some of the seed fell among thorns. the explanation is given that the thorns are the cares and troubles of worldly existence which succeed in choking the spiritual life and in veiling the true man for so long. the thorny path must lead to the northern path and that in turn to the path of initiation. in one of the old books in the archives of the lodge, are found these words "let the seeker after truth esc


tire meditation period. moreover, the mind is not allowed to do as it pleases with the object, or seed thought. in concentration there should be a consciousness in the meditator all the time that he is using his mind. in meditation this consciousness of the mind being used is lost, but there can be no day-dreaming and no following of chance ideas which emerge in relation to the object of thought. the seed thought has been chosen for a purpose, either for its effect on the meditator or for its effect in service upon some other person or in relation to some spiritual work, or in some phase of the search for wisdom. if the process is successful, there is evoked little or no reaction in the meditator, either of pleasure or absence of pleasure. emotional reactions are transcended and the mind i

of mind" for as my objective is neither sensation nor feeling, neither is it thought. here lies the greatest obstacle to the intuition and the state of illumination. no longer is the attempt to hold anything in the mind to be prolonged, nor is there anything to be thought out. ratiocination must be left aside, and the exercise of a higher and hitherto probably unused faculty must take its place. the seed thought has attracted our attention, and awakened our interest, and this has sustained itself into the phase of concentration. this again prolongs itself into contemplation, and the result of the latter is illumination. here we have a brief summation of the entire process attraction, interest, concentrated attention and prolonged one-pointed reflection or meditation. what have been the re

nor laughter, hope nor fears, nor foolish throb of ill, nor wine of good. i feel no shadow of the winds that brood, i hear no whisper of a tide that veers, i weave no thought of passion, nor of tears, unfettered i of time, of habitude. i know no birth, i know no death that chills; i fear no fate, nor fashion, cause nor creed, i shall outdream the slumber of the hills, i am the bud, the flower, i the seed; for i do know that in whate'er i see i am the part, and it the soul of me."22(109) contrariwise, it may produce the mystical ecstasy that uplifting and outpouring of the heart towards divinity, to which our mystical literature bears constant witness. it is a condition of exaltation and of joyous certainty as to felt realities. it carries its possessor forward on the wings of bliss, so th

, instead of from the personality, but a fine integrity of the personality must be established before we can carry the power."6(134) the sequential method suggested above is a safe way for the neophyte. there are others that will occur to the mind of the intelligent student. whole worlds of thought are open over which the mind can range at will (note those words) provided they have a bearing upon the seed-thought and have a definite relation to the chosen idea upon which we seek to concentrate. it is obvious that each person will follow the bent of his own mind artistic, scientific or philosophical and for them that will be the line of least resistance. we shall all formulate our own concepts in our own way. but the "be still" attitude is not for us. we inhibit other mental activities by a


dislike and antagonism, it is because he himself is not entirely harmless; there are still in him the seeds of trouble, for it is a law in nature that we get what we give, and produce reactions in line with our activity be it physical, emotional or mental. there are certain types of men who do not come under this category. when a man has reached a stage of high initiation, the case is different. the seed ideas he seeks to convey, the work he is empowered to do, the pioneering enterprise he is endeavouring to carry forward, may and often do call forth from those who sense not the beauty of his cause and the rightness of the truth he enunciates, a hatred and a fury which causes him much trouble and for which he is not personally responsible. this antagonism comes from the reactionaries and


manifestation. he is always, however, more or less in power where the human family is concerned, for there is a numerical alliance between the fourth ray, the fourth creative hierarchy, or the human monads, and the fourth kingdom in nature. his power is always consequently active. the perceiver on the way the link between the three and three the divine intermediary the hand of god the hidden one the seed, that is the flower the mountain whereon form dies the light within the light the corrector of the form the one who marks the parting of the way the master the dweller in the holy place the lower than the three, the highest of the four the trumpet of the lord. the aphorisms connected with this fourth ray are not easy of comprehension. they require an exercise of the intuition and are conv

nature, and is the effect of the manifestation of the three divine and functioning aspects of this "peculiar" son of divinity, as he works out his destiny in form and through matter- 154- a treatise on the seven rays- volume i: esoteric psychology i copyright 1998 lucis trust the entire problem of magnetism is closely connected with the problem of sex. in the occult study of the dissemination of the seed life and the germs of the vegetable kingdom, and in the understanding of the part played therein by those miraculously developed organisms, the ants and bees and later in the investigation of the work of the etheric builders, the elves and fairies, by those with awakened vision will come a new light upon sex and upon the function it serves in the interrelation of lives and the creation of

nment italy .4 th ray of art. 6th ray of idealism" i carve the paths" u.s.a. 6th ray of idealism .2 nd ray of love "i light the way" russia. 6th ray of idealism .7 th ray of" i link two ways" magic and order austria .5 th ray of knowledge .4 th ray of art "i serve the lighted way" spain. 7th ray of order. 6th ray of "i disperse the clouds" idealism brazil .2 nd ray of love. 4th ray of art "i hide the seed" a close analysis of the above will indicate certain lines of racial understanding. there is a natural rapport indicated between the modern and present personality rays of germany and great britain, and yet a relationship can be seen between france and great britain through their esoteric national mottoes and also between the two symbols which are esoterically theirs. the symbol for franc


stablishing of the law i come to birth in age after age "he who thus perceives my birth and work as divine, as in truth it is. he goes to me, arjuna."34 again and again such teachers have come forth, manifested as much of the divine nature as the racial development warranted, spoken those words which determined the culture and the civilisation of the peoples, and then passed on their way, leaving the seed sown, to germinate and bear fruit. in the fullness of time christ came and, if evolution means anything at all and if the race as a whole has developed and unfolded its consciousness, the message he gave and the life he lived must necessarily sum up all the best in the past, completing and fulfilling it, and proclaim a possible future spiritual culture which will greatly transcend all tha

future spiritual culture which will greatly transcend all that the past may have given. the majority of these great sons of god were, curiously enough, born in a cave and usually of a virgin mother "in regard to the virgin birth it is significant that there is no reference to it in the epistles which form the earliest christian documents; but, on the contrary, st. paul speaks of jesus as `made of the seed of david according to the flesh'35 that is to say, of the seed of joseph, david's descendant. the earliest gospel, that of st. mark, dating between a.d. 70 and 100, does not mention it; nor does the gospel of st. john, dating from some time not earlier than a.d. 100. the book of revelation, written between a.d. 69 and 93, is silent on the subject, though had the- 38- from bethlehem to cal

our more cautious way, the creative reality to which they, with all men, had looked with uncertainty and even with fear. henceforth the central hypothesis which men call god was known as love, and everywhere he was made manifest just in so far as love had passed out from christ to the fellowship of the christian community."2 christ had risen, and by his resurrection proved that humanity had in it the seed of life, and that there was no death for the man who could follow in the steps of the master. in the past, being wholly engrossed with consideration of the crucifixion, we have been apt to forget the fact of the resurrection. yet on easter day, throughout the world, believers everywhere express their belief in the risen christ and in the life beyond the grave. they have argued along many


eing to rise from death in matter to life in god, and to penetrate into the world of the real from the realm of the unreal, it is all the one basic factor of idealism. anthropology and history give us an account of the evolution of individual man and of nations and their activities upon the plane of appearances. but there is a history which today is slowly being formulated which is the history of the seed of consciousness in nature and the growth of the power to recognise ideas and to push forward towards their fulfillment. this is the new history which as might be expected is carrying us steadily into the world of meaning and revealing to us gradually the nature of those impulses and tendencies which have led the race steadily forward from the densest point of concrete, primitive life int

domestic animals, forced to conform to human control, are wrestling (even if unconsciously from our point of view) with the problem of the lower pairs of opposites. their battle is fought out through the medium of the dense physical body and the etheric forces, and in this way a higher aspiration is brought into being. this produces in time the experience which we call individualisation, wherein the seed of personality is sown. on the human battlefield, the kurukshetra, the higher aspect of the soul begins to operate and eventually to dominate, producing the process of divine-human integration which we call initiation. students might find it of use to ponder upon this thought. when an aspirant reaches that point in his evolution wherein the control of the physical nature is an urgent nece

this is the cause of the appearance and the disappearance of the form. the adept, by looking at the body, can tell just how long it has been in incarnation and how long it will still continue to "appear. the state of the pranic channels reveals this accurately, particularly those found below the diaphragm. the centre at the base of the spine, where is found the seat of the will-to-live (governing the seed of the life principle in the heart) reveals this. 2. the rhythm of psychic life. this is, in reality, the revelation of where the man stands in relation to consciousness and its contacts. the adept, when seeking information upon this point, looks first of all at the solar plexus centre and then at the heart and head, for in these three centres and in their relative "light and radiant brig


ples make their voices adequately penetrating. in this time of stress and strain, my brothers, i would remind you that there is no need for the sense of futility or for the registration of littleness. the new groups of disciples are seed groups; they are in the dark or growing stage and in the process of expansion growing silently. this stage is most important for, according to the healthiness of the seed and its ability to cast strong roots downwards and to penetrate slowly and steadily upwards towards the light, so will be the adequacy of the contribution to the new age which is upon us. i would emphasise that fact to you. the new age is upon us and we are witnessing the birth pangs of the new culture and the new civilisation. that which is old and undesirable must go and of these undesi

therefore, may cause you temporary surprise but later you will see the reason. they are as follows: first, drop all form out of your meditation work and sit in perfect silence with your attention focussed upon the lord of love which is the soul. steady your thought processes (which for- 78- discipleship in the new age- volume i copyright 1998 lucis trust you is not hard) and then drop the use of the seed thought. listen and aspire. close each meditation by pouring out love to all beings. this outflowing thought is a great releaser and each of you in the group of disciples whom i am seeking to train needs release from something. for you, it is release from form in your work of service. you will know to what i am referring. secondly, until the time of the full moon of may, cease from all br

hip in the new age- volume i copyright 1998 lucis trust 3. it will stimulate your brain cells and swing into activity many hitherto dormant cells, thus making you capable of increased service of a different nature to that with which you are now occupied. it will lead you to enquire if your present field of service is, for you, a legitimate one or if it is what must you do to "change the nature of the seed which must therein be sown" you will know to what i refer without my further elaborating. such is your problem. how shall we change your egoic focus and, at the same time, fuse more closely your two major rays so that the personality is subordinated to the soul. to aid in this specific meditation must be followed. note "this disciple is no longer working with the tibetan master, who makes

of his soul, then he can work in the midst of conditions, untouched and constructively. will you try to remember this? this group work is either of moment and useful, or else it is nothing but a chimera and a waste of time, having no real purpose and serving no useful end. if the groups of disciples on the outer plane which the masters are now forming throughout the world can be regarded as among the seed groups of the new age and can likewise be of immediate service in the stage of earlier preparatory work in which we now find ourselves, then it is worth while from many angles to give time and effort (in order to cooperate constructively when the time comes) to the fulfilment of requirements. coming in, as you have done, several years later than the majority, in order to take the place of

f a stone or rock over which you might stumble as you tread the pathway towards the light. you have, as you know and as i have told you, a very critical mind; you are full of response to, and recognition of, the weaknesses and frailties of your family and associates. let not this grow upon you, but let it cease, for it builds a barrier between you and them, and obstructs and hinders your service. the seed thoughts on which i would ask you to meditate are as follows: 1st month the heart as a radiating centre of love. 2nd month the radiance which shows itself as joy. 3rd month the will, as directed by love and expressed in freedom. 4th month speech as an expression of a heart at rest. 5th month the power to dwell, unmoved, at the centre. 6th month the personality, as a reflector of the light

es the ray of the personality; it too is on the sixth ray. it should be remembered that the rays themselves have their secondary attributes and just as the sixth ray expressed in your personality can lead to the fanatical following of the ideal (whatever that may connote to you) so the same ray in the astral body produces the expression of devotion. in your case, this devotion constitutes for you the seed of selflessness. this devotion where you are concerned is not devotion to your own selfish interests but it is for you a great extroverting factor. it leads you along the way of service. when, however, two instruments or vehicles and the soul are on the same ray, then the problems of the right balancing of forces emerges and this has been very real in your case, has it not? you have a thi

soul. when these three methods of development are fully expressed and become a life tendency or permanent habits, then meditation can be shifted into another category of usefulness and serve as a technique for the development of the intuition and for the solution of group problems. to this use of meditation i seek to direct your attention, and it was towards these ends i was working when i chose the seed thoughts given to you earlier this year. i would ask you now to take the following six questions, based upon these seed thoughts, into your meditative reflection and answer them, one each month, during the coming half year period. 1. why are the hands the distributive centres for healing and what do they symbolise? 2. what three major points should be considered in all true diagnosis? 3

d by you, but just the following simple form of soul recognition, yearning after the presence of god, and an aspiration towards spiritual love. 1. think of yourself as a child of god, loved by the father, and a part of his life. 2. dedicate yourself, as a personality, to the service of your fellowmen, which is the service of love and of god. 3. then reflect quietly and peacefully and happily upon the seed thoughts, taking one each month, as outlined in the preceding communication. this time, however, use the word "friendship" during the third month instead of the word "integration- 316- discipleship in the new age- volume i copyright 1998 lucis trust i am going to tell you the governing rays of your life equipment, but please do not elaborate upon them in your mind, as i am not anxious for

undertaking and will serve to stabilise your orientation and your direction, using this last word in its esoteric meaning. i would suggest, therefore, that you start your meditation each morning by achieving this position as well as may be, focussing yourself in the head and raising your consciousness to as high a point as possible. then, for the next six months, take the following statements for the seed thoughts in your meditation work, thus building in the idea as profitably as you can and during the day endeavouring to work out the spiritual concept in your daily life. this effort should serve to link your personality and soul and to coordinate your mind and brain. first month. i am the observer, who dwells ever at the centre. second month. i am the interpreter, who works ever from the

chness) be poured through you to others. your power to express love increasingly will be the guarantee of the effectiveness of your alignment and the success of your meditation. before the time comes for you to pass over to the fuller life, lived by a soul when separated from the body, the expression of love will be for you the line of least resistance. i mean love, and not sentiment, my brother. the seed thoughts for the meditation work during the next five months will be as follows. you have that which should occupy your thoughts during several months. 1st month the soul and the self are one. between the self of the lower nature and the self on the higher plane there must be at-one-ment- 411- discipleship in the new age- volume i copyright 1998 lucis trust 2nd month when i, the emotional


group opportunity and identification with each other such is the message of the christ. thus we have had four great approaches of the divine to the human two major approaches and two lesser approaches. these lesser approaches made clear to us the true nature of the great approaches and showed us how that which was conferred in the far distant history of the race constitutes a divine heritage and the seed of ultimate perfection. a fifth great approach is now possible and will take place when humanity has put its house in order. a new revelation is hovering over mankind and for it the previous four approaches have prepared humanity. a new heaven and a new earth are on their way. the words "a new heaven" signify an entirely new conception as to the world of spiritual realities and perhaps of

ial to approach together the centre of spiritual power. is this too much to expect and to ask of humanity in the hour of man's need? cannot the enlightened members of the present great world religions in the east and in the west get together and plan for such an invocative undertaking and thus together inaugurate the mode of spiritual approach which will serve to unify their efforts and establish the seed at least of the new world religion? the establishing of a measure of uniformity of procedure will not prove so difficult once a measure of unity on the spiritual essentials has been achieved. this carefully determined uniformity will aid men everywhere to strengthen each other's work and enhance powerfully the stream of thought energy which can be directed towards those spiritual lives, w


l esoteric or spiritual training has to be self-applied; this is as true of the christ as it is of the humblest aspirant. into the processes of christ's thinking, reactions and planning, it is not possible for us to enter. in palestine, his appearance was mainly prophetic and his work primarily that of laying the foundation for the activities which will follow his reappearance, plus the sowing of the seed, the harvest of which he will garner in the new age. the tragedy of his appearance two thousand years ago has coloured the presentation of truth by the theologians and made them posit an unhappy story, producing a miserable and unhappy world. this tragedy was based on: 1. his discovery that humanity was not ready for that which he came to give and that for centuries much experience, teach


ncreasing momentum. one is potent in producing the necessity for the present chaos; the other is potential and holds in its activity the seeds of the future. this is a fact of great interest and of really practical import. it takes us, moreover, into the realm of prevision. i would have you remember, at this point, that no prevision is divorced entirely from the past but that there must always be the seed of truth. the law of cause and effect holds good eternally and particularly so in the realm of spiritual insight (so rapidly developing at this time) which enables the seer to see the future as it may be and to forecast coming eventualities. there are several ways in which such prevision can during the next three centuries be developed in the race of men: 1. through the development of sou


garchy, or from the dictatorship of some individual. it reduces mankind, as far as one can judge, to set forms and standardises men's activities, regimenting their lives and work. it is imposed and ordered through catering to the fear complex, rampant in humanity at this time; and this fear is one of the most fruitful sources of glamour which we have. we might perhaps and with reason regard it as the seed of all glamour upon our planet. fear has been the incentive to those conditions which have brought about the glamour of the astral plane, though not the illusions of the mental levels of consciousness. when the glamour of authority transfers itself into the spiritual consciousness of man, we have such a state of affairs as the period of the inquisition in its worst forms, of church author

s, which are forced to conform to human control, are wrestling (even if unconsciously from our point of view) with the problem of this lower pair of opposites. their battle is fought out through the medium of the dense physical body and the etheric forces, and in this way a higher aspiration is brought into expression. this produces in them the experience which we call "individualisation" wherein the seed of personality is sown. on the human battlefield, the kurukshetra, the higher aspect of the soul begins to dominate, producing the process of divine-human integration which we call "initiation" ponder upon this. when an aspirant reaches that point in his evolution wherein the control of the physical nature is an urgent necessity, he recapitulates in his own life this earlier battle with t


s the vehicle of the personality can be so conditioned that it can become a sensitive receiving apparatus. when, however, soul-consciousness is achieved or developing, then this triple instrument is superseded by the intuitional receptivity of the soul whose inclusiveness is absolute and who is at-one with the soul in all forms. those disciples who are working along this line are the nurturers of the seed of the future intuitional civilisation, which will come to its full glory in the aquarian age. the intuition is the infallibly sensitive agent, latent in every human being; it is based, as you know, upon direct knowledge, unimpeded by any instrument normally functioning in the three worlds. of this intuitional future age, christ is the seed man, for "he knew what was in man" today, a grou

n, which will come to its full glory in the aquarian age. the intuition is the infallibly sensitive agent, latent in every human being; it is based, as you know, upon direct knowledge, unimpeded by any instrument normally functioning in the three worlds. of this intuitional future age, christ is the seed man, for "he knew what was in man" today, a group or a unit of groups can be the nurturers of the seed of the intuition; the cultivation of sensitivity to telepathic impression is one of the most potent agencies in developing the coming use of the intuitive faculty. the truly telepathic man is the man who is responsive to impressions coming to him from all forms of life in the three worlds, but he is also equally responsive to impressions coming to him from the world of souls and the world

ght 1998 lucis trust seed of a future racial potency) can be developed and understood. this is a process now going forward, and it is going on in two ways: through the medium of telepathic groups and of telepathic people, and through the medium of exoteric scientific investigation. the building of the thoughtform which will accustom the race to the idea of telepathic work is proceeding apace, and the seed of this development is becoming very vital and powerful and germinating with real rapidity. it is, in the last analysis, the seed of masterhood. vi. group telepathic work i shall now take up with you the subject of united group telepathic work, its possibilities and the present opportunity, touching upon the dangers involved and the responsibility which will rest upon your shoulders and u

cience of impression. this becomes possible when the other two forms of telepathic rapport are present and are developing to a certain point of accuracy. it is dependent also upon the construction of the antahkarana and upon the steady orientation of the aspirant or disciple toward the spiritual triad; it also becomes possible when the abstract mind is developed and sensitive, and can thus become the seed or germ of the spiritual will; this will involve responsiveness to divine purpose. the higher aspect of this abstract mind is the atmic plane. it is useful to realise the substantial nature of these two levels of consciousness. it is within the substance of the atmic plane that the activity is set up which can impress the abstract mind, which then becomes the seat of the consciousness of

the units in each kingdom of nature to an understanding of place, position, responsibility and relationships. this probably sounds entirely meaningless in relation- 105- telepathy and the etheric vehicle copyright 1998 lucis trust to those conditions where the units of life are, for instance, in the vegetable or the animal kingdom, but a glimmering of understanding may come when you remember that the seed or germ of all states of consciousness is latent in every form, and of this the instinct to perpetuate and the instinct to mate are the major incubating areas. the third centre is that of the human kingdom, which is brought into being by means of the energy of the third ray of active intelligence. its major function is intelligent creation; but it has nevertheless a secondary activity whi


s travelled for aeons from aries to taurus, via pisces and reversing himself will begin to travel the path of light from aries to pisces, via taurus. this changing experience is expressed for us most beautifully in the sixth section of the old commentary "the cross of many changes (the mutable cross. a.a.b) continues with its whirling, carrying crucified thereon the form of a man in whom is found the seed of all illusion. but, from the cross whereon he has been slain e'en though he knew it not the man climbs down and feels his way (with pain and many tears) on to another cross a cross of blinding light, of fiery pain, of bitter woe, and yet the cross of liberation. it is a stationary cross, fixed in the heavens, and guarded by the angel. behind the cross, another cross appears, but that he

e medium of the mutable cross of which pisces forms a part in the following manner: 1. pisces here the beginner upon the way of life starts with a material receptivity which will enable him to respond to all contacts in the cycle of manifestation. he is, at this stage, negative, fluid and endowed with an instinctual consciousness which contains within itself the potentiality of the intuition. but the seed of the intuition is dormant. the mind which is the instrument of reception from the intuition is, at this stage, unawakened. 2. sagittarius here the ordinary man begins to demonstrate a tendency to become more focussed and the fluidity and negativity of pisces become concentrated upon the attainment of that which is desired. the man demonstrates one-pointed selfish instincts and though he

rian days, during the early period of animal man and before humanity appeared on earth, in the interim period of development, eight signs influenced the planet and the kingdoms of nature found upon it. there was no response to the influences of leo and virgo. the mystery of the sphinx did not exist and these two signs were not then part of the zodiacal wheel. then individualisation took place and the seed of christhood was planted in man and these two signs began to influence humanity, and gradually that influence was recognised and the zodiac was then known to have ten signs. the mutable cross dominated, but it was then the tau, for pisces- 96- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust was lacking and only gemini, virgo and sagittarius were ev

robability of my proposition. may i again remind you that our theme is the divine plan, purpose and will; it is not the evolution of consciousness, or of the second aspect of divinity. it concerns spirit and not soul. we are attempting in some measure to formulate the life of the father, the will of the monad and the purpose of spirit. in all these (the three aspects of the will) lies germinating the seed of the next solar system, the third, and the fruition of the personality manifestation of the logos. we need, therefore, to formulate the interpretation of the seven rays in terms of will and not of love or consciousness. this we will now attempt to do. ray i. the energy of will or power. this ray is outstandingly related to that aspect of will which conquers death. it is nevertheless the

cted with the brain and not with the heart, strange as that may seem to you. it is in a very true sense "a figment of the imagination" ponder on this. the abolition of death and of the destruction of form is a manifestation of ray i, for it brings about in reality the death of negation and the inauguration of true activity. it is the energy which can be called "divine incentive; it is the life in the seed which destroys successively all forms in order that realised fruition may eventuate. that is the clue to ray i. it is the will which initiates. today, as regards humanity, its highest realisation is initiation. ray ii. the energy of love-wisdom. this basic energy is the will to unify, to synthesise, to produce coherence and mutual attraction and to establish relationships, but remember th

nd to establish relationships, but remember this relationships which are entirely apart from the consciousness of relation or the realisation of unity. it is the fact of unification as seen from the beginning and as existing ever and forever in the mind of god whose will embraces past, present and future and whose mind does not think in terms of evolution or of process. the process is inherent in the seed; the evolutionary urge is- 348- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust the inevitable accompaniment of life in manifestation. it is the will to unification. today, as regards humanity, its highest expression is the mystical vision. ray iii. the energy of active intelligence. this is the will of conditioned purpose. the factors which are wor

lane liberation takes place at the time of the fifth initiation. this is the will which is inherent in substance and which actuates all atoms of which all forms are made. it is closely related to the first solar system even whilst liberating members of the human family who will constitute the nucleus around which the third solar system is constructed. the energy of this ray is intelligence; it is the seed of consciousness but not of consciousness as we understand it; it is the inherent life of matter and the will to work intelligently; it is that living something for which we have no name which was the product of the first solar system. it is one of the major assets of god, the father and also of the human monad. this is the will to action. today, as regards humanity, its highest expressio

volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust ray i. the will to initiate. ray ii. the will to unify. ray iii. the will to evolve. ray iv. the will to harmonise or relate. ray v. the will to act. ray vi. the will to cause. ray vii. the will to express. when their full creative work is completed, there will emerge a "something else or other" for which we have no name but which will be the seed of the next solar system. this third solar system will express the divine will, as this is slowly developed through the experiment and experience of the divine love. 8. these seven ray aspects of the will, which are the goal of the higher initiations and which embody that which the masters themselves are struggling to understand, is that which flowers in the monad when souls have reached

y the creative will as it: 1. initiates manifestation, and conditions that which is created. 2. brings about eventual fulfilment. 3. overcomes death or differentiation. all initiates must and eventually do express dynamic, creative will, a focussed purpose which expresses only the will-to-good and also that sustained effort which brings fulfilment. i would remind you here that sustained effort is the seed of synthesis, the cause of achievement and that which finally overcomes death. death is really deterioration in time and space and is due to the- 358- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust tendency of matter-spirit to isolate itself, whilst in manifestation (from the standpoint of consciousness. this sustained effort of the logos is what k


tion. my motives in going, therefore, were not of the highest. i did not go to hear something new or interesting, or to get help. i went because i wanted to meet these two women. i found the lecture very dull and the lecturer very poor. i can imagine no worse lecturer anywhere. he began his talk with the flat statement "nineteen million years ago the lords of the flame came from venus and planted the seed of mind in man" except for the theosophists- 76- the unfinished autobiography copyright 1998 lucis trust present i do not think anyone in the room knew what he was talking about. nothing that he said made any sense to me. one reason was that in those days i took my date of the evolutionary cycle from the bible and the bible places the date of creation as having happened in the year 4004 b

except for a very slight change of tense at times, as the english of the tibetan, when he chooses to use his own, and not allow mrs. bailey to express his thoughts (which is his general rule, is slightly archaic and stilted. before the information can be received and adequately transcribed, a certain meditative process has to have taken place, wherein the particular subjects to be dealt with are the seed thoughts of the meditative effort. this must have been preceded by the acquiring of a synthetic grasp of all that could be found which has previously been written on the subject. the mental faculty or body must therefore be large and highly organised, fully equipped with material, and under adequate control. with this foundation, knowledge may be safely imparted which far transcends the p


ntre) and the carotid gland. b. the ajna centre and the pituitary body. c. the 1000-petalled lotus and the pineal gland. students will find it interesting to relate all these triplicities to the three major rays: a. the first ray of will or power, b. the second ray of love-wisdom, c. the third ray of active intelligence, and also to the three human races which are endowed with the power to unfold the seed of these divine aspects: lemuria, atlantis and the aryan race. these can be linked, as seed, to the two final races which will fuse and synthesise all the above powers, qualities, achievements and goals into one perfected planetary life. another synthesis is also possible and of importance: a. path of evolution..centres below the diaphragm. b. path of discipleship..centres above the diaph

fore that which man the heavenly man in whom we live, humanity as a whole, mankind in groups as nations, and individual man has instituted, carried forward, endorsed, omitted to do or has done right through the ages until the present moment. today, the harvest is ripe and mankind is reaping what it has sown, preparatory to a fresh ploughing in the springtime of the new age, with a fresh sowing of the seed which will (let us pray and hope) produce a better harvest. the outstanding evidence of the law of cause and effect is the jewish race. all nations prove this law, but i choose to refer to the hebrew peoples because their history is so well known and their future and their destiny are subjects of worldwide, universal concern. the jews have- 156- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: es

dation; it concerns the life principle, of which we as yet know nothing, and is involved with monadic purpose. all occult teaching, which emanates directly from the hierarchy, contains within it the living seed of that which will follow later. in the secret doctrine, for instance, h.p.b (under my instruction) made occasional reference, very briefly and obscurely, to the antahkarana; she thus left the seed which, when full grown, will indicate the requirements for those who having achieved the higher initiations can enter upon the way of the higher evolution. in this tenth law, therefore, i embody also the seed for a much later approach to the problems of life and death. i would here remind you that a law is in reality the effect of the life of a greater entity as it encloses a lesser withi

tudents. one of the points, little understood, is the nature of a principle. yet only by understanding what a principle is can the beauty and accuracy of his statement be grasped. what, in the last analysis, is a principle? a principle is that which, macrocosmically speaking, is being developed upon each plane of our seven planes the seven subplanes of the cosmic physical plane. it is the germ or the seed on each subplane which embodies some aspect of the divine unfolding consciousness; it is that which is fundamentally related to some form of sensitivity; it is that to which the bodies, as they evolve, find that they can respond. a principle is a germ of awareness, carrying all the potentiality of full consciousness on some particular level of divine activity. it is that which makes knowl

e, from that of the lowest type of human being up to and inclusive of the consciousness of an initiate of the third degree. the bodies and forms of the indwelling conscious life in the three subhuman kingdoms have an analogous but less difficult problem; i am here, however, considering only the physical body of a human being, which is not a principle because it is not in any way a goal; it is not the seed or germ of anything. any changes wrought in the physical body are secondary to the goal of- 363- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust conscious response to the revelation of an emerging divinity. i have felt it necessary to emphasise this because of the confusion in men's minds anent the subject. to sum up: the physical body is not a princip

ient. i do so for the simple reason that only an initiate of experience and of understanding can keep this law or obey this rule, and of such there are only a very few on earth today. the sickness of humanity as a race, and as a result of aeons of wrong living, of selfish purpose and of greed, has produced a mass of physical ills; today millions of children are born either openly diseased or with the seed of disease in them. when the evil which has made its presence felt, and when the imperfections which have been drawn to the surface have been cured or driven back to their own place, then and only then will physical disease come to an end or yield easily to treatment. in considering the general subject of imperfection and of evil, we are dealing here with causes (and this the initiate mus


pon failure or to enlarge upon it, but because clarity of thought and of vision is necessary if the work is to go forward in a reorganised and more vital manner. if this new seed group measures up to requirements, then there may again arise correspondences to the original groups as planned. they will arise as the spiritual result of the esoteric manifestation of the potency of life to be found in the seed group. the work to be done by us in joint cooperation (as regards your training) was organised by me into seven teaching units: i. definite planned meditation. ii. teaching upon the subject of initiation. iii. training in telepathy. iv. consideration of the problems of humanity. v. teaching anent the etheric body. vi. added to the above, i seek to give each of you a measure of individual

ditation. teaching on initiation. training in telepathy. teaching anent the etheric body. the problems of humanity. the externalisation of the ashrams. you will continue to receive these papers, not as an affiliated member of my ashram, but only as an intelligent, trained aspirant who is privileged to be used in building up the needed thoughtforms anent the correct aspects of the teaching so that the seed or germ may be truly implanted in the human consciousness and thus truly grow and influence the coming age. forget this not. march 1947 my brothers: you will by now have recovered from the shock of the cessation of our outer communication. as you may well realise (or do you, my inner relation to you remains an entirely private and individual matter, known only to the aspiring disciple and

"intentional living" it connotes the effort to live consciously at the centre and then to work outward from there in radiatory, magnetic activity. i am not here speaking symbolically but literally for it is all a question of the focus of consciousness. if this attitude can be constantly held until the full moon of may, the individual seeds within the group periphery (could we symbolically call it the seed pod or sheath) will become living and potent units of energy (spiritual energy) and the succeeding period of group interrelation and group activity will be correspondingly potent. in the furtherance of this process, leading to radiatory and magnetic living, the method suggested is as follows: stage i 1. reflective alignment of soul and personality, using the creative imagination in the pr

he close of the alignment work, endeavouring to hold the mind steady in the light and to achieve as far as you can the brooding quality of the soul when in deep meditation. this will not be easy at first, but if you adhere faithfully to instructions, you will consciously realise sure gain. i suggest ten minutes' brooding each day (with pencil in hand if you so prefer) and then during the day keep the seed thought or statement in what is called "the back of the mind" there it can gestate. in this way you will not only arrive at the meaning of your personal injunctions, hints or- 90- discipleship in the new age- volume ii copyright 1998 lucis trust instructions (for that is what they may prove to be when you arrive at their intended meaning, but you will at the same time learn to cultivate t

tion. another master has explained the purpose of the hierarchical intent as the "merging of the higher with the lower triangle and their fusion in the square" the masters view the work of their disciples from this symbolic angle. the disciple who reaps the benefit of this last suggested meditation becomes through an enlargement of his consciousness and the greater scope of his vision "a sower of the seed within the world of men; he distributes ideas, living and potential, in the field of the world, and these he receives from two sources: 1. his own soul, as his intuition awakens. 2. the ashram, as he grasps more of its purposes and becomes accustomed to assimilating its teachings. this takes time. still another objective of this meditation was to bring the disciple to the point where his

ing and recognising its relationships and adhering thereto. in the spiritual sense, the motivation will be loving responsibility; in the personality sense, it will be sentient emotion. as an aid to your concentration and receptivity, i will give you twelve words which will be the theme for twelve months' work, and which could as you gain the power to meditate, relate, receive and transmit provide the seed thoughts for twelve years' work instead of twelve months. words are living things, possessing form, soul and spirit or life; this you should ever bear in mind as you use them to open the door to a month's realisation and inspiration, plus the consequent service. here are twelve words. use one each month in your daily meditation. 1. recipient 2. impression 3. recognition 4. relationship 5

help and aid which are so closely associated in the mind of the western christian thinker. i refer to all who in quiet reflection, focussed appeal and with a true background of knowledge are able to "think through" into a higher state of consciousness than the one of which they are normally aware; in that higher state they arrive at those intuitional and spiritual "discoveries" which can produce the seed of a new creation, or which can open up (for those unable thus to meditate) a new field of possible awareness. the motive of all such group- 141- discipleship in the new age- volume ii copyright 1998 lucis trust meditation must be selfless service; the keynote of all such groups is creativity; they are all of them demonstrations of the perfected third aspect of active intelligence, plus o

s happening most rapidly. for the first time in human history, the lines of demarcation between that which is right from the angle of the spiritual values (the essential freedom of the human spirit) and that which is wrong (the imprisonment of the human spirit by materialistic conditions) are clearly perceived by the majority of the nations of the planet. within the united nations is the germ and the seed of a great international and meditating, reflective group a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity. this is largely under the control of many fourth ray disciples, if you could but realise it, and their point of meditative focus is the intuitional or buddhic plane the plane upon which all hierarchical activity is today to be found. the fif

r of the spell of the great illusion. it deals with the fact of immortality and with the unshatterable continuity of consciousness and life. it is this formula which at the third initiation produces the transfiguration which comes when the eternal now is realised and when the continuity of awareness and of identity is seen as an aspect of being. this formula has been called by one of the masters "the seed of all philosophies" and in that phrase you may find light on the subject provided you know what philosophy is! to the initiate who uses this formula, creating the necessary sounds and enunciating the ancient words in due place (and these i may not give you, the following six thoughts are emphasised in his consciousness; these six thoughts will give you the intent of the formula as clearl

t arises or of those times when he is spoken of as the teacher of the angels. let us keep our thinking and its resultant aspiration in the realm of human possibilities. i would have you note the distinction that can be made between the aspiration which precedes thought and which presupposes an emotional orientation to light and revelation, and that which is the consequence of thought and which is the seed of an oriented perception of that which lies permanently within the consciousness of the hierarchy. as we consider these revelations, i would like to take them up with you from a somewhat new angle; i would ask you to remember that the concept of light must always be established by you mentally, alongside that of the revelation itself. i would ask you also to remember that i am dealing wi


their inner life is not adequately strong, but they are, as says the scripture "taking root downwards" in order to "bear fruit upwards" should these groups develop as intended, should the corporate life of the members persist in right integral relation and should continuance be their keynote, then these seed groups, tiny as they may be, will come to flower, and through an eventual "scattering of the seed" succeed finally in "covering the earth with verdure" i am speaking here in the language of symbolism which is, as you well know, the language of truth. one small plant which, in its turn, succeeds in producing a seed, through rightful fruition can thus reproduce itself in multiple order. be not therefore unduly impressed by the smallness of the effort. a tiny seed is a potent force if du

t of the intellect, the light of knowledge, the light of the intuition and the light of understanding is evoked within them; it enters not from without; and in that light, together, they see light. it is a group activity, a group recognition, and the result of group at-one-ment. all this is, however, so new and relatively so rare that these groups remain as yet in an embryonic stage. we call them the seed groups of the new age. there are many such, as i told you before, but all as yet so small and so undeveloped that the success of their effort remains for the future to decide. this applies also to the groups which i began to build in 1931 (discipleship in the new age, vols. i and ii. it will be apparent to you therefore why it was necessary for the initial or first group to lay the emphas

the positive, the material and the spiritual with such a measure of success that, in due time, there can exist on earth a replica of the hierarchy, its methods and techniques of work. such is the purpose of the groups which i have formed, and of other groups throughout the world who in a different way and form, and employing perchance a different phraseology yet are motivated and actuated as are the seed groups for which i have made myself responsible. the three reasons for their importance might therefore be stated as follows: 1. they constitute the germ of life which will result in the emergence of the hierarchy at a later date upon earth, coming forth from the seclusion of the ages to function again in the light of physical day. 2. they are a bridging group, bridging between the negati

s third group, the magnetic healers, should work; thus will be brought about an emergence of hierarchical effort into outer activity. thus you will note, my brother, that the work of the first three groups just discussed, and viewing them as constituting one unit, produces a synthetic endeavour in the three worlds, and leads from the plane of the soul to the plane of outer expression. the work of the seed groups january 1938 we have been endeavouring to apprehend a little more intelligently the work of the new age seed groups, their interrelation and their work as part of the new age "set-up" if i might employ such a term. we considered with some care the three major groups. we saw that each of them had three tasks to perform and we attempted a slight analysis of their planned undertakings

ng the masses and the life of the mind (note that phrase) is now more active and potent than ever before. for this there is an occult reason of a most interesting nature. those of you who have studied the secret doctrine will remember that in that momentous period wherein animal-man made the great transition into the human family and humanity came into being, developing the germ of individuality, the seed of self-consciousness and embryo intellect, we are told that this event was brought about in three ways: 1. the seed of mind was implanted in some of the aspiring animal-men by the hierarchy, and these animal men became human beings, of a very low order to be sure, but still men. they were "sparked" if i might so express it, and a point of light appeared where before there was none. befor

f you can reach some of the financial abundance and deflect it towards the ends of the great white lodge of which the christ is the master, it will be, at this time, one of the most constructive things you can do to help. in this time of stress and strain, my brothers, i would remind all aspirants and disciples that there is no need for the sense of futility or for the registration of littleness. the seed groups that will function in the new age are, at this time, in the dark and growing stage and in the process of- 42- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust expansion, working silently. this stage is, however, most important for according to the healthiness of the seeds and their ability to cast strong roots downwards and to penetrate slowly and steadily upwards in

loved themselves. it is caused by people in every country, who have sought to cast the blame for conditions on everyone except themselves, and who have diligently sought for scapegoats whereby they may feel personal immunity for their share in the wrong thinking, the wrong speaking and the wrong doing. this fact should be grasped and faced by all aspirants and disciples, including the members of the seed groups. they are not immune from the prevalent failings and many of them have sought to apportion the blame for world conditions and to criticise those who are seeking, in their own way and fashion, to deal with the situation. clear thinking, a clear appraisal of causes and a loving outgoing to all, should distinguish all disciples at this time. where this attitude does not exist, there i

ividual and, in their totality, the fourth kingdom in nature. the first point has reference to the quality of the implanted seed, and the second to the method of its implantation. the quality of the "seed of the sons of god" which was effectual in producing the human family was intellectual, and the self-conscious self-directed man was the result. the fruit of this quality, plus the livingness of the seed itself, can be seen today in the more advanced and cultured thinking people and in those who are in any sense of the word personalities. the method employed was the gift of mind to the more advanced among the animal-men in a majority of cases, the stimulation of the instinctual faculty in others, whilst a third method was the leaving of a minority to the ordinary course of evolution. thes

interpretation and identification) and the higher abstract mind, which is essentially the power to comprehend that which is not concrete or tangible but which is, in reality, an innate recognition of the lower aspects of the divine plan as it must affect life in the three worlds. humanity, being still primarily self-conscious and self-centred, regards this plan as the divine plan for man, but as the seed groups grow and develop the narrowness of this partial view will become increasingly apparent. god's plan is all-embracing and his purposes are inclusive of all forms of life and their relationships. this quality of the seed groups is described in current esoteric literature as love-wisdom (the heart nature and the higher mind, and this is descriptive of the future groups; it is not love

ed, then the- 66- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust kingdom of god will function objectively upon the earth. this is not yet the case, because the needed conditions are not fulfilled. the early seeds sown among animal-men were imbued with, or qualified by, separateness a necessary quality for the unfoldment of self-consciousness, but one which must now be superseded. the seed groups now in process of forming will be distinguished by the quality of fusion, and this should be as inevitable a development as is the separative and protective nature of the ordinary human consciousness. it is this sense of union and of at-one-ment which is the protective and essential characteristic of the fifth kingdom, and it is this latent, yet actively present, factor which leads


treatise on the seven rays- volume v: the rays and the initiations copyright 1998 lucis trust forward move. let there be no recollection and yet let memory rule. work from the point of all that is within the content of the group's united life. a close analysis of this rule will convey to the intuition far more than appears upon the surface, and that is rich enough. each of these rules holds in it the seed of that understanding which must be evoked before the next rule can be mastered. all that is given is ever based on that which has gone before. the "three great demands" of the initiate are based upon the "triple call" found in rule two for aspirants and disciples. the triple call was earlier sounded forth. now its higher significances must be comprehended. there are only four parts to th

e initiations copyright 1998 lucis trust one in whom all the planetary logoi live and move and have their being, for they are centres in the life which is expressing itself through the medium of a solar system. you can see how little use there is in my enlarging further upon this. its sole usefulness is to give an expanding impulse to the consciousness of the disciple and to stir his imagination (the seed of the intuition, so that even whilst occupied in expressing the m and then the m, he will be reaching out after the sound. earlier i pointed out that the sound of the a.u.m, the sound of the o.m. and the sound itself are all related to vibration and to its differing and varied effects. the secret of the law of vibration is progressively revealed as people learn to sound forth the word in

will aid in the materialising of the plan in conformity with the purpose. this is the creative work of thoughtform building and that is why, we are told, that the first great demand "sounds forth within the world of god's ideas and towards the desert, a long time left behind. upon that great demand the initiate who has pledged himself to serve the world returns into that desert, bringing with him the seed and water for which the desert cries" the second demand is related to the earlier cry of the disciple, which was sounded forth "over the seas" it refers to the world of glamour in which humanity struggles, and to the emotional world in which mankind is sunk as if drowning in the ocean. we are told in the bible, and the thought is based on information to be found in the archives of the mas

stration or symbol of the emergence of this science of invocation and evocation in the waking consciousness of humanity. prayer is the dim, faint and inadequate expression of this; affirmation of divinity in order to gain material well-being is a distortion of this truth. this needs to be remembered. the true significance of this emerging science is that, in the early or first stages, it embodies the seed concept of the new world religion. in the great invocations which i have given out, the first one*(4("let the forces of light bring illumination to mankind) was an effort on my part to put into words the invocative cry of mankind and of all men and women of goodwill throughout the world. its success was indicative- 46- a treatise on the seven rays- volume v: the rays and the initiations c

ncluding the lord of life himself must be unfolded; the essential and spiritual interdependence of all and the interrelation of every unit of divine life must be proved. this will eventually lead to that established unity of effort which will express itself in the merging of the fourth and the fifth kingdoms in nature, and to the establishment of that brotherhood which will constitute the germ or the seed of the coming manifestation of the hierarchy as the heart of god (directly related to the heart of the sun) in physical expression. this is necessarily an ambiguous phrase; but is as close an expression, in words, of hierarchical purpose as i find it possible to make- 87- a treatise on the seven rays- volume v: the rays and the initiations copyright 1998 lucis trust the entire field of th

have its own inner group who will work entirely subjectively, building the triangles of light and of goodwill, and then will work objectively, directing the activities of those who are building the organisational aspect of triangles of practical goodwill on earth with an effective subsidiary activity. that time is not yet. today we have the creation of a general thoughtform or the germinating of the seed of an idea. later, when the true outer work begins, its potency will be objectively demonstrated because the buddhas of activity will gradually become aware of the existence of- 179- a treatise on the seven rays- volume v: the rays and the initiations copyright 1998 lucis trust the thoughtform in its nature of light and its quality of goodwill. they will then pour of their life into it as

i will attempt to show you that their real meaning is deep and esoteric to what you call the nth degree. rule xiv- 186- a treatise on the seven rays- volume v: the rays and the initiations copyright 1998 lucis trust for applicants: listen. touch. see. apply. know. for disciples and initiates: know. express. reveal. destroy. resurrect. the following relationships should be noted, for the first is the seed of the other. applicants initiates listen..know touch..express see..reveal apply..destroy know..resurrect you will note that the applicant eventually arrives at knowledge and begins to know; the disciple or the initiate starts with knowing, and through his ability to express esoterically that which he knows is able to reveal the light, and by that light to destroy all illusion, glamour an

ated disciple has been expressed for us in a certain ancient writing as follows "dimly the one who seeks hears the faint whisper of the life of god; he sees the breathing of that whisper which disturbs the waters of his spatial life. the whisper penetrates. it then becomes the sound of many waters and the word of many voices. great is the confusion but still the listening must go on. listening is the seed of obedience, o chela on the path. more loudly comes the voice; then suddenly the voices dim and listening now gives place to knowing the knowledge of that which lies behind the outer form, the perception of that which must be done. order is seen. the pattern clear emerges. knowing is the seed of conscious doing, o chela on the path. listening and knowledge also fade away and that which t

of the creative methods of his particular ray and an imaginative visualisation of that which will be expressed when the desired creative work has taken due form. 6. conscious projection of his contribution onto the outer physical plane. a tangible creative project is undertaken and eventually produced. 7. he thus plays his part in bringing into objectivity the creative undertaking of his ashram. the seed of this creative work is that which the ashram has planned for the exact moment of humanity's presented need, correct as to timing and placement. this may not be what humanity believes it needs; it is essentially what the hierarchy recognises as the needed factor, leading to the needed progress for the race at any specific moment in time. for instance, humanity believes today that its maj

