Monday, January 23, 2012

The New World of Order.

Greetings ! To all who persevere in the Great Work of 2012.
 
Here we are gathered to be shown more of the symbolic teachings embedded in The Tarot. The key that we are studying at this particular time is that of The Tower. Usually this key is depicted as the number 16. This in occult science and numerical symbolism is , the power of the symbol 6 though the mediation of the power 1. This is important because the 6th Key in the Tarot is that of the Lovers. Not only do we become like Saint John of The Cross in his Canto to Unity, but we also become regenerated by the solar power behind the shattering force of this Key.
 
It isn’t easy at this point to look at the seduction of a tower built by one’s own will , thoughts and desires. This is why the two “king and queen” or Self Conscious & Subconsciousness respectively, are thrown from the tower with great force and awareness. The awareness is that “except the lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it”. This of course means that since the metaphysical alphabet is symbolized through the form and manifestation of Hebrew letters , “they that build without this LORD, build in vain”. In St. John’s Gospel he writes “ In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was GOD and the WORD was with GOD, all things that were made were made by GOD, and was not anything made that was made”.
 
This is why we are going to start the process of Initiation. Because so many of us are experiencing Self Consciousness that doesn’t empower us, it doesn’t turn us into autonomous powers, it turns us into fallen angels. Messengers of Ego! The separate self-consciousness here is destroyed once and for all by totally allowing of the “Lightning” of “Our Abba” to destroy the forms that we have built without “permission or blessing”. This word ABBA is the Aramaic term Yeshua used for Our Father, ABBA means not “daddy” like has been explained, but is more like a neuter term meaning “Father-Mother”. It represents the Keter-Chochmah of the Kabbalistic teachings of the Master Mar Yeshua.
This is why what is formed now in Subconsciousness and Self Consciousness is going to become “the house built not with human hands” and will show us a glimpse of the meaning behind the mystery of the Masonic myth of Solomon’s Temple, “the temple built with no metal”. The temple or house is built by abnegation of the feeling and thinking , of any concept of separateness.
 
In Lurianic Kabbalah , master Rav Yehuda Ashlag wrote in journal titled Shamati, which means “ I have heard”, a article or study titled “ There is none else besides him”. In this school teacher Rav Ashlag calls this power the Creator, and may or may not be referring to the Gnostic Bythos. If this is in fact referring to the demiurge this key shows us otherwise by a swift illumination, if it does not then it is correct in attributing this statement to the Bythos or Unknown God/Father of the Valentinians.
In light and love
F.L. Cor Meum Lucidum


Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Tower of The Powerless

Greetings to all who labor in the Great White Brotherhood.

We are now going to traverse a path that is depicted in the 16th Arcanum of The Tower. At first we are looking at a very grim picture. The tower card represents a destruction, or de structuring of fixed elements. We are shown kings and stone structures being crumbled by lightning and the vision of a fall into the abyss. This key represents a final initiation-like vision or what may be called in hermetic thinking the beginning of the process leading to the goal of the “Visio Beatifica”. This vision is a revelation of the divine self to the personality resulting in actual experiences of what may be called “That which exists” or “ta onta” the things which are.

As beautiful as it sounds to be awakened to the higher realities of existence, this process requires a sort of death internally, what the mystics call a “metanoia” or second birth. This is just like the way a baby is initially born into the world. It goes through a time of eating up the mother’s food, of being saturated in the womb by life sustaining energies and fed to be raised, to a stable and sustainable form. Once this form is acquired the actual structure, that built the fetus go crumbling down and the baby is birthed. This process is extremely painful for a child and though it represents the beginning of mortal life, it is in fact the end of a previous existence that was by nature, way less painful. Therefore , each period of growth and evolutionary motion , by its inherent capacity to change , by nature requires a orderly destruction, to experience higher forms of existence. This is the beauty of the Buddhist doctrine of impermanence which states that there cannot be any created thing that isn’t subject to destruction or cessation of its temporary form. This is also the second law of thermodynamics.

