Have faith in the Absolute Love and trust in the Creative Power. Strive to understand the Truth of Love. Unite your Dual forces of being, and become one of the Illuminated. Then you can possess power and all gifts; the gift of song, the gift of eloquence, the gift of beauty. Also that fascination and nameless charm, the Secret of True Love, that shall lead all men captive. The way to power is open to all. “Many are called, but few are chosen”, — not that Nature shows any partiality in individuals, but because the toys of this world are so attractive to the children of men that few choose or desire to struggle up the stream, against the tide of human opinion, when it is so easy to drift with it, and float like driftwood down stream. The key to the natural world is the Spiritual world. As you are fitted to receive it, so shall the light be given to you. “For, being mortal, and having power over all things, he yet suffered many things”, in harmony with nature, for he, a part of the great Essence of Spirit, from the Father, must in harmony so live, to be a ripening fruit, which means the accord and union of his Dual being. This is the great mystery, hidden to this day, until man, purified by Fire of suffering and disappointment, gives up the outer life of his being and is brought into the truth of life. This is the ripeness and the fruitage, taught by the Christ, a union of the highest two mental attributes into one Spirit, which brings forth true love, united with will, which brings wisdom and truth, which with understanding is FREEDOM.
Evil is simply undeveloped good, and while it may crush those whose lives are centered only in this objective world, on selfish habits, cruel appetites, and vain ambitions; to those whose earthly hopes and vain desires are all destroyed; whose lives have been made desolate; who have ripened and grown in spite of all, and are stronger in Spirit for it all, it becomes an Angel of Light, a holy messenger of joy, sent from the inner sanctuary of the Divine Love.
Those who reach the chord of their dual vibration, having passed the ordeal of the objective world and all its maddening differences of little things, have reached their native strength of Spirit, and attained the power not only to save themselves but to help other weaker Souls to their salvation; while those who have not yet gained their attunement of being are apt to remain stranded on their pet idea of fighting evil where, if they continually remain, they are crushed like bubbles by the elementary winds, and disappear never to be known on earth again. Do not go to war with Evil, but use it, learn it, control and direct it. Then you will find a friend in disguise, in what the world calls evil. Set yourself to learn this lesson: that evil is at the foundation of everything in this world, and he that would transcend it must learn of it and build thereon. Do not fight it nor ignore it, neither treat it as an enemy and foe to human happiness, greatness, and power.
An Adept or Seer becomes such only by growth, progress, and ripening. Step by step, all the different stages of his journey must be developed by themselves, their faculties and attributes. They can expect but very little help beyond guidance and direction from their patient instructor or Master. Therefore, Dear Pilgrim, begin now. Strive to learn and understand yourself, then learn of nature. If you but once open the door of your Soul to the Living Voice of Truth, you will have a greater understanding by oral testimony to the Soul. This may be opposed to human theory or written evidence, but pass on. The Light of Spirit Truth has crossed your threshold, and your future footsteps will be guided by an Unseen Hand.
This knowledge is of little use unless you are putting it to work in your own life.
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Upon the completion of the dissolution of the ego in spiritual alchemy, or the release of the obsessive aspects of the personality, one returns to the experience of life refreshed by the dew drops of eternity, with an entirely enhanced perspective, knowing and vigor for experiencing life.
- Bret Trismegistus
When Jesus instructed that we must die and be resurrected in the Holy Spirit, he was giving an esoteric instruction to those with eyes to see and ears to hear to allow themselves time to come into unison with the resonance of the Holy Spirit through a rectification of behaviors and thought patterns (a release of prejudices among many other things). A true effort at this union is not an easy task, as it is similar in a certain sense to his crucifixion and later burial in the cave. We must eventually roll the rock away at the entrance of the cave and step out anew as He did. Upon completion of this process, we attain the angelic harmony of the Holy Spirit and walk through the valley of death renewed, for we learn at this point of the illusion of life and death and begin to be educated in the true mysteries of the universe by which the Hidden Hand steadily guides us and molds us into the highest manifestation of a human being possible.
- Bret Trismegistus
The mysteries of life are like an esoteric onion. Just as the ancients held sacred this vegetable for its layers of concealment, we too can see how the onion can be a symbol of the journey into the Self. What will you find when you peel the layers away? You might be surprised.
- Bret Trismegistus
WEDNESDAY’S WORDS OF WISDOM
It’s amazing how much you can hear when no one is saying anything. Elaine St. James
Getting an idea is a little like falling in love…excitement is highest when you first meet. Lisa Cool
The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever. Louis L’Armour
If you practice kindness in all you say and do, the Lord will wrap His kindness around your heart and you. Today be a source of encouragement.
He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor. Proverbs 21:21
Dare to be wise. In silence pursue the path of wisdom, regardless of the world or what it may say, or any obstacle which it may throw in your way. The key is the Duality of your being and Salient force. Be wise and you will not only govern your own destiny but show others the way. And you will possess a mind foreshadowing the future. By your prudence and foresight you will be able to counteract that which more gross or vulgar minds have suffered to pass as fate or destiny, whereby their faculties are confined to a narrow line of operation.
Love is not a mere memory, but a continuous act, and when united in the duality of forces is the one note struck on the lyre of life, which is the full key-note of man’s Soul and his whole being in Subjective state, and works out into numberless harmonic tones and semitones, a power of strength and healing harmony to all beings and things that come within its radius.
THE BOOK OF LAMBSPRING (1556)
The “Book of Lambspring” is an alchemical treatise detailing the path of initiation that is traveled by the spiritual alchemist. Unlike other alchemical works of the 16th & 17th centuries, this manuscript stands out on account of it’s simplicity and approach to spiritual alchemy, unlike other treatises of its day which were well known for their complex layers of symbolism.