8 lucis trust medium of an ashram; therein the plan can be learnt. when this phase of development is completed the disciple can then begin to work creatively in line with hierarchical activity. as we consider the next word on our list, we must hold in our minds what we have discussed anent the words touch and express. it might be said that the words which are given to aspirants and applicants are the seed or germ of the concepts indicated in the words for initiates and disciples. until the earlier significances are mastered in the earlier phases of discipleship, the later illumined service based upon the later words is not possible. always in the fresh attitude to the developing esoteric understanding of the initiate there is implicit the fact of transition from individual self-interest to


ure; by fulfiling it with ease, with elegance "by elegance we mean that quality which the mathematician has in mind when he speaks of 'the elegant solution of a mathematical problem, a solution which moves on with extreme ease, with the utmost simplicity of means, with a minimum of intermediary steps, with inherent logic. a redwood tree is likewise the elegant solution of the problem contained in the seed; a perfectly easy and logical development of the potentialities inherent in this seed "natural growth of inherent potentialities, ease and logic of development, elegance of unfoldment; these are jewels of the art of living; these are the tests of mastery" let your mind rest in contemplation of these beautiful words. it is difficult to imagine a more refreshing concept of growth, a growth


e spoke and glorified and praised the invisible spirit, saying 'it is for thy sake that everything has come into being and everything will return to thee. i shall praise and glorify thee and the autogenes and the aeons, the three: the father, the mother, and the son, the perfect power "and he placed his son seth over the second aeon in the presence of the second light oriel. and in the third aeon the seed of seth was placed over the third light daveithai. and the souls of the saints were placed (there. and in the fourth aeon the souls were placed of those who do not know the pleroma and who did not repent at once, but who persisted for a while and repented afterwards; they are by the fourth light eleleth. these are creatures which glorify the invisible spirit "and the sophia of the epinoia

n of man. he called him seth, according to the way of the race in the aeons. likewise, the mother also sent down her spirit, which is in her likeness and a copy of those who are in the pleroma, for she will prepare a dwelling place for the aeons which will come down. and he made them drink water of forgetfulness, from the chief archon, in order that they might not know from where they came. thus, the seed remained for a while assisting (him, in order that, when the spirit comes forth from the holy aeons, he may raise up and heal him from the deficiency, that the whole pleroma may (again) become holy and faultless" and i said to the savior "lord, will all the souls then be brought safely into the pure light" he answered and said to me "great things have arisen in your mind, for it is diffic


t principles, viz, the internal soul, the impalpable spirit, and visible bodies, beyond which we can find no earlier beginning of our magistery. in the course of time these three unite, and are changed through the action of fire into a palpable substance, viz, quicksilver, sulphur, and salt. if these three substances be mixed, they are hardened and coagulated into a perfect body, which represents the seed chosen and appointed by the creator. this is a most important and certain truth. if the metallic soul, the metallic spirit, and the metallic form of body be present, there will also be metallic quicksilver, metallic sulphur, and metallic salt, which together make up the perfect metallic body. if you cannot perceive what you ought to understand herein, you should not devote yourself to the

ients, and, for your further instruction, i will add twelve keys, in which i give a figurative account of our art. take a quantity of the best and finest gold, and separate it into its component parts by those media which nature vouchsafes to those who are lovers of art, as an anatomist dissects the human body. thus change your gold back into what it was before it became gold; and thou shalt find the seed, the beginning, the middle, and the end vthat from which our gold and its female principle are derived, viz, the pure and subtle spirit, the spotless soul, and the astral salt and balsam. when these three are united, we may call them the mercurial liquid: a water which was examined by mercury, found by him to be pure and spotless, and therefore espoused by him as his wife. of the two was

tion the wise of this world denounce as the greatest folly, and count as a rebellion, twelve keys of basil valentine 37 of 95 saying that such a transformation would amount to a new creation, and that god has denied such creative power to sinful man. but the folly is all on their side. for they do not understand that our artist does not claim to create anything, but only to evolve new things from the seed made ready to his hand by the creator. if you do not possess the ashes, you will be unable to obtain our salt; and without our salt you will not be able to impart to our substance a bodily form; for the coagulation of all things is produced by salt alone. as salt is the great preserving principle that protects all things from decay, so the salt of our magistery preserves metal from decomp

by the decay of nuts, apples, and pears. the same thing may be observed in regard to vegetable life. nettles and other weeds spring up where no such seed has ever been sown. this occurs only by putrefaction. the reason is that the soil in such places is so disposed, and, as it were, impregnated, that it produces these fruits, which is a result of the properties of sidereal influence; consequently the seed is spiritually produced in the earth, and putrefies in the earth, and by the operation of the elements generates corporeal matter according to the species of nature. thus the stars and the elements may generate new spiritual, and, ultimately, new vegetable seed, by means of putrefaction. but man cannot create new seed; for it is not in his power to order the operation of the elements and

that, in like manner, no metallic seed can develop, or multiply, unless the said seed, by itself alone, and without the introduction of any foreign substance, be reduced to a perfect putrefaction. the putrefaction of metallic seed must, like that of animal and vegetable seed, take place through the co v operation of the four elements. i have already explained that the elements themselves are not the seed. but it ought by this time to be clear to you that the metallic seed which was produced by the combined operation of heavenly, sidereal, and elementary essences, and reduced into bodily form, must, in due course, be corrupted and putrefied by means of the elements. observe that this seed contains a living volatile spirit. for when it is distilled, there issues from it first twelve keys of


ate oracle, lobsang tsedr n, her own husband was her assistant during trances.178 when the assistants step back and the oracle bears the helmet alone, the deity is believed to have descended fully (figures 39 and 40. diverse explanations exist for where exactly the deity comes from to possess the oracle. for de nebesky-wojkowitz, the answer most commonly provided is that the deity originates from the seed syllable at the center of the shield that the oracle wears, as described above.179 contrariwise, havnevik explains that deities enter the oracle through the fingers or toes by way of their subtle channels, as discussed in the introduction.180 at this point of the trance, praise is sung to the deity now present within the oracle s body and ready to attend to the needs of those present. tea

tates that all of pehar s retinue and entourage are mere manifestations of himself, their forms originating from the rays of light that radiate from his body; this is an ability shared by tsiu marpo. likewise, pehar can reabsorb these manifestations 230 see de nebesky-wojkowitz 1998, p. 107. 231 this imagery agrees with de nebesky-wojkowitz s claim that deities possessing an oracle originate from the seed syllable on the shied that hangs from the oracle s chest, as described above. 232 de nebesky-wojkowitz 1998, pp. 110-111. de nebesky-wojkowitz (1998, p. 112) also explains that pehar is oddly subordinate to his attendants in some variations of his ma..ala. 233 de nebesky-wojkowitz 1998, p. 111. 131 back into himself.234 regarding pehar s tasks, they are similar to tsiu marpo s in that the


defining and expanding their conscious. in exodus 7 the magicians were able to make frogs and serpents by the power they obtained in the devil, thus such creatures are astral forms of ahriman (samael) and the dreaming body of witches and sorcerers -liber hvhi here we can see that samael or satan/shaitan, is not the all devouring aspect, but also the savior of humanity and the original planter of the seed of light in our being. through cain did his lineage survive and continue on spiritually to this present time. lilith, being the bride of the devil, is one part of the adversary as being the dark instinctual side of man and woman, feminine, yet horrific and loving all within the same breath. lilith is known by the semitic layil which a word is meaning night, but also the name of the demon


een the lines. we see a flower slowly developing from a bud, and the bud from its seed. but whence the latter, with all its predetermined programme of physical transformation, and its invisible, therefore spiritual forces which gradually develop its form, colour, and odour? the word evolution speaks for itself. the germ of the present human race must have preexisted in the parent of this race, as the seed, in which lies hidden the flower of next summer, was developed in the capsule of its parent flower; the parent may be but slightly different, but it still differs from its future progeny. the antediluvian ancestors of the present elephant and lizard were, perhaps, the mammoth and the plesiosaurus; why should not the progenitors of our human race have been the "giants" of the vedas, the vo

the great breath, or the one) surrounded by his twelve subordinate powers, also subordinate, in turn, to each of the seven "mystery-gods" of the planets "the seven higher make the seven lhas create the world" states a commentary; which means that our earth, leaving aside the rest, was created or fashioned by terrestrial spirits, the "regents" being simply the supervisors. this is the first germ, the seed of that which grew later into the tree of astrology and astrolatry. the higher ones were the kosmocratores, the fabricators of our solar system. this is borne out by all the ancient cosmogonies: that of hermes, of the chaldees, of the aryans, of the egyptians, and even of the jews. heaven's belt, the signs of the zodiac (the sacred animals, are as much the bne' alhim (sons of the gods or

blet says further on- 7. there were seven of them (the wicked gods (then follows the description of these, the fourth being a "serpent" the phallic symbol of the fourth race in human evolution. 15. the seven of them, messengers of the god anu, their king. now anu belongs to the chaldean trinity, and is identical with sin, the "moon" in one aspect. and the moon in the hebrew kabala is the argha of the seed of all material life, and is still more closely connected, kabalistically, with jehovah, who is double-sexed as anu is. they are both represented in esotericism and viewed from a dual aspect: male or spiritual, female or material, or spirit and matter, the two antagonistic principles. hence the "messengers of anu (who is sin, the "moon) are shown, in verses 28 to 41, as being finally over

e becomes abraham[[vol. 2, page] 140 the secret doctrine. its story has also its dual application. in one case it has reference to that mystery when mankind was saved from utter destruction, by the mortal woman being made the receptacle of the human seed at the end of the third race* and in the other to the real and historical atlantean submersion. in both cases the "host- or the manu which saved the seed- is called vaivasvata manu. hence the diversity between the puranic and other versions; while in the sathapatha brahmana, vaivasvata produces a daughter and begets from her the race of manu; which is a reference to the first human manushyas, who had to create women by will (kriyasakti, before they were naturally born from the hermaphrodites as an independent sex, and who were, therefore

be in harmony with the occult theory. you will recollect that it is stated (in occultism) that we are now in the fifth root-race. each root-race is considered as the santhathi of a particular manu. now, the fourth race has passed, or, in other words, there have been four past manus[[vol. 2, page] 141 various deluges. manu, the son of surya (the sun, and the saviour of our race, is connected with the seed of life, both physically and spiritually. but, at present, while speaking of all, we have to concern ourselves only with the first two. the "deluge" is undeniably an universal tradition "glacial periods" were numerous, and so were the "deluges" for various reasons. stockwell and croll enumerate some half dozen glacial periods and subsequent deluges- the earliest of all being dated by them

avan; in the second, the seven rishis are allowed to keep him company: thus showing that whereas some accounts refer to the sidereal and cosmic flood before the so-called creation, the others treat, one of the great flood of matter on earth, and the other of a real watery deluge. in the satapatha brahmana, manu finds that "the flood had swept away all living creatures, and he alone was left- i.e, the seed of life alone remained from the previous dissolution of the universe, or mahapralaya, after a "day of brahma; and the mahabharata refers simply to the geological cataclysm which swept away nearly all the fourth race to make room for the fifth. therefore is vaivasvata manu shown under three distinct attributes in our esoteric cosmogony (a) as the "root-manu[[footnote(s* all such expression

d needed but a coating. pygmalion, who fails to animate his statue, and bahak-zivo of the nazarean gnostics, who fails to construct "a human soul in the creature" are, as conceptions, far more philosophical and scientific than adam, taken in the dead-letter sense, or the biblical elohim-creators. esoteric philosophy, which teaches spontaneous generation- after the sishta and prajapati have thrown the seed of life on the earth- shows the lower angels able to construct physical man only, even with the help of nature, after having evolved the ethereal form out of themselves, and leaving the physical form to evolve gradually from its ethereal, or what would now be called, protoplasmic model. this will again be objected to "spontaneous generation" is an exploded theory, we shall be told. pasteu

that follows, and the next stanzas may, no doubt, throw more light on this very difficult tenet, but the writer does not feel competent to give it out fully. of the succession of races, however, they say "first come the self-existent on this earth. they are the 'spiritual lives' projected by the absolute will and law, at the dawn of every rebirth of the worlds. these lives are the divine 'sishta (the seed-manus, or the prajapati and the pitris" from these proceed- 1. the first race, the "self-born" which are the (astral) shadows of their progenitors* the body was devoid of all understanding (mind, intelligence, and will. the inner being (the higher self or monad, though within the earthly frame, was unconnected with it. the link, the manas, was not there as yet. 2. from the first (race) em

os of the immortal, but, on this plane, senseless monads- that some "obeyed (the law of evolution) immediately when the men of the third race became physiologically and physically ready, i.e, when they had separated into sexes. these were those early conscious beings who, now adding conscious knowledge and will to their inherent divine purity, created by kriyasakti the semi-divine man, who became the seed on earth for future adepts. those, on the other hand, who, jealous of their intellectual freedom (unfettered as it then was by the bonds of matter, said "we can choose. we have wisdom (see verse 24, and incarnated far later- these had their first karmic punishment prepared for them. they got bodies (physiologically) inferior to their astral models, because their chhayas had belonged to pr

nd the psychic, the psychic and the physical. those who conquered the lower principles by obtaining mastery over the body, joined the "sons of light" those who fell victims to their lower natures, became the slaves of matter. from "sons of light and wisdom" they ended by becoming the "sons of darkness" they had fallen in the battle of mortal life with life immortal, and all those so fallen became the seed of the future generations of atlanteans* at the dawn of his consciousness, the man of the third root race had thus no beliefs that could be called religion. that is to say, he was equally as ignorant of "gay religions, full of pomp and gold" as of any system of faith or outward worship. but if the term is to be defined as the binding together of the masses in one form of reverence paid to


even eternities. 5. at the fourth, the sons are told to create their images. one third refuses- two obey. the curse is pronounced; they will be born on the fourth, suffer and cause suffering; this is the first war. 6. the older wheels rotated downwards and upwards. the mother's spawn filled the whole. there were battles fought between the creators and the destroyers, and battles fought for space; the seed appearing and re-appearing continuously. 7. make thy calculations, lanoo, if thou wouldest learn the correct age of thy small wheel. its fourth spoke is our mother. reach the fourth "fruit" of the fourth path of knowledge that leads to nirvana, and thou shalt comprehend, for thou shalt see- stanza vii. 1. behold the beginning of sentient formless life. first the divine, the one from the m

e from which everything in this universe emanated. hence, ether or water is the mother, and fire is the father. sir w. jones (and before him archaic botany) showed that the seeds of the lotus contain- even before they germinate- perfectly formed leaves, the miniature shape of what one day, as perfect plants, they will become: nature thus giving us a specimen of the preformation of its production. the seed of all phanerogamous plants bearing proper flowers containing an embryo plantlet ready formed (see part ii "the lotus flower as an universal symbol) this explains the sentence "the mother had not yet swollen- the form being usually sacrificed to the inner or root idea in archaic symbology. the lotus, or padma, is, moreover, a very ancient and favourite[[footnote(s* an unpoetical term, yet

al with the esotericism of the archaic period. this esotericism is the common property of all, and belongs neither to the aryan 5th race, nor to any of its numerous sub-races. it cannot be claimed by the turanians, so-called, the egyptians, chinese, chaldeans, nor any of the seven divisions of the fifth root race, but really belongs to the third and fourth root races, whose descendants we find in the seed of the fifth, the earliest aryans. the circle was with every nation the symbol of the unknown "boundless space" the abstract garb of an ever present abstraction- the incognisable deity. it represents limitless time in eternity. the zeroana akerne is also the "boundless circle of the unknown time" from which circle issues the radiant light- the universal sun, or ormazd- and the latter[[foo

tionary cycle upon globe a, in the first round, are in very different stages of development. hence the matter becomes somewhat complicated. let us recapitulate. the most developed monads (the lunar) reach the human germ-stage in the first round; become terrestrial, though very ethereal human beings towards the end of the third round, remaining on it (the globe) through the "obscuration" period as the seed for future mankind in the fourth round, and thus become the pioneers of humanity at the beginning of this, the fourth round. others reach the human stage only during later rounds, i.e, in the second, third, or first half of the fourth round. and finally the most retarded of all, i.e, those still occupying animal forms after the middle turning-point of the fourth round- will not become men

half of the fourth round. and finally the most retarded of all, i.e, those still occupying animal forms after the middle turning-point of the fourth round- will not become men at all during this manwantara. they will reach to the verge of humanity only at the close of the seventh round to be, in their turn, ushered into a new chain after pralaya- by older pioneers, the progenitors of humanity, or the seed-humanity (sishta, viz, the men who will be at the head of all at the end of these rounds. the student hardly needs any further explanation on the part played by the fourth globe and the fourth round in the scheme of evolution. from the preceding diagrams, which are applicable, mutatis mutandis, to rounds, globes or races, it will be seen that the fourth member of a series occupies a uniqu

ds, where, as in our or any other chain, the upper worlds are spiritual, while the lowest, whether moon, earth, or any planet, is dark with matter[[vol. 1, page] 199 the seven planes. stanza vi- continued. 6. the older wheels rotated downward and upward (a. the mother's spawn filled the whole (kosmos* there were battles fought between the creators and the destroyers, and battles fought for space; the seed appearing and reappearing continuously (b (a) here, having finished for the time being with our side-issues- which, however they may break the flow of the narrative, are necessary for the elucidation of the whole scheme- the reader must return once more to cosmogony. the phrase "older wheels" refers to the worlds or globes of our chain as they were during the "previous rounds" the present

the mind of the deity; but in that of a world made as a first model, to be followed and improved upon by the worlds which succeed it physically- though deteriorating in purity* these are the four lower planes of cosmic consciousness, the three higher planes being inaccessible to human intellect as developed at present. the seven states of human consciousness pertain to quite another question (b "the seed appears and disappears continuously" here "seed" stands for "the world-germ" viewed by science as material particles in a highly attenuated condition, but in occult physics as "spiritual particles" i.e, supersensuous matter existing in a state of primeval[[vol. 1, page] 201 no shadow, no light. differentiation* in theogony, every seed is an ethereal organism, from which evolves later on a

hich cannot wither and die until the last battle of life shall be fought, while its roots are gnawed all the time by the dragon nidhogg; for even so, the first and holy son of kriyasakti had his body gnawed by the tooth of time, but the roots of his inner being remained for ever undecaying and strong, because they grew and expanded in heaven not on earth. he was the first of the first, and he was the seed of all the others. there were other "sons of kriyasakti" produced by a second spiritual effort, but the first one has remained to this day the seed of divine knowledge, the one and the supreme among the terrestrial "sons of wisdom" of this subject we can say no more, except to add that in every age- aye, even in our own- there have been great intellects who have understood the problem cor

be regarded as, or seem, more impossible than the other? now to the simile. complete the physical plasm, mentioned in the last foot-note, the "germinal cell" of man with all its material potentialities, with the "spiritual plasm" so to say, or the fluid that contains the five lower principles of the six-principled dhyan- and you have the secret, if you are spiritual enough to understand it "when the seed of the animal man is cast into the soil of the animal woman, that seed cannot germinate unless it has been fructified by the five virtues (the fluid of, or the emanation from the principles) of the six-fold heavenly man. wherefore the microcosm is represented as a pentagon, within the hexagon star, the "macrocosm[[anthropos) a work on occult embryology, book i. then "the functions of jiva

en the spirit and its material "double (in man it is the reverse) explains still better the confusion, alluded to already in this work, made in the names and individualities, as well as the numbers, of the rishis and the prajapatis; especially between those of the satyayuga and the mahabharatan period. it also throws additional light on what the secret doctrine teaches with regard to the root and the seed manus (see book ii "on the primitive manus of humanity. not only those progenitors of our mankind, but every human being, we are taught, has its prototype in the spiritual spheres; which prototype is the highest essence of his seventh principle. thus the seven manus become 14, the root manu being the prime cause, and the "seed-manu" its effect; and when the latter reach from satyayuga (th


high magick. for see now how all things, being in sorrow caused by dividuality, must of necessity will oneness as their medicine. here also is nature monitor to them that seek wisdom at her breast: for in the uniting of elements to opposite polarities is there a glory of heat, of light, and of electricity. thus also in mankind do we behold the spritual fruit of poetry and all genius, arising from the seed of what is but an animal gesture, in the estimation of such as are schooled in philosophy. and it is to be noted strongly that the most violent and divine passions are those between people of utterly unharmonious natures. but now i would have you know that in the mind are no such limitations in respect of species as prevent a man falling in love with an inanimate object, or an idea. for t

you press the yielding and elastic turf and moss with lyrical dances? to him who lives in life naught matters: his is eternal motion, energy, delight of never-failing change: unwearied, you pass on from on to on, from star to star, the universe your playground, its infinite variety of sport ever old and ever new. all those ideas which bred sorrow and fear are known in their truth, and thus become the seed of joy: for you are certain beyond all proof that you can never die: that though you change, change is part of your own nature: the great enemy is become the great ally. and now, rooted in this perfection, your self become the very tree of life, you have a fulcrum for your lever: you are ready to understand that this pulsation of unity is itself duality, and therefore, in the highest and

ur children.s children may be born free from the curse. ninth house 35. every brother is expected to send a great part of his spare time in the study of the principles of the law and of the order, and in searching out the key to its great and manifold mysteries. 36. he should also do all in his power to spread the law, especially taking long journeys, when possible, to remote places, there to sow the seed of the law. tenth house 37. all pregnant women are especially sacred to members of the order, and no effort should be spared to bring them to acceptance of the law of freedom, so that the unborn may benefit by that impression. they should be induced to become members of the order, so that the child may be born under its gis. 38. if the mother that is to be have asserted her will to be so

es, and, having sojourned in america, of trusts. in his mind he expanded each of these to its nth power, he blended them like the skilled chemist that he was, he considered their excellences and their limitations; in a word, he meditated profoundly upon the whole subject, and he concluded with the vision of a perfect society. he saw all men free, all men wealthy, all men respected; and he planted the seed of his utopia by handing over his own house to the o.t.o, the organization which should operate his plan, under certain conditions. what he had foreseen occurred; he had possessed one house; by surrendering it he became owner of a thousand houses. he gave up the world, and found it at his feet. eliphas l vi, the great magician of the middle of the last century, whose philosophy made possi

good. this is why verse 53 says that these tears are the streams that irrigate the fields of charity immortal (tears, by the way. think) 53. these tears, o thou of heart most merciful, these are the streams that irrigate the fields of charity immortal .tis on such soil that grows the midnight blossom of buddha, more difficult to find, more rare to view than is the flowers of the vogay tree. it is the seed of freedom from rebirth. it isolates the arhat both from strife and lust, it leads him through the fields of being unto the peace and bliss known only in the land of silence and non-being. the .midnight blossom. is a phrase connected with the doctrine of the night of pan, familiar to masters of the temple .the poppy that flowers in the dusk. is another name for it. a most secret formula o

to decline to take the tragedy too seriously, and to mock the crude buffooneries of bottom. perhaps it would be better taste in him to draw the the equinox 116 curtains of his box. but it is at least his pleasure to reward the actors. love is the law, love under will. 85. alas! when once thou hast become tike the pure snow in mountain vales, cold and unfeeling to the touch, warm and protective to the seed that sheepeth deep beneath its bosom..tis now that snow which must receive the biting frost, the northern blasts, thus shielding from their sharp and cruel tooth the earth that holds the promised harvest, the harvest that will feed the hungry. surely a better image would have been the mother, and does the mother complain or rejoice? it is also a bad image, this of the snow. is snow in any


ter in prayers and blessings and then brings it low in aspersion, so does our creator sanctify and bless the rain which begins by the sun's days over the seas. so let it be that the aspersion brings a cleansing not of filth but of evil. the types of spirits. the qlipoth: the names of the servitors of the qliphothic rulers are expressed as the name of their ruler given in extensio, each name being the seed of a name of a subservient order; thus thamiel (thamal) is served by thadekiel, abraxiel, mahaziel, azazael and lufugiel and the rest of the crowns likewise in the same manner. the relationship between the archdaemons and the qliphoth is that the qliphoth rule on earth in temporal form and the archdaemons rule the earth in a transcendent manner. one is visible and the other invisible. the


both wild and domestic; dancing about the maypole; driving of cattle between two fires to ensure a good milk yield. bell is rung seven times. covener "the gates swing back and forth and all may freely pass through. our lord has reached the ending of his journey, to find the lady awaiting him, with warmth and comfort. this is a time for joy and a time for sharing. the richness of the soil accepts the seed; and now is the time that seeds should be spilled. togetherness brings joy and abundance fills the earth. let us celebrate the planting of abundance; the turning of the wheel; the season of the lady. let us say farewell to the darkness and cry greetings to the light. lord and lady become lady and lord as the wheel turns and we move ever on" priest "the wheel turns" all "without ceasing" p

nto the soil. she then makes an indentation in the center and lays down the knife. priest takes up priapic wand and dances three times around the circle with it held aloft over his head. the first time round he dances slowly, the second time faster and the third time very fast. returning to the priestess, he holds out the wand vertically before him. priestess "by the power of the raised wand doth the seed find the furrow. blessings be upon this handsome wand" she kisses the tip of it. priestess "all honor to it. may it be ever thus" priest lays down the wand and takes up the seed from the altar. he holds it for a moment between the palms of his hands, concentrating his energies into it. he then passes it to the covener next to him, who does the same. the seed is passed around the circle in

nd takes up the seed from the altar. he holds it for a moment between the palms of his hands, concentrating his energies into it. he then passes it to the covener next to him, who does the same. the seed is passed around the circle in this fashion till it returns to priest. priestess then takes up the bowl from the altar and holds it high. priestess "of old would we celebrate by together planting the seed, one with another. here do we symbolize that act, in veneration of our lady and our lord" priestess turns to face priest, bringing down the bowl and holding it between her breasts. priest "these rites of spring belong to us all; to us and to the gods. this is a time of joy and a time for planting" he places the seed in the hollowed space and closes the soil over on top of it. priest "this


ration of yesod through the ten lights of emanation because 90 is 9 x 10. the number 9 is that of yesod, and 10 here signifies the ten sephiroth. yesod means "foundation, or basis. qabalists assign to this sephirah the reproductive organs of the cosmic [124] c o m m e n t on mem man. yesod is thus regarded as the focus of the selfperpetuating potencies of the life-power, and esoterically water is the seed-principle out of which all forms are developed. to commemorate this fourfold manifestation of life, the divine names in many languages are four-lettered. this is particularly true in hebrew, and of the divine names in that language the most important is the tetragrammaton, i h v h. each letter of this name represents one of the four aspects of life called "elements. i stands for fire; the


icca and other neo-pagan faiths. he is also invoked for prosperity, fertility, instinctive power and knowledge of when it is necessary to hunt, whether to find employment or a home, and as protection against predators of all kinds [insert pic p075- dionysus dionysus, sometimes depicted as a horned god, was a god of the grain, who died and was reborn every year as a child in a basket, representing the seed corn. he was the greek god of fertility, ecstasy and wildness, who bestowed great abundance on his followers; his cult performed savage rites at eleusius where human flesh was eaten as the bread of life. not an easy deity to use, without great experience and restraint, as the excesses carried out under his name need to be kept in check while invoking the free spirit and the renewal of lif


, the autumn and winter, the shadow and the waters. yang is male, dry, hot, the sun, the spring and summer, the bright and the dry land. they struggle with each other for supremacy. from their struggle comes the dynamic which drives the whole of life. for they are found locked together in every being, every situation. as one seems to be gaining the ascendancy, the other arises for they each carry the seed of the other within them as the yin yang symbol so clearly illustrates.3 22 2 nuwa creates people introduction whereas panku, the creator of the universe was male, the creator of people was a female goddess named nuwa. nuwa is briefly mentioned in several ancient chinese texts, a classic of history (eighth century b.c, a classic of mountains and seas (third century b.c, and questions of h


which was within him. controlling it, focusing it, crowley was able to manifest his will from this very essence of magick. in luciferian witchcraft cain is considered the devil incarnate in flesh. he is the first born in the circle of leviathan, the first born of sorcery and the patron spirit (who is 29 masked as the devil) of the toad rite. in certain writings, cain is said to have emerged from the seed of samael and eve (by possession by lilith- r. hiyya said "the sons of god were the sons of cain. for when samael mounted eve, he injected filth into her, and she conceived and bare cain. and his aspect was unlike that of the other humans and all those who came from his side were called sons of god- kabbala: zohar 1:37a here we see that the magical act of sexual union creates a god like i

ere lost in self righteousness. as written in the bible, supposed words of jesus- ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. when he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it- gospel of john that the children of humanity are indeed the seed of samael and lilith, the devil are those descendents of cain the witch father, that those who affirm the devil are thereby of this spirit of strength and wisdom. the spirit of flame, called samael and many other names, who is a dragon and beast in spirit, came in the form of man to test him. one account of the testing came in the form of a man to question the sheep of jesus- that a phari


upon the well-known but little understood qabalah, the wisdom of israel. 3. it may be asked why it is that the western nations should go to the hebrew culture for their mystical tradition? the answer to this question will be readily understood by those who are acquainted with the esoteric theory concerning races and sub-races. everything must have a source. cultures do not spring out of nothing. the seed-bearers of each new phase of culture must of necessity arise within the preceding culture. no one can deny that judaism was the matrix of the [page 2] european spiritual culture when they recall the fact that jesus and paul were both jews. no race except the jewish race could possibly have served as the stock upon which the new dispensation was to be grafted because no other race was mono

tence [page 32] that can have but little significance for the student approaching the subject for the first time, but which must be borne in mind, for its significance will begin to dawn presently. in so doing,we are adhering to the ancient esoteric tradition of giving the student a symbol to incubate till it hatches in his mind, rather than explicit instruction which would convey nothing to him. the seed-sentence then, which we cast into the suheonscious mind of the reader, is this "kether is the malkuth of the unmanifest" mathers says (op. cit "the limitless ocean of negative light does not proceed from a centre, for it is centreless, but it concentrates a centre, which is the number one of the manifested sephiroth, ketlier, the crown, the first sephirah" 8. these words in themselves con

nt part of the work of the masters is the concretion of the abstract ideas conceived by the logoidal consciousness. the logos, whose meditation gives birth to worlds and whose unfolding consciousness is evolution, conceives archetypal ideas out of the substance of the unmanifest- to use a metaphor where definition is impossible. these ideas remain within the cosmic consciousness of the logos like the seed within the flower, because there is no soil therein for their germination. the logoidal consciousness, as pure being, cannot upon its own plane provide the formative aspect necessary for manifestation. it is taught in the esoteric traditions that the masters, disincarnate consciousnesses disciplined by form but now formless, in their meditations upon the godhead are able to perceive telep


th, ye four [orders of gods] who embrace the four holy ends of the universe, and who granted to osiris to come forth to heaven, and to sail over the celestial waters thereof with his son horus by his side to protect him and to make him to rise like a great god from the celestial deep, say ye to unas 'behold horus, the son of osiris, behold unas, the god of the aged gods, the son of hathor, behold the seed of seb, for osiris hath commanded that unas shall rise like the second of horus, and the four khu's who are in annu have written this command to the great gods who are in the celestial waters"[1] and again "when men are buried and receive their thousands of cakes and thousands of vases of ale upon the table of him that ruleth in amenta, that being is in sore straits who hath not a written


breath, the central fire, invisible yet ever active, and is typified by sulphur, which is the mercury of the sages, which slowly fructifies under the genial warmth of nature. thus, the alchemist had to be ingenuous, of a truthful disposition, and gifted with patience and prudence, following nature in every alchemical performance. he recalled that like attracts like, and had to know how to obtain the seed of metals, which was produced by the four elements through the will of the supreme being and the imagination of nature. we are told that the original matter of metals was double in its essence, being a dry heat combined with a warm moisture, and that air is water coagulated by fire, capable of producing a universal dissolvent. these terms the neophyte must be cautious of interpreting in t

linger, 1973. ferguson, marilyn, and michael ferguson. champagne living on a beer budget. new york: g. p. putnam s sons, 1968. taylor, peggy. life at the leading edge: a new age interview with marilyn ferguson. new age 8, no. 1 (august 1982: 30.35, 52.53. fern many occult beliefs have adhered to the common fern. in ancient times the fern was thought not to have seed. later on, people thought that the seed was invisible, and if a man could find this invisible seed, it would confer the power of invisibility upon him. the fern was also believed to flower at midnight on st. john s eve, one of the more magical days of the year in medieval europe. legend said that anyone who gained possession of the flower would be protected from all evil influences and would obtain a revelation of hidden treasu

elievers in sorcery, one of the most dreaded forms of which was the jigar khor, or liver-eater, of whom abul fazl (1551.1602) stated: encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. india 785 one of this class can steal away the liver of another by looks and incantations. other accounts say that by looking at a person he deprives him of his senses, and then steals from him something resembling the seed of a pomegranate, which he hides in the calf of his leg; after being swelled by the fire, he distributes it among his fellows to be eaten, which ceremony concludes the life of the fascinated person. a jigar khor is able to communicate his art to another by teaching him incantations, and by making him eat a bit of the liver cake. these jigar khors are mostly women. it is said they can brin

seen. in arthurian legend, the king himself had a cloak of invisibility. the motif-index of folk-literature (1932.36) compiled by stith thompson lists 28 magic objects that confer invisibility, including a stone, flower, serpent s crown, heart of an unborn child, belt, cloak, saint s cowl, ring, helmet, sword, and wand. for example, it was long believed that fern seed conferred invisibility, but the seed itself was supposed to be invisible, so anyone who could find this seed and carry it would also become invisible. the fern was said to bloom at midnight on midsummer eve, and to seed soon after. the seeker of the seed had to avoid touching it, or letting it fall on the ground. a white cloth had to be placed under the plant for the invisible seed to fall on. it could then be wrapped up and


then it ceased, and i was told to read and publish the book oahspe. the peculiar drawings in oahspe were made with pencil in the same way. he claimed that oahspe came from the higher heavens, and was directed and looked over by god, the creator s chief representative in the heavens of this earth. a group formed around newbrough s revelations, and in 1883 they gave themselves the name faithists of the seed of abraham (a term used in oahspe. they moved to las cruces, new mexico, and established sholam, a community to implement the oahspe injunction to care for foundlings and orphans. newbrough married again, choosing a companion from the community. by 1891, a residential home had been completed, housing some 50 children, but in the following year an outbreak of influenza devastated the area

ligence. under the effect of suggestion, the subconscious displays surprising histrionic abilities. the hypnotized subject is not only capable of successfully imitating any suggested personality, but may even sometimes take on animal similitudes. charles richet hypnotized a friend and suggested that he was a parrot. richet asked him: why do you look preoccupied? the friend answered: how can i eat the seed in my cage? richet compared the phenomenon of personation to crystallization from a saturated solution. remembrances and emotions concentrate upon the personality invented like crystals form around a center. frank podmore, in modern spiritualism (1902, quoted a curious instance of personation verging on possession in which the subject of personation was alive. a miss a. b. had a passionat

aquarian revelations. new york: dell, 1971. gods of aquarius: ufos and the transformation of man. new york: harcourt brace jovanovich, 1976. guardian angels and spirit guides: true accounts of benevolent beings from the other side. new york: signet, 1998. he walks with me: true encounters with jesus. new york: signet, 1998. revelation: the divine fire. englewood cliffs, n.j: prentice-hall, 1973. the seed. new york: berkley books, 1983. steen, douglas encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. 1490. shadow world. new york: signet, 2000. the werewolf book: the encyclopedia of shape-shifting beings. detroit: visible ink press, 1999. steiger, brad, and sherry h. steiger. mother mary speaks to us. n.p: n a l, 1997. steiger, brad, and joan whritenour. new ufo breakthrough. new york: awa

red upon the tomb of shaykh adi ibn musafir at llish in the district of mosul. the yezidi faith is quite eclectic, drawing upon christian (baptism, breaking of bread, drinking of wine, jewish (dietary restrictions, muslim (fasts, circumcision, pilgrimages, sufi (reverence for shaykhs, secrecy, ecstatic experiences, and sabeansist (reincarnation) traditions. they believe that they were children of the seed of adam (but not of eve. thus, they believe themselves different from the rest of humanity, who are derived from both adam and eve. they try to remain separate and no outsider may join them. one must be born a yezidi. a dominant symbol among them is the peacock, a symbol of the seven angels who cooperated in the creation of the world. the peacock angel is their euphemism for evil. they be


the steigers had divorced, and only francie maintained enthusiasm for the star people notion. her death, a few years later, effectively ended what remained of the movement. see also: channeling further reading steiger, brad, 1973. revelation: the divine fire. englewood cliffs, nj: prentice-hall, 1976. gods of aquarius: ufos and the transformation of man. new york: harcourt brace jovanovich, 1983. the seed. new york: berkley books. steiger, brad, and francie steiger, 1981. the star people. new york: berkley books. steiger, francie, 1982. reflections from an angel s eye. new york: berkley books. stellar community of enlightened ecosystems sometime in the 1980s, je r ry doran of wi l mington, california, claims to have had an out-ofbody experience. he ascended into space where he encountered


ters in the uppermost center of the tree of life (sefirah crown/above. at this point, the unmanifest letters stand alone and have not combined into names. the letters vibrationally differentiate when the alef a of unity becomes manifest in the throat sefirah knowledge/first. each letter bears a characteristic root vibration or seed sound (sans. bija. the alef a of unity/omkara is therefore called the seed of seeds (bija of bijas. vocalization of the seed sounds is enabled by the vowels in the throat sefirah knowledge/first. the vowels also empower the undifferentiated names in the supernal sefirah wisdom/east to become manifest with a characteristic vibrational signature in the world of creation (see figure 3.5 on page 89. the sinatic alef is written by scribing the vertical line first (ce


dualist gnosis) tat asks his father, trismegistus, to teach him about the doctrine of regeneration, for he has fortified his spirit against the illusion of the world and is ready for the final initiation. trismegistus tells 1 see below, p. 35. 2 c.h, ii, pp. 200-09; ficino, pp. 1854-6. 28 ficino's "pimander" and the "asclepius" him that regenerated man is born of intelligent wisdom in silence and the seed is the true good, sown in him by the will of god. the man thus born again "will be god, the son of god, all in all, composed of all the powers" trismegistus has had the regenerative experience. with growing excitement, tat implores him to pass it on to him "who is the operator in the work of regeneration" he asks, and the reply is "the son of god, a man like other men, by the will of god"

hermes trismegistus was dated influenced by campanclla's civitas solis' there is thus, a link between campanella and the rosicrucians through those german disciples who visited him in prison and carried some of his works to germany. this link between campanella and rosicrucian reform notions does not, to my mind, cancel out the bruno suggestion but rather re-enforces it. if bruno had earlier sown the seed in germany by establishing groups of "giordanisti, the soil would have been prepared for the campanella influence, since, as we argued in the last chapter, bruno's reform movement runs on into the earlier campanella and his calabrian revolt. to take leave of this difficult and misty subject, i would say that the rosicrucians represent the hermetic-cabalist tradition of the renaissance in


responding to the second sign of the watery triplicity, scorpio, the eighth sign, which corresponds to the house of death, samael, the dauntless ambassador of the lucifer spirits, invades the watery domain of the lunar hierarchy and introduces the fiery spark of the spirit into the inert form, to leaven, quicken and mould it into an expression of itself. there the silver cord which has grown from the seed-atom of the dense body (located in the heart) since conception, is welded to the part that has sprouted from the central vortex of the desire body (located in the liver) and when the silver cord is tied by the seed-atom of the vital body (located in the solar plexus) the spirit dies to life in the super- sensible world, and quickens the body it is to use in its coming earth life. this lif


ties, one between the od and the heh (father and mother) and the other between the vau and the heh (son and daughter. without the heh the father is inconceivable and without the od the mother is inconceivable. what is conceivable is always a relationship; not od in itself nor heh in itself, but od heh in conjunction. od, be it remembered, has the numerical value of 10 and thus holds within itself the seed of the tree of life. the value of heh being 5, this letter represents the secret wisdom of the qabalah page 46 microcosmic power which can bring the sephirotic scheme into consciousness. again, in order to realize the perfection of the unity of od heh it is necessary to establish a unity between vau and heh. here the vau, which is of the value 6, represents the consciousness of the macroc


d in the recently discovered islands in the pacific ocean; and, when the american world was first opened to the hardy adventurers of europe, its inhabitants from north to south venerated, with kindred ceremonies and kindred notions, the gods of egypt and hindostan, of greece and italy, of phoenicia and britain"[1 [1] pagan idolatry, book i, ch. i "though each religion has its own peculiar growth, the seed from which they spring is everywhere the same"[2 [2] max muller, origin and growth of religion, p. 48. the question as to whether the identity of conception and the similarity in detail observed in religious rites, ceremonies, and symbols in the various countries of the globe are due to the universal law of unity which governs human development, or whether, through the dispersion of one o

le" this emblem, as we have seen, was the symbol of the great mother, and we are assured that it was "little less sacred than the queen of heaven herself" regarding the lotus and its universal significance as a religious emblem, payne knight says "the lotus is the nelumbo of linnaeus. this plant grows in the water, and amongst its broad leaves puts forth a flower, in the center of which is formed the seed vessel, shaped like a bell or inverted cone, and punctured on the top with little cavities or cells, in which the seeds grow. the orifices of these cells being too small to let the seeds drop out when ripe, they shoot forth into new plants, in the places where they were formed, the bulb of the vessel serving as a matrix to nourish them until they acquire such a degree of magnitude as to b

emisphere, where the symbolical religion improperly called idolatry does or did prevail. the sacred images of the tartars, japanese, and indians are almost all placed upon it, of which numerous instances occur in the publication of kaempfer, sonnerat, etc: the brama of india is represented sitting upon a lotus throne, and the figures upon the isaic table hold the stem of this plant, surmounted by the seed vessel in one hand, and the cross representing the male organs in the other: thus signifying the universal power, both active and passive, attributed to that goddess"[19 [19] symbolism of ancient art. the lotus is the most sacred and the most significant symbol connected with the sacred mysteries of the east. upon this subject, maurice observes that there is no plant which has received su

time, said that luna was male and often that the sun was female [37] tylor, primitive culture, vol. ii, p. 272. the fact that among the persians the moon as well as the sun was at a certain period regarded as a source of procreative energy and as influencing the generative processes, is shown by various passages in the avestas. in the khordah avesta, praise is offered to "the moon which contains the seed of cattle, to the only begotten bull, to the bull of many kinds" perhaps the most widely diffused and universally adored representation of the ancient female deity in egypt was the virgin neit or neith, the athene of the greeks and the minerva of the romans. her name signifies "i came from myself" this deity represents not only creative power, but abstract intelligence, wisdom or light. h

human affairs, we find that the male energy in the deity, instead of appearing as a child in the arms of its mother, is represented as a man, and that he is of equal importance with the woman; later he is identical with the sun, the woman, although still a necessary factor in the god-idea, being concealed or absorbed within the male. it is no longer woman who is to bruise the serpent's head, but the seed of the woman, or the son. he is bacchus in greece, adonis in syria, christna in india. he is indeed the new sun which is born on the 25th of december, or at the time when the solar orb has reached its lowest position and begins to ascend. it is not perhaps necessary to add that he is also the christ of bethlehem, the son of the virgin. nowhere, perhaps, is the growing importance of the ma

he zodiac" at the same time that it made her the mother of all mankind. every year this virgin of the sphere as she appeared above the horizon at the winter solstice gave birth to the sun. astronomically this new sun was the regenerator, by which all nature was renewed. mythologically, after the higher truths contained in these doctrines were lost, it came to be the savior, the son of the virgin, the seed of the woman, which was to bruise the serpent's head. that the religion of an ancient race comprehended a knowledge of the evolutionary processes of nature may not be doubted. the myths still extant, and even the oldest assyrian inscriptions which have been deciphered, reveal the fact that the seeds of the visible universe were hidden in the "great deep--that animal creation sprang from t

to life through female nature. the god-man, noah, who appears under one appellation or another in all extant mythologies, was slain, or shut up in a box, ark, or chest in which he or his seed was preserved from the ravages of a mighty flood, or from destruction by the calamity which had befallen the rest of mankind. in one sense he represents a savior, in another sense he is the saved, for he is the seed of a former world and is born again from a boat, a symbol which always represents the female energy. sometimes he is shut up in a wooden cow, from which he issues forth to new life. again this storm tossed mariner is born from a cave, or the door of a rocky cavern, within which he had been preserved from some terrible catastrophe, caused either by water or fire. sir w. jones, faber, higgi

he fulfilment of which prophecy would vindicate the ancient faith and forever settle the dispute relative to the superiority of the female in the office of reproduction. thus would the woman "bruise the serpent's head" in process of time not only yonigas, but lingajas as well, came to accept the doctrine of the incarnation of the sun in the bodies of earthly virgins. by lingaites, however, it was the seed of the woman and not the woman herself who was to conquer evil. finally, with the increasing importance of the male in human society, it is observed that a reconciliation has been effected between the female worshippers and those of the male. athene herself has acquiesced in the doctrine of male superiority. thalat, the great chaldean deity, who presided over chaos prior to the existence

the multitudes. of this god, ieue, i h s, the author of anacalypsis says that he was the son of the celestial virgin, which she carries in her arms; the horus, lux, of the egyptians, the lux of st. john "it is from this infant that jesus took his origin; or at least it is from the ceremonies and worship of this infant that this religion came to be corrupted into what we have of it. this infant is the seed of the woman who, according to genesis, was to bruise the head of the serpent, which, in return, was to bruise his foot or heel, or the foot or heel of her seed as the figure of the hindoo crishna proves. from the traditionary stories of this god iao, which was figured annually to be born at the winter solstice, and to be put to death and raised to life on the third day at the vernal equi