Though very subtle , the gnostic doctors were aware of this law of impermanence. That is why they regarded the world as dualistic in some Valentinian schools. This though isn’t exactly true as an absolute, because an absolute by its nature cannot have a contradiction. The Gnostics of th 2nd century till current have maintained that there is a seeming duality in our experience , but that at the core of all existence there is a unfathomable , incomprehensible, and undefinable source of all things that was called by the name of Father, by the Master ,Mar Yeshua, and Unknown Principle by the Gnostics.

They (the Gnostic Doctors) maintained that there was a One , which was all in the midst of the many. This one is the earth shattering lightning bolt of our key. Once this force is set in motion the individual is powerless against its power of purification and resulting illumination. It is the goal of the Western Mystery Tradition to develop and inculcate a method whereby this power may be realized. This was titled the “upward path” by the hermeticists and the “path of return” by the Kabbalists.

In light and love

Frater Lucis, Cor Meum Lucidum.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Star of Your Own Illumination

The Star of Your Own Illumination.
 
Greetings and Happy New Year to all my brothers and sisters in the work of humanity.
 
This post will be sort of a explanatory post. Previously on this blog, we used Tarot Card symbolism to get to the root ideas being presented through each image. We took a journey through several Arcanum. We also started initiatic work on the “path of return” or ‘Upward Path’ as it is called in the Western Mystery Tradition. I am pleased to say that we have made contact with a highly illumined group that makes descent from the 2nd Century Gnostic Doctors, and European Initiatic Orders, including : Martinist , Elus Cohen, Melchizidek , Gnostic, and teachings of the San Greal.
 
As many of you know this site follows a contemplative method that is attributed to the Kabbalistic Meditations of Stephan A. Hoeller, a Gnostic Priest and Director of the Ecclesia Gnostica. In Dr. Hoeller’s work titled “The Fools Pilgrimage” which is the text that this site is based upon, he discusses many attributes from the imagery of the Tarot. This system was advocated and applauded by Dr. Israel Regardie, a prominent Adept of the early 1900’s Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Through this book Regardie said that Dr. Hoeller’s work was useful in many ways but “Primarily in development of the ‘magical intuition’..”. This is exactly what our site attempts to do, which is to study the different methods of Tarot interpretation and use that ‘light’ to connect our intuition or ‘feelings’ to the high ideals that are in ‘seed’ form in the imagery of the tarot.
 
We have recently taken a brief look into the Tarot trump titled The Star, but there has been a delay. This is because of what Duc De Palatine calls “..following the Star of your own illumination”. In following the Star of your own Illumination , your free from rigid doctoral constraints. There is a release from pleasing a member of the Church congregation, primarily because your salvation isn’t dependent upon any other persons approval. The Great Work is an effort made by the worker and each must follow their own way. Hence when it is said to “follow your own Star”, this is what is meant.
 
Inside us all there is a star, a bright essence, that is one with the entire cosmic Macrocosm. This Star is the center of our being, the “star of the show”. It, not a separate ruling entity but a co-worker , with the Great Star or primal cause that is expressed in the Gnostic texts as the “Unknown Principle” . This Star is the Son, the word or the helpful essence of all creation if you like you may call it Christos, but not a person like the so-called historical Jesus. This Christos is the indwelling Christ or Anointed One. To Anoint means to Chrism.
 
Watch carefully as the Water is poured from the Feminine. While the Divine Feminine acts upon the earth, the Fiery Stars are shining bright above. This means to me that Love acts upon the most dense form of matter while being Illuminated . The love exists as a gift to be shared with humanity, to be poured over the earth, not to be consumed by simple and unyielding sensate experience , but to ever be guided toward the earth, in a ever rippling effect upon humanity.
Amen
Frater Lucis , Cor Meum Lucidum