Before embarking upon the commentary of the book from gnostic-centre.com, here is a summary on the work from “Jung and the Alchemical Imagination” by Jeffrey Raff:
"Let me summarize this overview of the process of self formation. The first level is a period in which the opposites are held in tension for the purpose of engaging the transcendent function. During this phase, an individual experiences the self (Intimate; Ed.) from time to time, but is unable to sustain the experience. The second level is an interval in which a more profound experience of the self, the manifest self, is achieved, one which is stable and consistent. The third coniunctio is the process by which the manifest self comes into relationship with a greater reality, the reality of the psychoidal world (Inner Worlds, Ed.) Though the nature of this reality is difficult to describe, the imagery in the Book of Lambsprinck presents this realm as a world of spirits and energies that exist at a level deeper than our ordinary world."
FIGURE 1. The forest and the nearby fish represent the world of the unconscious, seprated totally from the city and the other fish, the world of the conscious. The boat represent the transition from the spiritual to the material world. (This is a traditional symbol, like the boat of Charon bringing the dead across the Styx).
FIGURE 2. This shows the war between the Consciousness (represented by the knight) and the chaotic unconscious, in particular the Guardian, the egos (the dragon). The sword of transformation stimulates change within the unconscious. Note that the Consciousness is fully prepared and protected, as symbolized by the armour.
FIGURE 3. We are already making progress. The knight and the dragon have been replaced by animals with both feminine and masculine attributes, the unicorn and the deer respectively. The struggle is less intense, the Consciousness and the Intimate are closer, there is less tension in the psyche. Alas, the animals are still separated, by a space: the split between them is still there!
FIGURE 4. The crevasse has disappeared, and the animals, masculine and feminine, are closer together. The union between thr opposites seems quite possible.The first conjunction seems to loom in the horizon.
FIGURE 5. Strange as it may seem, the first conjunction has taken place. The animals - a dog and a wolf - are fighting, and indeed do kill each other. This is necessary, union requires the death of past obsolete forms, and is accompanied by violence. Transformation has taken place, but both consciousness and Intimate have changed as a result. This process can be seen depicted in the bridge connecting two towns - the forest has changed, and is connected to the other town
FIGURE 6. Alas, the relationship between Intimate and Consciousness that has developed as depicted above, is not very strong. This is a problem arising in the Intimate, that feels weak, and keeps disappearing into the unconscious. This is represented by the dragon, absorbed with its inner transformation and purification. It watches itself, busy with his own development. It wishes to move to the second conjunction. The Consciousness must wait for the Intimate to establish contact again.
FIGURE 7. It is very important that the Intimate should not be tempted to disappear again; it should be established in a fixed position from which it can keep its connection with the Consciousness. This is shown in this figure with the Initmate, represented by a bird, tied fast to the nest, while the Consciousness, also a bird, is in the nest. The Intimate is thus shown bound fast to the Consciousness and fixation has occurred.
FIGURE 8. At last! The second conjunction is here! But note, the two birds are devouring each other - there must be death and violence, a new relationship emerging from the ashes of the old one. Death is of course followed by a more permamnet union.
FIGURE 9. The King, representing the Intimate who has reached conjunction with the Consciousness, holds the sceptre of power in his left hand. The dragon, symbol of the egos, lies at his feet. There is no separation between conscious and unconscious, the forest and the city are intermixed. The composite being - known as the manifest Intimate - is triumphant and at ease.
FIGURE 10. Now the movement toward the third conjunction starts. The salamander, a creature that thrives in a fire which never destroys it, represents the new being, fixed and permanent. It has been placed in the fire by a higher being. The manifest Intimate does not die as it moves towards the next level of union, and enjoys the fires of the inner processes.
FIGURE 11. There are now three human figures, the young man - known as the son, or filius - representing the ally or guide, and the older man representing spirit, a spiritual guide.. The ally unites with the manifest Intimate, but remains linked to the wisdom of God, represented by the old man, which may be likened to the Holy Spirit or Sophia.
FIGURE 12. It is the turn of the guide or ally to go away, to the top of the mountain with the wisdom or spiritual guide so as to develops further.
FIGURE 13. The father eats his son, the ally, who has just acquired new powers. This symbolically it denotes the process of integration by which the manifest Intimate takes into itself the ally and its newly acquired powers.
FIGURE14. The king is ill after trying to eat the filius. This means that the integration can only work up to a point and no further.
FIGURE 15. This image depicts the attainment of the third conjunction. Both the Intimate and the ally are transformed. The king has lost his highly exalted position and the nature of his throne has changed, being less elevated. He is still the king but now shares his position with the son and the old man, a spiritual guide. The manifest Intimate is no longer alone in its own psychic center, for the ally is now present. The three figures each remain distinct and yet altogether portray the third level of the conjunction in which the Intimate and the ally are in harmony and deepest union and both are guided by the spontaneous movement of the imagination.
"Nothing is concealed from the wise and sensible, while the unbelieving and unworthy cannot learn the secrets." He emphasized: "All things which are similar and therefore connected, are drawn to each other’s power." This is known as the law of resonance.
- Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535)
Dear Pilgrim of the Illuminati, are you hungering and thirsting for something real? Have you grown weary of the masks of the world and its illusory joys, that slip through your fingers in their grasping, as a phantom eludes mortal touch? Oh, strive to unclasp and let go of all earthly loves, becoming indifferent to this masquerade and love of life, and gradually, the pain, defeats, and little joys and pleasures will pass away as tales told only to be soon forgotten. Oh, follow the dawning light of true love, pure emotions, and the culture of your attuned Will. Thus all may learn the way across the threshold to eternal life.