[138 [138] pop. science, vol. xxxv, p. 3. upon this subject toland observes that he has seen the people of ireland running and leaping through the st. john's fire proud of passing through it unsinged. although ignorant of the origin of this ceremony, they nevertheless regarded it as some kind of a lustration by means of which they were to be specially blessed. to every domestic hearth was carried the seed of bealtine, or st. john's fire, which during the year was not permitted to go out.[139 [139] although the preservation of holy fire upon every hearth was clearly a religious observance, still, as in those days there were no matches, the material benefit to be derived from this precaution doubtless had a significance apart from that connected with worship. according to the testimony of ty


claim that a.b, whowillbe known hereafter among us by the motto adveniat regnum (vel alius) has been duly admitted to the0=0grade andisa neophyte in the order of them.267.rvelg'.d.267.'thekerux returns to his place saluting the hierophant as he passes.hiereus:'frater adveniat regnum (vel alius),letme exhort you ever to remember your obligation of secrecy in this order.thereis strength in silence; the seed of wisdom is sown therein and it grows in darkness and mystery. remember the secret law of equilibrium, without which the virtues themselves become evils. remember thatallreligions are to be held in reverence for all are rays of that ineffable light which you are seeking. remember the penalty which awaits the breaker of his oath. remember the mystery which you have received. remember that


68 the sorcererand his apprenticelife, and without which life is impossible; also the male and female principles which pervade all nature; and we get the letter vau, which is the union of the two, completing the triangle, and making the divine sign. but the second he is the term of transition, the passing from one world to another. the plant grows and flowers, but concealed within the flower lies the seed wherein is the potentiality of an infinite series of plants of the same kind. that seed is the second he. the metaphor may be carried as far as we please, to any manifestation of life, either spiritual, psychic, or material, and the analogy is found to be perfect. there must be the triangle- the two opposing forces, active and passive, energising and receptiveand the third which unites th

these may be again added, until one digit is arrived at. treating every fourth term of the ordinary arithmetic series of numbers by this process, the result is unity.1+2+3+4=10,and1+0=1;1+2+3+4+5+6+7=28,and2+8=10or 1 as before. and so on up to any number, every fourth term will bring out unity if treated in this way; and that unity, according to the kabalists, is the germ of the new series- it is the seed out of which a new tetraktys will come. that is just one translation of this great name, the yod, he, vau, he. the same thing is found in the cards of the tarot: the four suits mean the four letters of the great name.thefour honours of the tarot pack are the king, queen, knave, and knight; and these four correspond, the king to the active or energising force, the queen to the passive or r

hly established. that is one example of the periodicity of earthly phenomena under the influence of supra mundane causes. then, of course, the growth of plants and trees in spring is another. we say lightly enough that the increase of heat and the increase of light in the spring, after the sun has passed the vernal equinox, causes the flow of the sap in plants and trees, causes the germination of the seed, and so forth. well, i would ask you to look back at some statistical table and examine the matter. ofthe days get longer after the vernal equinox, and theoretic lly they get warmer and lighter; but as a point of fact it frequ ntly occurs that they do not.itfrequently occurs that, in co sequence of cloud or mist, or something or other, the actu i register of light in england or scotland i

f vegetation corresponding thereto. a back255 wardness of vegetation there probably is, but is there a backwardness of vegetation corresponding to the decrease or the non-increase of light and warmth? there are statistical tables which give you the materials of the problem accurately. however, even supposing that light and heat were the only causes for the rising of the sap and the germination of the seed, they are extra mundane causes. well, then, naturally the mind of the earlier man, which was far more metaphysical than the minds of men today, tried to carry this on- the mind then was far more devout, also far moreireverential, far less material. and another thing was observed, and that was the fact which is condensed into a proverb now- viz, that history repeats itself- large eventster

thousand years hence the sun will be rising in the next sign, andthat next sign is capricomus, the he-goat- the goat of mendes, the goat of the inverse pentagram,thegoat of black magic and sorcery that will bethedominant power in the world two thousand years hence,orthe whole system of prophecy is wrong. and one may ask whether one does not see certain,signs' of it already267- certain signs that the seed may even now' be 225 sown,w-hichis to produce that evil fruit two thousandfive,hundred years or so hence. then lookatprophecy-the prophecies that we have. take the book of revelation, and there we find-the sorceries and witchcraft and evil things, especiallythe evil of material and sensual sorcery, which istocome after the present age. then take the hindu prophecy. we ate near the end of


ubstance. this is confirmed in 1 john 3:9 where we read. whosoever is born of god doth not commit sin, for his seed remainth in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of god. 1 john 3:9 there a number of key concepts in this verse. firstly, the concept of seed is mentioned. this hints at the radical transformation of the gnostic (a new seed has been propagated in him. secondly, it is said that the seed of a reborn person cannot sin! this is an incredible concept, if you are truly reborn you cannot sin (sin means to miss the mark, not to be in balance with the light worlds, it does not mean the petty moral commandment of modern christianity) in real terms this means that a fully reborn person is permanently one with the pleroma. now surely this does not apply to modern fundamentalist chr

he first dynasties of egypt and sumer- they were white. the modern jews who claim the old testament have no racial link to israel whatsoever, according to arthur koestler (author of the thirteenth tribe) the ancestors of the modern jews did not come from jordan, but from the volga, not from canaan but from the caucasus. genetically they are more related to the hun, uigar and magyar tribes than to the seed to abraham, isaac and jacob (and this is from a zionist jewish writer) it seems likely that the traditions of modern jewry were evolved by the edomite tribes while in babylon, here gained precedence while the real people of israel migrated to the west. the migration of isreal created a void and substitute israelites stepped in. accordingly, we need to totally review our interpretation of


known akharakek sabaiz i call forth the shadow of which i am and have always been, the darkness which i nourish in between the light 21 eclipse now the face of god that i become in this darkend image- by this circle i do become by the flame i do emerge i am by form the peacock angel beauty revealed unto those who may see as the black sun rises, i become in this emerald stone i am the imagination, the seed of fallen angel in darkness exists my light my will gives birth to the kingdom of incubi and succubi, the nourish their desires in the blood of the moon, lilitu az drakul so it is done! tools of art the circle the circle is an old boundary which was used back from the eldest days of magical practice, specifically the sumerian word zisurru, which is the circle drawn in flour. the flour its


of the arte and its patron deities. in rites performed by higher adepts of the sabbatic mysteries the witches' supper is literally of 'flesh and blood- of semen and vaginal elixirs. for it is known that the seasons of the moon are refracted through the vessel of the priestess and that the issue of her sexual mouth contains the secrets (secret-ions) of the gnosis in a fluidic hypostasis. likewise the seed of a priest is the numinous medium for the powers of the godhead and for the concealed radiances of the sun. in rites employing a seeress as the so-called 'ophidian oracle, a trance-state is actuated by cunnilingus and the lucid post-orgasmic dream of the priestess is guided by external manuductive passes and verbal conjurations. as can be seen, if one considers it deeply, such matters ca


rough the reed wall of the king s house he told him of the imminent catastrophe and instructed him to build a boat in which he and his family could survive: tear down your house and build a boat, abandon possessions and look for life, despise wordly goods and save your soul. tear down your house, i say, and build a boat with her dimensions in proportion her width and length in harmony. put aboard the seed of all living things, into the boat.3 in the nick of time utnapishtim built the boat as ordered. i loaded into her all that i had, he said, loaded her with the seed of all living things: i put on board all my kith and kin, put on board cattle, wild beasts from open country, all kinds of craftsmen. the time was fulfilled. when the first light of dawn appeared a black cloud came up from the

, with the right questions they can lead you into initiating graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 436 yourself. provided, that is, you are a person who asks questions. and, if you are, then the minute you start asking questions about the pyramids you begin to stumble into a whole series of answers which lead you to other questions, and then more answers until finally you initiate yourself. sow the seed. yes. they were sowing the seed. believe me, they were magicians, and they knew the power of ideas. they knew how to set ideas growing and developing in people s minds. and if you start with such ideas, and follow the process of reasoning like i did, you arrive at things like orion, and 10,450 bc. in short, this is a process that works on its own. when it enters, when it settles into the


it was for the joy of play. is not the ebb and flowing of the tide a music of the sea" this is but a taste of the feeling of oneness that will be encountered in the higher aethyrs. you must be able to accept joy as a natural condition of spirituality in order to master nia and rise above the ring-pass-not that encloses it. 211 tor, stability in change to beget is to die; to die is to beget. cast the seed into the field of night. aleister crowley, book of lies after you have mastered the lower seven aethyrs, you will be ready to pass through the ring-pass-not above nia. this ring-pass- not will not allow your astral body to enter. you must leave your astral body on the astral plane in the same way that you leave your physical body on the physical plane when you travel to any of the aethyrs


hurt by symjpatliy. thus jaundice is rendered incurable by a yellow-footed hen flying over the patient, sup. i, 549; it is cured by looking into black carriage-grease (jq. spanning a pot or bowl with the hand brings on tension of the heart (11. 949; twisting osiers gives a wry neck or the gripes (373; conf. p. 1146. fever is abated or laid by laying a field under flax while repeating a charm: as the seed comes up, the fever goes oflf (hofer 3, 131. on rose or red rash (erysipelas) you are to strike sparks with stone and steel (i, 383. 710; to make evil bounce off your body, as water off the millwheel (p. 593; to break a loaf over the head of a tonguetied child (i, 415; to knock a tooth that is pulled out into the bark of a young tree (630. the people have many such specifics for hiccough

odo nascitur, nee nisi per alvum avium redditum, maxime palu7nhis ac turdis: haec est natui'a, ut nisi maturatum in ventre avium non proveniat. altitude ejus non excedit cubitalem, semper frutectosi ac viridis. mas fertilis, femina sterilis; aliquando non fert' with us too a thrush is called 7im^^er, schm. 2, 645 (mhg. mistelsere, engl, mistlehird; and in some other of our myths the conveyance of the seed by birds enhances the holiness of the virgin plant (p. 969: there is no human hand at work, and the finger of god is manifest. viscum is the fr. gui, and to this day the veneration for the plant is preserved in the new-year's gratulation aguilanneuf p. 755. in wales they hang mistletoe over the doors at christmas, and call it (says davies) pre7i awyr, merry tree, pren uchelvar, tree of th

p grabent iiatoni' msh. 3, 193 'so gent eteliclie mit bcesen batanien umb/ berth. 58 'ettlicli kuudent imtonihen graben/ superst. g, 1. 41 'die ler ich hatonien graben/ aw. 2, 56. an italian proverb recommends the purchase of betony at any price 'venda la tonica, e corapra la hettonica' a description in martina 27 (diut. 2, 129' diu gelive batenie hoi/ seems to contradict the aforesaid purple (of the seed only. in switzerland haddnikli is our fluhblume, cowslip, and herdsmen bring it home for their sweethearts off the alp, staid. 1, 121. 386. apparently several kinds are to be distinguished: pol. bukwica, boh. brkwice, is by turns betonica, plantago and primula. the anglo-saxons called betonica hiscopivijrijhoin which its sacredness may be inferred (see suppl. madalger sioxidib in ohg. glo

bi raro cadunt' a herbal says 'farnkraut is hard to destroy, without ye stub it up on the day of john's beheading, then doth far7i perish. it seems to bear neither flower nor seed; he that will gather fernseed must bo bold and able to daunt the devil. he shall go after it on st john's night before daybreak, light a fire, and spread cloths or broad leaves under the same, so may he take and keep of the seed' many fasten fresh fern occr the house-door, then all goes well as far as the whip on the waggon reaches (about five 1210 heebs and stones. paces. sup. i, 988. in eedeker's westf. sagen no. 46 we find some details: fernseed mahes one invisible, but is difficult to get at: it ripens only between 12 and 1 on midsummer night, and then falls off directly, and is gone. a man, who on that night

74. conrad of wiirzburg in a song, msh. 3, 453: het ich samen von dem varn, den wiirfe ich dar den scheiden, daz si 'n versliinden, e min dienest von ir soldo scheiden 'scheiden' are large fish, shad, siluri, and often used punningly (schm. 3, 324, hofer 3, 65. had i seed of the fern, says the lover, i would fling it to yon shadfish to devour, ere my sei'vice should fall away from her; apparently the seed might have made his fortune elsewhere, but he gives it up to keep faith with her: there is no reference to invisibility. in thiers the fougere (filix' cueillie la veille de la st jean justement a midi' is said to bring luck in play to him that wears it. in the thiiringer-wald fern is called irr-h-aut (stray herb, and by some atter-hreutich (adder-herb: if you step over it without seeing i

re allowed to peck at; their being made of all sorts of grain, so as to embrace the entire produce of the field, as the brade hlaf in the as. spell is baked of each kind of meal, goes far to decide. verelius in his notes to the hervararsaga p. 139 tells us, that the swedish peasants, after baking the jula-galt (yule-boar p. 51, dry it, and keep it till spring; then they grate a part of it in with the seed-corn and give it to the plough- horses, and another part to the men that hold the ploughtail' verrem fictum siccant, et ad veris tempus, cum semina sulcis sunt credenda, servant. turn partem ejus comminutam in vas vel in corbem, ex quo semina sunt dispergenda, immittunt, hordeoque permixtam equis aratoribus, alteram servis stivam tenentibus comedeudam relinquunt, spe forte uberioris messi

n that hold the ploughtail' verrem fictum siccant, et ad veris tempus, cum semina sulcis sunt credenda, servant. turn partem ejus comminutam in vas vel in corbem, ex quo semina sunt dispergenda, immittunt, hordeoque permixtam equis aratoribus, alteram servis stivam tenentibus comedeudam relinquunt, spe forte uberioris messis percipiendae' here then is another sacrificial cake, which was mixt with the seed, and tasted by the ploughing men and animals; who knows but that burning the devil, and dividing and scattering his ashes over the cornfields, a deed the witches were accused of (p. 1073, may have arisen out of their baking a sacrificial cake in the shape of an idol? a cake was also baked at the bealtine, and distributed among the multitude, p. 613. the culture of flax is sure not to have


of gentian, valerian herbs finely cut, a little sulphur, made into a paste with the blood of a black cat. the secret grimoire character of j3ethor lord of jupiter. perfumes sandalwood of the east, leaves of agrimony, choves, powder of henbane. beat all into a powder. make thereof a paste with foxes blood and the brains of a magpie. the secret grimoire character of ophiel lord of mercury. perfumes the seed of an ash tree, the wood of the aloe, leaves of the scullcap herb, mandrake roots, and the end of a quili, made into small balls (pihis. the secret grimoire craracter of hagith lord of venus. perfumes musk, juniper berries, wood of loes, dried red roses, dried leaves of elder, pulvenzed, and made into a paste with the blood of a pigeon. the secret grimoire character of och lord of the sun


bol of immortality or the continuity of life. it is often found in the hands of statues and in pictures of their gods and goddesses as the "key of life" by some, who are entirely ignorant of the facts, it is claimed that the crux ansata was a sex symbol. that is because, to the early egyptians, the reproductive process throughout all nature, in all plant and animal life, was a great mystery. that the seed in the ground, or any cell of living matter, could reproduce its kind and assist in maintaining a continuous line of its own species, proved the continuity of all life, or in other words, demonstrated the principle of immortality, through birth, transition, and rebirth. this led them to the doctrine of reincarnation and the crux ansata became the symbol of that belief in immortality. one

t is not to be wondered at that in the days gone by there were many who saw naught in these symbols but arbitrary marks of indefinite character. the rose, on the other hand, offers little trouble to the student of symbology. its fragrance, its cycles of budding into life, maturing into full bloom and sweetness and then dropping to decay and dust, represent the cycles of life.even human life. that the seed of the [74] disintegrating rose should drop to earth and in earth find again the opportunity to be reborn, typifies the mystic's understanding of the continuity of life, or reincarnation. in our work, the cross represents many things esoterically; likewise the rose. but exoterically, the rose represents evolution, while the cross represents the labors and burdens of life and the karma whi


ow there's capt.c.leaning over a rail, saying,"godown, my good women, there's no danger" now she said 'there's such a noise down stairs: there's aman,-helooks like a parson or aquaker-witha great flat hat on, talking to the people; now he has put a large tinhomto his ear, and is lifting up his hand.'nowthese,-mayi sayfacts?-are thus to be accounted for, according tomrsandby's hypothesis.thetrees, the seed255 gathering, and the negro 'love of the marvellous' the correct description and part of the answers 'thought reading' a part of the description and a portion of the answers 'suggestive dreaming' thecoup-de-soleilof twenty-four hours' duration 'a remarkable instance of the power of the imagination over the body' and the perception of the circumstances taking place in the vessel and afterw


counts, to die. several temples claimed to be the burial place of these primeval deities. amun and his female counterpart amunet were often regarded as part of the eight and personified hidden power. when amun became a national god, a new theology made amun the invisible, unknowable force that began the movement toward independent life. in some accounts the eight join together to be fertilized by the seed of the serpent amun kem-atef, the first primeval god who gave birth to the primeval gods. 2 the serpent may have been considered an appropriate form for the spirit of the creator because of its undivided body or because it periodically renewed itself by shedding its skin. when creator gods such as amun or atum are spoken of as serpents, they usually represent the positive aspect of chaos

se apparently contradictory statements are clarified in later sources, such as the bremner-rhind papyrus and the memphite theology. atum excites his penis with his hand and takes the semen into his mouth. the vignettes to some mythological papyri illustrate this moment in graphic detail. the mouth of the creator acts as a substitute womb. atum uses his powers of thought and utterance to transform the seed into the first two gendered deities, who are expelled from his mouth or through the nose and mouth. the combination of biological and intellectual methods of creation is stressed in the memphite theology, which states that the ennead of atum (the first nine deities created) came into existence through his seed and his fingers, but the ennead is the teeth and lips in this mouth that spoke

stela) with a central figure of horus the child overcoming evil animals and reptiles (chicago oriental institute museum) tently portrayed as sexually abusing the young horus. this may be implied in the pyramid texts by the frequent references to the mutilation of the eye of horus and the testicles of seth.39 the injury to seth is sometimes interpreted as castration and sometimes merely as losing the seed from his testicles. in the middle kingdom kahun papyrus, horus complains to isis that seth has been admiring his buttocks and wants to sleep with him. isis advises her son to tell seth that he dares not sleep with him unless seth shares some of his magical strength. when seth has agreed to make horus stronger, horus must pretend to let seth have his way but take care to catch all seth s s

season, egypt resembled the nun again. when the floods began to recede, the land appeared to rise up like the primeval mound, and the fields could be planted. the growth cycle of food crops (particularly wheat and barley) was linked to the myth of osiris. the scything down of the grain and its trampling and winnowing were equated with the murder and dismemberment of the good god. the sprouting of the seed that began the next agricultural cycle was celebrated as a resurrection for osiris. there were annual festivals in which corn mummies miniature figures of osiris filled with mud and seeds were planted in sacred areas and watered till they sprouted.51 these ceremonies were not just a remembrance of long-ago events; the death and renewal of osiris were seen as archetypal acts that maintaine

chaos. so fierce was this contest that anat gathered the blood of the wounded sun god in fifteen metal bowls. king rameses iii claimed that anat had been his shield in the equally desperate struggle against the invading sea peoples. in canaanite mythology, anat and baal mated in the forms of cow and bull; in egypt, anat was called the great cow of seth. in a myth used in several spells, seth sees the seed goddess bathing and has sex with her. only the creator sun god is allowed to mate with the seed goddess, so this sacrilegious act poisons seth. anat, the woman who acts like a warrior, hastens to her father ra to demand help for seth. perhaps out of fear of his warrior daughter, ra has isis cure seth with her magic. see also astarte; eye of ra; hathor; seth references and further reading:

has sex with her. only the creator sun god is allowed to mate with the seed goddess, so this sacrilegious act poisons seth. anat, the woman who acts like a warrior, hastens to her father ra to demand help for seth. perhaps out of fear of his warrior daughter, ra has isis cure seth with her magic. see also astarte; eye of ra; hathor; seth references and further reading: j. van dijk. anat, seth and the seed of pre. in scripta signa vocis, edited by h. l. j. vanstiphout et al. groningen, netherlands: 1986, 31 52. j. goodnick westenholz. goddesses of the ancient near east 3000 1000 bc. in ancient goddesses: the myths and the evidence, edited by l. goodison and c. morris. london: 1998, 63 82. primary sources: p. chester beatty vii; hmp; p. leiden i 343 345.6; h&s andjety (anedjeti) andjety was

coffin texts helped deceased men to achieve the sexual prowess of min, the woman 164 handbook of egyptian mythology hunter, in the afterlife. coffin texts spell 335 asks who min is and answers: he is horus, the protector of his father. a tall-growing lettuce whose juice resembled semen was min s sacred plant. an episode in the contendings of horus and seth when seth becomes pregnant after eating the seed of horus smeared on lettuce leaves illustrates the extraordinary generative powers of min-horus. the sacred animals of min were a falcon and a white bull, and one of min s most important titles was kamut- ef (the bull of his mother. min was said to secretly unite with his mother under cover of darkness to beget himself. during the festival of min, the queen of egypt took the role of the m

the grain by trampling on it. this is the earliest definite example of the death and resurrection of osiris being linked to the annual cycle of the reaping and sowing of crops. like the virile min, osiris could be worshipped as a god of agricultural fertility. ithyphallic corn mummies were made and buried during festivals of osiris. their magical purpose was to give new life to the dead, just as the seed corn grew into new plants. the body of osiris could also be shown regenerating inside a tree. from at least as early as the new kingdom, all the liquids that came from the body of osiris, such as semen, sweat, and pools of putrefaction, were associated with the life-bringing flood waters of the nile. in some accounts the body of osiris was divided into anything from fourteen to forty-two

overcome demons just as seth once overcame the sea monster. other new kingdom texts describe seth as committing a series of sacrilegious crimes such as felling sacred trees and hunting sacred fish, birds, and animals. he was also notorious for breaking sexual taboos. his lustful nature leads him into inappropriate heterosexual and homosexual encounters. in one myth he is punished for mating with the seed goddess, who personified the semen of the creator. in another, seth s attempt to sexually dominate his rival, horus, leads to the unnatural birth of the moon god thoth. from the late new kingdom onward, ritual scripts and narrative myths deal with attacks by seth on the body of osiris. secretions from the corpse were said to play a vital role in making the nile rise, crops grow, and women


sed were they to find any apparently reasonable motive for the life of devotion and ceaseless labor led by the two founders, and for the complete absence of any pecuniary profit or other advantage to them, that our enemies were obliged to resort to the thrice-absurd, eminently ridiculous, and now famous "russian spy theory" to explain this devotion. but the old saying "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church" proved once more correct. after the first shock of this attack, the t.s. doubled and tripled its numbers, but the bad impression produced still remains. a french author was right in saying "calomniez, calomniez toujours et encore, il en restera toujours quelque chose" therefore it is, that unjust prejudices are current, and that everything connected with the t.s, and especi


sive power or ability of holding together represents the whole of the human body with all its bones and flesh. now the question will arise were and how akasa or the etheric principle occurs in the grossly material body. in doing some deeper thinking, everybody will be able to answer this question by himself, for the etheric principle is hidden in its most grossly material form in the blood and in the seed and in the reciprocal action of these two substances in the vital matter or in the vitality. as we have learned, the fiery element produces the electrical and the water element the magnetic fluid. each of these fluids has two-pole radiations, an active and a passive one, and the mutual influences and interactions of all the radiations of the four poles resemble a tetra-polar magnet, which


r known akharakek sabaiz i call forth the shadow of which i am and have always been, the darkness which i nourish in between the light eclipse now the face of god that i become in this darkened image- by this circle i do become by the flame i do emerge i am by form the peacock angel beauty revealed unto those who may see as the black sun rises, i become in this emerald stone i am the imagination, the seed of fallen angel in darkness exists my light my will gives birth to the kingdom of incubi and succubi, the nourish their desires in the blood of the moon, lilitu az drakul so it is done! commentary the ritual of the adversary is a dual rite which explores, encircles and announces command over the entire approximation of self. while the rite is called for as one being conducted at both noon


icero mentions it in his works, and wonders at the strangeness of the rite. there had been an esoteric meaning attached to it from the first establishment of the mysteries, and the eucharistia is one of the oldest rites of antiquity. with the hierophants it had nearly the same significance as with the christians. cerea was bread, and bacchus was vrine^ the former meaning regeneration of life from the seed, and the latter the grape the emblem of wisdom and knowledge; the accumulation of the spirit of things, and the fermentation and subsequent strength of that esoteric knowledge being justly symbolized by wine. the mystery related to the drama, of eden; it is said to have been first taught by janus, who was also the first to introduce in the temples the sacrifices of 'bread' and 'wine' in c

path of thought. gautama-buddha is mirrored in the precepts of christ; paul and philo judaeus are faithful echoes of plato; and ammonius saccas and plotinus won their immortal fame by combining the teachings of all these grand masters of true philosophy "prove all things; hold fast that which is good" ought to be the motto of all brothers on earth. not so is it with the interpreters of the biue. the seed of the reformation was sown on the day that the second chapter of the caiiudic eputle ofjamet jostled the eleventh chapter of the eptgue to the hd^rewa in the same new testament. one who believes in paul cannot believe in james, peter, and john. the paulists, to remain chris* tians with their apostle, must withstand peter "to the face; and if peter "was to be blamed" end loaa vorong, then

st have gone far north over the lebanon to antioch, also to the northeast to the nasarian settlement in beroea, where st. jerome found them. in the desert the mysteries of adonis may have still prevailed; in the mountains aiai adonin was still a cry i "having been united (conjunctug) to the nazarenes, each (ebionite) imparted to the other out of his own wickedness, and decided that christ toot of the seed of a man" writes epiphanius* and if they did, we must suppose they knew more about their con- temporary prophet than epiphanius 400 years later. theodoret, as shown elsewhere, describes the nazarenes aa jews who "honor the anointed as a just man" and use the enangd, called "according to p^er* jerome ends the authentic and original evangel, written in hebrew by matthew the apostle-pubucan

dghth century, inserting it, together with the raeiation of john, in his 'stichometjy* ankong the aruiugomena, the ebionites. the genuiiu primitive christians, rejecting the rest of theaposto1icwritldgs,madeu9eodlyof thisgoqiel (irenaeus: agtt.bet.,i,nvi,2: also euseb: ecei. hi*t, ill, xxvii, and the ebionites, as epipbanius dedares, firmly bejiered with the naxarenea that jesua was but a man "c^ the seed of a man (haer. xxx. iii. digitizecoy google the crapt of st. jer01.ie 183 notwitfastaading that he translated it twice, for it waa arcane or a aabret. neverthelesa jerome coolly sets down every commentary upon it, except his own, as heretical. more than that, jerome knew that this original gotpel of maiuiew was the expounder of the only true doctrine of christ; and that it was the work o

d' b silent about the resurrection. he terms jesus nowhere 'son ol god' nor even chiist-god. once only, speaking of jesus, he calls him the "lord of glory" but so do the nazarenes when writing about their prophet lokanan bar zadtaria, or john, son of zacharias (st. john the baptist. heir favorite expressions about their prophet are the same as those used by james when speaking of jesus. a man "of the seed of a man "messenger trf life" of light "my lord apostle "king sprung of light" and so on "have not the faith of our lord jesds christ, 476. amobiui telli the ume atoir of jetut, and nanatca how he wu mcciued id luttiiig robbed the uuctubry of the tecret names of the holy one, by meuu of which know- ledge be performed all the mindes. adt. genitt, i, 43. 477. thii is a traiuistiod of buphu

her's spirit, produces the anointed, or adam before his fall. when svayambh, the 'lord who exists through himself' feela impelled to manifest himself, he is thus described in the hindi! sacred books "having been impelled to produce various beings from his own divine digitizec by google 2 isis unveiled substance, lie first manifested the waters which devebped within them- selves a productive seed "the seed became a germ bright as gold, blazing like the luminary with a thousand beams; and in that egg he was bom himself, in the form of brahua, the great principle (tf all the beings (jfanu, i, slokat 8, 9. the egyptian eneph, or chnuphis, divine wisdom, represented by a serpent, produces an egg from his mouth, from whi^ issues plai. in this case pta^ represents the universal germ, as well as b


signs of the zodiac red-rose, five signs (aspiration or ascension; white-rose, five. signs (or leaves, descension (or con -descension, or s.s, or holy ghost (the key of the whole apotheosis, according to the mystical jacob boehmen. the whole is radiant (notwithstanding that the rays are green; otherwise expressive of the linea viridis seu benedicta viriditas: rosicrucian (see pages 162-164) from the seed-spot, or golden sun (grand astronomical central flame, in the centre. this double-rose, barbed or thorned, sol, is (in this form) the tudor rose (the rose-en-soleil, be it remembered, was another of the tudor badges; denoting the union of the houses of york and lancaster in the person of harry the eighth. it will be observed that each knight of the round table is seated as at the base of


evise that can thwart his and overthrow him and give us victory in god's judicious court? how shall we bring testament to his evil and thus stem its monstrous tide? if we cannot bring proof of his sin then how can we deliver our father from the serpent's tongue? yet what proof is there of his guilt that we can show before our lord whose eyes see all truth and yet now see not this perfidy that has the seed of ruin in its cankered womb. what testimony then shall expound his guilt that all the world may know of it and make him accursed for his crime, driving him ever as a broken exile, 10 once haughty and noble when he was great and wore the princely mantle that we shall wear, bent over with weariness and defeat like an old beggar or a starved hound? how shall we win this most righteous victo

se that can thwart his and overthrow him and give us victory in god's judicious court? how shall we bring testament to his evil and thus stem its monstrous tide? if we cannot bring proof of his sin then how can we deliver our father from the serpent's tongue? yet what proof is there of his guilt 71 that we can show before our lord whose eyes see all truth and yet now see not this perfidy that has the seed of ruin in its cankered womb. what testimony then shall expound his guilt that all the world may know of it and make him accursed for his crime, driving him ever as a broken exile, once haughty and noble when he was great and wore the princely mantle that we shall wear, bent over with weariness and defeat like an old beggar or a starved hound? how shall we win this most righteous victory"

stars resplendent. this now is the purpose of our being. from the embers of heaven's children, from the shedim race that descended upon wings of flame singing of a new world, shall arise a new race of gods, a tribe of kings. as a seed shall i plant them upon the earth and i shall tend and nurture such a shoot as bursts forth from new-thawed soil as the sun ascendant sings spring's imminence. then the seed shall become a shoot, a shoot become a sapling and sapling become a tree its boughs so wide to occlude sun and stars and sky yet shining with its own brilliance. upon the earth i shall myself create that race by the power of creation, won from god upon the field before the gates of heaven. they shall be as giants upon earth, their tread shall resound like thunder, their voices like clear

hearts of those moved to hate. the noblest of men did cry out against their brothers who were set upon the path of destruction, desiring only to spill the blood of those not like themselves. to no avail the good and wise spoke against such a way but were themselves reviled for such words as they spoke most nobly, seeking what was right "brothers, sisters, of that same womb of aboriginal woman and the seed of man are we descended all and of satan's flesh. let us not then abhor each other for we are of the same blood. though our skins be of different hues we possess all the same spirit within our hearts. let there not be war amongst the children of the shedim because we are in outward appearance changed. if you would but strip away these surface changes you would perceive no difference in ne

uths of men, messiah, who hast brought to man a suffering undeserved, taste now of thy own fruit. and i crucified the living messiah, and as life was torn from his broken form, he knew truly the shock of helplessness, and he called in agony to his god. but i said, god heeds thee not, messiah, for thou art all that presumes to a divine consciousness. and so i, abaddon, cast messiah from earth, but the seed that messiah had planted among men grew and became a mighty church wherein all life was forgotten, and death was worshipped, and the pleasures of heaven were promised to all who would forsake their own will to embrace that of god. and rome itself was humbled before this church, and i struck down the eternal city in its pitiful decay. but azazel came to me and said, touch not this church o


ind of grain besides wheat; it will produce only the previous shape of wheat that it had lost. these laws and the qualities deriving from them are predetermined by nature. each seed, each animal, and each person contains the evolutionary laws of the essence. this is the second factor that comprises us, and which we cannot affect. 3. qualities that can be changed by affecting the environment while the seed remains the same kind of seed, its outer appearance changes according to the external environment. in other words, when affected by external elements and by defined rules, the envelope of the essence changes in its quality. the influence of the external environment adds more elements to the essence, and together they produce a new quality of the same essence. these elements might be the s


od and in whichever society, the basic me never changes. to understand the four-phase concept, let s think of the budding and dying of plants. consider a stalk of wheat. when a wheat seed decays, it loses its form entirely. but even though it has completely lost its form, only a new stalk of wheat will emerge from that seed, and nothing else. this is because the bed hasn t changed; the essence of the seed remains that of wheat. 136 kabbalah revealed 2. unchanging attributes of the bed just as the bed is unchanging and wheat always produces new wheat, the way wheat seeds develop is also unchanging. a single stalk may produce more than one stalk in the new life-cycle, and the quantity and quality of the new buds might change, but the bed itself, the essence of the previous shape of the wheat

wither. similarly, all human children mature in the same sequence of growth. this is why we (more or less) know when a child should start developing certain skills, and when it can start eating certain foods. without this fixed pattern, we wouldn t be able to chart the growth curve of human babies, or of anything else, for that matter. 3. attributes that change through external forces even though the seed remains the same kind of seed, its appearance may change as a result of environmental influences such as sunlight, soil, fertilizers, moisture, and rain. so while the kind of plant remains wheat, its wrapping, the attributes of the wheat s essence, can be modified through external elements. similarly, our moods change in the company of other people or in different situations even though o

the inthe (narrow) road to freedom 137 fluence of the environment is prolonged, it can change not only our mood, but even our character. it s not the environment that creates new traits in us; it s just that being among a certain kind of people encourages certain aspects of our nature to become more active than they were before. 4. changes in the external environment the environment that affects the seed is in itself affected by other external factors such as climate changes, air quality, and nearby plants. this is why we grow plants in greenhouses and artificially fertilize the land. we try to create the best environment for plants to grow. in our human society, we constantly change our environment: we advertise new products, elect governments, attend schools of all kinds, and spend time


ing, since if we properly use the minimal strength and talents that we have, we will be very successful. the return to the creator- 245- we will need every trait that the creator gave us, even the most lowly, both today and in the future, to accomplish our goal: the correction of the soul. this process is similar to planting a seed. if it is planted in fertile soil and is properly cared for, then the seed will sprout, grow, and bring forth its fruit. therefore, we need both a good mentor and good soil (environment) in order that all of our traits should develop and balance, with each and every trait combining to create a proper relationship to help us achieve our main goal. every question that is awakened in us is sent by the creator, who awaits the correct answer from us. the answer to th

reator- 263- himself. he has scattered within the walls of his palace a great wealth and he gives out honors and titles to those who overcome the obstacles. upon receiving the latter from the creator, a person becomes content. but only the one who rejects everything, desiring to be with the creator himself, earns the right to enter into his presence" in nature, there is a transitory state between the seed and the sprout, when the complete decay of the seed, its absolute disappearance, is necessary. similarly, until we reach the state of complete denial of the "self" we cannot receive the new spiritual nature. the creator has generated the human "self" from "nothing" and because of this, we must return from the state of the "self" into the state of "nothing" in order to unite with the creat

to gain a real understanding of creation, one must analyze it from above to below, from the creator to our world, and then from below to above. the path from above to below is called "the gradual descent of the soul into our world" this is the conception and development of the soul according to an analogy with our own world the point at which the fetus is conceived in the body of the mother with the seed of the father. until the last lowest level manifests in a person, a level at which one is completely removed from the creator, as the fruit of the parents, as a seed, which has completely lost its primary form, one cannot become a physically independent organism. but as in our world, so in the spiritual realm one continues to be completely dependent on its source until, with the help of t

goism or altruism? but when does such a neutral state occur in which we are able to make a free choice? thus, there is no other path for us but to attach ourselves to a teacher, to delve into kabbalah books, to join a group that aspires to reach the same goals, to open ourselves to the influence of thoughts about altruism and spiritual strength. consequently, the altruistic seed will awaken in us the seed, which was implanted in each of us, but which sometimes remains dormant for many life cycles. this is the essence of our free will. once we begin to feel the awakened altruistic desires, we will try to perceive the spiritual without much effort. a person who strives to attain spiritual thoughts and actions, but is not yet firmly attached to certain personal convictions, must protect himse


any months can bring you to feel and appreciate what goes on inside you, assess your thoughts and examine your actions from the point of view of the kabbalah. then the scrutiny will begin, meaning the ability to criticize yourself from the perspective of the truth. before one attains this ability, a person is like any other beast, because there s nothing within but one s animate nature. only when the seed of the future sublime soul appears can a person appreciate self correctly. only then does one stop being a beast and become a man, for man is that part of god within us. a n e w b r a i n q: since i ve begun reading kabbalah books, i feel as though my brain has been reprogrammed. it seems that all my moral values have been turned upside-down. i think more and more about simple questions w

e r i n g t h e r e a l m e q: can other people see that i ve become more egoistic, even though the changes are within me? a: everyone is born perfect, meaning we all initially have everything we need for correction and development. we are like a seed of t h e k a b b a l a h e x p e r i e n c e 224 wheat, containing all the information that is destined to develop. all that is left is to nourish the seed so that it reaches its potential. that principle also drives man s character, his worldly traits, and his spiritual traits. man s soul first appears as a tiny spot, a point in the heart. after the study of the kabbalah, it swells to the proportions that have been set for it in advance, and becomes a whole partzuf. all the evil that is now apparent in man was there before, only concealed

want to feel that way about ourselves. but other people don t understand what is going on with us, and will never link it with the revelation of evil because they have never experienced that process themselves. h i d d e n f r o m o t h e r s q: everything that was in me before is now coming out in the open. do others see this as well? a: what lies hidden inside us, in the point in the heart, at the seed of the soul, is our uncorrected nature. it first appears in small portions and then gradually reveals itself to the senses to a greater extent. but we must correct our traits bit by bit. therefore, those of us who study more diligently discover our nature more quickly and in greater portions. we recognize our nature as bad, and we are repelled by its presence. kabbalah is an applied, expe

attains the degree of man, one s spiritual development is respectively: assiya- still; yetzira- vegetative; beria- animate. i suggest that you do not try to persuade anyone, and in general refrain from speaking to people who oppose or do not wish to hear, as you will not convince them. a person should come to kabbalah when ready. you can offer others a book, but nothing more. if they react, then the seed (the point in the heart) already exists in their soul. if no response is returned, then perhaps in a few life cycles the person will want what we want today. o n e s s o u l s h a l l t e ac h o n e q: is it true that there are souls that are connected to the wisdom of the hidden and souls that are connected to the revealed wisdom? does each soul have its own spiritual root, by which it c


struggle for existence and the development of his power in the early part of the year, at last rises in triumph into the midheaven of his glory, and bestows his life upon all creatures, ripening the corn and the grape, only to yield once more to the advance of winter. 154. the sun in the heavens, as the great life of the world, pursues this cycle of death and resurrection; and the smaller life in the seed follows a similar process- it sprouts and comes to fruit, which is garnered and sacrificed for the nourishment of man and other creatures; but just as typhon did not utterly destroy osiris, but left the fragments of his body through which his life was afterwards renewed, so does man not eat all the corn, but keeps some portion to be sown in the ground so that the processes of life may rec

rds renewed, so does man not eat all the corn, but keeps some portion to be sown in the ground so that the processes of life may recur. man in his turn grows through the same cycle of changes, through childhood, manhood and old age; and for him also there is no escape from the sacrifice that characterizes all life, but he is reborn again and again in his cycle of reincarnations. 155. the story of the seed is thus that of the ordinary man, but the story of the sun is that of the man who is becoming divine. in the egyptian mysteries they called him the osirified, and the christian mystics spoke of him as becoming one with christ, as when s. paul spoke to his followers as: my little children, of whom i travail in birth again until christ be formed in you(*gal, iv, 19) it is the voluntary natu

pe, were employed to teach by the law of correspondences the truth of cosmic evolution. we may remember how madame blavatsky adopted in the secre doctrine a similar method of illustrating the same evolutionary processes(*op. cit, vol. iii, p. 441) it is probable that a misunderstanding of the representation of some of these processes of reproduction was distorted into an idea of indecency, and so the seed was sown from which sprang later the false and foolish accusations of the ignorant and bigoted christians. t 369. the culmination of the ceremonial of the greater mysteries was the exposition of an ear of corn. of this hippolytus speaks: 370. the athenians, while initiating people into the eleusinian rites, likewise display to those who are being admitted to the highest grade at these mys

e utterly unjustifiable attack upon the civilization of rome by the ferocious hordes of goths and vandals from the north. so coarse, so brutal were they that their very names have become a proverb, and we use them to-day to indicate the extremes of clumsiness and wanton destruction. yet they also were an instrument in the hand of the divine power, and their crass ignorance contained within itself the seed of certain qualities which were in danger of dying out and being forgotten among the decaying races which they were destined to leaven and partially to replace. 459. the withdrawal of the mysteries 460. even before the destruction of the roman empire the withdrawal of the mysteries as public institutions had taken place; and this fact was mainly due to the excessive intolerance displayed


c cults and conspiracies( tudor 1989, 170) similarly, baddeley notes that the movies of the 1970s established satanic cultists as stock movie monsters (baddeley 1999, 86. thus while the publication of michelle remembers in 1980 may have been as many analysts have asserted the precipitating event that set the scare into motion, it was hollywood that plowed the ground of cultural awareness in which the seed of the satanic ritual abuse idea was able to take root and grow. for further reading: baddeley, gavin. lucifer rising: sin, devil worship and rock n roll. london: plexus, 1999. ellis, bill. raising the devil: satanism, new religions, and the media. lexington: university press of kentucky, 2000. paul,william. laughing screaming: modern hollywood horror and comedy. new york: columbia univer

en appropriated by modern satanism, although satanist spells tend to focus more specifically on lust. a sample lust ritual is, for example, contained in anton szandor lavey s the satanic bible. after setting the mood and invoking the appropriate energies, the male declares: my rod is athrust! the penetrating force of my venom shall shatter the sanctity of that mind which is barren of lust; and as the seed falleth, so shall its vapors be spread within that reeling brain benumbing it to helplessness according to my will! in the name of the great god pan, may my secret thoughts be marshaled into the movements of the flesh of that which i desire!(147 148) if the magician is female, she asserts: my loins are aflame! the dripping of the nectar from my eager cleft shall act as pollen to that slum


dead weight. the intellectual without virility is a dreamer of follies, and the laborious giant without courage is a slave. b liber aleph vel cxi 162# de natura silentii nostri (of the nature of our silence) he nature of this silence is shewn also by the god harprocrates, the babe in the lotus, who is also the serpent and the egg, that is, the holy ghost. this is the most secret of all energies, the seed of all being, and therefore must he be sealed up in an ark from the malice of the devourers. if then by thine art thou canst conceal thyself in thine own nature, this is silence, this, and not nullity of consciousness else were a stone more perfect in adeptship that thou. but, abiding in thy silence, thou art in a city of refuge, and the waters prevail not against the lotus that enfoldeth

all locked doors of the mind, and the reconcilement of every contention. o my son, in he promulgation of the law lieth the reward of our chief work, the making whole of mankind from the conscience of sin which divideth him, and afflicteth his spirit. h the book of wisdom or folly 191 zq de pace perfecta (of perfect peace) my son, is it not a marvel, this light whereof we are the quintessence and the seed? by it are we made whole, dissolved in the body and in the soul of our lady nuith even as her lord hadith, so that the gnostic sacrament of the cosmos is perpetually elevated before us. we behold all that is and comprehend its mystery, and its order in this high mass eternally celebrated among us, acknowledging the perfection of the rite, neither confusing the parts thereof, nor discrimin


e slowly. following experience of a thing we knew arose the need to name the thing. so, ancients likened a man fs mind to the untamed evasive wind. aha! 15 some fool thinks names are things; and boasts aloud of spirits and of ghosts. religion follows on a pun! and we, who know that holy one of whom i told thee, seek in vain figure or word to make it plain. olympas. despair of man! marsyas. man is the seed of the unimaginable flower. by singleness of thought and deed it may bloom now.this actual hour! olympas. the soul made safe, is vision sure to rise therein? marsyas. though calm and pure it seem, maybe some thought hath crept into his mind to baulk the adept. the expectation of success suffices to destroy the stress of the one thought. but then, what odds .man.s vision goes, dissolves in


path. ydx. in the star is the gate of the sanctuary [wq. illusionary is the initiation of disorder. cyr. in the sun (osiris) is the secret of the spirit. yc. resurrection is hidden in death. wt. the universe is the hexagram (other meanings suit other planes and other grades* inspiration, equilibrated produces material energy [note added by ac to a copy of equinox i (5, as transribed by yorke. in the seed of the magus the universe is latent [note by ac, source as above. love balanaces the universe (x(-x= 0 [note by ac, source as above] for [this] read .the emperor is born of the queen to the wanderer [note by ac, source as above; referring to switch of tarot attributions] on the qabalah 29 truly there is no end to this wondrous science; and when the sceptic sneers .with all these methods o


f the mother fell, and the wrath of the father waxed: for by no means would the boy strive in his trade of weaving. the loom went merrily, but to the rhythm of a mantra; and the silk slipped through his hands, but as if one told his beads. wherefore the work was marred, and the hearts of the parents were woe because of him. but it is written that misfortune knoweth not the hour to cease, and that the seed of sorrow is as the seed of the banyan tree. it groweth and is of stature as a mountain, and, ay me! it shooteth down fresh roots into the aching earth. for the boy grew and became a man; and his eyes kindled with the lust of life and love; and the desire stirred him to see the round world and its many marvels. wherefore he went forth, taking his father.s store of gold, laid up for him ag


dst create the night and the day, 4. thee, that didst create the darkness and the light. 5. thou art asar un-nefer1( gmyself made perfect h; whom no man hath seen at any time. 6. thou art ia-besz2( gthe truth in matter h. 7. thou art ia-apophrasz3( gthe truth in motion h. 8. thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust. 9. thou didst make the female and the male. 10. thou didst produce the seed and the fruit. 11. thou didst form men to love one another and to hate one another. section aa. 1. i am ankh-f-n-khonsu4 thy prophet, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of khem.5 2. thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created life. 3. hear thou me, for i am the angel of ptah-apophrasz-ra6 (vide the rubric: this is thy true name, h


s, and angles twenty-four salient and reentrant; and our egyptian brethren have called it the pavement of the firmament of nu. he slayeth king astur of the arms argent. now this metal is not in any wise like unto earthly metal; let the brethren well beware, for many false knaves be abroad. three things be golden: the mineral gold of the merchant that is dross; the vegetable gold that groweth from the seed of the scroll by virture of the lion; and the animal gold that cometh forth from the regimen of the dragon, and this last is the sole marketable gold of the philosopher. for, behold, an arcanum! i charge you, keep secret this matter; for the vile brothers, could they divine it, would pervert it. this mineral gold cannot be changed into any other substance by any means. this vegetable gold

eeds that lie concealed therein. but in a certain mystical way the other ten are shadowed forth, though dimly, as if the brazen serpent had become a sword of lightning. yet this is but a glyph; for in truth there is no link or bond between them. for this animal gold is passed utterly away; there is not any button thereof, nor any feather of the wings of the sphinx, nor any mark of the sower or of the seed. but at that lightning flash all did entirely disappear, and the cucurbite and the alembic and the athanor were shattered utterly. and there arose that which he had set himself to seek; yea, more! a grain of the powder, and three minims of the elixir, and six drachms of the tincture of double efficacy. yet the brethren mocked him; for he had imperilled himself sore; so that unto this hour


frey, who does not rejoice; he laments: 42. a night is long, longer are two, how will i endure three? oft to me a month seemed shorter than this half honeymoon. for most of the twentieth century magnus olsen fs nature mythological interpretation of this myth held sway: skirnir is the sun fs ray, sent down from heaven to retrieve gerd( gearth h) from the underworld; the tryst will be at barri( gin the seed h. most serious scholars of norse mythology today would point out that the etymologies required to support this reading are questionable and would not have been at all apparent to a medieval audience. the myth can instead be read as part of the ongoing struggle between the asir and jotnar, in which the asir nearly always succeed in obtaining valuables, often women, from the world of the g


turned falsehood and evil plotting "then, being naked of all the accumulations of the seven rings, the soul comes to the eighth sphere, namely, the ring of the fixed stars. here, freed of all illusion, it dwells in the light and sings praises to the father in a voice which only the pure of spirit may understand. behold, o hermes, there is a great mystery in the eighth sphere, for the milky way is the seed-ground of souls, and from it they drop into the rings, and to the milky way they return again from the wheels of saturn. but some cannot climb the seven-runged ladder of the rings. so they wander in darkness below and are swept into eternity with the illusion of sense and earthiness "the path to immortality is hard, and only a few find it. the rest await the great day when the wheels of t

he rings. so they wander in darkness below and are swept into eternity with the illusion of sense and earthiness "the path to immortality is hard, and only a few find it. the rest await the great day when the wheels of the universe shall be stopped and the immortal sparks shall escape from the sheaths of substance. woe unto those who wait, for they must return again, unconscious and unknowing, to the seed-ground of stars, and await a new beginning. those who are saved by the light of the mystery which i have revealed unto you, o hermes, and which i now bid you to establish among men, shall return again to the father who dwelleth in the white light, and shall deliver themselves up to the light and shall be absorbed into the light, and in the light they shall become powers in god. this is th

less it is put in its appropriate matrix" franz hartmann comments on this axiom with these illuminating words "a soul cannot develop and progress without an appropriate body, because it is the physical body that furnishes the material for its development (see in the pronaos of the temple of wisdom) the purpose of alchemy was not to make something out of nothing but rather to fertilize and nurture the seed which was already present. its processes did nor actually create gold but rather made the everpresent seed of gold grow and flourish. everything which exists has a spirit--the seed of divinity within itself--and regeneration is not the process of attempting to place something where it previously had not existed. regeneration actually means the unfoldment of the omnipresent divinity in man

began its pilgrimage toward the house of winter. the constellation of the scales was placed in the zodiac to symbolize the power of choice, by means of which man may weigh one problem against another. millions of years ago, when the human race was in the making, man was like the angels, who knew neither good nor evil. he fell into the state of the knowledge of good and evil when the gods gave him the seed for the mental nature. from man's mental reactions to his environments he distills the product of experience, which then aids him to regain his lost position plus an individualized intelligence. paracelsus said "the body comes from the elements, the soul from the stars, and the spirit from god. all that the intellect can conceive of comes from the stars [the spirits of the stars, rather t

-present activity of the infinite father. the pythagoreans were often undeservedly criticized for promulgating the so-called doctrine of metempsychosis, or the transmigration of souls. this concept as circulated among the uninitiated was merely a blind, however, to conceal a sacred truth. greek mystics believed that the spiritual nature of man descended into material existence from the milky way--the seed ground of souls--through one of the twelve gates of the great zodiacal band. the spiritual nature was therefore said to incarnate in the form of the symbolic creature created by magian star gazers to represent the various zodiacal constellations. if the spirit incarnated through the sign of aries, it was said to be born in the body of a ram; if in taurus, in the body of the celestial bull

are in all, after their respective kinds. all visible bodies or elements are in the invisible stars or spiritual elements, and the stars are likewise in those bodies; the stars are in the angels and the angels in the stars; the angels are in god and god is in all. therefore, all are divinely in the divine, angelically in the angels, and corporeally in the corporeal world, and vice versa. just as the seed is the tree folded up, so the world is god unfolded. proclus says "every property of divinity permeates all creation and gives itself to all inferior creatures "one of the manifestations of the supreme mind is the power of reproduction according to species which it confers upon every creature of which it is the divine part. thus souls, heavens, elements, animals, plants, and stones genera

n" the monad also signifies (b) the sum of any combination of numbers considered as a whole. thus, the universe is considered as a monad, but the individual parts of the universe (such as the planets and elements) are monads in relation to the parts of which they themselves are composed, though they, in turn, are parts of the greater monad formed of their sum. the monad may also be likened (c) to the seed of a tree which, when it has grown, has many branches (the numbers. in other words, the numbers are to the monad what the branches of the tree are to the seed of the tree. from the study of the mysterious pythagorean monad, leibnitz evolved his magnificent theory of the world atoms--a theory in perfect accord with the ancient teachings of the mysteries, for leibnitz himself was an initiat

ality. it also symbolized the fifth element--ether--because it is free from the disturbances of the four lower elements. it is called equilibrium, because it divides the perfect number 10 into two equal parts. the pentad is symbolic of nature, for, when multiplied by itself it returns into itself, just as grains of wheat, starting in the form of seed, pass through nature's processes and reproduce the seed of the wheat as the ultimate form of their own growth. other numbers multiplied by themselves produce other numbers, but only 5 and 6 multiplied by themselves represent and retain their original number as the last figure in their products. the pentad represents all the superior and inferior beings. it is sometimes referred to as the hierophant, or the priest of the mysteries, because of i

s most evident in their creation myths. anyone familiar with embryology and obstetrics will have no difficulty in recognizing the basis of the allegory concerning adam and eve and the garden of eden, the nine degrees of the eleusinian mysteries, and the brahmanic legend of vishnu's incarnations. the story of the universal egg, the scandinavian myth of ginnungagap (the dark cleft in space in which the seed of the world is sown, and the use of the fish as the emblem of the paternal generative power--all show the true origin of theological speculation. the philosophers of antiquity realized that man himself was the key to the riddle of life, for he was the living image of the divine plan, and in future ages humanity also will come to realize more fully the solemn import of those ancient words

lishment of which the united states government was dedicated from the day of its inception. animals the lion is the king of the animal family and, like the head of each kingdom, is sacred to the sun, whose rays are symbolized by the lion's shaggy mane. the allegories perpetuated by the mysteries (such as the one to the effect that the lion opens the secret book) signify that the solar power opens the seed pods, releasing the spiritual life within. there was also a curious belief among the ancients that the lion sleeps with his eyes open, and for this reason the animal was chosen as a symbol of vigilance. the figure of a lion placed on either side of doors and gateways is an emblem of divine guardianship. king solomon was often symbolized as a lion. for ages the feline family has been regar


nvocation. thee i invoke, the bornless one. thee, that didst create the earth and the heavens: thee, that didst create the night and the day. thee, that didst create the darkness and the light. thou art osorronophris: whom no man has seen at any time. thou art j bas thou art j pos: thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust. thou didst make the female and the male. thou didst produce the seed and the fruit. thou didst form men to love one another, and to hate one another. i am mosheh thy prophet, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of ishrael: thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created life. hear thou me, for i am the angel of paphro osorronophris: this is thy true name, handed down to the prophets of ishrael. hear me


blackened flame between the horns of the goat is but my sign of the star joined in algol, that lucifer breathes in this very source of being. throught my hands, the point of will which is as above and so below, acts as the vision through the gates of hell and heaven, this dual ecstasy is the gateway of my eyes, burning in the flame of azazel. 72 72 as within the light of hekate, thus our union of the seed of the sun and the nectar of the moon shall bring forth me, known in flesh as desire. i speak the words which form the serpent's cycle, of creation and destruction. my tongue forked which speaks the wisdom of ages. i exist beyond the grave and before it..from which you shall always return to me. i am the cradle of the gods of night and day, from all express the lightning flash of sight" a


red to a yogurt.yogurt is nothing but milk, yet it is not milk. as yogurt is prepared when milk is mixed with a culture,the form of shiva expands when the supreme personality of godhead is in touch with material nature.since shiva and vishnu are aspects of one god, shiva occurs as one of vishnu's names listed in thevishnu-sahasranama.the original father, krishna, says, aham bija-pradah pita: i am the seed-giving father. that pita(father) is lord shiva, shambhu, and material nature (goddess durga) is considered the mother. by theirsexual union are all conditioned souls inserted into the material nature. the impregnation of materialnature is wonderful because at one time innumerable living beings are conceived. bhago jivah savijneyah sa canantyaya kalpate (shvetashvatara upanishad 5.9. in th


d evil. and similar to satan from the bible, who once stood beside the throne of god, set was once the guarding of the sun god ra. apparently, it was after set s battle with apep, the serpent of chaos, that he became the new villain in the egyptian tales; the first to play this villain role was apep himself. the evil god set kills his benevolent brother osiris, twice; then begins to make war with the seed of osiris, a god named horus. in jewish folklore, satan was called samael. samael, whose name meant venom of god, was considered a dark angel of death, and also the true father cain (the first child of adam and eve. satanists repeatedly reinforce this association, frequently suggesting that it was the serpent who was true father of cain, rather than adam (the first human. occultists will


iameter. a cubit is one foot 707/1000. that is, the shaft of each was a little over thirty feet eight inches in height, the capital of each a little over eight feet six inches in height, and the diameter of the shaft six feet ten inches. the capitals were enriched by pomegranates of bronze, covered by bronze net-work, and ornamented with wreaths of bronze; and appear to have imitated the shape of the seed-vessel of the lotus or egyptian lily, a sacred symbol to the hindus and egyptians. the pillar or column on the right, or in the south, was named, as the hebrew word is rendered in our translation of the bible, jachin: and that on the left boaz. our translators say that the first word means"_he shall establish" and the second"_in it is strength" these columns were imitations, by khurum, th

artin luther, not venturing to breathe aloud into any living ear his anti-papal and treasonable doctrines, wrote them on parchment, and sealing up the perilous record, hid it in the massive walls of his monastery. there was no friend or brother to whom he could intrust his secret or pour forth his soul. it was some consolation to imagine that in a future age some one might find the parchment, and the seed be found not to have been sown in vain. what if the truth should have to lie dormant as long before germinating as the wheat in the egyptian mummy? speak it, nevertheless, again and again, and let it take its chance! the rose of jericho grows in the sandy deserts of arabia and on the syrian housetops. scarcely six inches high, it loses its leaves after the flowering season, and dries up i

and proves its claim to be acknowledged the benefactor of mankind, born in the very cradle of the race. knowledge is the most genuine and real of human treasures; for it is light, as ignorance is darkness. it is the _development_ of the human soul, and its acquisition the _growth_ of the soul, which at the birth of man knows nothing, and therefore, in one sense, may be said to _be_ nothing. it is the seed, which has in it the _power_ to grow, to acquire, and by acquiring to be developed, as the seed is developed into the shoot, the plant, the tree "we need not pause at the common argument that by learning man excelleth man, in that wherein man excelleth beasts; that by learning man ascendeth to the heavens and their motions, where in body he cannot come, and the like. let us rather regard

ed the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. then, said i, wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless, the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard" if it should chance to you, my brother, to do mankind good service, and be rewarded with indifference and forgetfulness only, still be not discouraged, but remember the further advice of the wise king "in the morning sow the seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, this or that, or whether both shall be alike good" sow you the seed, whoever reaps. learn, that you may be enabled to do good and do so because it is right, finding in the act itself ample reward and recompense. to attain the truth, and to serve our fellows, our country, and mankind--this is the noblest d

elves, should be our inspiring thought. selfishness is a sin, when temporary, and for time. spun out to eternity, it does not become celestial prudence. we should toil and die, not for heaven or bliss, but for duty. in the more frequent cases, where we have to join our efforts to those of thousands of others, to contribute to the carrying forward of a great cause; merely to till the ground or sow the seed for a very distant harvest, or to prepare the way for the future advent of some great amendment; the amount which each one contributes to the achievement of ultimate success, the portion of the price which justice should assign to each as his especial production, can never be accurately ascertained. perhaps few of those who have ever labored, in the patience of secrecy and silence, to bri

h supernatural energy, the progress of truth is slower than the growth of oaks; and he who plants need not expect to gather. the redeemer, at his death, had twelve disciples, and one betrayed and one deserted and denied him. it is enough for us to know that the fruit will come in its due season. when, or who shall gather it, it does not in the least concern us to know. it is our business to plant the seed. it is god's right to give the fruit to whom he pleases; and if not to us, then is our action by so much the more noble. to sow, that others may reap; to work and plant for those who are to occupy the earth when we are dead; to project our influences far into the future, and live beyond our time; to rule as the kings of thought, over men who are yet unborn; to bless with the glorious gift

ces or titans [elohim, who fed on the body of the pantheistic deity creating the universe by self-sacrifice, commemorates in sacramental observance this mysterious passion; and while partaking of the raw flesh of the victim, seems to be invigorated by a fresh draught from the fountain of universal life, to receive a new pledge of regenerated existence. death is the inseparable antecedent of life; the seed dies in order to produce the plant, and earth itself is rent asunder and dies at the birth of dionusos. hence the significancy of the _phallus, or of its inoffensive substitute, the obelisk, rising as an emblem of resurrection by the tomb of buried deity at lerna or at sais. dionusos-orpheus descended to the shades to recover the lost virgin of the zodiac, to bring back his mother to the

and the vicissitudes of life and death, expressed by apposite symbols, such as the sacrifice or submersion of the bull, the extinction and re-illumination of the torch, excited corresponding emotions of alternate grief and joy, that play of passion which was present at the origin of nature, and which accompanies all her changes. the greater eleusini; were celebrated in the month bo dromion, when the seed was buried in the ground, and when the year, verging to its decline, disposes the mind to serious reflection. the first days of the ceremonial were passed in sorrow and anxious silence, in fasting and expiatory or lustral offices. on a sudden, the scene was changed: sorrow and lamentation were discarded, the glad name of iacchus passed from mouth to mouth, the image of the god, crowned wi

he anticipated reunion with the gods. in the dearth of direct evidence as to the detail of the ceremonies enacted, or of the meanings connected with them, their tendency must be inferred from the characteristics of the contemplated deities with their accessory symbols and mythi, or from direct testimony as to the value of the mysteries generally. the ordinary phenomena of vegetation, the death of the seed in giving birth to the plant, connecting the sublimest hopes with the plainest occurrences, was the simple yet beautiful formula assumed by the great mystery in almost all religions, from the zend-avesta to the gospel. as proserpina, the divine power is as the seed decaying and destroyed; as artemis, she is the principle of its destruction; but artemis proserpina is also cote soteria, the

soul, swallowed up by the powers of darkness--the divine life rent into fragments by matter--that part of the luminous essence of the primitive man [the [greek: p??t??p [protos anthropos] of mani, the [greek: p??p [praon anthropos] of the valentinians, the adam kadmon of the kabalah; and the kaiomorts of the zendavesta, swallowed up by the powers of darkness; the mundane soul, mixed with matter--the seed of divine life, which had fallen into matter, and had thence to undergo a process of purification and development. the [greek: g??s [gnosis] of carpocrates and his son epiphanes consisted in the knowledge of one supreme original being, the highest unity, from whom all existence has emanated, and to whom it strives to return. the finite spirits that rule over the several portions of the ea


be an 'organization' in the usual sense of the word. nevertheless, it is the most efficient of the three! for an 'organization' to appear, it would be necessary that a sufficient number of highly intelligent, wilful and resourceful individuals resolved, spontaneously and simultaneously, to obey. only the a .a. has been successful in this up to now. organizations below the abyss have in themselves the seed of their own destruction, and up to now this will-to-die has prevailed. that is as it should be "who am i, that i should save this people" the injunction "seek me only" is emphasized with an oath, and a special promise is made in connection with it. by seeking lesser ideals one makes distinctions, thereby affirming implicitly the very duality from which one is seeking to escape. note also

ave the will; it must transform itself completely to be the will. last of all, the act must be supreme. it must do and it must die. from that death it must rise again, purged of that will, having accomplished it so perfectly that nothing is left thereof in its elements. it must have emptied itself into the vehicle. so shall the child be whole of spirit. but this is not enough. the ground in which the seed is cast must be suitable for its reception. the climate must be favorable, the soil must be prepared, and the enemies of the young child that seek its life must be driven beyond range of malice. these points are obvious enough, if applied to the ordinary affair of breeding children. one needs the right woman, and the right conditions for her. it applies even more closely to other acts, fo

r sweeter indeed than his sisters, but wholly his own, with his own defects and desires evoked by enchantment of ecstasy when he dies to himself in the womb of the witch who lusts for his life, and buys it with the coin that bears his image and superscription. such is the secret of the soul of the artist. he knows that he is a god, of the sons of god; he has no fear or shame in showing himself of the seed of his father. he is proud of that father's most precious privilege, and he honours him no less than himself by using it. he accepts his family as of his own royal stock; every one is as princely as he is himself. but he were not his father's son unless he found for himself a form fit to express himself in many costumes, each emphatic of some elected elegance or excellence in himself whic

to say to anybody in a desperate situation is this "success is your proof; courage is your armour. there is no law beyond do what thou wilt" or, in other words: sink or swim. which brings us to mr. heschel's very simple assertion of jewish orthodox theology 'wherever god is present, there is mercy. wherever there is no mercy, god is absent and we are forsaken" it strikes at once any mind that has the seed of thelemic endeavor that god can never be absent, since god is omnipresent. if god abstains from showing 'mercy, then, god must have a reason. and god being 'good, the reason must be a good reason. sometimes a loving father will refuse candy to a pleading child. and the mother bird pecks her adult offspring if they try to come back into the nest. for fifteen hundred years, the jews-the c

ow no more. there are no words to make known the way or the end, where the end is one with the way; this only is said, that to him that hath passed through this fourth ordeal this book is as "ultimate sparks. no more do they reflect or transmit the light; they themselves are the original, the not-to-be-analysed light, of the "intimate fire" of hadit! he shall see the book as it is, as a shower of the seed of the stars! 68. yet to all it shall seem beautiful. its enemies who say not so, are mere liars. to all; i.e, to pan; or to al. the sudden degradation of the style and the subject, the petulance of the point of view; what should these things intend? there is no petulance unless the author himself were lying. and he isn't. it sounds as though the scribe had protested violently in his mind


of the lower world were black. when a man offered a special sacrifice for himself or his family it partook of the nature of his [193]occupation; thus a shepherd brought a sheep, a vine-grower his grapes, and so forth. but in the case of public sacrifices, the supposed individuality of the deity was always consulted. for instance, to demeter a sow was offered, because that animal is apt to root up the seed-corn; to dionysus a goat, on account of its being destructive to vineyards &c. the value of offerings depended greatly upon the position of the individual; it being regarded as a contempt of the gods for a rich man to bring a sordid offering, whilst from a poor man the smallest oblation was considered acceptable. hecatombs consisted of a hundred animals, and were offered by entire communi


. he stresses that the founding fathers of america had the equivalent of masters and were pupils in a sense, much like today s powerful elite have masters and gurus, following the teachings of the great plan. according to the rosicrucians and theosophists, supporting the divine plan are great beings referred to as masters of the physical and spiritual planes. the evolution of america owes much to the seed thoughts of four masters kuthumi, el morya, rogoczy, and djwhal khul. some of the founders of america may have been consciously or unconsciously students of these teachers, just as some contemporary americans are pupils of these masters. in fact, the motto of the hierarchy of world teachers is identical with america s destiny the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of god (p. 95) anothe


from the chalice of emerging is to mingle what you "know" with what you envision. for envisioning is the catalyst of understanding. xepera will hold dear your dreams and teachings, and furrow them into your own cup of experience, your essence of existence, which is far more attuned to your consciousness and lore than earthly things. the door to this state of acknowledgement is three-sided. one is the seed, implanted by ra for impregnation. two is the recognition of the idea (thoth- the envisioning of number three, which is the realization of the whole state of being (xepera. the aforementioned state cannot be reached or even understood by any but those who seek only this and naught other "when i am that i am not, and i am not that i am, then i am that i am- ronald k. barrett v, i am manusc

be repeated over and over again as we perceive the possibilities for its expression. it seems to have more to do with the situations in which we find ourselves, rather than the linear time through which we seemingly pass. i conceive this as an illusion which man has created for his comfort in terms of change- a reason to feel good about an assimilation within the objective universe"*i am within: the seed-form of this process as interpreted at any level of human conscious evolution and within any individual human psyche. i think the "i" in this statement refers to the "self ahead of the self- the potential of xeper in any direction or within any part of the psyche. again this is a multi-dimensional process not unlike conscious juggling. it is our interpretation of this "true will" which gi


s. it's very subtle, and does not happen overnight. this pattern is embedded in the workings of the cosmos itself; we can see it in ourselves and in nature- the acorn, pulled by the draw of fate and nature away from the origin tree falls into the underworld, where after a time, and when outer forces reach it (light, and water from above) it sprouts and grows into a new being- the fertilization in the seed occurring within, but spurred on by outside forces. in reality, even the "outside" forces are part of a whole reality, of which the seed may ignorantly think of itself as "apart" from- but the truth is found in holism. did the acorn go the ground, or did the ground go to the acorn? both occurred. there is only one reality, one system, one chain of fate. did the sunlight and water reach th


ugh the sky in blazing fire, bringing with him starvation, disease, pain, lust, and death. so ahura mazda set a limit to time, trapping ahriman inside creation. ahriman then tried to leave creation, but he could not. so he has remained, doing evil until the end of time. when ahriman caused a drought and poisoned the first man, gayomart( dying life, ahura mazda sent rain, which brought forth, from the seed of gayomart, the mother and father of humanity, mashya and mashyoi. zurvan worship of the unified god zurvan became a heresy of zoroastrianism, which regards ahura mazda and ahriman as having existed in duality from the beginning of time. barsom twigs barsom twigs are sacred and a symbol of priesthood. zurvan gave them to ahura mazda, in recognition that he was his true son. their use was


eputy, two chapters and a council of his rite at new york. one of these bodies was composed of american citizens of african descent. at troy, n.y, he instituted a so-called grand lodge, disciples of memphis, of which a bro durand was grand master.after a brief sojourn in this country,marconis and his prime minister disappeared somewhat suddenly, and were next beard of as having returned to paris. the seed sown by them has indeed sprouted in various places, and still retains a sort of spasmodic existence, but its growth is composed of such heterogeneous and antagonistic elements, that it will, in all probability, soon die a natural death. in london, some of the fragments of the former grand lodge afterwards endeavored to revive their organization, and finally succeeded in re-constituting th


he state of the earth before the flood thus indicates that wasting seed was rampant. gthe earth h refers to the supernal gearth, h [which was destroyed] and in what did its destruction consist? gthat all flesh had destroyed c h i.e, that the supernal yesod, which is termed gall, h had gdestroyed its way on the earth, h and not in nukva. gearth h is an appellation for nukva/malchut, which receives the seed of z feir anpin and develops into fruition and expression. in the verse, gto you, o g-d, is the greatness [gedulah, a synonym for chesed, and the might [gevurah, and the beauty [tiferet, and the victory [netzach, and the majesty [hod, for all [referring to yesod] that is in heaven and earth, to you, o g-d, is the dominion [mamlachah, a synonym for malchut, h4 yesod is referred to as gall

h isaac, and not through abraham fs other sons, ishmael and the sons of keturah.16 furthermore, the word for gthrough isaac h in this verse can also mean gin isaac, h and this is taken to indicate that only part of isaac fs seed will transmit the genetic line of the jewish people. thus, only jacob plays this role, and not esau, isaac fs other son.17 then, in abraham [g-d] found [a vessel for] all the seed of israel, and the souls that existed before the world was created existed in him. for until then, the world was in the order of tohu, without the covenant. that is why the world only was able to endure through the covenant of abraham. this is the [mystical] meaning of the idea that g-d gcreated them h gthrough abraham. h understand this. at this point [abraham] was informed that he would

d the souls that existed before the world was created existed in him. for until then, the world was in the order of tohu, without the covenant. that is why the world only was able to endure through the covenant of abraham. this is the [mystical] meaning of the idea that g-d gcreated them h gthrough abraham. h understand this. at this point [abraham] was informed that he would have isaac, and that the seed of israel would all exist in him, as it is written, gfor through isaac it will be called for you seed. h since this was the case, g-d also wanted the soul of the messiah to appear and be manifest [the soul of the messiah] was also stored away before the world was created, as it is said, gand the spirit of g-d was hovering over the water. h18 [our sages said that] this refers to the spirit

n eagle. h31 the gprimordial days h are the six lower sefirot of atik yomin (corresponding to the six days of creation. since atik yomin corresponds to delight, the source of life, an influx from this level renews a person fs youth. indeed, after this verse and the ensuing story of isaac fs marriage to rebecca, the torah recounts how abraham married again and fathered eight more sons [as we said] the seed of israel was transmitted through isaac, and [the souls of] israel pre-existed in [g-d fs] thought, as it is written, gin the beginning, g-d created c, h [and the sages said that this means] gfor the sake of israel, who are called ethe beginning, f as it is written, eisrael is holy to g-d [they are] the beginning of his produce. f h32 the word for gin the beginning h can also mean gby mea

hat vayeitzei 142 however, the yesod of abba, which is male and longer, extends further down, down to the level of the yesod of z feir anpin itself. the yesod of abba was enclothed within the yesod of ima, but it extends further into the reality of z feir anpin. this is because it is gmale, h i.e, as a drive for self-actualization it extends further. the original insight of chochmah carries in it the seed of full manifestation in reality and therefore the drive and power to penetrate reality until the insight has inspired and remade reality in its image to the fullest extent possible. in contrast, the processing of the insight in binah mitigates its power, since the whole purpose of binah is to integrate the insight into the existing reality and world-view. this does, of course, endow bina

e did not even take one donkey [to ride on] from them, as scripture testifies, unlike any other judge. he did all this in order to rectify the sin [of tola] with all his power. still, you must realize that the main [component of the soul of] the prophet samuel was [derived from] nadav and avihu. this is alluded to in the verse [said by samuel fs mother, hannah] gand you will give your maidservant the seed of men. h22 but an aspect of the soul of their father aaron joined with them, that is, the aspect of tola ben pua, to rectify his sin, as we have explained. thus we see that in samuel aaron and his sons began to come together. this was not the case with yaavetz and tola, in which aaron was reincarnated by himself. but in samuel, although he was mainly [a reincarnation of] nadav and avihu

ion, is fulfilled only when the consciousness that has developed to this point (beginning with abba, through ima, and into z feir anpin) is deposited in a vehicle for expression that will express it properly and not gspill h it into undesirable contexts (corresponding to the gdeath h inherent in the doorway, as above. thus, the female partzuf has to have a closed womb that, as above, will contain the seed. the groom therefore places the ring on the bride fs finger, signifying the seal with which he closes her reproductive powers and dedicates them to his particular soul-slant on the divine imperative to make the world into a home for g-d. by courting her (before marriage) and ggladdening h her (throughout marriage, he brings their common soul-root to the forefront of her consciousness and

y stated, a covenant or pact is an agreement between two parties sealed by the clause that if the pact is abrogated there will be consequences. the existence of consequences cements the relationship and makes it serious (or greal h) for the parties involved. as we have explained previously, the sefirah of yesod is where all the powers of the preceding sefirot coalesce into a concentrated essence (the seed or semen, which is then meant to be transmitted, via malchut/nukva to outer reality as the gbirth h of a new reality or way of living. all these powers, from the initial insight on, are a gift of g-d that he gives us in order for us to use for positive, wholesome, and holy purposes. it is therefore crucial that this seminal message or energy be channeled through the proper medium, that of

til it reaches netzach and hod, indicated in jonah fs name by their initials, nun and hei. this pair completes the processing of the divine insight, transforming it into a communicable idea, and passes it on to yesod either as a spiritual seed of consciousness and/or the impulse to produce physical reproductive seed. in this context, the gfish h is the male reproductive organ, which gvomits out h the seed into the world, just as jonah, once he accepted his prophetic mission, could no longer remain in the fish, but had to emerge in order to transmit his divine insight to reality. the gdry land, h again, is malchut, the female, the means of expression, the only way the whole process can come to fruition and the divine insight can be brought productively into reality. as we have seen previous


we know from an examination of the above mentioned documents and of ancient literature that the object of the theurgic art, as the magical concept of initiation was then termed. was so to vurifv the versonalitv that that which was there imprisoned could sprkg into open'destati'on. as on: of the alchemical expositors has exvressed it "within the material extreme of this life. when it is rmrified. the seed of the spirit is at last found" the entire object of all magichl and alch'emkal processes is the purification of the natural man, and by working upon his nature to extract the pure gold of spiritual attainment. this is initiation. these golden dawn rituals and ceremonies of initiation are worthy of a great deal of study and attention. it is my sincere and fervent hope that meditation and

to you by the motto, has been duly admitted to the= grade as a neophyte of the order of the stella matutina. kerux returns to his place. hiero honoured hiereus, i delegate to you the duty of pronouncing a short address to our frater on his admission. hiereus frater, it is my duty to deliver this exhortation to you. remember your obligation in this order to secrecy- for strength is in silence, and the seed of wisdom is sown in silence and grows in darkness and mystery. remember that you hold all religions in reverence, for there is none but contains a ray from the ineffable light that you are seeking. remember the penalty that awaits the breaker of his oath. remember the mystery that you have received, and that the secret of wisdom can be discerned only from the place of balanced powers. st

ire as opposedto the celestial- the dragon of the waters, the typhon of the egyptians, the slayer of osiris- which later yet rises again in horus. the scorpio, serpent of evil, delineated before <180> the figure of death in the more ancient form of the key, refers to the mixed and transforming, therefore deceptive, nature of this emblem. behind him, is the symbol of the nameless one, representing the seed and its germ, not yet differentiated into life, therefore incapable of definition. the scorpion is the emblem of ruthless destruction; the snake is the mixed and deceptive nature, serving alike for good and evil; the eagle is the higher and divine nature, yet to be found herein, the alchemical eagle of distillation, the renewer of life. as it is said-"thy youth shall be renewed like the e

ng constantly on earth for the salvation of mankind. out of the seven virgin-men (kumara) four sacrificed themselves for the sins of the world and the instruction of the ignorant, to remain till the end of the present manvantara. though unseen they are ever present. when people say of one of them 'he is dead, behold, he is alive and under another form. these are the head, the heart, the soul, and the seed of undying knowledge. thou shalt never speak, 0 lanoo, of these great ones before a multitude, mentioning them by their names. the wise alone will understand" though i have little intention to speak of them more clearly, little harm can be done from what is already stated above, for the names used are clearly the pseudonyms or magical mottos of those great beings. if however, we consider

, say: thee i invoke the bornless one. thee that didst create the earth and the heavens. thee that didst create the night and the day. thee that didst create the .darkness and the light. thou art osorronophris, whom no man hath seen at any time. thou art iabas. thou art iapos. thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust <260> thou didst make the female and the male. thou didst produce the seed and the fruit. thou didst form men to love one another and to hate one another. i am (here insert sacramental name and grade) of the order of the r.r. et a.c, thy prophet unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of the magic of light. thou didst produce the moist and the dry and that which nourisheth all created things. hear me thou. for i am the angel of paphro osorronop


is left burning.2nd herald, 2nd sign: with god, all is as day; with man night savoureth of mortality. we tend toward the day,the morning of light, and the darkness of error and unbelief are passing away. the divine lux isforeshadowed, for there was light before the sun. as the waters descend upon the earth, and lifeshall be given to pisces, the fishes, so all nature prepares for the reception of the seed. from thewomb of darkness and despair, loving nature prepares for the bursting forth of life: and numberlessstarlets shall wake in the wake of formalhaut.the conductor and companions proceed to 4th ancient whose three tapers have just been lighted.herald222s lights still burning.2nd ancient, 3rd sign: from the great deep, the womb of moisture, the welling of the fountains, the great ocean

with qualities fit for service, but man for dominion. god made thegreat house of the world, and furnished it, then he brought forth the tenant to occupy and possess it.he made the earth for him before his existence, and so he hath prepared a place in heaven for him,while he is yet upon the face of the earth. he hath given him a world for use, a heaven forcontemplation. so man planteth, that from the seed, in due time he may reap, end which it groweth,let us behold the beauties of the firmament, for in any sign there is growing strength. my zodiacalmeasure is that of taurus, the bull: in which are found the glorious pleiades, hyades, orion, sirius,aldebaran and procyon.conductor and companions proceed to celebrant, whose five lights have been lit.celebrant,5th sign: man in his inception an


of orpheus, of socrates, of jesus and of all martyrs will live for ever in the midst their dead persecutors, will stand erect amidst decaying institutions and collapsing empires. it is this divine spirit, the spirit of the only son of god, which st. john represents in his apocalypse, standing between golden candlesticks, because he is the centre of all lights; having seven stars in his hand, like the seed of a new heaven; and sending down speech upon the earth under the symbol of a two-edged sword. when the wise in their discouragement sleep through the night of doubt, the spirit of christ is erect and vigilant. when the nations, weary of the labour which emancipates them, lie down and dream over their chains, the spirit of christ is erect and protesting. when the blind partisans of steril

itten: ex dono, then an illegible name, followed by dei magni. the creation of gold in the great work takes place by transmutation and multiplication. raymund lully states that in order to make gold we must have gold and mercury, while in order to make silver we must have silver and mercury. then he adds: gby mercury, i understand that mineral spirit which is so refined and purified that it gilds the seed of gold and silvers the seed of silver. h doubtless he is here speaking of od, or astral light. salt and sulphur are serviceable in the work only for the preparation of mercury: it is with mercury above all that the magnetic agent must be assimilated and as if incorporated. paracelsus, raymund lully and nicholas flamel seem alone to have understood this mystery perfectly. basil valentine


01 12:32:27 am] robert kirk- walker between worlds(pages vi-xiv) when we compare kirk to other historical or semi-historical persons related to otherworldly experiences, we find a coherent and often systematic tradition. this tradition may, in itself be traced back to primal roots, to cultures in which the relationship between humanity and the land are paramount. yet within such a relationship is the seed of religion, metaphysics, philosophy, and complex systems of magical psychology. such systems persisted in various forms from ancient times, and have reappeared from the renaissance through to the present day. the modern popular interest in 'occult' matters is founded upon such traditions, though sometimes in a corrupt and trivialized form. to examine kirk we should not assume that we are


er. what not his first accusation that of a liar? but in this text it is proclaimed he was first a murderer. did they falsely blame satan for all the deaths that occurred in the name of christ throughout time? the enemy: matthew 13:39 the enemy that sowed them is satan; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. can there be a reaping of the harvest without the sowing of the seed? which angels are it that reap the harvest? those of jehovah or satan? a roaring lion: 1 peter 5:8 be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary satan, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. the activities of satan the diabolical trinity: the biblical satan has a trinity, as jehovah has a trinity. as jehovah assumes the role of father, satan assumes the role of the

uths of men, messiah, who hast brought to man a suffering undeserved, taste now of thy own fruit. and i crucified the living messiah, and as life was torn from his broken form, he knew truly the shock of helplessness, and he called in agony to his god. but i said, god heeds thee not, messiah, for thou art all that presumes to a divine consciousness. and so i, abaddon, cast messiah from earth, but the seed that messiah had planted among men grew and became a mighty church wherein all life was forgotten, and death was worshipped, and the pleasures of heaven were promised to all who would forsake their own will to embrace that of god. and rome itself was humbled before this church, and i struck down the eternal city in its pitiful decay. but azazel came to me and said, touch not this church o

y, neither overpowering the other. only in this way can xem be discovered, and achieved. is the. being that was not" totally different from my present state. can the new being do any other thing but the work? xem is the nameless higher self, the essence of our thelema, the cause of our indulgence, and the direction of our xeper. xem is that which is to be remanifest. this self can only xeper from the seed already within our selves. we will become xem, that xem which is already within us. all) we need to do is learn how to remanifest that higher self who is yet to be. yes, that being will be very different from our present state, even while being very closely related to our present state (as the mighty oak is related to the humble acorn. but no, xem is not limited to the work. xeper is unli

within the fire, i see ice, cold, still, and inviolate. these two each coexist without affecting the other. i look again, and i stand on a plain, a plain of life, with plants of all kinds extending as far as i scan. before me is a bare area of sandy earth. i squat down and poke a hole in the earth with my right index finger. i reach down and place a seed into this hole with my left hand. i cover the seed with earth, moving the dirt by sliding my right foot on the ground and over the hole. i lightly pat the dirt with this foot. i stand back. i bring light to shine on this area, and i bring a light shower to fall upon and water this seed. i see the sprout push above the ground, and i see a short, young flower bloom. i look back to the three previous scenes, seeing them simultaneously. i see

gence as his own. in the third part, we see that the essence of his being has been enshrined within us. in the fifth part, set states. and i entrust to you my essence, because thus we are the same" the ninth part states that our endurance depends on our essence, and the sixteenth part says. you shall be as i who am the overpowering one" let me explain: in the first and third parts we can see that the seed (potential) has been given to us and enshrined within us, but the labor of nourishing and strengthening this potential is ours. the fifth part would say that set gives us the responsibility of his essence. by fulfilling our responsibility (nourishing the seed, we are the same. the ninth part states that we are individuals by "your essence; no two people will nourish their potential in the

that required no prodding. am-ut was the principle of potentiality realized into consciousness. however at the moment of manifestation into consciousness am-ut had ceased to exist as the potential and had now become an active principle. ammit had now come into being. ammit is called a primal neter whose function is that of absorption. the idea of something that is primal brings up the analogy of the seed which has not yet manifested that which lies locked within its own genetics. the seed simply exists in a static state of non-evolution, which can only be broken by a series of external events that are necessary for the seed's growth. the function of absorption now becomes very interesting. consider the seed as the unmanifest potential to xeper. also let us consider the nutrients which are

in its own genetics. the seed simply exists in a static state of non-evolution, which can only be broken by a series of external events that are necessary for the seed's growth. the function of absorption now becomes very interesting. consider the seed as the unmanifest potential to xeper. also let us consider the nutrients which are necessary for this seed to grow as knowledge and understanding. the seed must absorb within itself those nutrients which that particular seed needs to progress beyond the unmanifest primal stage of initiatory development. upon absorbing the knowledge that is inherent and linked to that strain of seed, and giving a due amount of time for gestation and growth, life begins. any number of external factors (inertial outbursts) may effect, and even interfere with th

rm of it has been revived in the gates of hell pylon. to be of note is that this particular seed exists within an intelligent host who may, under the correct circumstances, realize that it does exist. if this becomes the case the intelligent host can create the proper environment that will allow the manifestation of the inherent potentiality to come into being. we are the great creators! by am-ut the seed was recognized on a truly emotional and eventually rational scale. this being the case, i went about creating the "nutritional" atmosphere of knowledge and understanding that were required for growth. as the moment of growth began, the host realized that changes were indeed occurring. comprehension had now begun to manifest. ammit is pictured as a monster that is a composite of three anim

rk one must change their perceptual outlook in a manner which allows the setian understanding of objective reality. this new perceptual outlook allows the individual to create an atmosphere conducive to initiation. this process of taking in objective stimulus cannot be accomplished without the realization that there exists a potentiality to be more than part of the mundane masses. the fruition of the seed is now manifest in certain understandings pertaining to the consciousness of humanity and with an understanding of one's own being. the realization now is that for the seed to reach maturity one must enter a new world, a world where only a special type of seed may manifest fully. this is a world where perspectives constantly change and shift, they float freely in an atmosphere of separati

ergy is manifest, but seed has not been realized. the ace of wands is called the "essence of the element of fire in its inception" it is pure potential, not yet manifesting itself as a part of the conscious "will "it is the primordial energy of the divine, manifesting itself into matter at so early a stage that it has not yet definitely formulated as will (book of thoth. there is now knowledge of the seed of potentiality, but it is not yet at a stage of development where there is a systematization of the elements involved that will allow the primal seed to grow. all of this i relate to am-ut and my experiences with that name. i think that it is interesting to note that the rest of the small cards of the fire element which come after the ace of wands are a progressive degeneration of that e


the witches into the vessel and the magus becomes the living reality of the awakened flesh of lord cain. this is possible through the modes and variation suggested by the tetragrammic formulae and its invitation to the sexual genii to seek the intimate congress known as succubia and incubus (p. 208-223) cell 5 being the letters of the 6th and 17th aat of the sacred alphabet. every star within is the seed of a star without this cell tells about the secrets of the pentagram and how it works as the cosmic unifier between the cosmomatrix. it continues the voyage started in the previous cell and discusses the optical path of mediation between the summoner and the summond. the union of the external and the internal shreds of gnosis that meets in the transmuted vessel. in this process, where the


t your children" he insisted "poor fellows, you even threw them down first when you jumped" that set her off "don't you talk! to dare to talk! mister, i'll cook your goose! i'll fry your heart and eat it up on toast- and as to your snow white princess, she is of the opinion that a child is a mother's property only, because men may come and men may go but she goes on forever, isn't it? you're only the seed, excuse me, she is the garden. who asks a seed permission to plant? what do you know, damn fool bombay boy messing with the modern ideas of mames "and you" he came back strongly "did you, for example, ask their daddyji's permission before you threw his kiddies off the roof" she vanished in fury and yellow smoke, with an explosion that made him stagger and knocked the hat off his head (it

lady, mister farishta, gibreel. pamela, my nolady wife" at this very moment, as luck would have it- while saladin in his cups was quite ignorant of the effect his words were having on gibreel- for whom two images had explosively combined, the first being his sudden memory of rekha merchant on a flying carpet warning him of allie's secret wish to have a baby without informing the father _who asks the seed for permission to plant, and the second being an envisioning of the body of the martial arts instructor conjoined in high--kicking carnality with the same miss alleluia cone- the figure of jumpy joshi was seen crossing "southwark bridge" in a state of some agitation- hunting, in fact, for pamela, from whom he had become separated during the same rush of singing dickensians which had pushe


ity and through the nourishment that my sacrifice giveth, the angles of the first dimension shall become the substance of the third. go out into the void of night (light of day) and pierce that mind that respondeth with thoughts which leadeth to paths of lewd abandon (male) my rod is athrust! the penetrating force of my venom shall shatter the sanctity of that mind which is barren of lust; and as the seed falleth, so shall its vapours be spread within that reeling brain benumbing it to helplessness according to my will! in the name of the great god pan, may my secret thoughts be marshalled into the movements of the flesh of that which i desire! shemhamforash! hail satan (female) my loins are aflame! the dripping of the nectar from my eager cleft shall act as pollen to that slumbering brain


actice orisha of candomble like central american santeros, practitioners of candomble worship orishas, or lesser gods. a few of the important orishas include the following: e` su: the messenger of the orisha, an intermediary between the orishas and humans. o` gu n: the god of war, battles, metal, roads, agriculture, and justice. oru nm `la: the witness to the destiny of each person. his symbol is the seed of the oil palm. practitioners use these seeds to communicate with him to learn a person s destiny. osa ny `n: the god of herbs. o` su`ma` re: the rainbow. osun: the goddess of fresh water, beauty, and health, in contrast to na` na, the goddess of swamp mud and stagnant water. sha`ngo: the god of fire and thunder. oso` os: the god of the hunt, who lives in the forest. world religions: alm

tanakh (hebrew bible) 9 and g-d said: let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear. and it was so. 10 and g-d called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters called he seas; and g-d saw that it was good. 11 and g-d said: let the earth put forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after its kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth. and it was so. 12 and the earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after its kind; and g-d saw that it was good. 13 and there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 and g-d said: let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be


the meaning of remember love? that regarding which it is written (psalm 18:2, i love (rachem) you o god, my strength. and you have him this attribute, which is the divine presence of israel. he recalled his son whom he inherited, and whom you gave to him. it is thus written (i kings 5:26, and god gave wisdom to solomon. and you should remember their father abraham, as it is written (isaiah 41:8, the seed of abraham my friend in the midst of years make it known. 78. where do we see that abraham had a daughter? it is written (genesis 24:1, and god blessed abraham with all (bakol. it is also written (isaiah 43:7, all that is called by my name, for my glory i created it, i formed it, also i made it. was this blessing his daughter, or was it not? yes, it was his daughter. what is this like? a

king tested the slave in many ways, but the slave withstood all temptation. the king said, what will i give that slave? what should i do for him? i can do nothing but command my older brother to advise him, watch over him and honour him. the slave thus went to the older brother and learned his attributes. the brother loved him very much, and called him his friend. it is thus written (isaiah 41:8, the seed of abraham my friend. he said, what will i give him? what can i do for him? behold i have made a beautiful vessel, and in it are beautiful jewels. there is nothing like it in the treasuries of kings. i will give it to him, and he will be worthy in his place. this is the meaning of the verse, and god blessed abraham with all. 79. another explanation [it is written (habakkuk 3:2, i heard a

s high places. 154. is it then the seventh? is it nothing more than the sixth. but this teaches us that the holy palace is here, and it supports them all. it is thus counted as two. it is therefore the seventh. and what is it? it is thought that does not have any end or boundary. this place likewise does not have any end or boundary. 155. the seventh one is the east of the world. it is from where the seed of israel comes. the spinal cord originates in man s brain and extends to the [sexual] organ, where the seed is. it is therefore written (isaiah 43:5, from the east i will bring your seed [and from the west i will gather you. the bahir 39 when israel is good, then this is the place form which i will bring your seed, and new seed will be granted to you. but when israel is wicked [then i wi

] return. 198. why was she called tamar and not any other name? because she was female. can we then say that [it was something special that] she was female? but it is because she included both male and female. for [tamar means a date palm, and] every date palm includes both male and female. how is this? the frond (lulav) is male. the fruit is male on the outside and female on the inside. and how? the seed of the date has a split like a woman. paralleling it is the power of the moon above. the blessed holy one created adam male and female, as it is written (genesis 1:27, male and female he created them. is it then possible to say this? is it then not written (genesis the bahir 55 1:27, and god created man in his image, in the image of god he created him? it is only then later written (genes


a stage in individual evolution that goes beyond the personal, and thus implies the ability to initiate change on a large-scale, perhaps of a civilization. vi sappho dance in still water chains and roses in blue invoke the sun to an arch of fire gravestones, butterflies and rivers of snakes. lovers karu samsu the double tetrahedron a nexion created via the union of balancing forces. the sowing of the seed of change that which may transform and carry evolution beyond the abyss, and thus beyond self-image- or that which may destroy. the invoking of energies that coerce to create something beyond self. vii the ruby is the password she of the white robe rides the transparent horse the maiden closes. on broken legs he steps forth he becomes the dragon azoth- satanas the menstruum- the sinister

to create this fulfillment. sadness and wisdom and creativity through loss xvii the blue statue his red eyes survey the maze bringer of wisdom the perfect child and the tetrahedron bathing hair in the dark pool successor star- nemicu the maturity and bringing to fulfillment of that promise re-presented by atus vi and viii. knowledge of identity, of wyrd and what needs to be done. a coming of age; the seed of change blossoms. domination: the successful establishment of a causal structure; a process, the effects of which are irreversible once the cause is triumphant on whatever level. the beginnings of imperium. xviii a frog reveals human heads within its mouth furrowed white fields white, snow laden trees her face, caught by the moon; her eyes come to know the pool, take the spiral staircas


was past, there could be no equality between thy wisdom and her love? art thou absent now seeking amidst thy solemn secrets the solemn safeguards for child and mother, and forgettest thou that the phantom that served thee hath power over its own gifts, over the lives it taught thee to rescue from the grave? dost thou not know that fear and distrust, once sown in the heart of love, spring up from the seed into a forest that excludes the stars? dark, bright one! the hateful eyes glare beside the mother and the child! all that day viola was distracted by a thousand thoughts and terrors, which fled as she examined them to settle back the darklier. she remembered that, as she had once said to glyndon, her very childhood had been haunted with strange forebodings, that she was ordained for some


t the judgment fall upon thee instead of upon me always, in the matter of sowing the fields, of filling the water-courses with water, and of bringing the sands from the east to the west" after these words comes the answer by the figure "verily i am" here, and [will do] whatsoever thou biddest me to do" the egyptians were most anxious to escape the labours of top-dressing 2 the land, and of sowing the seed, a work which had to be done by a man standing in water in the sun, and the toilsome task of working the shaduf, or instrument for raising water p. 73 from the nile and turning it on to the land. in graves not one figure only is found, but several, and it is said that in the tomb of seti i, king of egypt about b.c. 1370, no less than seven hundred wooden ushabtiu inscribed with the vith c


then, by those who see that mysticism may properly be combined with an appreciation of our up-to-date understanding of nature. the mystical knowledge described here will lead me to show, in this book, how the creative power at work in christianity was preparing the grounds for its own appearance in the pre-christian mystery-cults. the pre- christian mysticism of these cults was the soil in which the seed of christianity was able to grow and become independent enabling us to understand christianity in its own right, while tracing it back to the pre- christian mystical experience from which it evolved. any other standpoint will overlook the truth, and all too easily reduce christianity to a mere development within pre-christian mystery-religion. this is a common error nowadays, when the con

e in 1902 to present everything in a fully developed form. the second edition in 1910 is a further development and clarification, and also, in part, a supplement to what was said in 1902.24 the new understanding results from the perspective of the pre-christian mysteries. they are the ground upon which christianity has developed. nevertheless, it cannot simply be derived from the mysteries; it is the seed of an independent species. indeed, we must reverse the causality and say that the creative power at work in christianity was preparing the grounds for its own appearance in the pre-christian mystery cults. 25 the mysteries are the dawning light of the rising sun of christianity. 24. an excellent study of this is found in christoph lindenberg s book, individualismus und offenbare religion


night of the year. lighting of the yule log is symbolic of welcoming the sun. imbolg, also called lady s day, is a time of renewal. in days past a common fire was lit, and all members of a community would take a brand from the fire home, to rekindle their own hearth fires. today we call it groundhog day. ostara, the spring equinox, a time when daylight and night are in balance. a time of blessing the seed, planting, and fertility. beltain, a hinge day when winter gives way to summer. again the veil is thin between the worlds. dance around a may pole, celebrate the joy and ecstacy of life. litha, the summer solstice, the shortest night of the year. time to rejoice in the warmth of the sun, while the world is full of growing life. lughnassadh, the first of the harvest festivals. in celtic tr


ns to extinguish both humans and the gods, zeus recalls persephone from hades. filled with joy at the reunion with her daughter, demeter once again allows the earth to bear fruit. persephone, however, will now divide the days of each year between her husband, hades, in the underworld, and her mother, ensuring a bountiful harvest. essentially, the rites imitated the agricultural cycles of planting the seed, nurturing its growth, and harvesting the grain, which, on the symbolical level, represented the birth of the soul, its journey through life, and its death. as the seed of the harvest is planted again and the agricultural cycle is perpetuated, so is the soul harvested by the gods to be resurrected. membership in the mysteries of eleusis was undertaken to ensure initiates a happy immortali

rmal break with the theosophical society and set about forming his own group, which he declared would be about the utilization of human wisdom (anthro man; sophy wisdom) to achieve contact with the spiritual world. the human intellect, steiner insisted, could be trained to rise above material concerns and to perceive a greater spiritual reality. the human consciousness had the ability to activate the seed that the great spirit beings had implanted within their human offspring. steiner recognized that while the physical seeds of male and female intermingled to pro- t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 52 afterlife mysteries the symbol of the theosophical society (fortean picture library) rudolfsteiner defined christ consciousness as a tra

mysteries the symbol of the theosophical society (fortean picture library) rudolfsteiner defined christ consciousness as a transformative energy that transcended orthodox christianity. duce the whole human being, there was also something in each human that did not arise from the blending of two physical seeds. something ineffable and indescribable somehow flowed into the process of germination of the seed of the spirit beings within, something that could be accessed by human consciousness and directed by the christ principle. steiner emphasized that the path to such contact might best be attained by a proper application of meditation. when human consciousness had been raised to the spiritual level, where it can experience the eternal element that is limited by neither birth nor death, then

piritual science that would be an outgrowth of the true spirit of natural science. in his thirties, steiner awakened to an inner recognition of what he believed was the turning point in time in human spiritual history the incarnation of the divine being known as the christ. in his tenth lecture on the gospel of st. luke, he reflects that just as a plant cannot unfold its blossom immediately after the seed has been sown, so has humankind had to progress from stage to stage until the right knowledge could be brought to maturity at the right time. steiner is among those mystics who state that in the twentieth century humankind began to enter the fullness time t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d mediums and mystics 149 when the christ princ

in all souls. following the example of the master jesus, steiner told his students that the rest of humanity must now in imitation of christ gradually develop what was present for thirty- three years on the earth in one single personality. jesus, the christed one, was able to implant into humanity a seed which must now unfold and grow. to steiner, the christ energy is the catalyst that germinates the seed that t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 150 mediums and mystics rudolf steiner (1861 1925 (fortean picture library) great spirit beings implanted within their human offspring. the physical seeds of male and female intermingled to produce the whole human being, but steiner believed there was also something within each human that did no

d themselves as children of a divine, universal power. he also believed that within what he termed the emerging sixth post-atlantean race would be children of the divine universal power who could be able to initiate those men and women who have developed their facility of thought so that they might better unite themselves with the divine. the children of the divine universal power, those who have the seed within them, would be able to initiate the more advanced members of humankind. people so initiated would be able to receive revelations and perform what others would consider miracles. the initiates would go on to become the mediators between humankind and the higher intelligences. the whole point of the efforts of these higher intelligences was to enable humankind to become more independ

about the extinction of both humans and the gods, zeus recalls persephone from hades. filled with joy at the reunion with her daughter, demeter once again allows the earth to bear fruit. persephone, however, will now divide her time between her husband hades in the underworld and her mother on earth, ensuring a bountiful harvest. essentially, the rites imitated the agricultural cycles of planting the seed, nurturing its growth, and harvesting the grain, which, on the symbolical level, represented the birth of the soul, its journey through life, and its death. as the seed of the harvest is planted again and the agricultural cycle is perpetuated, so is the soul harvested by the gods to be resurrected. membership in the mysteries of eleusis was undertaken for the purpose of the initiates ensu


ries of the air force s denial of having captured a flying saucer, the matter was ended with a wry smile at the inefficiency of the military. others, however, wondered how highly trained air force personnel could possibly mistake a few thin sticks and scraps of cloth for any kind of aeronautical vehicle, to say nothing of an extraterrestrial craft capable of traversing the universe. thus was born the seed of nearly every ufo government cover-up conspiracy theory that still thrives today. from the moment those initial startling headlines of the u.s. air force having discovered the debris of a crashed flying saucer, millions of people have remained convinced that humankind is being visited and/or invaded by aliens from outer space. in many ways, the year 1947 provided the ideal time for such

ophysicist had paid for getting too close to the truth about flying saucers. there really was a destroyer named the eldridge, and it remained on active duty until 1946. after it had been removed from military service, it was mothballed until it was transferred to the greek navy. many ufo researchers maintain that some kind of secret experiment took place with a navy warship in 1943, thus planting the seed for the legend of the philadelphia experiment. most speculate that it was probably an experiment in attempting to make ships invisible to enemy submarines and that it very well could have involved incredibly high voltages of electricity which could have burned and scorched seamen and even delivered a kind of shock that drove some of the crewmen insane. other researchers have insisted that


he father, but the son is a mediator of the primal forces- he is the go between that brought about the possibility of the connection between humans and the primal forces from which we were born, and the possibility of a new relationship via new awareness with them. this was part and parcel of becoming like them, in a greater way- a step on the way to our own divinity, which was growing in us from the seed of the cunning fire. there is no notion in craft mythology that the all father resented his son for bestowing the fire of cunning on humankind. it was a fated event; it had to come to pass. of course it would cause pain and mayhem, as well as wonder and beauty- but keep in mind that this endowment was not only a necessary step in the development of humankind, but a part of the unfolding o


r-flowing likeness moving according to number- that to which we have given the name time" the idea that the universe is in the process of becoming increasingly real is also repeated in "the unfinished universe, and one of the key implications of this metaconcept is referred to by omar khayyam in the "rubaiyat "with earth's first clay they did the last man knead, and then of the last harvest sow'd the seed; yea, the first morning of creation wrote what the last dawn of reckoning shall read" which is referred to in kabbalah by the statement that kether contains the whole potential of manifestation within it. that is to say, due to the holographic nature of the universe, the pattern exists as a fundamental, implicit structure, at all levels, and is therefore immanent. carl sagan uses this phi

ll cosmology, which refers to the known, the unknown, and ultimately, their interaction. yod in chockmah the "first swirlings" of chockmah can be seen as the shadowing of both the yod of ain and the stage of ain svph in the three veils. the masculine potency of this sephirah, in its position at the top of the positive pillar, can also be seen in the glyph of yod as representing either the hand or the seed. in the symbol of the hand we see the movement and sign of action as kether expands forth into the "explosion" or "big bang" of chockmah. as the "seed, yod represents the principle of all things, potential in the aleph of kether (the value of 1, but now expanding through the action represented by chockmah (and the number 10, value of yod, being the number of sephiroth in the full tree of

r systems show "the straight line is no more than the limit of any curve" it can be noted that the letter yod is often particularly applied to chockmah by many authors. yod can be seen to represent the "principle" of things, and hence is suitable for chockmah as representing the supreme potentiality inherent in the singularity of kether but now manifesting as a swirling force. yod is also seen as the seed or germ, which fits with the title of chockmah, ab, meaning "father. as yod means "hand" or "finger, we can see in the glyph the symbol of action, direction, movement (and inherently, will. papus describes yod as the "unity-principle, and kabbalah postulates that this principle is the source of all letters, and all worlds. for example, the letter aleph is seen as being composed as four yo

sequence of kabbalistic ritual. point beth take the chalice up from the altar and elevate it, saying; let this temple be a working place of the elements, force and form in harmony. pour water into the chalice, contemplating it as a symbol of chockmah pouring energy into binah. beth is the archetype of containers, and can mean 'temple. point yod take a seed and place it into the chalice. say; let the seed of this work i am to perform grow to fruition in peace and safety. yod is the letter attributed to the hermit tarot card, and symbolises the guiding principle of light, to which nature aspires, as a seed becomes a plant which turns to the light. point nun light the candle in front of the chalice as symbolic of the sun (see also the point above regarding the candle, nr. say; let the gross


h the smoke of the cakes of light, come ye now with holy awe unto the shrine; come ye trembling and joyous, while the veil of the most holy mystery is rent by the sword of your most high grand master. behold the trinity most holy one and indivisible, iao. one is the most holy trinity; and three are its persons or masks. one is its spirit, one its individuality, its permutation one, ararita! it is the seed that persisteth in all mutation, being itself, immune and omniprehensive, iao sabao. now the father is one, erect, single, eternal. and the son is one, in the likeness of the father, yet in this nature double, being god-man. and herein is a mystery; for being the word he is the spirit, going forth from the father and creating the worlds. and the spirit is one, not begotten, but proceeding

e seed that persisteth in all mutation, being itself, immune and omniprehensive, iao sabao. now the father is one, erect, single, eternal. and the son is one, in the likeness of the father, yet in this nature double, being god-man. and herein is a mystery; for being the word he is the spirit, going forth from the father and creating the worlds. and the spirit is one, not begotten, but proceeding, the seed of which father and the son are in very truth but vehicles and guardians. and the nature of the spirit is liberty, and as the wind, he goeth as it listeth him to impregnate the worlds. and as the son is double, so is the spirit double; for he is both male and female. for the dove is the bird of venus; yet our ancient brother marcus valerius martialis that was grand orator of the roman emp


ain conceived, and bare a son; and called his name shelah: and he was at chezib, when she bare him. 38:6 and judah took a wife for er his firstborn, whose name [was] tamar. 38:7 and er, judah s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the lord; and the lord slew him. 38:8 and judah said unto onan, go in unto thy brother s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 38:9 and onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother s wife, that he spilled [it] on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 38:10 and the thing which he did displeased the lord: wherefore he slew him also. 38:11 then said judah to tamar his daughter in law, remain a widow at thy father s house, till shelah my son be grown: for he said, lest genesis p

oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down [for] they [are] unclean, and shall be unclean unto you. 11:36 nevertheless a fountain or pit [wherein there is] plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean. 11:37 and if [any part] of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it [shall be] clean. 11:38 but if [any] water be put upon the seed, and [any part] of their carcase fall thereon, it [shall be] unclean unto you. 11:39 and if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even. 11:40 and he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the eve

nd give them unto the priest: 15:15 and the priest shall offer them, the one [for] a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the lord for his issue. 15:16 and if any man s seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even. 15:17 and every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even. 15:18 the woman also with whom man shall lie [with] seed of copulation, they shall [both] bathe [themselves] in water, and be unclean until the even. 15:19 and if a woman have an issue [and] her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even

h to offer the bread of his god. 21:18 for whatsoever man [he be] that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous, 21:19 or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, 21:20 or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; 21:21 no man that hath a blemish of the seed of aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the lord made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his god. 21:22 he shall eat the bread of his god [both] of the most holy, and of the holy. 21:23 only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for i the lor

ldren of israel, and that they profane not my holy name [in those things] which they hallow unto me: i [am] the lord. 22:3 say unto them, whosoever [he be] of all your seed among your generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children of israel hallow unto the lord, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: i [am] the lord. 22:4 what man soever of the seed of aaron [is] a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. and whoso toucheth any thing [that is] unclean [by] the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him; 22:5 or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath; 22:6 the soul which hath touched any

then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand. 27:15 and if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth [part] of the money of thy estimation unto it, and it shall be his. 27:16 and if a man shall sanctify unto the lord [some part] of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed [shall be valued] at fifty shekels of silver. 27:17 if he sanctify his field from the year of jubile, according to thy estimation it shall stand. 27:18 but if he sanctify his field after the jubile, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain, even unto the year of the jubile, and it shall be abated from thy estimatio

timation. 27:28 notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the lord of all that he hath [both] of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing [is] most holy unto the lord. 27:29 none devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed [but] shall surely be put to death. 27:30 and all the tithe of the land [whether] of the seed of the land [or] of the fruit of the tree [is] the lord s [it is] holy unto the lord. 27:31 and if a man will at all redeem [ought] of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth [part] thereof. 27:32 and concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock [even] of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the lord. 27:33 he page 75 leviticus shall not search whether it

or] a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the lord, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of israel. 16:39 and eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad [plates for] a covering of the altar: 16:40 [to be] a memorial unto the children of israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of aaron, come near to offer incense before the lord; that he be not as korah, and as his company: as the lord said to him by the hand of moses. 16:41 but on the morrow all the congregation of the children of israel murmured against moses and against aaron, saying, ye have killed the people of the lord. 16:42 and it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against moses and agains

of his place: ye [are] witnesses this day. 4:11 and all the people that [were] in the gate, and the elders, said [we are] witnesses. the lord make the woman that is come into thine house like rachel and like leah, which two did build the house of israel: and do thou worthily in ephratah, and be famous in bethlehem: 4:12 and let thy house be like the house of pharez, whom tamar bare unto judah, of the seed which the lord shall give thee of this young woman. 4:13 so boaz took ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the lord gave her conception, and she bare a son. 4:14 and the women said unto naomi, blessed [be] the lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in israel. 4:15 and he shall be unto thee a restorer of [thy] life, and a

that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over israel. 11:38 and it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that i command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do [that is] right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as david my servant did; that i will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as i built for david, and will give israel unto thee. 11:39 and i will for this afflict the seed of david, but not for ever. 11:40 solomon sought therefore to kill jeroboam. and jeroboam arose, and fled into egypt, unto shishak king of egypt, and was in egypt until the death of solomon. 11:41 and the rest of the acts of solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom [are] they not written in the book of the acts of solomon? 11:42 and the time that solomon reigned in jerusalem over all


d. but let him beware, lest that he fall into idolatry, and the snares of the devil, who with his cunning sorceries, easily deceiveth the unwary. and he is not taken but onely by the finger of god, and is appointed to the service of man; so that they unwillingly serve the godly; but not without temptations and tribulations, because the commandment hath it, that he shall bruise the heel of christ, the seed of the woman. we are therefore to exercise our selves about spiritual things, with fear and trembling, and with great reverence towards god, and to be conversant in spiritual essences with gravity and justice. and he which medleth with such things, let him beware of all levity, pride, covetousness, vanity, envy and ungodliness, unless he wil miserably perish. aphorism 28. because all good


he body of the serpent springs the lotus or water lily, the nelumbo of linn us, which overspreads the whole of the area not occupied by the figures at the corners. 1 bagvat geeta, p. 81. 2 ibid. p. 74. 3 sonnerat, voyage aux indes, liv. ii. p. 180. 4 see plate xii. 50 on the worship this plant grows in the water, and, amongst its broad leaves, puts forth a flower, in the center of which is formed the seed-vessel, shaped like a bell or inverted cone, and punctuated on the top with little cavities or cells, in which the seeds grow.1 the orifices of these cells being too small to let the seeds drop out when ripe, they shoot forth into new plants, in the places where they were formed; the bulb of the vessel serving as a matrice to nourish them, until they acquire such a degree of magnitude as

ablature, instead of being carved upon the walls of the cell, or shafts of the columns. one of these, which occurs most frequently, is that which the architects call the honeysuckle, but which, as sir joseph banks (to whom i am indebted for all that i have said concerning the lotus) clearly showed me, must be meant for the young shoots of this plant, viewed horizontally, just when they have burst the seed-vessel, and are upon the point of falling out of it. the ornament is variously composed on different buildings; it being the practice of the greeks to make vegetable, as well as animal monsters, by combining different symbolical plants together, and blending them into one; whence they are often extremely difficult to be discovered. but the specimen i have given, is so strongly characteris


xual parts as they slept "it is established that of all poisons the quickest to act is aconite, and that death occurs on the same day if the genitals of a female creature are but touched by it."32 the juice of the opium poppy causes languor and hallucinations. in modern times, we are familiar with the power of the opium poppy's concentrated extract, heroin, but the raw gum that seeps from cuts in the seed pods can be smoked, or the plant can be eaten, to produce a less potent effect. opium was known about and used by physicians in europe during the middle ages. it is possible that witches mistakenly assumed that they could get the same effect from the common corn poppy (papaver rhoeas, but both types of poppies are listed in one recipe for flying ointment. of the corn poppy, nicholas 3 1

e the archangel michael, blesses their union from a cloud of chapter twelve: the tarot 209 glory. when not portraying this pantomime of the marriage rite, they come and go beneath the trees of the orchard that lies off the edges of the card. the angel is not always present. the field behind them is unfenced and uncultivated, and shows only a low green ground cover. the earth has yet to be plowed; the seed has yet to be sowed in it. notice that the bodies of the couple are hairless apart from their heads, indicating immaturity. in the background is a conical mountain toward the peak of which the woman seems to gesture with her left hand. it may be the source of the clouds from which the angel has appeared. the ruling intelligence of this trump is the oracle on the peak of the mountain, who


e father and the broken line from the mother. this is the reason crowley describes the second h as the "twin sister" of v-they are made up of the same parts, but in an inverted order. in the case of 28 tetragrammaton v, the masculine solid line is dominant, whereas in the second h it is the broken feminine line that determines gender. when in turn the v and second h combine to generate offspring, the seed of the v is purely masculine, composed only of the solid line in the binary code, and the egg of the second h is purely feminine, composed only of the broken line. in this sense, when brother and sister mature and come together to reproduce new life, they assume the pure gender identities of their parents. as immature children, they are both male and female in one, but as sexually mature


s of man. the symbol of the snake is blackened with soot. the word itself holds a key to its meaning, black is from the word fehm (which means charcoal) and is related to the arabic root fhm, being wisdom or knowledge. the black snake and peacock represent the wisdom of life. then the great lord, malak tauus, said to the angels, i want to create adam and eve and make them give rise to mankind. of the seed of adam there shall be 11 derived from a sufi called sheik adi ibn musafir around 1100 a.d. vox sabbatum the witches sabbat 8 born a prophet, and from him shall descend a people on the earth; the the people of me, malak tauus, and these people are to be the yezidis -the mershaf resh the black book the witches sabbat -dreaming and waking- dreams have long been considered images of the subc


c, which were either imported from temples in egypt, or were copied from egyptian originals. in the temples of isis services were held at daybreak and in the early afternoon daily, and everywhere these were attended by crowds of people. the holy water used in the libations and for sprinkling the people was nile water, specially imported from egypt, and to the votaries of the goddess it symbolized the seed of the god osiris, which germinated and brought forth fruit through the spells of the goddess isis. the festivals and processions of isis were everywhere most popular, and were enjoyed by learned and unlearned alike. in fact, the isis-play which was acted annually in november, and the festival of the blessing of the ship, which took place in the spring, were the most important festivals o

into being on this earth sprang from me, and shu and tefnut rejoiced (or, were raised up) from out of nu in which they were. now behold, they brought my eye to me after two hen periods since the time when they went forth from me. i gathered together my members which had appeared in my own body, and afterwards i had union with my hand, and my heart (or, will) came unto me from out of my hand, and the seed fell into my mouth, and i emitted from myself the gods shu and tefnut, and so from being the one god (or, the only, god) i became three gods; thus the two other gods who came into being on this earth sprang from me, and shu and tefnut rejoiced (or, were raised up) from out of nu in which they were. my father nu saith- they covered up (or, concealed) my eye with the plant-like clouds which


if he mixes it with the holy oil and then consecrates it, he will achieve the curing of all diseases simply by applying it to the affected part (the initiate can see here his material fortune threatened and his businesses fail. arcanum 17 the star of hope. the eigth hour of apollonius. arcanum 18 the star of the the magicians. the ninth hour of apollonius. the astral virtures of the elements, of the seed of everykind (study of the minor mysteries, the ninth arches by the student has to ascend. arcano xiii (13) la muerte. cuarta hora de apolonio. el ne fito vagar de noche entre los sepulcros, experimentar el horror de las visiones, se entregar a la magia y a la goecia (esto significa que el disc pulo se ver atacado por millones de magos negros en el plano astral; esos magos tenebrosos inte

r un ngel que toca la trompeta del juicio final. 55 we, the gnostics know that the corpse, the death in the 8th key of basil valentine represents the two witnesses of the apocalypse [revelations, 11:3-6] that are now dead. by means of alchemical putrefaction represented by the crows, by means of alchemy, the two witnesses resurrect. our motto is thelema. the entire power is found enveloped within the seed that is symbolized in the wheat stalk. the sacred angel that we carry within, plays his trumpet and the two witnesses rise from the grave. two archers, one who hits the bull s eye and the other who misses, symbolize the two alchemical interpretations that can occur, the right and the wrong. the white sexual magic and the black sexual magic. the golden alchemy and the erotic satanism. the

e spirit. the moon-mercury-sophic (the ens seminis) must rise and return inwardly and upwardly. to disincarnate signifies to perpetuate error. the psychological i, the terrestrial adam is born millions of times; in order to satisfy desires. terrestrial births are the perpetuation of ignorance. to be born in spirit and in truth signifies death for the terrestrial adam. the adam christ is born from the seed. the grain, the seed, needs thelema (willpower) in order for the super man to heroically germinate; the birth of the super man is not the outcome of evolution. the super man does not need to evolve to attain perfection as is assumed by many students of occultism. evolution is simply the movement of the universal life according to the concepts of time, space and movement. all possibilities

mmaculate swan of ascension. the entire symbolism of the great work is enveloped within the ninth key. no one can work with the sephirothic tree without being an alchemist and a kabbalist. the wiseman of the ninth arcanum must search for the treasury within the ninth sphere. it is necessary to study the explanatory statements, the principles and methods of the science of kabbalah and to work with the seed. practice without theory cannot exist. el adam cristo es tan distinto al adam terrenal, como el rayo de la nube negra; el rayo nace de la nube, pero no es la nube. el rayo es el s per hombre y la nube es el hombre. nacer es un problema sexual, el camino es la transmutaci n sexual. en la novena llave, aparece un rect ngulo, representativo de los cuatro elementos de la alkimia, estudiando c


of ve-ha-eben (and this stone. din (justice, the highest attribution of the fifth sephira, has a value of sixty-four, as well as its twin intelligence in mercury, whose name is doni. sixty-four also equals may zahab (water of gold, as well as mezahah (mother of gold. in latin, it equals sal aqua (salt-water or the matrix corpus; solve, which refers to the process known as dissolution; sperma, or the seed of the metal; and virgo, or the virgin matter. the number 260 represents the multiplication of the power of the sacred tetragramatton (twenty-six) by the sephiroth (ten. the intelligence of mercury, which also has a value of 260, designates the consciousness of the divine order which, when correctly applied, results in the human being's use of the objective mind as an instrument to link t


nning, all the little buds, flowers and leaves will have arrived on schedule before spring runs its course to beltane 'candlemas' is the christianized name for the holiday, of course. the older pagan names were imbolc and oimelc 'imbolc' means, literally 'in the belly (of the mother. for in the womb of mother earth, hidden from our mundane sight but sensed by a keener vision, there are stirrings. the seed that was planted in her womb at the solstice is quickening and the new year grows 'oimelc' means 'milk of ewes, for it is also lambing season. the holiday is also called 'brigit's day, in honor of the great irish goddess brigit. at her shrine, the ancient irish capitol of kildare, a group of 19 priestesses (no men allowed) kept a perpetual flame burning in her honor. she was considered a

cycle closes at last, resembling nothing so much as an intricately woven, never-ending bit of celtic knotwork. so midsummer (to me, at least) is a celebration of the sun god at his zenith, a crowned king on his throne. he is at the height of his power and still 1/4 of a year away from his ritual death at the hands of his rival. however, at the very moment of his greatest strength, his dark twin, the seed of his destruction, is born- just as the days begin to shorten. the spear and the cauldron have often been used as symbols for this holiday and it should now be easy to see why. sun gods are virtually always associated with spears (even jesus is pierced by one, and the midsummer cauldron of cancer is a symbol of the goddess in her fullness. if we have learned anything from this story from


ot visit a foreign country and act better than its citizens. if you build a poor wooden bridge across the river, it never seems to rot until you have to cross it yourself. it is easier to put out the fire in the house of neighbors than to deal with the smoke in one s own house. proverbs on virtue when virtue founds a town, the town grows and lasts long. goodness is hidden, but eventually appears. the seed of goodness is as difficult to sow as it is hard to uproot the plant. proverbs on cooperation and contentment when the right hand washes the left and the left hand washes the right, then both hands will be clean. good fellowship is sharing good things with friends. the string can be useful until a rope can be found. proverbs on opportunity the one who asks the way does not get lost. one d


e case of sarah; and then their sterility is destroyed. some learned men consider abraham to be a conversion of brahma, the hindu deity. the name splits up curiously. ab is father, br is son, am is like om or aum, a deific name of power. rm meant, he is lifted up. blavatsky remarks that abraham and saturn were identical in astro-symbology. the father of the pharisees was jehovah, and they were of the seed of abraham. the number of abrm is 1, 2, 200, 40 or 243, the number of the man figure, seir anpin, representing microprosopus. read pistorius, ars cabalistica, for the effect of adding h 5 to men s names, see page 969. also inman, numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott ancient faiths, article abraham. secret doctrine, i. 578, ii. 77. also c. w. king, the


ning of the path, which we abruptly laid aside. now, however, it is time to take hold of the matter, to grasp the symbolic intent of this letter. what is gimmel? it bestows (gomel) like a spring that erupts and waters the garden with the light/seed of wisdom that is hidden in the head (ba-ro sh),81 the origin that is before there is one to begin because there is no second. through the bestowal of the seed the distance separating alef and beit is bridged. hence, gimmel may be viewed as the division that unifies that which is divided by dividing that which is unified. the possibility of gimmel is there from before alef, for without positing the third term, which is the link, one cannot conceive the division that is the beginning, the beit-bayit that exposes by sheltering alef. it might be pr

er that biologically distinguishes woman from man, is pilfered by the male imaginary and rendered in phallic terms. the womb yet to be filled with semen is compared to the hole of the male organ, for without a ground in which to plant its seed the penis is not procreative. 55 yet the womb, represented by closed mem, is essentially masculine. to pro/ject, to open its opening, the womb must receive the seed of the male, a receiving that transforms the status of the feminine receptacle to masculine benefactor. the gender metamorphosis is conveyed in the midrashic gloss of mem as mayyim, that is, the watery texture of the womb renders it necessary for the woman to be warmed by man. consequently, the womb that retains the semen is portrayed as open mem, the joining of masculine and feminine. th

n circle, related (in ways still unclear) to the composition and redaction of zoharic material. i have in mind the portrayal of binah as a womb that receives the seminal fluid of hokhmah, a kabbalistic notion rooted in the widely held anatomical conception that semen originates in the brain and descends through the spinal column to the penis whence it overflows in ejaculation. for the kabbalists, the seed-fluid is identified more particularly with the twenty-two letters of the hebrew alphabet. within the receptacle of binah the letters germinate and gestate into more tangible form, into the bodily limbs of the divine anthropos, which is identified, moreover, as the four-letter name, yhwh, and as the primordial torah. the converging of the semiotic and somatic imparted here opens the way to

bbalistic metaphors, pp. 83 85, and see the detailed study of schulte cited in n. 250, this chapter. here we should also recall the important comment in the urzelle to the star of redemption, in rosenzweig, philosophical and theological writings, pp. 56 57 (see reference to haberman cited, op. cit, p. 57 n. 23. in describing the god that is before all relation, whether to the world or to himself, the seed-point of the actuality of god, rosenzweig mentions schelling s dark ground, an interiorization of god, which precedes not merely his self-externalization, but rather even his self, an idea that he further associates with what lurianic kabbalah teaches. see idel, franz rosenzweig, pp. 166 167. this source, which in my facing the 194 notes to page 35 effaced i regrettably neglected to menti

connection between truth and the head, see ibid, 26, p. 131. 33. in bahir, 56, p. 151, the spinal cord (hut ha-shidrah) is depicted in terms notes to pages 120 122 235 similar to the gimmel, for it draws from the brain and disperses to the rest of the body. this text is discussed in ch. 4 at n. 34. see 104, p. 187, where the seventh of the ten sayings is identified as the east of the world whence the seed comes to israel, for the spinal cord draws from the brain and comes to the penis and from there is the seed, as it is written, from the east i will bring my seed (isa 43:5. on the spinal cord (linked to the palm branch, lulav, which is part of the four species of sukkot, see also 67, p. 159. 34. it is of interest to recall here the observation in liesen, full of praise, p. 123, that in an

in whom the king has placed all thirty-two paths of wisdom. on the application of the symbol of the house (bayit) to shekhinah, which is also identified as sukkot, the temporary booths that commemorate the dwellings inhabited by the israelites in their sojourn through the desert (lev 23:43, see bahir, 74, p. 163. see also 104, p. 189, where shekhinah, associated with the west (ma arav) since all the seed that comes forth from the east is mixed (mit arev) within it, is referred to as the house of the father. the utilization of the beit to signify the feminine potency is based, in part, on the rabbinic interpretation of the word bayit as a metaphorical reference to one s wife. see, for instance, mishnah, yoma 1:1, commenting on leviticus 16:6, and the fuller discussion in baker, rebuilding

s teaches that here is the holy palace [heikhal ha-qodesh, it bears all of them, it is considered as two, and it is the sev- 238 notes to pages 124 125 enth. what is it? just as thought has no end or limit, so this place has no end or limit. the seventh, which is apparently in the position of the phallic potency according to a symbolic system attested in this section of the bahir, the east whence the seed disseminates to shekhinah, who resides in the west (see scholem, on the mystical shape, pp. 93 94) is here characterized in terms that parallel thought, which is the first of the emanations. the latter identification helps us date the material, as it belongs to the stratum of the text reflecting the theosophic symbolism regarding the infinite thought of the divine current in provence and

d guf in ibid, 56, p. 151, should perhaps be understood as a circumlocution for the penis. the intent of the passage, then, would be that the brain overflows to the spinal cord, and from there the flux of energy spreads out to the male organ. support for this reading can be adduced from 104, p. 187: the spinal cord draws from the brain of man and it comes to the penis [ammah] and from there comes the seed as it is written, from the east i will bring your seed (isa 43:5. see also 116, p. 201, where the main part of the penis is referred to as guf bi-verito; see n. 30, this chapter. and ibid, 126, p. 209, where the word body (guf) in the talmudic dictum that the messiah shall not come until all the souls in the body perish (babylonian talmud, yevamot 62a) is associated with the phallic poten


er known akharakek sabaiz i call forth the shadow of which i am and have always been, the darkness which i nourish in between the light eclipse now the face of god that i become in this darkend image- by this circle i do become by the flame i do emerge i am by form the peacock angel beauty revealed unto those who may see as the black sun rises, i become in this emerald stone i am the imagination, the seed of fallen angel in darkness exists my light my will gives birth to the kingdom of incubi and succubi, the nourish their desires in the blood of the moon, lilitu az drakul so it is done! task #3 samael and lilith, results of ritual workings and how one unites the feminine and the masculine within the self. a minium of four page essay on lilith and samael, including the results and methods


s of the body are left behind "thou didst sacrifice the life of the flesh" the four red candles are then put out. these show that the fiery emotion has now been left behind "thou hast died unto the passions" the four green candles are extinguished. here, strength and weakness are left behind "thou art the one who maketh strength which protect us" the red light in the center is extinguished. here, the seed of desire is left behind "for thou hast shed the blood of they desires" the seven violet candles are put out. all sin is transgressed here, so that a path be cleared to the heavens so one may obtain the unobtainable "0 grant me a path where i may pass in peace" the six yellow candles are put out. here a sign or some type of contact is asked for "send word and the earth is flooded with sil


into the sense of hwy (wut) and anger; the edda has instances of it. in revenge he pricked brynhild with the sleei)ing-thorn, s:em. 194% and she says: osinn\ veldr, er ek eigi nmttak bregsa bhmnstofom. he breeds enmit5^ and strife: einn vehh- osinn ollu bolvi, jpviatmes sifjungom sakrunar bar, s;cm. 165. ininiicitias othinus serit, sa.\o gram. p. 142, as christians say of the devil, that he sows the seeds of discord, gremi ocins, sa^m. 151 (see suppl. le 146 wodan. myths, i have found but few traces left among us in germany, the norse osinn is one-eyed, he wears a hroad hat and wide mantle: grimnir 1 feldi hldm, blue cloak, stem. 40. 1 hekhi grmnni ok hldm hrokum, green cloak and blue breeks, fornald. sog. 1, 324. heldumaffr, cloaked man, 1, 325. when he desired to drink of mimi's fountai

ith the verses cited by him, conf. the formula in weisthiimer: let it lie fallow one year, and bear thistle and thorn the next. 156 wodan. wode, wode, hal dinen rosse nu voder, nu distel un dorn, acliter jar beter korn! he adds, that at tlie squires' mansions, when the rye is all cut, there is wodel-hccr served out to the mowers; no one weeds flax on a wodenstag, lest woden's horse should trample the seeds; from christmas to twelfth-day they will not spin, nor leave any flax on the distaff, and to the question why? they answer, wode is galloping across. we are expressly told, this wild hunter wode xidiqs, a tuhite jwrse near siituna in yestergotland are some fine meadows called onsdngarne (odens angar, ings, in which the god's horses are said to have grazed, afzelius 1, 4. in s. germany th


sil. infuse each of the magical foods in turn with circles of the wand deosil, saying: fruits of the earth, born from the womb of the land, give life and healing, health and joy from your ever-replenishing store* touch the vegetable with the wand and then lift the wand in a high arc before lowering it to touch the bottle of water in the centre* now move to the east and circle the wand deosil over the seeds, saying: seeds of potential, from the loins of the father, give growth and power, possibility and regeneration from your limitless treasury* touch the seeds with the wand and raising it in a high arc as before, project the energy into the bottle* go now to the south and circle the wand deosil over the honey, saying: melissa, mother bee, bring abundance, warmth, sweetness and nourishment

evening before or after the full moon. you can, if you are working alone, spread your full moon rituals over three nights, with the major one on the night of the full moon and the others on the preceding and following nights. i have started the full moon calendar on page 214 with the moon that is nearest to the celtic new year on 2 november, the moon that the celts called samnios, the 'falling of the seeds. in native american lunar calendars, the full moon around this period was often known as the 'hunters' moon' or the 'trading moon, because the trading of goods was carried out in preparation for the needs of the coming winter. you may find that each of the full moons corresponds with a personal event or prevailing mood in your own yearly life cycle. you may even give it a personal name a

ginning reforestation and regeneration projects, the reclamation of wildlife habitats and work to restore the indigenous trees and wildlife to an area. they will also support major attitude changes towards international, national and local issues. on a personal level, this is the time for clearing emotional and spiritual clutter and wiping the slate clean; for life changes, new beginnings, sowing the seeds for new projects that will bear fruit in the future, for herb gardening, for all matters of fertility and for putting new ideas into practice. matters concerning children and young people and new flowering love are specially favoured. associations candle colours: yellow and green for the clear light from the east and the budding vegetation symbols: eggs, any spring flowers or leaves in b


hee, that didst create the night and the day. 4. thee, that didst create the darkness and the light. 5. thou art asar un-nefer("myself made perfect: whom no man hath seen at any time. 6. thou art ia-besz("the truth in matter. 7. thou art ia-apophrasz("the truth in motion. 8. thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust. 9. thou didst make the female and the male. 10. thou didst produce the seeds and the fruit. 11. thou didst form men to love one another, and to hate one another. section aa. 1. i am ankh- f- n- khonsu thy prophet, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of khem. 2. thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created life. 3. hear thou me, for i am the angel of ptah- apo- phrasz- ra (vide the rubric: this is thy true n

among men that the word hell deriveth from the word "helan, to hele or conceal, in the tongue of the anglo-saxons. that is, it is the concealed place, which since all things are in thine own self, is the unconscious. liber cxi (aleph) cap gr:deltasigma> by the love of his angel) leaps up; it leaps forth< diatharna thoron "lo! the out-splashing of the seeds of immortality" section gg. the attainment. 1. i am he! the bornless spirit! having sight in the feet: strong, and the immortal fire! 2. i am he! the truth! 3. i am he! who hate that evil should be wrought in the world! 4. i am he, that lighteneth and thundereth! 5. i am he, from whom is the shower of the life of earth! 6. i am he, whose mouth ever flameth! 7. i am he, the begetter and m


another a sort of amatee tasting like salmon, its fat being somewhat like caviar in everything but texture, and a sure specific for any of childhood's troubles. a third, an ancestor of our hippopotamus, was really tamed, and was employed by the serviles for preparing the ground for the corn, trampling through the fields while they were covered with sea- water, and thus leaving deep holes in which the seeds were cast. its flesh was not unlike bear, but more delicate. notable, too, was the great quantity of turtle; also the giant oysters, the huge deep sea crabs, a kind of octopus whose flesh made a nutritious and elegant soup, and innumerable shell-fish, added to the table. the waterways were haunted by shoals of a small and poisonous fish* whose bite was immediate death to man, a fact whic


wisdom of this world, which is but scientific knowledge, which revolves round the outside but never touches the centre (in which is contained all strength, but true wisdom, understanding and knowledge, reflections of the supreme illumination. 11 all disputes, all controversies, all the things belonging to the false cares of this world, fruitless discussions, useless germs of opinions which spread the seeds of disunion, all error, schisms, and systems are banished. neither calumny nor scandal is known. every man is honoured. love alone reigns. we must not, however, imagine that this society resembles any secret society, meeting at certain times, choosing leaders and members, united by special objects. all societies, be what they may, can but come after this interior illuminated circle. this


. indian hemp (cannabis sativa, when grown in the east, secretes an intoxicating resinous matter on the upper leaves and flowering spikes, the exudation being marked in plants growing throughout the western himalayas and turkestan, where charas is prepared as a commercial article. formerly it was cultivated in fields in turkestan, but now it is grown as a border around other crops (such as maize, the seeds of both being sown at the same time. a sticky exudation (white when damp and greyish when dry) is found on the upper parts of the plant before the flowers show, and in april and may, when the plants attain a height of 4 or 5 ft. and the seeds ripen, the cannabis is gathered, after reaping the crops, and stored in a cool, dry place. when dry the powdery resinous substance can be detached


joy. have patience. endurance is one of the characteristics of the ego. the ego persists, knowing itself immortal. the personality becomes discouraged, knowing that time is short. to the disciple naught occurs but what is in the plan, and where the motive and sole aspiration of the heart are towards the carrying out of the master's will and the serving of the race, that which eventuates has in it the seeds of the next enterprise, and embodies the environment of the next step forward. herein lies much of clarification, and herein may be found that on which the disciple may rest when the vision is clouded, the vibration lower than perhaps it should be, and the judgment fogged by the miasmas arising from circumstances on the physical plane. with many, much arises in the astral body that is ba


. the method of form production may be tabulated as follows: form production 1. divine thought..the cosmic mental plane. 2. divine desire..the cosmic astral plane. 3. divine activity..the cosmic physical plane (our seven systemic planes. the logoic breath..first plane..the sound85(251) a. this is the first etheric appearance of a solar system upon the atomic subplane of the cosmic physical plane. the seeds of life are all latent. faculty inheres from an earlier solar essence. the logoic sound..second plane..the sound a u. this is the body of the solar system in the second ether. this plane is the archetypal plane. the seeds of life are vibrating or germinating. the seven centres of energy are apparent. the one deva agni is seen as seven. the form is now potentially perfect. the logoic trip

ion and the accuracy of the alignment between any particular heavenly man and his prototype. the mystery here is profound; it is connected with the stage in evolution of the "imperfect gods" and the objective of the planetary deities. b. the seven sisters, or the pleiades, and from that one in particular who is occultly termed "the wife" of the planetary logos whose scheme will eventually receive the seeds of life from our planet, which is not considered a sacred planet, as has before been stated. c. the sun sirius. there are other streams of energetic force which have an effect upon the pilgrim everywhere, but the above enumeration will serve to show the complexity of the subject and the vastness of the scheme of evolution. all these vibratory emanations pass through the sphere cyclically

four material who are the forms of the four kingdoms on the upward arc. 4. the seven hierarchies of lives. 5. the seven groups of solar angels. there must not be confusion as to the distinction between the hierarchies of beings and the seven rays, for though there is close connection, there is no resemblance. the "rays" are but the primordial forms of certain lives who "carry in their hearts" all the seeds of form. the hierarchies are the manifold groups of lives, at all stages of unfoldment and growth who will use the forms.31(296) the rays are vehicles and are, therefore, negative receivers. the hierarchies are the users of the vehicles, and it is the nature of these lives and the quality of their vibration which under this great law of attraction brings to them the needed forms. these a

the two primal distinctions, life and form, and these two are the "son of god" the second person of the trinity in his form-building aspect. they are the builders and equally exist in three groups with their lesser differentiations. it is not necessary here to place these groups on certain planes in the solar system. these hierarchies of beings who come in on the ray of light from the centre are the seeds of all that later is and it is only as they pass out into manifestation and the forms which they are to occupy are gradually evolved, that consideration of the planes becomes necessary. the planes are to certain of these hierarchies what the sheaths of the monad are to it; they are veils for the life indwelling; they are media of expression, and exponents of force or energy of a speciali

r the incarnating jivas;33(298) and it carried in it the germs of the lives which achieved the human stage in another solar system, but were not able to proceed beyond that owing to the coming in of pralaya, which- 715- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust projected them into a state of latency. the condition of the hierarchy is similar, only on a cosmic scale, to the condition of the seeds of human life held in a state of obscuration during an interchain period. the three other hierarchies dealt with (first, second, and third) were those who have (in previous kalpas of logoic manifestation) passed beyond the human stage altogether. they are, therefore, the formless groups, as the remaining are the rupa groups or those having forms. the fourth creative hierarchy, or the nin

, 310, 590, 591. kernel comes from the same word as corn. compare the words in bible "except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abideth alone, but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit" the sun is governed by the same laws as all other atoms. s. d, i, 168, 667. 289 24: see section viii, secret doctrine, volume i. the lotus is symbolical of both the macrocosm and of the microcosm. a. the seeds of the lotus contain in miniature the perfect plant. b. it is the product of fire and matter. c. it has its roots in the mud, it grows up through the water, it is fostered by the warmth of the sun, it blossoms in the air. macrocosm the mud..the objective physical solar system. water..the emotional or astral nature. flower on water..fruition of the spiritual. method..cosmic fire or intell


s the incentive needed to produce that determination and perseverance which the elimination of the obstruction necessitates. the words "elimination of the obstructions" or the "alteration of the hindrances (as it is sometimes- 72- the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust translated, is a large and generic expression and hindu commentators point out that it involves even the eradication of the seeds of those hindrances, and their total destruction as by fire; that just as a burnt, dried up seed is no longer capable of propagation and becomes unfertile, producing no growth, so the seeds of the obstructions to the life of the spirit are similarly rendered unfertile. these seeds are found in three groups, each producing a large crop of hindrances or obstructions on the three planes of

se hindrances, and their total destruction as by fire; that just as a burnt, dried up seed is no longer capable of propagation and becomes unfertile, producing no growth, so the seeds of the obstructions to the life of the spirit are similarly rendered unfertile. these seeds are found in three groups, each producing a large crop of hindrances or obstructions on the three planes of man's evolution the seeds latent in the physical body, those producing the obstructions of the astral body, and the seeds latent in the mental body. they are of three kinds in each case, making literally nine types or kinds of seeds: 1. seeds brought over from previous lives, 2. seeds sown in this life, 3. seeds brought into the field of one's life from the family or race with which one is allied. it is these see

hindrances, avidya and sense of personality, relate to man- 73- the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust the synthesis upon the physical plane, that desire has relation to his astral body or vehicle of feeling, and that hate and a sense of attachment are products of the sense of egoism (the ahamkara principle) which animate the mental body. thus the threefold personality is the field for the seeds and in the soil of the personal life in the three worlds do these seeds propagate and flourish and grow up to obstruct and hinder the real man. these seeds must be destroyed, and in their destruction three things eventuate: 1. karma is worked off, 2. liberation is achieved, 3. the vision of the soul is perfected. 4. avidya (ignorance) is the cause of all the other obstructions, whether t

hen set in to overcome them, doing the work from the mental plane. he has to gain control of the apparatus of thought; then he has to learn how to use that apparatus, and when this has been accomplished, he begins to offset the hindrances by counter currents. the hindrances themselves are the result of wrong habits of thought and the misuse of the thinking principle. when they are subtly known as the seeds which produce the "obstacle-producing forms" then they can be exterminated in the latent stages by right habits of thought resulting in the setting up of the liberty-producing means. ignorance (avidya) must be supplanted by the true vidya or knowledge, and as is well-known, in this fourth race on this fourth globe and in the fourth round, the four vidyas and the four noble truths and the

hen ill's root is cut" the four elements have been stated for us in the following extract from the secret doctrine (i. 95 "the golden egg was surrounded by seven natural elements, four ready (ether, fire, air, water, three secret" 11. their activities are to be done away with through the meditation process. the "opposing mental attitude" referred to in the previous sutra has distinct reference to the seeds or the latent tendencies as they subsist in the mental body and in the body of desire. this mental attitude has to become one of active mental meditation and one-pointed thought if the activities of the physical body are to be subjected to a like control. much that we do is automatic and the result of long continued emotional and mental habits. instinctively, from ancient practice and th

e found on the mental plane. the flowering forth into objectivity and fruition is to be seen on the physical plane. therefore it is necessary for the aspirant to lay the axe to the root of the tree, or to deal with the thoughts and desires which produce the physical body. he must enter the subjective realm if he wants to deal with that which will continue to keep him on the wheel of rebirth. when the seeds are eradicated, fruition is not possible. when the root is separated from its externalities on any of the three planes, then the life-energy no longer flows downwards. the three words birth, life and experience sum up human existence, its object, method and goal and with them we need not deal. the whole subject of karma (or the law of cause and effect) is dealt with in this sutra, and is

ern the circumstances of some future life. the beginner in this science of yoga can begin dealing with his active karma, interpreting each life-event and every circumstance as providing conditions wherein he can work off a certain specified series of effects. he can endeavor so to watch his thoughts that new seeds are not sown so that no future karma can be brought to fruition in some later life. the seeds of latent karma are more difficult for the neophyte to work with and it is here that his master can help him manipulating his circumstances and dealing with his surroundings in the three worlds in order that this type of karma may more quickly work out and be done with. 14. these seeds (or samskaras) produce pleasure or pain according as their originating cause was good or evil- 83- the

acity are to be found. this similarity is the basis of perception. the same truth is hinted at in the first epistle of st. john where the words are found "we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is" only that can be contacted which is already present or partially present in the perceiver's consciousness. if enmity and hatred are therefore to be found by the perceiver, it is because in him the seeds of enmity and hatred are present. when they are absent naught but unity and harmony exists. this is the first stage of universal love, the practical endeavour on the part of the- 109- the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust aspirant to be at one with all beings. he begins with himself and sees to it that the seeds of harmfulness in his own nature are eradicated. he deals, theref

rpose. 48. as a result of this perfection, there comes rapidity of action like that of mind, perception independent of the organs, and mastery over root substance. 49. the man who can discriminate between the soul and the spirit achieves supremacy over all conditions and becomes omniscient. 50. by a passionless attitude towards this attainment and towards all soul-powers, the one who is free from the seeds of bondage, attains the condition of isolated unity. 51. there should be entire rejection of all allurements from all forms of being, even the celestial, for the recurrence of evil contacts remains possible. 52. intuitive knowledge is developed through the use of the discriminative faculty when there is- 132- the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust one-pointed concentration upon

of, and safely to cultivate the powers of concentration, meditation and contemplation. having contacted the subjective in himself and become aware of that which is interior, he can begin to work with the interior, internal and intimate means. the entire eight means of yoga themselves only prepare a man for that state of spiritual consciousness which transcends thought, which is apart from any of the seeds of thought, which is formless, and which can only be described (and then inadequately) by such terms as unification, realization, identification, nirvanic consciousness, etc- 140- the light of the soul copyright 1998 lucis trust it is useless for the neophyte to attempt to comprehend until he has developed the internal instrument for comprehension; it is fruitless for the man of the worl


can be still further developed, and led forth into a new kingdom in nature. meditation is primarily a self-initiated process of education, calling forth all the powers of the will, basing itself upon the equipment present, but- 17- from intellect to intuition copyright 1998 lucis trust producing at the end a new type, the soul type, with its own internal apparatus, and holding within itself again the seeds of still greater unfoldment. from being something imposed from without, the new educational process wells up from within, and becomes that self-imposed mental discipline, which we cover by those much misunderstood words concentration, meditation, and contemplation. from being a process of memory training, and the development of a quick handling of the response apparatus which puts us in

nto an emotional revery, or a negative blankness. both conditions carry with them their own dangers, and, if prolonged, will tend to make a man an impractical person, impotent and inefficient in daily affairs. his life will become less and less useful to himself or to others. he will find himself dwelling more and more in uncontrolled irrational fancies, and emotional fluctuations. in such a soil the seeds of egoism easily sprout, and psychism flourishes. the mind, therefore, positive, alert and well-controlled, is carried forward on the wings of thought and then held steady at the highest attainable point. a condition is then brought about in the mind which is analogous to one which has already taken place in the brain. it is held in a waiting attitude, whilst the consciousness of the thi


that it will shut out reality from him, or it will be so dynamic and potent that he will become the victim of that which he built. the thought-form will be more powerful than its creator, so that he becomes obsessed by his own ideas, and driven by his own creation. in the second case, his thought-form will find its way into the mental aura of another human being, or into some group. you have here the seeds of evil magical work and the imposition of a powerful mind upon a weaker. if it finds its way into some group, analogous impulsive forms (found within the group aura) will coalesce with it, having the same vibratory rate or measure. then the same thing will take place in the group aura as has taken place within the individual ring-pass-not, the group will have around it an inhibiting wal

so much has been taught. a small cycle, corresponding to this final battle and cleavage, will appear during the sixth subrace which is now in process of formation. the world war which has just taken place and our present cycle of separativeness and upheaval, do not constitute the real armageddon. the war which is told to us in the mahabharata and the present war had the roots of their trouble and the seeds of the disasters which they brought about, one in the lower and one in the higher astral world. selfishness and desire of a low order were the impulses back of them both. the coming great division will have its roots in the mental world and will consummate in the sixth subrace. in the sixth root race it will have the seeds of portentous disaster in the- 313- a treatise on white magic cop

s and perhaps even this estimate is too optimistic. better far that the aspirant serves and loves and works and disciplines himself, leaving his centres to develop and unfold more slowly and therefore more safely. unfold they inevitably will and the slower and safer method is (in the vast majority of cases) the more rapid. premature unfoldment involves much loss of time, and carries with it often the seeds of prolonged trouble. over-stimulation of the brain cells is necessarily one of the results of the merging, by an act of will, of the fires which circulate in the human body. such stimulation can produce insanity and the breaking down of the cellular structure of the brain, and through the over-activity of the cell life can also induce that internal friction between them which will event


ey have embodied their thought and aspiration, their visions and their ideals. on the planet today we find a humanity at all stages of development, with mechanisms of varying kinds, adequate and inadequate. we find- 65- a treatise on the seven rays- volume i: esoteric psychology i copyright 1998 lucis trust all of them, without exception, breaking down under test and limited by disease, or hiding the seeds of disease; the perfect equipment is totally unknown, and every man harbors the germs of trouble. no man possesses a perfect mechanism, but owns one that must inevitably break down at some point that is conditioned by an under-developed or over-developed glandular system, that hides at some point inherited disease and racial weaknesses, and that fails somewhere, in some portion of the me

ges in completeness. how will this revelation come? we enter here into the realm of foretelling and of prevision to which many have an objection on the ground that the thing of the moment is that which aids the soul's spiritual living; they feel that the holding out of promises of future help and revelation, and the encouragement in the aspirant of a happy speculation and an idle expectancy carry the seeds- 68- a treatise on the seven rays- volume i: esoteric psychology i copyright 1998 lucis trust of danger, of static inertia, and of idle imaginings. but "where there is no vision, the people perish" and so much has happened during the last two hundred years, and so much has already been revealed, that we are provided with a firm basis for all our forward looking. had the unfoldments of th

ulated; both material desire and spiritual aspiration will be awakened and fostered. facts prove the truth of the saying that a heavily fertilised garden and a carefully tended and watered plot of ground will produce its crop of weeds as well as flowers. yet in this fact you have two reactions to the same sun, the same water, the same fertilising agency and the same care. the difference exists in the seeds found in the ground upon which these factors play. the inflow of love therefore will stimulate earthly love and earthly desire and animal lust; it will foster the urge to possess in the material sense, with all the evil consequent upon this attitude, and the resulting growth of sexual reactions, and the many expressions of an ill-regulated mechanism, responding to an impersonal force. bu


neither the forces of the physical nature nor the glamours which the emotional-feeling nature inevitably bring could cause him to swerve the slightest from the path of spiritual living and expression. all his desires were directed towards god; every activity of his nature was rightly adjusted and divinely expressed. this triumph must have been known to him, and this realisation carried in itself the seeds of the final temptation. he had triumphed over materialism and over doubt. he knew that the form side of life could not attract him, and he had fought through to a full recognition of his divinity. therefore he had conquered the extremes of his nature, its highest and lowest aspects. he expressed now the quality of divinity. the divine reality which he sensed and upon which he relied was


the heart of his brother; endeavoring to be at one with the life in all forms; rejecting every tendency to separative reactions, because he knows that they concern the innate, inherited psyche of the atoms of matter and substance which constitute his form nature. these have been brought over and reassembled and rebuilt into the forms found in the present manifestation of god. they carry with them the seeds of psychical material life from an earlier universe. there is no other evil. we have been taught much anent the great heresy of separativeness; it is this that is offset when a man permits the "trend towards synthesis" to pour through him as a divine potency, and thus to condition his conduct. these divine trends have constituted the basic, subconscious urges since the dawn of evolution

differentiation of the one into the two, and the two into three, the three into the basic seven and these seven into the many. from unity to diversity the work proceeds and all of it emerges under the soul law which is the law of analysis within the field of synthesis. the "seeds of difference, as they are called, are major factors used in producing the phenomenal world. the hierarchy works with the seeds, as a gardener works with the seeds of flowers, and from these seeds the needed differentiated forms appear, producing still further distinctions. the sowing of these seeds, their care and nurturing is part of the phenomenal task of the hierarchy, particularly at the inauguration of a new age, as is the case today. the masters have to understand, first of all, what is the meaning which t

nal task of the hierarchy, particularly at the inauguration of a new age, as is the case today. the masters have to understand, first of all, what is the meaning which the will of god is seeking to express in any particular world cycle. they must comprehend the significance of the impulses emanating from sources higher than their own field of expression and of dharma, and they must see to it that the seeds of the new forms are adequate to the desired intent. they must appreciate the nature of the reality which any age must reveal in the progressive unfoldment of divine purpose; and then they have the responsibility of so working that the outer reality approximates (in appearance and in quality) the inner truth. all this is made possible through an understanding of the factor or rule of ana

ease for the recognised inflowing energy. as long as it does this and nothing else, there is no real danger, but the moment a man's vision of other and greater possibilities becomes dim or begins to fade out, the moment a body of doctrines or a school of thought or an exponent of any theory engrosses his complete attention to the exclusion of all other points of view or possibilities, that moment the seeds of psychological trouble can be duly noted and the man is in danger- 278- a treatise on the seven rays- volume ii: esoteric psychology ii copyright 1998 lucis trust the moment also that the entire mental powers of which a man is capable are employed in only one direction, such as, for instance, the achievement of business success or of finacial dominance, that moment the man becomes a ps

christ, of the power of anti-christ and the power of christ. this produced a great climax in atlantean days and, though the hierarchy of light triumphed, it was only by the merest margin. the battle was fought out on the astral plane, though it had its correspondence upon the physical plane, in a great world conflict of which the ancient legend tells us. it ended in the catastrophe of the flood. the seeds of hate and of separation have been- 349- a treatise on the seven rays- volume ii: esoteric psychology ii copyright 1998 lucis trust fostered ever since that time and the three modes whereby the forces of darkness seek to control humanity are hatred, aggression and separativeness. the three great spiritual counterparts are love, selfless sharing and synthesis. however, the hold of the fo

the work of the great world religions has been eminently successful and has been carried through to the desired consummation and now the new world religion, which is that of the kingdom of god, is definitely upon the way. such is the dark side of the picture and it is dark indeed and men are troubled and feel that there is no sure ground to be found anywhere. the present world situation has in it the seeds of dire trouble and catastrophe faces the people, as it has three times before, though on a much lesser scale. this can all be averted, however, if those who know the goal and see the vision and the emerging possibilities rally their force and by the strength of love and sacrifice offset the forces of fate and of death. as those who guide and teach upon the inner side of life look out up

ive mailing lists (i think you call it) of those who see life from the angle of the spiritual values and who seek to build for the future. 4. the authorities of any and every nation should be kept in touch with your activities, so that they are aware of all that you are seeking to do and can, therefore, realise that there is nothing subversive in the planned activities, and nothing that has in it the seeds of trouble for any ruler or national government. 5. keep constantly in touch with the units of service and use care in choosing those who represent the work you have all undertaken. 6. let the meditation groups be carefully handled and have about them nothing that could be regarded as secret or might bring them under suspicion of being secret organisations. this they are not. this non-se


cted, and due too to the effect of increased integration and to the psychic atmosphere in which you live. your residence is in a great psychic centre. this all indicates a step forward, provided you continue to hold with care the attitude of the observer and do not identify yourself with the phenomena which you experience and may experience in the future. these experiences hold, as well you know, the seeds of danger the danger of the detail and of the phenomenal happenings seeming of greater importance than of the whole and the formless. for you, however, this was a needed step in the integrating process; the sense of the abstract and the formless was unduly developed in you. you were the true mystic and the spiritual visionary, the idealist and the one whose imagination, love of beauty an

h hurt your group. you see with clarity the outlines of the task ahead to which the group is dedicated. for long you have tried to help l.t.s-k. to free himself from the rhythm of his glamours. will you continue still a little while the effort to help him, writing to him in frankness and standing by him in love? the group meditation is of importance to you and to all the group, for it holds in it the seeds of group integration. continue, therefore, with it. i give you, however, a brief morning exercise to be done prior to the group meditation. 1. after achieving alignment, inner poise and rest, see each of your co-disciples (whom you may know) in the light- 361- discipleship in the new age- volume i copyright 1998 lucis trust 2. then visualise them each with a star between the eyebrows, as

say a word of warning and of guidance. live not so utterly within yourself but forget yourself. the past lies behind you. the future will be of your own making in a truer sense than ever before. there is no present moment but each coming second determines simultaneously the future and expresses the past. the past works out through the medium of the very qualities you demonstrate; the future sows the seeds of further good or evil. for you particularly those seeds originate in the thought life. the group unity and life is affected by the thought content of the disciples who form the group. see to it that what you put into the general current of thought power is of significance. continue with the work of purifying thought but do this not so much by constantly fighting undesirable thoughts as

will ever constitute for you the rightful method of release, because it is the true technique for those whose two major rays in any incarnation are the second and the first. when the second ray becomes at any time intensely preoccupied with the life of the personality, and that personality, at the same time happens to be on the first ray line of force, a situation is always evoked which has in it the seeds of real danger. the dramatic instincts and attitudes of the first ray personality are thereby encouraged and fostered by the inflow of second ray force which, finding no outlet adequate to the intensity of the forces brought together, produces a whirlpool of energies which prove always destructive. this you have succeeded in avoiding and i felt it would be of value to you if i made this

eeing yourself. it is right that you should receive this encouragement from me. i welcome you back, therefore, into the service of the plan, into that immediate service which will call for that concentrated effort and enterprise which will take all the time, interest, strength and purpose of that group of disciples which is working under my direct supervision. the details of the plan have in them the seeds of world salvage and can if rightly and wisely furthered produce lasting world effects; these details must be worked out; they can and must vary as they meet the need of different nations and circumstances but the forming of a central world party and the organising of the men and women of goodwill calls for a supreme effort. march 1939 my brother and my friend: this is one of several ins

eep running of a river, as it pours down to the sea, fertilising the fields through which it runs and making many human activities possible. now i will give you my specific instructions for this present time. they are in the nature of preparatory work, of a preliminary re-orientation, and of a clearing of the ground for later activity. the thoughts below, my brother, if rightly used, have in them the seeds of the needed strength and wisdom which your life in the next year will require. they are simplicity itself and yet of a profundity which will exact its utmost from your intelligence. 1st month the way of intelligence leads to light. 2nd month the way of meditation leads to the gate. 3rd month the way of the presence leads to the innermost centre. 4th month the way of introspection leads


pitalistic church. the money gathered into its coffers supports a powerful ecclesiastical hierarchy and provides for its many institutions and schools. b. a far-reaching and far-sighted political program in which temporal power is the goal and not the welfare of the little people. the present program of the catholic church has definite political implications; their attitude to communism has in it the seeds of another world war. the political activities of the catholic church have not built for peace, no matter under what guise they are presented. c. a planned policy whereby the mass of the people are kept in intellectual ignorance and, through this ignorance, are naturally to be found among the reactionary and conservative forces which are so powerfully at work resisting the new age with i


ifficulties and thus move forward on the path of return to god; they have to know, therefore, at what point on the ladder of evolution humanity stands at any given period. this in itself presents a field of research to them. the method hitherto followed has been to decide what is the major factor lacking in man's perception of reality (at any given time, and what recognised divine truth has in it the seeds of a living activity for a humanity in a particular condition, necessitating a certain type of help. they have also to determine how that help can best be presented, so that its results will be lasting, cultural and effective. hitherto, the presented concepts have been formulated by the world teachers of the period, and presented to a picked and chosen few whose task it has been to take


outstanding personalities. the lord of shamballa in this time of urgency, from love of the life aspect and from understanding of the plan as well as from love of humanity, is sending forth this dynamic energy. it is form destroying and brings death to those material forms and organised bodies which hinder the free expression of the life of god, for they negate the new culture and render inactive the seeds of the coming civilisation. from this display of energy, unthinking humanity draws back in fear and likes it not. when full of personality hate and self-will, human beings seek often to turn this energy to their own selfish ends. if human beings (even the best of them) were not so undeveloped and so superficial in their judgments and their vision, they would be able to penetrate behind w


d in the secret doctrine, i. 238, this hierarchy is the nursery for the incarnating jivas; and it carried in it the germs of the lives which achieved the human stage in another solar system, but were not able to proceed beyond that owing to the coming in of pralaya, which projected them into a state of latency. the condition of the hierarchy is similar, only on a cosmic scale, to the condition of the seeds of human life held in a state of obscuration during an interchain period. the three other hierarchies dealt with (first, second and third) were those who have (in previous kalpas of logoic manifestation) passed beyond the human stage altogether. they are, therefore, the arupa or formless groups, as the remaining are the rupa groups or those having forms. the fourth creative hierarchy, or

nsidered in several ways. first of all, capricorn is an earth sign, and in it we have expressed the densest point of concrete materialisation of which the human soul is capable. man is then "of the earth, earthy" and is what- 95- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust the new testament calls "the first adam" in this sense, capricorn holds in itself the seeds of death and finality the death which takes place finally and eventually in pisces. ponder on this. when crystallisation has reached a certain degree of density and so-called "hardness" it is easily shattered and destroyed and man, born in capricorn, then brings about his own destruction; this is due to his fundamentally materialistic nature, plus the "blows of fate" which are the enactm

sation which lay behind the world war an organisation involving all three levels in the threefold world of human evolution and which affects also the three kingdoms in nature, climaxing in the fourth. it is responsible for the use of mental power on a vast scale, notably in the material sense as at present and for the achievement of human desire, plus the self-will of an evil few, who, because of the seeds of evil in their own nature, respond to the lower aspects of this force. it is also responsible for the steadily mounting will-to-good of the awakening many. a close analysis of these constellations, their planetary rulers and the ray forces which these transmit will clarify the world issues in an amazing manner, plus an appreciation of the houses in which these effects will primarily be

me iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust dangerous, evil, and will cause retrogression. of these, the rulers of germany were guilty. they did not succeed in quenching the spiritual life of the nation because religion in germany was not corrupt as it was in russia and needed not such a drastic purification. these are points which thinkers would do well to remember. in mystical russia, the seeds of the spiritual life are emerging to fresh beauty and a triumphant religious ideal is on its way to manifest; in germany, ancient crystallised forms of belief are met with something more ancient still and the combination of world dislike and decadent forms will make the lot of the german people one of great tragedy. in the consequent struggle for that which is spiritually alive and in t

fifth logoic principle in its threefold manifestation: sirius, two of the pleiades and a small constellation whose name must be intuitively ascertained (699) 14 "three great waves of energy sweep cyclically through the entire solar system from. the seven sisters, the pleiades, from that one in particular who is occultly termed "the wife" of the planetary logos whose scheme will eventually receive the seeds of life from our planet which is not considered a sacred planet (1052) 15 "cosmic evil. consists in the relation between that spiritual intelligent unit or `rishi of the superior constellation' as he is called (who is the informing life of one of the seven stars of the great bear) and our planetary prototype and one of the forces of the pleiades. the seven sisters are occultly called the


veal to the healer the probable condition of the centres, the order of their awakening, and their individual and basic note or notes. the new medical science will be outstandingly built upon the science of the centres, and upon this knowledge all diagnosis and possible cure will be based. the endocrinologist is only beginning to glimpse possibilities, and much that he is now considering has in it the seeds of future truth. the "balancing of the glandular system" and the relation of the glands to the blood stream, and also to character and predispositions of many kinds, are considerations of real value and worth following. much, however, remains to be discovered before it will be really safe to work with the glands, making them a major subject of attention (as some day will be the case in a

d two others: first, that incoming souls draw to themselves the type of material with which they must construct their outer sheaths, and that this will be responsive to some aspect of their subtler natures; if, for instance, physical desire conditions them, the material of their physical vehicle will be largely responsive to that particular urge. secondly, each physical body carries within itself the seeds of inevitable retribution, if its functions are misused. the great original sin in lemurian times was sexual in nature, and due largely not only to inherent tendencies, but to the extraordinarily dense population of its civilisation and to the close relation of the animal kingdom. the origin of the syphilitic diseases traces back to these times. there is a beautiful idea in the minds of

directed to objects and objectives extraneous to the body, towards material possessions and towards that which (when seen and coveted) could be appropriated. just as the major sins of lemurian times (if they could be called sins in any true sense, because of the low intelligence of the race) were through the misuse of sex, so the major sin of the atlantean people was theft widespread and general. the seeds of aggression and of personal acquisitiveness began to show themselves, culminating in the great war (as related in the secret doctrine) between the lords of the shining countenance and the lords of the dark face. to procure what they coveted and felt they needed, the most highly evolved of that race began to practice magic. it is not possible for me to outline to you the nature and prac

e of all humanity, for in all, the breaking of certain laws will bring about these diseases. if i cared to do so, i could take you still further back into the realm of cosmic evil as it prevails in our solar system and affects the planetary logos, who is still numbered among "the imperfect gods" the outer form of the planet through which he expresses himself is impregnated to a certain depth with the seeds and germs of these two diseases; as immunity is built up, however, as methods of cure are developed, as preventive medicine comes into its own, and as man himself arrives at increasing mental and soul control of the animal and desire natures, these forms of human suffering will disappear, and (no matter what statistics may say) they are disappearing among the more controlled areas of the

mental. it is an intermediate level of consciousness. only broad generalisations are therefore possible. such a generalisation is that syphilitic conditions are more generally physical in their origin than cancer. clear lines of demarcation are not possible, and you must always remember that certain diseases may work out in a particular incarnation which have their origin in a very distant past; the seeds of the condition have lain dormant in the so-called permanent atom for ages. they may not be rooted in the tenor or quality of the present life at all. suddenly they spring to life and influence the present incarnation, and incidentally, proffer opportunity for release. on fever. fever is simply indication of trouble and is a basic way of purification and of elimination. it is an indicat

hose influence at a given time proves more potent than the united influences of the body atoms and cells. it produces the tendency to withdraw and finally to abstract the soul energy which avails itself of these potencies in the- 206- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust process of discarding a vehicle on some plane or another. it might be said that the seeds of death (the germ of death) are latent in the planet and in the forms. when powerful enough to be recognised, we call them germs, but this connotes a definite stage of almost tangible proof. when unduly potent, they produce acute disease and consequent death; when more feeble in effect, we call them illness and note their purificatory effect. these contaminations (as they can be called

ce, which is the exercise of the discriminative sense, developed as the mind assumes increasing control an awakening and finally an awakened consciousness is evoked. this demonstrates in the first instance as the sense of responsibility; it is this which gradually establishes a growing identification of the soul with its vehicle, the lower triple man. the bodies become then steadily more refined; the seeds of death and of disease are not so potent; sensitivity to inner soul realisation grows until the time is reached when the initiate-disciple dies by an act of his spiritual will or in response to group karma or to national or planetary karma. disease and death are essentially conditions inherent in substance; just as long as a man identifies himself with the form aspect, so will he be con

ential infringement of the freewill of the subject; there is only resistance from that which we call the "not-self" or the material aspect. this might be called the basic cause of all disease. what we call the laws of nature were the highest phase of the divine life possible in the first solar system. they are primarily the laws inherent in the life aspect of the form and have in them, therefore, the seeds of death. the laws of the soul as they subordinate and render negative the laws of nature, are the highest laws to which humanity (the highest kingdom in nature at present) can respond, and these when fulfilled will conclude the purpose of the second solar system. the laws of life itself will finally supersede the laws of the soul and will completely offset and negate the laws of nature;

e iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust factors, there will be ill health. 6. the builders of the form are the "lunar lords" the physical, astral and mental elementals. 7. these, in their triple totality, compose the personality. 8. they are occultly under the direction of the moon, the symbol of form, called often the "mother of the form" 9. the emanation coming from the moon has in it the seeds of death and disease, because the moon is a "dead planet" it all comes back again, as you will note, to the source of the major energy controlling the body. though the soul is the source of all life and consciousness, for aeons all the soul does is to preserve the form in life and in consciousness, until such time that it has reached the stage in evolution where it is a useful and suitab

riad. it is in this stage that the nature of the will is dimly seen, carrying with its recognition the implication that there is a "centre where the will of god is known" students are apt to think that death ends things, whereas from the angle of termination we are dealing with values which are persistent, with which there is no interference, nor can there be any, and which hold within themselves the seeds of immortality. i would have you ponder on this and know that everything that is of true spiritual value is persistent, ageless, immortal and eternal. only that dies which is valueless, and from the standpoint of humanity that means those factors which emphasise and assume importance where the form is concerned. but those values which are based on principle and not upon the detail of app


factor therefore becomes a menace to right development, and leads eventually to a life of evasions and of wrong perspectives. their standard of values becomes distorted by watching those with whom they live, and much of it is brought to their attention by the impatience which is displayed towards them. this impatience on the part of those upon whom they are so pathetically dependent, sows in them the seeds of irritation, and more lives are ruined by irritation than can be counted. 3. an atmosphere of ordered activity, wherein the child can learn the first rudiments of responsibility. the children who are coming into incarnation at this time, and who can profit by the new type of education, are necessarily on the very verge of soul consciousness. one of the first indications of such soul co


reaching forth evoked his response and the going out of his divinity, as expressed in will, activated by "fixed determination" to meet the deeply hidden divinity within these seeds. what he initiated then still persists and under the law of sacrifice he will complete the task, no matter how many aeons it may take. the initiate, on his tiny scale, has to learn to work as a nourisher and saviour of the seeds of life within all forms with which he may achieve a measure of identification. his will must go out in response to the invocative demand of humanity, and his "fixed determination" must motivate his ensuing activity. c. under this law of sacrifice, sanat kumara (to express the idea in occult terms "must turn his back upon the central spiritual sun, and with the light of his countenance i

g them for what they are? will you see the open door, leading to a fuller and a richer life? i call you to preparedness, and- 527- discipleship in the new age- volume ii copyright 1998 lucis trust for freedom from the glamours of the familiar, of the family and of your surroundings. august 1940 there are within you at this time, my brother, stirrings of revolution and rebellion which have in them the seeds of liberation. does this astonish you? of their depth and purpose you have as yet but little understanding. you must remember that rebellion may be based on purely selfish desire for a way of life which your personality may demand. but it can also be soul-produced, and such is the case with you. one of the first things which a disciple has to learn is the real nature of that which is dir


h is the reflection of the akashic records. these latter are the eternal scroll whereon the plan for our world is inscribed and from which those of us who teach gather our data and much of our information. this, the astral light distorts and steps down. because this is a distorted image and functions in the three worlds of form and has no source of validity higher than those of form, it has in it the seeds of separativeness and of disaster. forms of flattery are sent out from it, ideas of separateness, those thoughts which feed ambition and which foster love of power, and those germs of desire and personal longing (which divide groups) emerge from contact with it. the results to those who are deceived thereby are sad. i would like to point out also that trance mediumship, as it is called

ever since 1919 sought to aid you to the best of my ability. the hierarchy (a name covering the working disciples of all degrees) has for hundreds of generations sought to aid humanity, and since the fifteenth century has steadily approached closer to the physical plane and sought to make a deeper impact on the human consciousness. this has resulted in a recognition which has in it (at this time) the seeds of world salvation. until the fifteenth century, the pull and the magnetic appeal was from the side of the watching elder brothers. today, so numerous are the inner and outer disciples, and so many are the world aspirants, the pull and the magnetic appeal are largely equalised, and what will happen in the world unfoldment and in the recognitions by the races will be the result of mutual

bridging group, bridging between the negative mass of mankind and the positive agency of the hierarchy. that is the reason why, in these groups, emphasis is laid upon service because that embodies response to the mass and its need, and upon soul contact because that embodies response to the world of souls, as typified for us in the occult hierarchy. 3. they also hold within themselves as a group the seeds of the coming civilisation and the germ of the new culture. the germ of the life of the new age is there, within the husk of the old age and the old forms. hence the opportunity, the service and the problems of these groups. let me endeavour to indicate to you in what manner these groups can measure up to the threefold demand or opportunity mentioned above. 1. they conceal and nurture th

ens, the problem will be rapidly solved and one of the major difficulties will disappear off the face of the earth. racial fusion will then be possible. our earth humanity and the group of human beings who are far more ancient in their origin than we are, will form one humanity and then there will be peace on earth. why our planet and this solar system should have been constituted the nursery for the seeds of separativeness and why this remnant of humanity, far more advanced than ours, should have been destined to work out its future on our earth, is hid in the knowledge of the lord of shamballa, and is unattainable knowledge for you and, indeed, for many in the hierarchy. it is simply a fact to be accepted by you. the solution will come, as i said, when the races regard the jewish problem

d "forces" and "force" for not idly have i made them- 61- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust singular and plural. in this process of founding the kingdom of heaven upon earth, the same procedure is being followed as was used in the earlier stage of founding the fourth kingdom. the "seven men, each on his own lot" reach a moment of tension and of creative power wherein the seeds of life, which they contain within themselves, can come to fruition, and groups of such appearing seeds can appear in the world "on their own lot" putting it more simply and in terms symbolic, and therefore more easy of understanding, we might state that the seven rays, expressing themselves in the human family through the seven ray types, are now at the stage of unfoldment where the pro

singly on our side. the members of the hierarchy are hard put to it to turn the tide in favour of that true and more spiritual civilisation which is on the way. this civilisation will be a combination of the best which has hitherto been produced and that which is new and, as yet, dimly sensed by the best of the world thinkers. the tide must be turned in favour of that which we call righteousness. the seeds of evil are in every country; those who war against that which is good are numerous in every land, whether they war with aggressive and planned intent, whether they preserve an attitude of passivity and acceptance, or a planned neutrality, as in america, or are actively fighting for that which is against the material forces. the world crisis was, as you know, inevitable, but physical war

magnanimity. it is not seen to be essentially a condition of future relation between all nations, based upon a recognition of our common humanity. germany, under her misguided and evil rulers, needs forgiveness. all the great powers have also sinned in some degree and all have grievously erred in the past. germany has precipitated the evil which has come upon the world, but she has within herself the seeds of her own punishment; these seeds will not come to fruition if excessive punishment is inflicted from outside. three recognitions will save the world when the guns cease firing: 1. the recognition of joint responsibility for past world conditions. the truth that "all have sinned" must be faced. 2. the recognition that, though the german people weakly acquiesced in the rule of hitler, th

constant preservation of soul love a thing which it is hard for the disciple to learn and master, but which is nevertheless a governing principle in evolution. this world crisis and the present world war will, it is hoped, awaken men to the realisation that the form side of manifestation, with its aggressive selfishness, its cruel emphases and its separative tendencies, carries inevitably with it the seeds of its own eventual elimination and the unavoidable results of pain, suffering, war, disease and death. this situation is therefore of man's own making and the result of his material nature and lack of soul control. but the soul is eternal; its nature is inclusive love; and the whole aim of the present crisis is to- 146- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust shi

and of the successful foundation for the pursuit of true happiness. therefore, those who are looking on at the tragic sufferings of humanity and who refuse to be implicated, and thus succeed in evading responsibility as an integral part of the human family, are definitely storing up for themselves much evil karma. in some way they must learn participation, because the present situation has in it the seeds of release for humanity when the nature of evil is somewhat grasped, and above all when the oneness of humanity and the rights of human beings are truly recognised. those who war against the race of men and who seek to wrest from them their god-given goal of freedom must be driven back from whence they came. those who refuse to share in that struggle for freedom will be left out of the g

d also liberated. every move of an enlightened consciousness (such as that of a lord of liberation) towards humanity produces a corresponding shift or move on the part of men. this in itself constitutes a definite problem, because no such move can be made by a lord of liberation unless humanity is ready to raise its ideal of freedom to a higher level of expression. unless this world war has in it the seeds of a revelation of a higher human freedom, and unless humanity is ready to express this higher freedom to the best of its ability, it will not be possible for the lords of liberation to take action. they cannot be moved by prayer, demand and invocation alone. such demand must have behind it the ideal of a newer freedom and a greater liberty for man. in the abrogation of the french ideali


copyright 1998 lucis trust law. one of the purposes lying behind the present holocaust (world war ii) has been the necessity for the destruction of inadequate forms. this destruction could have been brought about by an act of god, such as a great natural catastrophe or a universal epidemic, and such had been the original intention. humanity was, however, swept by forces that carried in themselves the seeds of destruction, and there was that in humanity which responded to those forces. therefore the law of destruction was permitted to work through humanity itself, and men are now destroying the forms through which many masses of men are functioning. this is both a good and a bad thing, viewed from the evolutionary angle. it is nevertheless a fact which cannot be gainsaid, and the problem, t


legory. we have said elsewhere that the great flood had several meanings, and that it referred, as also does the fall, to both spiritual and physical, cosmic and terrestrial, events: as above, so it is below. the ship or ark- navis- in short, being the symbol of the female generative principle, is typified in the heavens by the moon, and on earth by the womb: both being the vessels and bearers of the seeds of life and being, which the sun, or vishnu, the male principle, vivifies and fructifies* the first cosmic flood refers to primordial creation, or the formation of heaven and the earths; in which case chaos and the great deep stand for the "flood" and the moon for the "mother" from whom proceed all the life-germs* but the terrestrial deluge and[[footnote(s* we must remember that at the h

ving the beast, from the humblest to the highest species, of a "soul" but only of a conscious surviving ego-soul, i.e, that principle which survives after a man, and reincarnates in a like man. the animal has an astral body, that survives the physical form for a short period; but its (animal) monad does not re-incarnate in the same, but in a higher species, and has no "devachan" of course. it has the seeds of all the human principles in itself, but they are latent "manual of geology" p. 302[[vol. 2, page] 197 the separation of sexes. thing of the oolitic type, while it had been altogether supplanted and replaced on the rest of the globe) now why has less change taken place in australia than elsewhere? where is the raison d'etre for such a "curse of retardation? it is simply because the nat

hat daksha, the father of mankind, established sexual intercourse as the means of peopling the world. happily for the human race the "elect race" had already become the vehicle of incarnation of the (intellectually and spiritually) highest dhyanis before humanity had become quite material. when the last sub-races- save some lowest- of the third race had perished with the great lemurian continent "the seeds of the trinity of wisdom" had already acquired the secret of immortality on earth, that gift which allows the same great personality to step ad libitum from one worn-out body into another (b) the first war that earth knew, the first human gore shed, was the result of man's eyes and senses being opened; which made him see that the daughters of his brethren were fairer than his own, and th

it was not so. nor can they admit that the first two races of men were too ethereal and phantom-like in their constitution, organism, and shape, even to be called physical men. for, if they do, it will be found that this is one of the reasons why their relics can never be expected to be exhumed among other fossils. nevertheless all this is maintained. man was the store-house, so to speak, of all the seeds of life[[footnote(s* for suggestiveness, we would recommend a short article in the theosophist of august, 1887 "esoteric studies" its author expounds therein quite an occult theory, though to the world a new idea "the progress of the monad concurring with the retrogression of form (666, i.e "with decrease of the vis formativa" he says "who knows what shape vehicled the ego in remote ring

oyed[[vol. 2, page] 291 mazdean symbolism. progenitor of specified animals, reptiles, and even monsters (see vishnu and other puranas. open the mazdean vendidad, at fargard ii, at verse 27 (73) and read the command of ormazd to yima, a spirit of the earth, who symbolizes the three races, after telling him to build a vara("an enclosure" an argua or vehicle "thither (into the vara) thou shalt bring the seeds of men and women, of the greatest, best, and finest kinds on this earth; thither thou shalt bring the seeds of every kind of cattle" etc, etc; and v. 28 (74."all those seeds shalt thou bring, two of every kind, to be kept inexhaustible there, so long as those men shall stay in the vara" those "men" in the "vara" are the "progenitors" the heavenly men or dhyani, the future egos who are co

(74."all those seeds shalt thou bring, two of every kind, to be kept inexhaustible there, so long as those men shall stay in the vara" those "men" in the "vara" are the "progenitors" the heavenly men or dhyani, the future egos who are commissioned to inform mankind. for "vara" or the "ark (or again the vehicle) simply means man* verse 30 says "thou shalt seal up the vara (after filling it up with the seeds, and thou shalt make a door and a window self-shining within" which is the soul. and when yima inquires of ahura mazda how he shall manage to make that vara, he is answered "crush the earth. and knead it with thy hands, as the potter does when kneading the potter's clay (31. the egyptian ram-headed god makes man of clay on a potter's wheel, and so in genesis do the elohim fashion him out

-denying modern science and so-called philosophy do not contest that the human family is composed of a variety of well-defined types and races, it is only because the fact is undeniable, no one would say that there was no external difference between an englishman, an african negro, and a japanese or chinaman. on the other hand it is formally denied by most naturalists that mixed human races, i.e, the seeds for entirely new races, are any longer formed in our days. but this last is maintained on good grounds by de quatrefages and some others. nevertheless our general proposition will not be accepted. it will be said that whatever forms man has passed through in the long pre-historic past there are no more changes for him (save certain variations, as at present) in the future. hence that our

om of materiality in its physical development, the present race is on its ascending arc; and the sixth will be rapidly growing out of its bonds of matter, and even of flesh. thus it is the mankind of the new world- one by far the senior of our old one, a fact men had also forgotten- of patala (the antipodes, or the nether world, as america is called in india, whose mission and karma it is, to sow the seeds for a forthcoming, grander, and far more glorious race than any of those we know of at present. the cycles of matter will be succeeded by cycles of spirituality and a fully developed mind. on the law of parallel history and races, the majority of the future mankind will be composed of glorious adepts. humanity is the child of cyclic destiny, and not one of its units can escape its uncons

f wisdom have scattered their dead leaves even on judaeo-christianity. and at the end of the kali, our present age, vishnu, or the "everlasting king" will appear as kalki, and re-establish righteousness upon earth. the minds of those who live at that time shall be awakened, and become as pellucid as crystal "the men who are thus changed by virtue of that peculiar time (the sixth race) shall be as the seeds of other human beings, and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the krita age of purity; i.e, it shall be the seventh race, the race of "buddhas" the "sons of god" born of immaculate parents- b. the gods of light proceed from the gods of darkness. thus it is pretty well established that christ, the logos, or the god in space and the saviour on earth, is but one of the

he colour of the pacific ocean, which lies to the west; black is the colour of the nether underground region- darkness; corn with grains of all colours on one ear represents the colours of the upper region- of the firmament, with its rosy and yellow clouds, shining stars, etc. the "speckled" corn- each grain containing all the colours- is that of the "priestess-mother: woman containing in herself the seeds of all races past, present and future; eve being the mother of all living. apart from these was the sun- the great deity- whose priest was the spiritual head of the nation. these facts were ascertained by mr. f. hamilton cushing, who, as many are aware, became an indian zuni, lived with them, was initiated into their religious mysteries, and has learned more about them than any other man


h, according to the revelation received from the primeval dhyani-buddhas, is, during the periodical sleep of the universe, of the ultimate tenuity conceivable to the eye of the perfect bodhisatva- this matter, radical and cool, becomes, at the first reawakening of cosmic motion, scattered through space; appearing, when seen from the earth, in clusters and lumps, like curds in thin milk. these are the seeds of the future worlds, the "star-stuff- stanza iii- continued. 6. the root of life was in every drop of the ocean of immortality (amrita* and the ocean was radiant light, which was fire and heat and motion. darkness vanished and was no more* it disappeared in its own essence, the body of fire and water, of father and mother (a (a) the essence of darkness being absolute light, darkness is

ing the highest point of civilization and knowledge, as also of human intellectuality, of the fourth, atlantean race- that, owing to the final crisis of physiologico-spiritual adjustment of the races, humanity branched off into its two diametrically opposite paths: the right- and the left-hand paths of knowledge or of vidya "thus were the germs of the white and the black magic sown in those days. the seeds lay latent for some time, to sprout only during the early period of the fifth (our race (commentary[[vol. 1, page] 193 the first cause of sin. spirit per se is an unconscious negative abstraction. its purity is inherent, not acquired by merit; hence, as already shown, to become the highest dhyan chohan it is necessary for each ego to attain to full self-consciousness as a human, i.e, con

ya. when the close of the kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being which exists, of its own spiritual nature. shall descend on earth (kalki avatar) endowed with the eight superhuman faculties. he will re-establish righteousness on earth, and the minds of those who live at the end of kali yuga shall be awakened and become as pellucid as crystal. the men who are thus changed. shall be the seeds of human beings, and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the krita age, the age of purity. as it is said 'when the sun and moon and the lunar asterism tishya and the planet jupiter are in one mansion, the krita (or satya) age shall return. two persons, devapi, of the race of kuru and moru, of the family of ikshwaku, continue alive throughout the four ages, residing at

s mystic meaning which is identical with every nation on the earth. we refer the reader to sir william jones* with the hindus, the lotus is the emblem of the productive power of nature, through the agency of fire and water (spirit and matter "eternal" says a verse in the bhagavad gita "i see brahm the creator enthroned in thee above the lotus; and sir w. jones shows, as noted in the stanzas, that the seeds of the lotus contain, even before they germinate, perfectly-formed leaves, the miniature shapes of what one day, as perfected plants, they will become. the lotus, in india, is the symbol of prolific earth, and what is more, of mount meru. the four angels or genii of the four quarters of heaven (the maharajahs, see stanzas) stand each on a lotus. the lotus is the two-fold type of the divi

this order? let us imagine a cyclical translation in space, each evolution witnessing the genesis of the group of elements which i previously represented as produced during one complete vibration of the pendulum. let us suppose that one cycle has thus been completed, the centre of the unknown creative force in its mighty journey through space having scattered along its track the primitive atoms- the seeds, if i may use the expression- which presently are to coalesce and develop into the groupings now known as lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, sodium, magnesium, aluminium, silicon, phosphorus, sulphur, and chlorine. what is most probably the form of track now pursued? were it strictly confined to the same plane of temperature and time, the next elementary group


inancial matters; but he is responsible to, and may be removed at will by, the supreme and most holy king. he will appoint a committee to assist hium and advise him in his work; and he will usually select one person from each of the governing bodies of the order. such is a brief outline of the government of the o.t.o. it combines monarchy with democracy: it includes aristocracy, and conceals even the seeds of revolution, by which alone progress can be effected. thus we balance the triads, uniting the three in one; thus we gather up all the threads of human passion and interest, and weave them into an harmonious tapestry, subtly and diligently with great art, that our order may seem an ornament even to the stars that are in the heavens at night. in our rainbow-coloured texture we set forth

he word .better. is used rather sentimentally, for, as .it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. so it is better to be a madman than an idiot. there is always a chance of putting wrong right. as, however, the disease of the age is intellectualism, this lesson is well to teach. numerous sermons on this point wili be found in many of the writings of frater perdurabo. 11. the seeds of wisdom cannot sprout and grow in airless space. to live and reap experience the mind needs breadth and depth and points to draw it towards the diamond soul. seek not those points in m y .s realm; but soar beyond illusions, search the eternal and the changeless sat, mistrusting fancy.s false suggestions. compare what is said in book 4, part ii, about the sword. in the last part of the

that was, that is, and will be, for whom the hour shall never strike. compare l vi.s aphorism .the magician should work as though he had omnipotence at his command and eternity at his disposal. do not imagine that it matters whether you finish the task in this life or not. go on quietly and steadily, unmoved by anything whatever. 36. if thou would.st reap sweet peace and rest, disciple, sow with the seeds of merit the fields of future harvests. accept the woes of birth. accept the laws of nature and work with them. do not be always trying to take short cuts. do not complain, and do not be afraid of the length of the path. this treatise being for beginners, reward is offered. and.it is really worthwhile. one may find oneself in the office of a buddha. yea, cried the holy one, and from thy


s of physics. thus, we find ourselves left with ultimate responsibility for our own survival. we are only guaranteed that, as we struggle to survive, the rules of game that we must play will never be changed arbitrarily or unpredictably. at the end of the story of noah, we may imagine ourselves on the heights with her, watching as her family spreads to the horizon. in the settlements below us are the seeds that will grow into the great semitic, indo-european, and dravidian civilizations of the world. after noah's death, these noahite settlements will proliferate beyond the horizon and will become a nation, and then will become many nations. the story of nimrod is about the process of becoming a nation, and the story of abram is about becoming many nations. 5. we can readily understand how


lf. the passage from the death and darkness of the outer into the life and light of the inner is but the turning of the eye of the soul from the contemplation of appearance to the vision of reality. 4 i am the balance between victory and foundation. that balance i preserve by ceaseless meditation upon mine own nature [162] t z a d d i only because i never forget myself doth the creation continue. the seeds of existence spring from my self-contemplation. that self-contemplation is a great silence. for not by noise and tumult is my work perfected. herein is the secret of the pillar of establishment which solomon set before the porch of the temple; and this is the royal secret of my reign [163] comment on tzaddi* t z a d d i, pronounced tzahdi. transcribed as "tz. the number 90. meaning: fish


sil. infuse each of the magical foods in turn with circles of the wand deosil, saying: fruits of the earth, born from the womb of the land, give life and healing, health and joy from your ever-replenishing store* touch the vegetable with the wand and then lift the wand in a high arc before lowering it to touch the bottle of water in the centre* now move to the east and circle the wand deosil over the seeds, saying: seeds of potential, from the loins of the father, give growth and power, possibility and regeneration from your limitless treasury* touch the seeds with the wand and raising it in a high arc as before, project the energy into the bottle* go now to the south and circle the wand deosil over the honey, saying: melissa, mother bee, bring abundance, warmth, sweetness and nourishment

evening before or after the full moon. you can, if you are working alone, spread your full moon rituals over three nights, with the major one on the night of the full moon and the others on the preceding and following nights. i have started the full moon calendar on page 214 with the moon that is nearest to the celtic new year on 2 november, the moon that the celts called samnios, the 'falling of the seeds. in native american lunar calendars, the full moon around this period was often known as the 'hunters' moon' or the 'trading moon, because seite 129 wicca01.txt the trading of goods was carried out in preparation for the needs of the coming winter. you may find that each of the full moons corresponds with a personal event or prevailing mood in your own yearly life cycle. you may even giv

and regeneration projects, the reclamation of wildlife habitats and work to restore the indigenous trees and wildlife to an area. they will also support major attitude changes towards international, national and local issues. seite 154 wicca01.txt on a personal level, this is the time for clearing emotional and spiritual clutter and wiping the slate clean; for life changes, new beginnings, sowing the seeds for new projects that will bear fruit in the future, for herb gardening, for all matters of fertility and for putting new ideas into practice. matters concerning children and young people and new flowering love are specially favoured. associations candle colours: yellow and green for the clear light from the east and the budding vegetation symbols: eggs, any spring flowers or leaves in b


or should i say "hexed) of the nine angles. it is the hexagon and hexagram (also the seal of the jews, authors and proponents of the world's most nihilistic and self- hating monotheism) the hexagon corrupts the golden rectangle; it adds an angle and a line to the pentagram and pentagon, thus destroying them. six is symmetry obese and unnecessary (two and four are quite adequate for the principle. the seeds of the destruction of the hexagonal forms are carried within them, however, for they necessarily embrace two trapezoids (the four) and the pentagrams defined by those trapezoids (the five; hence 4+5 (the nine. seventh angle: the destruction of the status of monotheism by the addition of a line/angle to the hex. the legacy of the first beast of revelation and his sevenfold seal and star o


ng up for the people, and offer the 'solutions' to the problems they themselves have created in the first place. those 'solutions' will be precisely the measures the manipulators wanted to happen all along, as part of the journey to the new world order. it is what i call the problem-reaction-solution scenario. in this case, they wanted the people of france to overturn the monarchy, and they sowed the seeds of revolt by their age old method of poverty and debt. in his book, the life of napoleon, mcnair wilson says of his time "a change of a fundamental kind had taken place in the economic structure of europe whereby the old basis had ceased to be wealth measured in lands, crops, herds and minerals; but a new standard had now been introduced, namely, a form of money to which the title 'credi

another elite coup was reaching fruition, the russian revolution of 1917. this took the same form as the french revolution. the elite created economic chaos and the ruling dictator, the tsar, played into their hands by refusing to introduce democracy and empowerment for the people. in 1905, the tsar was manipulated by the rothschilds into a war with japan to undermine the russian economy and sow the seeds of unrest among the population. the rothschilds told the tsar that they would finance the war, while in the united states, the rothschild company, kuhn, loeb, and co, was secretly funding the japanese. then the war with germany came in 1914, during which the russian army was constantly weakened by outside influences. one way the elite have controlled wars is to send inferior weapons to t

world war ended in 1918 with tens of millions of dead and injured on all sides, after the bloodiest conflict in known human history. it was a war that was planned and created by the elite using the power and money of the banking and secret society network. it would not otherwise have happened. it was not the work of human nature, but manipulated human nature. at the same time, the elite had sown the seeds for the capitalist/communist v fascist (second) world war and the capitalism v communism cold war by arranging and financing the russian revolution. the elite had won the revolution and the war. now they prepared for their most important ambition- winning the peace. they had the nation states of europe exactly where they wanted them. the war had left europe devastated and submerged in de

hich was sold as a means to feed the poor countries of the world was, in truth, a means to steal the natural plant varieties used there and replace them with hybrids dependent on chemical inputs which the same companies monopolise. the chemical inputs are killing the land and the body, in another form of population control. control and dependency was the plan. the rockefeller foundation collected the seeds from 95% of the world's major cereal crops in the years leading up to the gatt agreement and the plant breeder's rights bills. the multinationals are phasing out the varieties they do not have rights to and making the world dependent on those that they do. un statistics estimate that 75% of genetic diversity in agricultural crops has been lost in this century and what is left is now in g


us men and our salvation. christianity was amale bastion from its very foundation, created to suppress the balancing female energy.the early founders of the church, like quintus tertullian, banned women from priestlyoffice and even speaking in church. it was only at the council of trent in 1545 that theroman church officially agreed that women had souls and then only by a majority ofthree votes! the seeds of this anti-feminine dogma in the christian church can be seenin its mirror, zoroasterism, the sect of the prophet (mythical sun god, zoroaster. heand his religion emerged yet again from persia, now turkey, the home of the taurusmountains and st pauls abode, tarsus. zoroaster was vehemently anti-women and hesaid that no women could enter heaven except those submissive to control, who ha

out officially in 1775, triggered by theimposition by the british crown of higher taxation on the colonies to meet the hugecosts of the seven years war between britain and france, another brotherhood-manipulated conflict. the seven y ears war itself began after george washington, then ayoung military leader in the british colonial army, had apparently ordered the killing offrench troops in ohio. the seeds of revolution in america were sown when thebrotherhood in london ensured that new taxes were introduced and their representativesin the colonies began to stimulate the rebellion against them. this is a classic techniqueused throughout the ages. the mass of the people stood in the middle with no idea ofwhat was going on, taking everything on face value. among the american rebels werethe f


king upon it in the realm of intuition beyond the sphere of reason, achieved a realisation, even if that realisation could only be reduced to the sphere of concrete thought as an image. 12. we must clearly realise that in these highly abstract regions the mind can use nothing but symbols; but these symbols have the power to convey realisations to minds that know how to use them; these symbols are the seeds of thought whence understanding arises, even if we are not able to expand the symbol itself into a concrete realisation. 13. little by little, like a rising tide, realisation is concreting the abstract, assimilating and expressing in terms of its own nature things which belong to another sphere; and we shall make a great mistake if we try to prove with herbert spencer that because a thin


ed in recent years as a result of the unrest attending the throwing off of colonial regimes and the establishment of autonomous governments. another important factor in the changes surfacing on the entire continent, in addition to political reform and upheaval, has been the education of many young africans at american and european universities. as they travel back to africa with western ideas and the seeds for a new way of economic survival, the scene is likely to change on all fronts.even regarding their own ancient superstitions and folk legends. in the midst of these changes, western occult, metaphysical, and mystical literature has circulated through the continent since the 1920s, especially in south africa, the central african states, and such west african nations as ghana and nigeria

tate that while a novice might possibly stumble upon it, unless guided by an adept the beginner has small chance of achieving the grand arcanum. the transcendental view of alchemy, however, rapidly gained ground through the nineteenth century. among its exponents was a. e. waite, who argued, the gold of the philosopher is not a metal, on the other hand, man is a being who possesses within himself the seeds of a perfection which he has never realized, and that he therefore corresponds to those metals which the hermetic theory supposes to be capable of development. it has been constantly advanced that the conversion of lead into gold was only the assumed object of alchemy, and that it was in reality in search of a process for developing the latent possibilities in the subject man. at the sam

nnu (the unknown philosopher, who came under the influence of pasqually, and later that of the writings of the mystical jakob boehme, whose works saint- martin translated. jacques cazotte was one of the first men associated with both magic and the revolution. much of the revolutions inception is owed to those mysterious brotherhoods of france and germany, which during the eighteenth century sowed the seeds of equality and illuminism throughout europe. loiseaut, a parishioner of sainte-mande, formed a mystical society in 1772 that met in great secrecy, awaiting a vision of john the baptist, who supposedly came to them to foretell the revolution. the spiritual director of this circle was a monk named dom gerle, one of the first mesmerists in paris, who was said to have foretold the dreadful

se of which they acquired information on any subject they wished. for a similar reason the inhabitants of northern brazil, when anxious to discover some guilty person, administered narcotic drinks to seers, in whose dreams the criminal made his appearance. californian indians gave children certain intoxicants to gain from the ensuing vision information about their enemies. the darien indians used the seeds of the datura sanguines to produce in children prophetic delirium, during which they were said to reveal the whereabouts of hidden treasures. one of the most famous seers in the british isles was kenneth ore, the brahan seer of the highlands of scotland. the faculty of such prophetic vision was generally known in scotland as second sight. other seers favor inducing visions by such means

n suffer from disease, either local or general, experiment with the following remedy. take a magnet impregnated with mumia, and combined with rich earth. in this earth sow some seeds that have a likeness to, or homogeneity with, encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. hypnotism 761 the disease; then let this earth, well sifted and mixed with mumia, be laid in an earthen vessel, and let the seeds committed to it be watered daily with a lotion in which the diseased limb or body has been washed. thus will the disease be transplanted from the human body to the seeds which are in the earth. having done this, transplant the seeds from the earthen vessel to the ground, and wait till they begin to flourish into herbs. as they increase, the disease will diminish, and when they have reach

th of life.in a future life if not the present.by altering one s feelings and beliefs, and by engaging in positive practices. it is the coward and the fool who says this is fate, goes the sanskrit proverb. but it is the strong man who stands up and says, i will make my fate. according to this view, reincarnation is carried on under the laws of karma and evolution. the newborn baby bears within it the seeds of former lives. his or her character is the same as it was in past existences, and so it will continue unless the individual changes it, which he or she has the power to do. each succeeding existence finds that character stronger in one direction or another. if it is evil the effort to change it becomes increasingly difficult; indeed a complete change may not be possible until many life


him. valiantine arrived in february 1617 1924 and gave seances almost daily for five weeks in bradley s home. in the presence of more than fifty prominent people, over one hundred different spirit voices manifested and carried on long conversations in russian, german, spanish and even in idiomatic welsh. caradoc evans, the welsh novelist, spoke with his father s spirit in cardiganshire welsh. but the seeds of suspicion had been sown. wyckoff soon leveled a second charge against valiantine, which grew out of a sitting in the st. regis hotel in new york on april 19, 1924. when the sitting was closed by the address of dr. barnett, it was revealed that the trumpet had fallen sideways between valiantine s legs, with the small end against the edge of the chair. as the medium was setting it uprig

ses from being used as zombies. the corpse may be buried face down and its mouth filled with earth; sometimes the lips are sewn together, presumably to prevent the soul from leaving by the mouth. a somewhat naive custom is to strew handfuls of sesame seed on the grave (a common practice in eastern europe to entertain vampires, so that the spirit of the deceased will always be occupied in counting the seeds. firsthand accounts of zombies have continued into the late twentieth century. author alfred metraux stated that six months after the death of a friend he saw that friend as a zombie at the house of a houngan. harvard ethnobiologist wade davis, who visited haiti in 1982, succeeded in penetrating the secret societies and understanding and documenting the voudoo culture. he has suggested t


next see the watcher on the threshold in the mirror of the gate of the gimel g. the watcher is actually the reflection of our own reincarnating geviyah. people typically run in fear from their watcher when they encounter it in their dream state. but, the geviyah is a plastic medium subject to change. repeating the name of one s chosen small face ideal (e.g. the lord hvhy) cleanses the geviyah of the seeds of impure desires and spiritual ignorance that have crystallized during past life activity. with the purification of the geviyah, the watcher is replaced by the reflection of the form of one s chosen small face ideal, or by a high level gatekeeper, or may even become transparent i.e. clear. when the reflection in the mirror of the gimel g is transparent i.e. cleared of reflection, the so

about your chosen system of belief, or fall prey to pride if you get some +4' 8: h" 2: 2 2:e 8% results. in truth, we do little to bring about the condition of spiritual awakening, and all depends upon the grace of small face in whose dream we are creatures. by engaging in the various practices, we try our best to make our hearts and minds fertile soil for the divine gardener to plant and nourish the seeds of our spiritual unfoldment. once a person becomes a tree of perfection and no longer maintains a dualistic mindset, he/she sees that all worldviews are superimpositions upon the ayn, and that ultimately, nothing (ayn) alone exists. this does not mean that such a soul cannot ascribe to different mindsets when stationed in different planes of existence. hence, when in the waking state, su


of the cycle. after six more periods had elapsed, or after the lapse of the entire cycle of twelve periods, all creation was dissolved or drawn to the source of all life. subsequently a new creation was brought forth under which the same order of events will take place. the involution of life, or its return to the great source whence it sprang, did not, however, involve the destruction of matter. the seeds of returning life were preserved in an ark or boat--the female principle, within which all things are contained. this indrawing of life constituted "the night of brahme" it was represented by vishnu sleeping on the bottom of the sea. from the facts adduced in relation to the etrurians we are not surprised to find that their religion was that of the ancient nature worshippers, and that a

ians, the belief prevails that all created things have proceeded from a triplicated deity who was saved from the ravages of a flood in an ark or ship. the fact is observed that the theogonies and kosmogonies of all peoples have reference to a flood or to the renewal of life after the destruction of the world, and that the great father who is preserved, and who comes forth from an ark or ship with the seeds of a former world, represents the beginning of a new era. adam with his three sons, cain, abel, and seth, noah with his triad, shem, ham, and japheth, menu and his triple offspring, and so on, all mean exactly the same thing, namely, the renewal of life at the close of a cycle, or manwantara. from the traditions extant in nearly every quarter of the globe, it would seem that, prior to th


ld war one global freemasonry dkg was the work of european leaders who, as a result of darwin's suggestions, regarded war and bloodshed as a biological necessity. during that war, 10 million people went to their deaths, for nothing. the world war two that followed it, and in which 55 million people perished, was again the work of totalitarianism, like fascism and communism, that was the result of the seeds of militant secularism sown by the masons. throughout the whole world, during the twentieth century, all the destructive wars, conflicts, cruelty, injustice, exploitation, hunger, and moral degradation, basically, were products of irreligious philosophies and ideologies (for details, see harun yahya's the disasters darwinism brought to humanity) in short, the philosophy of masonry has yi


reprinted as appendix 2 in robert k. g. temple, the sirius mystery, destiny books, rochester, vermont, 1987, pp. 250-1. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 86 and he gave them an insight into letters and sciences, and every kind of art. he taught them to construct houses, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge. he made them distinguish the seeds of the earth, and showed them how to collect fruits; in short, he instructed them in every thing which could tend to soften manners and to humanise mankind. from that time, so universal were his instructions, nothing has been added materially by way of improvement..12 surviving images of the oannes creatures i had seen on babylonian and assyrian reliefs clearly portrayed fish-garbed men

of the days before the flood. he went on a long journey, was weary, worn-out with labour, returning he rested, he engraved on a stone the whole story.1 the story that gilgamesh brought back had been told to him by a certain utnapishtim, a king who had ruled thousands of years earlier, who had survived the great flood, and who had been rewarded with the gift of immortality because he had preserved the seeds of humanity and of all living things. it was long, long ago, said utnapishtim, when the gods dwelt on earth: anu, lord of the firmament, enlil, the enforcer of divine decisions, ishtar, 1 the epic of gilgamesh, penguin classics, london, 1988, p. 61. graham hancock fingerprints of the gods 185 goddess of war and sexual love and ea, lord of the waters, man s natural friend and protector. i

pity on it he put it in a jar. the next day, however, it had grown so much bigger that he had to carry it to a lake. soon the lake was too small. throw me into the sea, said the fish [which was in reality a manifestation of the god vishnu] and i shall be more comfortable. then he warned manu of a coming deluge. he sent him a large ship, with orders to load it with two of every living species and the seeds of every plant, and then to go on board himself. 39 manu had only just carried out these orders when the ocean rose and submerged everything, and nothing was to be seen but vishnu in his fish form now a huge, one-horned creature with golden scales. manu moored his ark to the horn of the fish and vishnu towed it across the brimming waters until it came to rest on the exposed peak of the m

he great flood and the great cold and the time of the great upheaval. it is not just that the same experiences are being recounted again and again; that, on its own, would be quite understandable since the ice age and its aftereffects were global phenomena. more curious by far is the way in which the same symbolic motifs keep recurring: the one good man and his family, the warning given by a god, the seeds of all living things saved, the survival ship, the enclosure against the cold, the trunk of a tree in which the pregenitors of future humanity hide themselves, the birds and other creatures released after the flood to find land. and so on. isn t it also odd that so many of the myths turn out to contain descriptions of figures like quetzalcoatl and viracocha, said to have come in the time


gan to grow, and demanded wider quarters. manus threw it into a large lake, but the fish grew on, and wished to be taken to ganga the bride of the sea. before long he had not room to stir even there, and manus was obliged to carry him to the sea; but when launched in the sea, he foretold the coming of a fearful flood, manus was to build a ship and go on board it with the seven sages, and preserve the seeds of all things, then he would shew himself to them horned. manus did as he was commanded, and sailed in the ship; the monster fish appeared, had the ship fastened to his horn by a rope, and towed it through the sea for many years, till they reached the summit of the himavdn, there he bade them moor the ship, and the spot to which it was tied still bears the name of naubandhanam (ship-bind


new perspective, in studies on ancient egypt in honour of h. s. smith, ed. a. leahy and w. j. tait (london, 1999, 215 220. 49. see l. bell, luxor temple and the cult of the royal ka, journal of near eastern studies 44 (1985: 251 294. 50. for this interpretation of the sed festival, see hornung, idea into image, 53 54. 51. or the corn mummies were left in a desert wadi until a flash flood brought the seeds to life. the best account of these objects is m. j. raven s corn-mummies in oudheidkundige mededlingen het rijksmuseum van oudheden te leiden 63 (1980: 7 38. for the osiris myth as part of the agricultural cycle, see henri frankfort, kingship and the gods: a study of ancient near eastern religion as the integration of society and nature (chicago, 1948),181 197. 52. this myth has been rec

hymns to aten stress his role as benevolent creator. there is no long sequence of events leading up to creation. aten is simply said to have made everything according to his heart when he was alone. this act of cre- deities, themes, and concepts 109 ation was renewed every morning at sunrise. the hymns list the creatures given life by aten in loving detail. the flowers live because of your rays, the seeds sprout from the soil when you shine. refreshed by your sight all flocks of animals frisk. birds in the nest fly up joyfully, beating their wings in praise of the living aten, their creator. it is emphasized that aten created all the foreign countries and their peoples, not just egypt and the egyptians. the only category of beings who are missing are the numerous gods and goddesses who wo


s upon the earth's surface which are terrene corollaries of the physiological chakras and it is from these points that waves of transmission emanate at periodic intervals; these zones may be regarded as the clefts where-from the earth's menstruum issues forth in bloody libation to nourish and permit the replenishment of the stellar core: the world-heart. upon these waves of transmission are borne the seeds of knowledge, oft' carried in the hands of nomad and wayfarer, they are cast out upon the receptive soil of many a-land and culture. although we may on further study find that certain applications and methods of circle-craft stem from specific cultural regions, this does not exclude the likelihood of primitive circle-craft existing prior to the syncretism of techniques via migration of p


gar. it leavestraces on the history of every mortal born from woman, and it can neither be seared away, entreated, norpropitiated. health is a dewdrop that falls from the heavens to vivify the blossoms on earth, only during themorn. of life, its spring and summer. it has but a short duration and returns from whence it came- theinvisible realms. how oft'neath the bud that is brightest and fairest, the seeds of the canker in embryo lurk! how oft at the root of the flower that is rarest- secure in its ambush the worm is at work" the running sand which moves downward in the glass, wherein the hours of human life are numbered, runsswifter. the worm has gnawed the blossom of health through its heart. the strong body is found stretchedone day on the thorny bed of pain. the soul-ego beams no longe


vey to the uninitiated so much of the mysterium magnum as is safe in the hands of a selfish world, the alchemist postulates as his first principle, the existence of a certain universal solvent in the homogeneous substance from which the elements were evolved; which substance he calls pure gold, or summum materiae. this solvent, also called menstruum universale, possesses the power of removing all the seeds of disease out of the human body, of renewing youth, and prolonging life. such is the lapis philosophorum (philosopher's stone. alchemy first penetrated into europe through geber, the great arabian sage and philosopher, in the eighth century of our era; but it was known and practiced long ages ago in china and egypt. numerous papyri on alchemy, and other proofs that it was the favorite s


unchanged the fine estates and bits of walled garden and steep green lane in which so many fragrant memories linger. these rambles, together with the diligent studies which accompanied them, certainly account for a large amount of the antiquarian lore which at last crowded the modern world from charles ward's mind; and illustrate the mental soil upon which fell, in that fateful winter of 1919-20, the seeds that came to such strange and terrible fruition. dr. willett is certain that, up to this ill-omened winter of first change, charles ward's antiquarianism was free from every trace of the morbid. graveyards held for him no particular attraction beyond their quaintness and historic value, and of anything like violence or savage instinct he was utterly devoid. then, by insidious degrees, th


uch energy that i could use elsewhere, i just don't want to be bothered. i'd rather spend the time psyching myself and projecting constructive emotions. many primitive people don't want to have their picture taken. just an old superstition? well, i had a spell worked against me by some crazy witches a few years ago, and they used a photograph of me to concentrate on. their idea was to plant in me the seeds of self-destruction. my mother was in new york, and while there, she visited some psychic friends. friends and family- all of them had a feeling that something was being done to me. what happened, actually, was that i was getting extremely rushed. i didn't attribute it to witchcraft. i just thought i was becoming involved in hectic situations for other reasons. when you are rushed and yo


wives and numerous or any children, but toys in a certain sense? where sink they in importance to him when the great unknown sets in which awaits every man? he who can work as nature works causing the sunshine, so to speak, to light fire up independently in itself, and to breed and propagate precious things upon the atmosphere in which it bums causing the growing supernatural soul to work amidst the seeds of gold, and to purge the material, devilish mass until the excrement is expelled, and it springs in health into condensating, solid splendour, a produce again to be sown, to fructify into fresh harvests the alchemist, or prince of chemists, who can do this, laughs at the hoards of kings. by the time that the artist is thus so much more than man, is he the less desirous of the gratifying

lled the fire-philosophers, of whom we have spoken before. what is that mysterious and inscrutable operation, the striking fire from flint? familiar as it is, who remarks it? where, in that hardest, closest pressing together of matter where the granulation compresses, shining even in its hardness, into the solidest lamince. of cold, darkest blue, and streaky, core-like, agate-resembling white lie the seeds of fire, spiritual flame-seeds to the so stony fruit? in what folds of the flint, in the block of it-in what invisible recess speckled and spotted in what tissue crouch the firesparks? to issue, in showers, on the stroke of iron on the so sudden clattering (as of the crowbars of man) on its operations of fire. 73 stony doors: stone caving the thing fire, unseen, as its sepulchre; stroke


but must prepare for a greater threat that shall come against us surely before the seas and rains recede once more and yield some welcome shore to us. it is the elohim that conjure against us this tempest that rages about us, seeking to so extinguish from the earth all men that might one day oppose them and cast down their doomed kingdom. when they realise that we have escaped and shall sow anew the seeds of our empire 274 that once more the nephilim's star climbs ascendant in the sky then shall they seek to accomplish by other means that which by their first recourse was thwarted. thus must we prepare, even in the storm's midst, to repel the very hosts of heaven. it is well then that there is no navigation that our hands can accomplish for it would but blind us to a greater threat. nephi

the valleys and the plains revealed themselves to the sight of those that went upon the ships and they rejoiced to see all things upon the earth restored to equilibrium. at that time all the land was bare and no green thing grew from the soil. all was desolated by the great cataclysm. yet no darkness is there where no light burns nor despair that fosters no hope. deep beneath the barren soil hid the seeds of the thousand plants, washed away by the waters of the flood. with the waters fallen back to their place and the light of the burning sun making warm once more the sodden earth to new life were those germs stirred 285 and even before the waters had retreated utterly the hill-sides bloomed with flowers of every hue and the plains were made verdant with grasses. now made the weary sailor


media. thus, the third factor is the laws by which the environment affects the individual and induces changes in those qualities that are changeable. 4. changes in the environment that affect the object the environment that affects the growth of the wheat is, itself, affected by external elements. these elements can change drastically: for example, there might be a drought or a flood, causing all the seeds to rot or dry out. as for man, this fourth factor involves changes in the environment itself, which then change how it affects the changeable qualities in the individual. thus, these four factors define the general state of each object. these factors define one s character, mode of thinking and process of deduction. they even determine what one wants and how one acts at any given moment


ting the body, that he is an e.a- i.e, a man of good moral character. he next satisfies the w.s.w, representing the soul, that he has benefited by the lessons of life and acquired intellectual knowledge. then comes the third journey, when he is once more challenged by the soul, who demands the p.w. c let us combine these meanings. he comes laden with worldly possessions, which in themselves carry the seeds of death, unconsciously representing in his person the worker in metals who made the twin columns and is about to be entombed. therefore the soul presents him to the spirit as one properly prepared to carry out the part of his great predecessor(*the m.m. fs. book, by j. s. m. ward, pp. 28, 29) 668. the seven s c 669. in all the degrees the candidate advances towards the east, the place o


o the world. in such cases the spiritual powers associated with those grades were either entirely withdrawn by the h.o.a.t.f(*see the hidden life in freemasonry, pp. 15, 185) to be introduced later into some other and more suitable group, or allowed to remain dormant until more fitting candidates should be found to hold them worthily- the bare succession passing down and transmitting, as it were, the seeds of the power, although the power itself was largely in abeyance. 40. on the other hand, there have been cases in which a rite or grade has been manufactured by a student who wished to throw some great truth into ceremonial form, but knew little of all this inner side of masonry; if such a degree or rite were doing useful work and attracting suitable candidates, sacramental powers fitted

se somewhat soiled hands that we must trace the rite of perfection during the next forty years. the rite passed through a period of obscuration, when the degrees were shamelessly sold to any who would buy their titles, and the inner meaning of the ceremonies was almost forgotten. but although the splendid occult knowledge of the emperors was lost and the rites became shorn of most of their power, the seeds of the succession still passed down- until a higher class of egos was guided into the rite and a new era began. the rite was established at charleston in 1783 by isaac da costa, who was created deputy-inspecter of south carolina by moses hayes. it will be seen that a succession is definitely claimed by the authorities of the rite. 760. frederick the great 761. it was during this period o


earth, the mother; for at this point of the ceremony the adept should be torn from his mortal attachments, and die to himself in the orgasm of his operation (a thorough comprehension of psychoanalysis will contribute notably to the proper appreciation of this ritual) liber samekh svb figvra dccc 10 aepe gthou exalted one! it* leaps up; it leaps forth! h diathanna thoron g lo! the out-splashing of the seeds of immortality! h11 section gg. the attainment 1. i am he! the bornless spirit, having sight in the feet. strong, and the immortal fire! 2. i am he! the truth! 3. i am he! who hate that evil should be wrought in the world! 4. i am he, that lightningeth and thundereth! 5. i am he, from whom is the shower of life of earth! 6. i am he, whose mouth ever flameth! 7. i am he, the begetter and


rld, which is but scientific knowledge, which revolves round the outside but never touches the centre (in which is contained all strength, but true wisdom, understanding and knowledge, reflections of the supreme illumination. an account of a a 5 all disputes, all controversies, all the things belonging to the false cares of this world, fruitless discussions, useless germs of opinions which spread the seeds of disunion, all error, schisms, and systems are banished. neither calumny nor scandal is known. every man is honoured. love alone reigns. we must not, however, imagine that this society resembles any secret society, meeting at certain times, choosing leaders and members, united by special objects. all societies, be what they may, can but come after this interior illuminated circle. this


s were tall, and some were dwarf. some set yellow seeds, and some set green seeds. some set round seeds, and others set wrinkled seeds. today, we would call these plants mutants or variants of one another (for the purpose of this book, these two words are equivalent. for example, wrinkled seeds are the result of a variant in a gene that determines the formation of some compounds necessary to make the seeds look round. the variant gene no longer produces this compound, and as a result, the seeds look wrinkled. mendel then mated plants bearing green seeds with plants bearing yellow seeds, as well as tall plants with dwarf plants, and he studied the properties of the progeny plants. this was his first great insight: he used as experimental objects plants that were easy to differentiate by the


the mistletoe from the oak, and the cornan, or scepter, in the form of a crescent, symbolic of the sixth day of the increasing moon and also of the ark of noah. an early initiate of the druidic mysteries related that admission to their midnight ceremony was gained by means of a glass boat, called cwrwg gwydrin. this boat symbolized the moon, which, floating upon the waters of eternity, preserved the seeds of living creatures within its boatlike crescent. p. 23 integrity from the most learned members of the higher druidic degrees. according to james gardner, there were usually two arch-druids in britain, one residing on the isle of anglesea and the other on the isle of man. presumably there were others in gaul. these dignitaries generally carried golden scepters and were crowned with wreat

ty. the most famous sculpturings and reliefs of this prototokos show mithras kneeling upon the recumbent form of a great bull, into whose throat he is driving a sword. the slaying of the bull signifies that the rays of the sun, symbolized by the sword, release at the vernal equinox the vital essences of the earth--the blood of the bull- which, pouring from the wound made by the sun god, fertilize the seeds of living things. dogs were held sacred to the cult of mithras, being symbolic of sincerity and trustworthiness. the mithraics used the serpent a an emblem of ahriman, the spirit of evil, and water rats were held sacred to him. the bull is esoterically the constellation of taurus; the serpent, its opposite in the zodiac, scorpio; the sun, mithras, entering into the side of the bull, slay

murdered] and the priests of these rites, who are called kings of the sacred rites by those whose business it is to name them, give additional strangeness to the tragic occurrence, by forbidding parsley with the roots from being placed on the table, for they think that parsley grew from the corybantic blood that flowed forth; just as the women, in celebrating the thcsmophoria, abstain from eating the seeds of the pomegranate, which have fallen on the ground, from the idea that pomegranates sprang from the drops of the blood of dionysus. those corybantes also they call cabiric; and the ceremony itself they announce as the cabiric mystery" the mysteries of the cabiri were divided into three degrees, the first of which celebrated the death of cashmala, at the hands of his three brothers; the

st. this mold was called the archetype, and this archetype was in the supreme mind long before the process of creation began. beholding the archetypes, the supreme mind became enamored with its own thought; so, taking the word as a mighty hammer, it gouged out caverns in primordial space and cast the form of the spheres in the archetypal mold, at the same time sowing in the newly fashioned bodies the seeds of living things. the darkness below, receiving the hammer of the word, was fashioned into an orderly universe. the elements separated into strata and each brought forth living creatures. the supreme being--the mind--male and female, brought forth the word; and the word, suspended between light and darkness, was delivered of another mind called the workman, the master-builder, or the mak

fed and went their way, delivering themselves to the second death from which there is no salvation. but others, casting themselves before the feet of hermes, besought him to teach them the way of life. he lifted them gently, receiving no approbation for himself, and staff in hand, went forth teaching and guiding mankind, and showing them how they might be saved. in the worlds of men, hermes sowed the seeds of wisdom and nourished the seeds with the immortal waters. and at last came the evening of his life, and as the brightness of the light of earth was beginning to go down, hermes commanded his disciples to preserve his doctrines inviolate throughout all ages. the vision of poimandres he committed to writing that all men desiring immortality might therein find the way. in concluding his e

same principle. the illuminati used a pearl hidden in the shell of an oyster at the bottom of the sea to signify spiritual powers. thus the seeker after truth became a pearl-fisher: he descended into the sea of material illusion in search of understanding, termed by the initiates "the pearl of great price" when the alchemists stated that every animate and inanimate thing in the universe contained the seeds of gold, they meant that even the grains of sand possessed a spiritual nature, for gold was the spirit of all things. concerning these seeds of spiritual gold the following rosicrucian axiom is significant "a seed is useless and impotent unless it is put in its appropriate matrix" franz hartmann comments on this axiom with these illuminating words "a soul cannot develop and progress with

lf, he declared that judges should refrain from eating meat before a trial, in order that those who appeared before them might receive the most honest and astute decisions. when pythagoras decided (as he often did) to retire into the temple of god for an extended period of time to meditate and pray, he took with his supply of specially prepared food and drink. the food consisted of equal parts of the seeds of poppy and sesame, the skin of the sea onion from which the juice had been thoroughly extracted, the flower of daffodil, the leaves of mallows, and a paste of barley and peas. these he compounded together with the addition of wild honey. for a beverage he took the seeds of cucumbers, dried raisins (with seeds removed, the flowers of coriander, the seeds of mallows and purslane, scraped

rs) and are depicted with great knives in their hands with which they carved the universe from its primordial substance. worship of the planets is based upon their acceptation as the cosmic embodiments of the seven creative attributes of god. the lords of the planets were described as dwelling within the body of the sun, for the true nature of the sun, being analogous to the white light, contains the seeds of all the tone and color potencies which it manifests. there are numerous arbitrary arrangements setting forth the mutual relationships of the planets, the colors, and the musical notes. the most satisfactory system is that based upon the law of the octave. the sense of hearing has a much wider scope than that of sight, for whereas the ear can register from nine to eleven octaves of sou

deliberately faced the solar orb were considered typical of very highly advanced souls. since the sun was regarded as the personification of the supreme deity, those forms of life over which it exercised marked influence were venerated as being sacred to divinity. the sunflower, because of its plainly perceptible affinity for the sun, was given high rank among sacred plants. p. 96 which contained the seeds of the new human race. among the ancient mysteries the pomegranate was also considered to be a divine symbol of such peculiar significance that its true explanation could not be divulged. it was termed by the cabiri "the forbidden secret" many greek gods and goddesses are depicted holding the fruit or flower of the pomegranate in their hands, evidently to signify that they are givers of

ound, puts forth flowers, and bears fruit, simply through the agency of natural influences. as it is with plants, so it is with metals. while they lie in the heart of the earth, in their natural ore, they grow and are developed, day by day, through the influence of the four elements: their fire is the splendor of the sun and moon; the earth conceives in her womb the splendor of the sun, and by it the seeds of the metals are well and equally warmed, just like the grain in the fields* for as each tree of the field has its own peculiar shape, appearance, and fruit, so each mountain bears its own particular ore; those stones and that earth being the soil in which the metals grow (see translation of 1893) next: stones, metals and gems sacred texts esoteric index previous next p. 97 stones, meta


n bugaboos and fear to lose your soul in return for the powers or, like us, consider the gamble well spent, is up to you. should you decide the former, then read no further. the aim of this book is solely to teach you the first steps to becoming a witch or warlock. but remember, the choice was yours. we take no responsibility for the results you may achieve, good or bad. witchcraft is witchcraft. the seeds of success or destruction lie within you and you alone. night is jealous of her secrets and guards them in many ways; but those who succeed in wooing her may reap many rewards. on the other hand, those who timidly shun the darkness win temporary respite only, until such a time as the darkness itself reaches out and takes them when they are least forearmed. introduction before taking any

masters of wisdom and love or simply as benevolent powers of fertility and hunting, that constitute the witch's true deities. diana and lucifer of the above-mentioned witch legend are but figurative forms of these mighty ones. although the legend is overlaid with later gnostic overtones such as the latinized names "diana" and "lucifer" these are not inappropriate, and indeed they preserve many of the seeds of truth "gnostic" itself in its etymological derivation means much the same as "witch "one who knows "one who concerns himself or herself with the hidden wisdom" it is the tattered remnants of the wisdom of the watchers, or gods, which constitutes the lore of the witch. the wisdom was said to have been borne away from the lost lands prior to the cataclysm by certain survivors, who knew

staurolite, which occurs naturally in orthorhombic form (a crystal possessing three planes set at right angles to each other. in fact, the crystal is formed in the shape of a three-dimensional greek cross or solid cross of nature; symbolically, this indicates the seven mystical dimensions of space, namely north, south, east, west, the abyss above, the abyss below, and the holy centre. herein lie the seeds to the complex cabalistic ararita formula. the amulet should be suspended in a red cloth bag tied with red thread from the neck of the bearer, again laying him "under the spell of hertha's protection" also considered a potent earthly amulet is the image of the hand making the phallic "sign of the fig" fist clenched, thumb thrust between first and second fingers, carved in nephrite (jade

ace, namely, the dissolution of the cloud mass, an operation taken thus far and no farther. in fact, it is a simple process of binding, in this instance performed on a natural phenomenon rather than on another living person. you "see" the clouds as splitting and parting, harrying them with your fortified will and imagination. however, for those witches who would prefer a more deliberate approach, the seeds of the process will lie in the use of the archetypal symbolism of the four elements of the wise. in order to raise a tempest or wind, whether it be used to split clouds or tear up trees, contact has to be made with the powers of the air, using as many magical images congruent with the airy principle as appeal to you. the square of mercury may be of use and herne invoked. the kerubic eagl


ral sabbat is a calling towards the dreaming self, that of which will be opened unto the gates of the watcher, all things are of basis in the astral and take flesh through the will itself. once one enters the gates of the watcher then can none return, as you will become something more, maybe awakening shall frighten those not of the blood and perhaps it shall startle even those who are dedicated. the seeds of belief and faith are planted in the comfortable area of which we feel 'at home. the altar should be adorned with an image or representation of hecate, lucifer, asmodeus and lilith (15. the sigil of dreaming should be upon the altar near a chalice filled with the appropriate elixir. this is a rite which is meant to open the subconscious channels or dream control and the shadowy sister/


, the return of warmth, caused by the sun turning back to the northward from the middle ground of his course, the vegetation of the new year, and the impulse to amatory action on the part of the animal creation. then the bull and the ram, animals most valuable to the agriculturist, and symbols themselves of vigorous generative power, recovered their vigor, the birds mated and builded their nests, the seeds germinated, the grass grew, and the trees put forth leaves. with the summer solstice, when the sun reached the extreme northern limit of his course, came great heat, and burning winds, and lassitude and exhaustion; then vegetation withered, man longed for the cool breezes of spring and autumn, and the cool water of the wintry nile or euphrates, and the lion sought for that element far fr

ation and the science of medicine. thus the egyptians pictured the beneficent action of the two luminaries that, from the bosom of the elements, produced all animals and men, and all bodies that are born, grow, and die in the eternal circle of generation and destruction here below. when the celestial bull opened the new year at the vernal equinox, osiris, united with the moon, communicated to her the seeds of fruitfulness which she poured upon the air, and therewith impregnated the generative principles which gave activity to universal vegetation. apis, represented by a bull, was the living and sensible image of the sun or osiris, when in union with isis or the moon at the vernal equinox, concurring with her in provoking everything that lives to generation. this conjunction of the sun with

x in orion, form two isosceles triangles with tauri, that is equidistant from each pair; while the first four make a right-angled parallelogram--the oblong square so often mentioned in our degrees. julius firmicus, in his description of the mysteries, says "but in those funerals and lamentations which are annually celebrated in honor of osiris, their defenders pretend a physical reason. they call the seeds of fruit, osiris; the earth, isis; the natural heat, typhon: and because the fruits are ripened by the natural heat, and collected for the life of man, and are separated from their marriage to the earth, and are sown again when winter approaches, this they would have to be the death of osiris: but when the fruits, by the genial fostering of the earth, begin again to be generated by a new

thorns, and sturdy enough to bid defiance to the winds: the third a tender tree, subject to be blighted by the frost, and looked down upon by all the forest; while another spreads its rugged arms abroad, and cares for neither frost nor ice, nor the snows that for months lie around its roots. but lo! out of the brown foul earth, and colorless invisible air, and limpid rain-water, the chemistry of the seeds has extracted _colors--four different shades of green, that paint the leaves which put forth in the spring upon our plants, our shrubs, and our trees. later still come the flowers--the vivid colors of the rose, the beautiful brilliance of the carnation, the modest blush of the apple, and the splendid white of the orange. whence come the _colors_ of the leaves and flowers? by what process

to be worked. the bowl is the mould of oak that is to inclose the philosophal egg "the two figures surmounted by a cross are the two vases, nature and art, in which is to be consummated the double marriage of the white woman with the red servitor, from which marriage will spring a most potent king "chaos means universal matter, formless, but susceptible of all forms. form is the light inclosed in the seeds of all species; and its home is in the universal spirit "to work on universal matter, use the internal and external fire: the four elements result, the _principia principiorum_ and _inmediata; fire, air, water, earth. there are four qualities of these elements--the warm and dry, the cold and moist. two appertain to each element: the dry and cold, to the earth; the cold and moist, to wate

face is the lion's; geburah, with that of the ox; tephareth, with that of the eagle; and malakoth, with that of the man. the seven lower sephiroth, says the_ sch mezareph, will represent seven metals; gedulah and geburah, silver and gold; tephareth, iron; netsach and hod, tin and copper; yesod, lead; and malakoth will be the metallic woman and morn of the sages, the field wherein are to be sowed the seeds of the secret minerals, to wit, the water of gold; but in these such mysteries are concealed as no tongue can utter. the word [hebrew, amas, is composed of the initials of the three hebrew words that signify air, water, and fire; by which, say the kabalists, are denoted benignity, judicial rigor, and mercy or compassion mediating between them. malakoth, says the _apparatus, is called _ha

it is even yet impossible to solve many of the enigmas which they contain. it is well enough for the mass of those called masons, to imagine that all is contained in the blue degrees; and whose attempts to undeceive them will labor in vain, and without any true reward violate his obligations as an adept. masonry is the veritable sphinx, buried to the head in the sands heaped round it by the ages "the seeds of decay were sown in the order of the temple at its origin. hypocrisy is a mortal disease. it had conceived a great work which it was incapable of executing, because it knew neither humility nor personal abnegation, because rome was then invincible, and because the later chiefs of the order did not comprehend its mission. moreover, the templars were in general uneducated, and capable on


his own power; for though he may rouse himself for a while, he soon succumbs to the drowsy influences which surround him. morpheus. morpheus, the son of hypnus, was the god of dreams. he is always represented winged, and appears sometimes as a youth, sometimes as an old man. in his hand he bears a cluster of poppies, and as he steps with [144]noiseless footsteps over the earth, he gently scatters the seeds of this sleep-producing plant over the eyes of weary mortals. homer describes the house of dreams as having two gates: one, whence issue all deceptive and flattering visions, being formed of ivory; the other, through which proceed those dreams which are fulfilled, of horn. the gorgons. the gorgons, stheno, euryale, and medusa, were the three daughters of phorcys and ceto, and were the pe

f persephone. when they saw heracles they implored him to set them free. the hero succeeded in delivering theseus, but when he endeavoured to liberate pirithous, the earth shook so violently beneath him that he was compelled to relinquish his task. proceeding further heracles recognized ascalaphus, who, as we have seen in the history of demeter, had revealed the fact that persephone had swallowed the seeds of a pomegranate offered to her by her husband, which bound her to aides for ever. ascalaphus was groaning beneath a huge rock which demeter in her anger had hurled upon him, and which heracles now removed, releasing the sufferer. before the gates of his palace stood aides the mighty ruler of the lower world, and barred his entrance; but heracles, aiming at him with one of his unerring d


he workings of the red heifer rite as feeling gfar h from wisdom. therefore the heifer must be red, to signify the state of severe judgment [to which malchut is subject. red is the color of gevurah, severity. someone who has been defiled by means of contact with death is in a state of extreme, severely limited divine consciousness. the stark confrontation with the reality of death carries with it the seeds of abject depression born of a nihilistic, fatalistic, pagan, or absurd attitude toward life. the individual must therefore gpurify h himself from this defilement. the retrogressive spelling of the 72-name, i.e, tet-hei-gimel dalet-tet hei-tethei dalet-tet, which is similar to tet-dalet-hei-dalet [being produced out of] yudhei- vav-hei, the numerical value [of this spelling] is 62. the l


agent really is: it is the degree to which the analyst himself can cope with his own psychic problems" just as the analyst can no more guide an analysand through territory he or she never struggled with or confronted within him or herself, so too the initiator's effectiveness rests upon how well he or she has built the "temple not made with hands" within his or her own psyche. in the late 1960s, the seeds of my destiny were actively fertilized toward what i much later understood as my personal "dance" with the unconscious, the process of magical initiation, the golden dawn system, and the western mystery tradition. in the earlier part of 1969, i had had a brief, albeit intoxicating, exposure to jungian analysis in san francisco. in the latter part of 1969, by way of a powerful and unusual

equire attention. the personality must be harmonised. every element therein demands equilibriation in order that illumination ensuing from the magical work may not prodice fanaticism and pathology instead of adeptship and integrity. balance is required for the accomplishment of the great work'%quiiib um is the basis of the soul" heref fore, the four grades of <50> earth, air, water and fire plant the seeds of the microcosmic pentagram, and above them is placed, in the portal ceremony, the crown of the spirit, the quintessence, added so that the elemental vehemence may be tempered, to the end that all may work together in balanced disposition. these grades are therefore an important and integral part of the work, despite shortsighted hostile criticism. to compare them, however, with those w

own particular contribution to modern life and culture. for this psych&magical techniqie of ceremonial initiation indicates the psychological solution of the anima problem "arise! shine! for thy light is come" between the grade of philosophus and the portal, an interval of seven months was prescribed, the regimen of the planets. during that period, devised to assist the gradual fructification of the seeds planted within, a review was advised of all the preceding studies. such a review certainly was imperative. as one of the chiefs of the order expressed it-'temember that there is hardly a circumstance in the rituals even of the first order which has not its special meaning and application, and <65> which does not conceal a potent magical formula. these ceremonies have brought thee into co

en to the divine presence, the understanding and <247> love of the supernals. be thou open to the wisdom and glory of the goddess isis so that thou mayest be a living soul within me, and to prove my transfiguration, a body and soul of resurrection for the desire of the heavenly house hath eaten me up, and i desire to be with thee, 0 isis. 434 the golden dawn: volume 111 book six implant within me the seeds of love and understanding, so that i may prosper in the great work, and assist others to its glory. before leaving the temple with the god-form, say: in the name of yeheshuah, the redeemer, i do now suffer all spirits who may have been bound by this ceremony, and who are not now needed in the work of transformation, to depart unto their abodes and habitations, with the blessing of yhvh


ere be unfolded to him the elementary tests,and primary secrets of nature and truth.the aspirant, with the attendants, pass towards the north, then southward to the front of the 1stancient, who places a little clean earth on his lips.1st ancient: and the voice of the first ancient was heard, saying "hearken ye aspirant. death is the gate oflife, fear not to enter therein, for in the dust are sown the seeds of immortality."i disclose the pass-word, immortalityrituals of the societas rosicrucianis in angliazelator6 the aspirant is instructed to place his right hand upon his heart, and is then conducted to the south,then back by the north in front of the 2nd ancient; who plies a fan twice or thrice, that the aspirantmay feel the motion of the air.2nd ancient:and the voice of the 2nd ancient w

pounded, and with astronomic instruments and tablets so passed theyears in these wondrous caverns; all intent upon the abstruse study of analyses and syntheses to theend of conquering the possible; the reduction or destruction of pain and waste in physical organism,the rejuvenation of man, the obtainment of the general solvent, or menstrum universale, whichshould possess the power of removing all the seeds of disease from the human system, therebyrenewing life, the transmutation of baser to superior metals, or the elevation of the divine in man.twice had the iron-tongued bell echoed through the rocks, startling the monks from their reveriesand duties, proclaiming some potent special secret found. once it was the mystery solved, that alloyand baser metal had yielded to transmutation to silv


her said to him "son, why hast thou done so to us? behold, in sorrow thy father and i have been seeking thee" and he said to them "how is it that you sought me? did you not know that i must be about my father's business"(2) the messiah, god's chosen one, had been expected for years, and it was certainly a topic the young jesus would have heard of. it may be that mary (and possibly joseph) planted the seeds of thought and ambition in him with tales of the sky at the time of his birth. and even the tale of the magi come from afar might have been true [even we make mistakes at times.(3] nonetheless, by age twelve the groundwork had begun, and not until about twenty years later would jesus begin making the major errors which would lead to his death and the loss of his mastery. classification:

yet for all that, it is a word, and like all the words that have come before, it has little meaning to anyone unless the one who hears it finds a response within self, a response that leaves one forever changed. otherwise the word, like so many fertile seeds, is just blowing in the wind. wrestling with concepts as profound as xeper and remanifest is an indication that the setian has at least let the seeds of the aeon take root. when it is the desire and will of the adept however, that the words of the aeon become personal expressions, then the process of internalization or "owning" has begun, and those seeds not only take root but grow. internalization of any concept involves an identification with the elements of that concept "identification" is the process of attitude change that remove

y flint daggers were used for sacred purposes since they were made without human hands. crescent shaped ones represented the power of the moon. iron should be used as sacred to set. copper, because it is red, can also be used. pantacle: the pantacle symbolizes earth, the foundation and strength of the magician. here is where he draws his stamina from, and builds his temple on. the magician plants the seeds of possibility in the earth, from it he draws energy to make his will manifest. it can be made from red or black clay, wood, or from iron. it should have the symbols of set carved or painted on it. staff: this was the uas-septre and represented the power of the pharaoh. it was shaped in the form of the set animal. scarab: symbol of the khepra beetle. it represented self-creation and is t

exual symbolism and expression. taking pleasure in polarities and opposites. detachment. completeness. abolition of transience. interaction without dissolution. 14. vta darkness. time and space. leviathan as the absolute. focussing and intensification of the self. concentration. black holes/voids. remanifestation. centering within the core self. 13. zim rest and recuperation of depleted energies. the seeds of separateness in the black flame in the heart of man. the unnaturalness of the human psyche. subjugation of the cosmic order to the will. becoming a god, more than human. 12. loe the charioteer. the mystery of the grail. the final decision to isolate and immortalize the psyche. life and vitality. self-sanctification. mastery of the subjective and objective universes. 11. ich the ninefo

t, my hand enormous in the black vastness. the detail of each petal was exquisite, and the rose contained dew like a clear honey, sweet and rich. i realized that this was a self-created beauty, drawn from the depths of my own soul. all standards, all worth, are mine to define. i contemplated landscapes, but perceived no solid shapes, only geometric figures, lines, angles and curves. for these are the seeds of manifestation, the mental tools of the magician. there are no colours here, only black. for this is a deep mystery, shrouded in the eternal darkness of the self, concealed from the profane. the only other tints (subtly discerned, inwardly perceived, without altering the blackness) are the silver hue that hints of the quiet, beautiful presence of set, and the pulsing red of my own hear

ing an unpredictable abortefacient. odor intensity of 7, volatility of 86. bay- very sensual, mellow, slightly spicy. a favorite in men's perfumes, it blends well with all classes of fragrance (women like to wear it too. often used in xmas candles, though probably in a synthetic form as the essential oil seems much nicer. class 3: stimulating intellectually this category of aromas contains mostly the seeds, woods, woody fibers such as roots, stems, and stalks that release dry, spicy, and bitter odors. some aromas from class 2 (physically stimulating) fit here also. for example, eucalyptus has many varieties, as do the cedars and spruce; some are more mellow than others, and some have more of a "bite. the best way to decide on the use of an aroma is how it actually affects the one who is go

g provides the source and it is gathered in canada. it is similar in initial aroma and taste to ginger, but has an effect on the body that is both stimulating and euphoric. used in colognes. anise- already covered in the relaxing-sedative group. fennel- similar to anise in aroma, a valuable medicinal for digestive disorders, and as an accompaniment to heavy, spicy meals. the oil is extracted from the seeds when crushed a bit. the seeds are effectively used whole, and just a few crushed at a time. they make a short lived but nice incense burned on coals. the plant itself is nice as a cooked vegetable when under 12 inches, and as such has the same qualities as the oil. class 4: euphoric- sexual- emotional this category of aromas is similar to jellinek's class 1, which he called "sex stimulat

your holy priesthood, i seal the portal into the mysteries of albion. let your black flame burn before its entrance, allowing us to return to its precincts and partake deeper of our ancient heritage, as is such our will to do [setians] such will be our will [priest] at the passing of the black flame, remember for all time the richness of the life of magister mitchell wade, and enjoy the fruits of the seeds he planted within albion's shores [setians] we remember our brother in his becoming [the priest extinguishes the black flame and the bell is rung [priest] our ritual and celebration is ended, ye travellers of the mystic path- depart [setians] such is the will of set [priest] so it is done* you will notice that the above ritual not only invokes the aspect of merlin, but also of the late m


that didst create the earth and the heavens thee, that didst create the night and the day thee, that didst create the darkness and the light thou art ra hoor khuit, myself made perfect, who no man has seen at any time thou art ia besz, the truth in matter thou art the truth in motion thou hast distinguished between the just and the unjust thou didst make the female and the male thou didst produce the seeds and the fruit thou didst form men to love one another, and to hate one another i am [n, thy servant, unto whom thou didst commit thy mysteries, the ceremonies of albion thou didst produce the moist and the dry and that which nourisheth all created life hear thou me, for i am the angel of lucifer; this is thy true name handed down to the initiates of albion. east: air hear me ar thiao rhe


thing as a void or empty space. at the beginning of the cosmos (universe, such seeds were initially in one huge mass without shape or form. through nous, or organizing principle, this mass was set in rotary motion. this motion caused the mass to separate out into smaller elements. world religions: biographies 27 anaxagoras anaxagors believed the creation of the world was due to this separating of the seeds and by the effect of the spinning motion on these seeds. the formation of the universe or cosmos took place in two stages. first was the revolving process, which separated and then remixed the particles. in this stage, all the dark particles came together to form night, and the fluid seeds joined to make the oceans. the friction in this rotary motion in turn caused heat, which set the st

separated and then remixed the particles. in this stage, all the dark particles came together to form night, and the fluid seeds joined to make the oceans. the friction in this rotary motion in turn caused heat, which set the stars and sun on fire. the development of all living things came in the second stage, when the same types of seeds or particles attracted others like them. the separation of the seeds by the rotary motion was imperfect, as anaxagoras noted, and therefore, according to his theory, there are a few seeds of everything in everything else. what makes something what we believe it to be is that it has a majority of seeds of one type. for example, white is white because it has a majority of white seeds, but it also contains black seeds. hair is hair, because most of its seeds

marriage that made muhammad a wealthy man, since, as a minor child, he had not been able to inherit from his father. some stories say that khadijah bore muhammad four daughters and a son who died in infancy. shi a muslims, however, claim that the only daughter of this marriage was fatima and that the others either had been born during a previous marriage or were the children of khadijah s sister. the seeds of islam muhammad often withdrew to a nearby cave called hira to meditate (engage in quiet and focused reflection) and pray for guidance in religious matters. after spending a night in the cave in about 610, muhammad returned to his family with an astonishing story. he said that during the night he had been visited by the archangel jabra il. he also said that he heard a voice saying, rea


estified the spirit to support his words, and replied "so bold! well; it becomes you. but take my advice; wait yet nine days, and tell me then if you will marry the fairest and the purest creature that ever crossed your path "but if you love her, why why "why am i anxious that she should wed another? to save her from myself! listen to me. that girl, humble and uneducated though she be, has in her the seeds of the most lofty qualities and virtues. she can be all to the man she loves, all that man can desire in wife. her soul, developed by affection, will elevate your own; it will influence your fortunes, exalt your destiny; you will become a great and a prosperous man. if, on the contrary, she fall to me, i know not what may be her lot; but i know that there is an ordeal which few can pass

iends "friends! you know not what you ask "enigmas again "enigmas" cried zanoni, passionately "ay! can you dare to solve them? not till then could i give you my right hand, and call you friend "i could dare everything and all things for the attainment of superhuman wisdom" said glyndon, and his countenance was lighted up with wild and intense enthusiasm. zanoni observed him in thoughtful silence "the seeds of the ancestor live in the son" he muttered "he may yet" he broke off abruptly; then, speaking aloud "go, glyndon" said he "we shall meet again, but i will not ask your answer till the hour presses for decision" chapter 2.vi 'tis certain that this man has an estate of fifty thousand livres, and seems to be a person of very great accomplishments. but, then, if he's a wizard, are wizards

ts darkens our vision towards the future of those for whom we know the human infirmities of jealousy or hate or love. mejnour, all around me is mist and haze; i have gone back in our sublime existence; and from the bosom of the imperishable youth that blooms only in the spirit, springs up the dark poison-flower of human love. this man is not worthy of her, i know that truth; yet in his nature are the seeds of good and greatness, if the tares and weeds of worldly vanities and fears would suffer them to grow. if she were his, and i had thus transplanted to another soil the passion that obscures my gaze and disarms my power, unseen, unheard, unrecognised, i could watch over his fate, and secretly prompt his deeds, and minister to her welfare through his own. but time rushes on! through the sh

i had discovered the guide and the tutor for which my youth had idly languished and vainly burned "and to me his duty is transferred" replied the stranger "yonder lies, anchored in the bay, the vessel in which zanoni seeks a fairer home; a little while and the breeze will rise, the sail will swell; and the stranger will have passed, like a wind, away. still, like the wind, he leaves in thy heart the seeds that may bear the blossom and the fruit. zanoni hath performed his task, he is wanted no more; the perfecter of his work is at thy side. he comes! i hear the dash of the oar. you will have your choice submitted to you. according as you decide we shall meet again" with these words the stranger moved slowly away, and disappeared beneath the shadow of the cliffs. a boat glided rapidly acros


he continuing relevance of steiner s account to modern developments, welburn, the beginnings of christianity, pp. 40ff. 154. see for example i qh iii, 3-18 one of the essene initiationpoems, reproduced with commentary in welburn, gnosis, the mysteries and christianity (floris books, edinburgh, 1994, notes 227 pp. 70ff. its principle that the racking birth-pains come upon all that bear in the womb the seeds of the new life seems to refer to a personal initiation-experience, but also to the struggles of the community, and a turning-point at which the manchild long foretold will be born. 155. the structure of the community and the principle of consent are spelled out in the essene community rule i qs v, 1-3. 156. any dispute as to the authenticity of this work may now be regarded as settled


n understanding characterized by a methodology of conceptual combination based upon the template of resonance. my understanding is characterized by a combination of ideas both very ancient and very modern that have been synthesized through the filter of the aeonic word- xeper- the word of the prince of darkness. therefore, this is a book of magical formula. the purpose of this bbok is to initiate the seeds of individualization and spiritual transmutation by revealing certain methodologies based upon my formula. what you are reading right now will be understood, or vaguely apprehended by those who are ready for it, and acknowledged as something quite different by all others. in physical evolution, mutation is the great vehicle of change over time. in the left hand path the evolution of cons


or her soul s ultimate destiny after physical death. in fact, many teachings state that the only reason for birth into the material world is the opportunity to prepare for the soul s destiny in the immaterial worlds. and what is more, how one meets the challenges of life on earth, whether or not one chooses to walk a path of good or evil, determines how that soul will be treated after death. all the seeds that one has sown throughout his or her lifetime, good or bad, will be harvested in the afterlife. when an individual dies, according to many world religions, the soul is judged or evaluated, then sent to what is perceived as an eternal place heaven or hell. the hindu or buddhist expects to encounter yama, the god of the dead. in the hindu scriptures, yama holds dominion over the bright

nfluential of the cults. the rites took place in the city of eleusis, a small community 14 miles west of athens, but it was the ruler of athens, together with a specially selected committee, who was in charge of the general management of the annual event. although the dionysian and orphic rites could be celebrated at any time, the eleusinian rites were held at a fixed time in the early fall after the seeds had been entrusted to the fields, and were conducted by a hereditary priesthood called the eumolpedie. sometime in the month of september, the eumolpedie removed the eleusinian holy objects from eleusis and carried them to the sacred city of athens, where they were placed in the eleusinion temple. three days after the holy relics had been transported, the initiates gathered to hear the e

arrival of the priests and the initiates, a midnight feast was celebrated and the new members of the cult were made one with the gods and goddesses by partaking of holy food and drink and enacting the ritual drama. t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d afterlife mysteries 33 the eleusinian rites were held at a fixed time in the early fall after the seeds had been entrusted to the fields, and were conducted by a hereditary priesthood called the eumolpedie. the eleusinian drama reenacted the myth of the rape, abduction, and marriage of kore (persephone) by hades, god of the underworld, and her separation from her mother, demeter, the goddess of grain and vegetation. when, in her despair, demeter refuses to allow the earth to bear fruit and

who assessed the claimed ability of swedenborg to communicate with angels and spirits as heresy at worst and insanity at best, he barely noticed such criticism and continued to write book after book and do god s work as it was specially revealed to him. while critics of steiner were astonished by the depths of his scholarship, they were appalled by his belief in atlantis and his suggestions that the seeds of the giants of old are ripening in certain modern humans, and that he went on to establish a model of scholastic education that thrives to this day. when blavatsky, bailey, and besant insisted that their wisdom was being astrally communicated to them by great mahatmas and masters in india, they ignored the psychical researchers who cried fraud, and continued to build the theosophical s

s the ruler of athens, together with a specially selected committee, who was in charge of the general management of the annual event. although the dionysian and orphic rites could be celebrated at any t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 268 mystery religions and cults time, the eleusinian rites were held at a fixed time in the early fall after the seeds had been entrusted to the fields and were conducted by a hereditary priesthood called the eumolpedie, the singers of gracious melodies. sometime in the month of september, the eumolpedie removed the eleusianian holy objects from eleusis and carried them to the sacred city of athens where they were placed in the eleusinion. three days after the holy relics had been transported, the initia

y, 1972. lavey, anton szandor.the satanic bible. new york: avon, 1969. the satanic rituals. new york: avon, 1972. lyons, arthur. satan wants you: the cult of devil worship in america. new york: mysterious press, 1989. the rise of satanism in the middle ages for the common folk of europe, the middle ages (c. 500 c. 1500) were a time of fear, oppression, and despair, thus providing fertile soil for the seeds of the old pagan practices to take root and flourish anew. the ancient rituals and nature rites that were practiced with joy and abandon by the peasants came to be feared by the medieval church as demonic witchcraft that worshipped satan and sought to destroy christendom, which was at that time the official religion of all european countries. according to a number of scholars, the church


gists believed humankind s gods, angels, devils, and demons were nothing more than alien visitors. ing the sumerians, but returned to the ocean each evening. oannes gave the sumerians insight into letters and sciences and every kind of art. he taught them to construct houses, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge. he made them distinguish the seeds of the earth, and showed them how to collect fruits. in short, he instructed them in everything that could tend to soften their manners and humanize them. sumerian astronomers became so accurate in their science that their measurements on the rotation of the moon is off only 0.4 from modern, computerized figures. one pictograph depicts the planets revolving around the sun something that


fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 4:29 but when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. 4:30 and he said, whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of god? or with what comparison shall we compare it? 4:31 [it is] like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: 4:32 but when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. 4:33 and with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear [it] 4:34 but without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things


reasons for which i shall endeavour to explain hereafter. wings are figuratively attributed to him as being the emblems of swiftness and incubation; by the first of which he pervaded matter, and by the second fructified the egg of chaos. the egg was carried in procession at the celebration of the mysteries, because, as plutarch says, it was the material of generation( lh thj genesewj3) containing the seeds and germs of life and motion, without being actually possessed of either. for this reason, it was a very proper symbol of chaos, containing the seeds and materials of all things, which, however, were barren and useless, until the creator fructified them by the incubation of his vital spirit, and released them from the restraints of inert brucker in loc. citat) nor could he have gained th


sleep. the same e%:ct was achieved by smelling the fruit of the mandrake and by drinking its juice. the very scent of the flowers of thornapple in the air can induce stupefaction, and when the root is taken internally thornapple causes hallucinations and temporary insanity. a larger dose can produce permanent insanity and a still larger dose, death. pliny called it manicon, the maddening herb.36 the seeds of darnel induce dizziness when eaten, and may perhaps have some similar effect when their active component is leeched from them into the ointment and absorbed through the skin "when darnel has been given medicinally in a harmful quantity, it is 33. culpeper, cukeper's complete herbal, 125. 34. hansen, 45. 35. gerard, the herbal, 355. 36. pliny (bk. xxi, chap. 105, vol. vi, p. 287. recor

u hear his laughter from within the garden, and you approach the gateway and enter beneath its stone arch. inside are many flowers, plants, and trees, with sandy pathways winding between them. in the center of the garden is a hedge maze, and the plants that form its walls are covered with red and yellow flowers. birds keep up a ceaseless chatter in the tops of the trees, and swoop down to peck at the seeds in the heads of the sunflowers. the air is heavy with heat and shimmers as it rises from the path. the sound of music leads you into the maze. the ruling intelligence is the god apollo, who is sometimes depicted in the form of a young boy. he is a god of healing, but can also cause sickness and death with the arrows of his golden solar bow. at his shrine in the center of the garden maze


tuated in the breach in the middle of the beginning that mends the end, is the image of the mother. admittedly, the link between the final mem, repentance, and the divine mother is not articulated explicitly in the bahiric fragments and thus to continue the journey we need recourse to other books. the bahir, however, undoubtedly served as a basis for later devel- 150 chapter four opment; in fact, the seeds of the correlation between mem and the image of the mother are found in the following bahiric passage: r. rehumai said: why is it written, let the mother go, and take only the young, in order that you may fare well and have a long life (deut 22:7. it does not say let the father go, but let the mother go, corresponding to the one who is called mother in the world, as it is written, you sh

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