July 31, 2016

Path of the Adepts

"It is impossible to tell you of the splendours of that to which they have attained. Little by little, as your eyes grow stronger, will we unveil to you the ineffable glory of the Path of the Adepts, and its nameless goal.

Even as a man ascending a steep mountain is lost to sight of his friends in the valley, so must the adept seem. They shall say: He is lost in the clouds. But he shall rejoice in the sunlight above them, and come to the eternal snows.

Or as a scholar may learn some secret language of the ancients, his friends shall say: «Look! he pretends to read this book. But it is unintelligible—it is nonsense.» Yet he delights in the Odyssey, while they read vain and vulgar things.

We shall bring you to Absolute Truth, Absolute Light, Absolute Bliss.

Many adepts throughout the ages have sought to do this; but their words have been perverted by their successors, and again and again the Veil has fallen upon the Holy of Holies.

To you who yet wander in the Court of the Profane we cannot yet reveal all; but you will easily understand that the religions of the world are but symbols and veils of the Absolute Truth. So also are the philosophies. To the adept, seeing all these things from above, there seems nothing to choose between Buddha and Mohammed, between Atheism and Theism."
- Liber Porta Lucis (14-19)

July 28, 2016

Thelemic Invocation of the Highest Divine Force

I have found this formula on one of web sites run by IAO131.  I instantly fell in love with it.
I post here the abridged version, do visit the source site for more info on the ritual itself, here >>

Ra-hoor-khuit is consumation of eternal love between Nuit and Hadit. As I see it, this ritual aims at that exact realization.

While it is not mentioned in the original text, it might be good to balance with Star Ruby first.

Here we go:

Visualize that everywhere around you is the presence of divinity, under the form of the infinite night-sky, Nuit. Nuit is omnipresent and is pure joy & love. This may be done while vibrating the sacred word, “Αγαπη.”

“Nuit, I invoke you under your stars!”

“O circle of Stars whereof our Father is but the younger brother, marvel beyond imagination, soul of infinite space, before whom Time is Ashamed, the mind bewildered, and the understanding dark, not unto Thee may we attain, unless Thine image be Love. Therefore by seed and root and stem and bud and leaf and flower and fruit do we invoke Thee. (Liber XV)
“…O Nuit, continuous one of Heaven, let it be ever thus; that men speak not of thee as One but as None; and let them speak not of thee at all, since thou art continuous!" (AL I:27)
“You are divided for love's sake, for the chance of union. This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all.” (AL I:29-30)
“You give unimaginable joys on earth: certainty, not faith, while in life, upon death; peace unutterable, rest, ecstasy; nor do you demand aught in sacrifice.” (AL I:58)
“To love you is better than all things. I invoke you with a pure heart, and the Serpent flame therein. For one kiss I am willing to give all.” (AL I:61)
“I love Thee, I love Thee. / Every breath, every word, every thought, every deed is an act of love with Thee. / The beat of my heart is the pendulum of love. / The songs of me are the soft sighs: / The thoughts of me are very rapture: / And my deeds are the myriads of Thy children, the stars and the atoms. / Let there be nothing! / Let all things drop into this ocean of love! / Be this devotion a potent spell to exorcise the demons of the Five! / Ah God, all is gone! Thou dost consummate Thy rapture. “(Liber VII, 5:21-30)

Visualize a sphere of light, a star, in the center of the heart – imagine that everywhere around you is the presence of divinity, under the form of the infinite night-sky, Nuit. This night sky is concentrated into a point in the heart, Hadit. Visualize a flaming sphere of divine aspiration, joy, strength, beauty, etc – perhaps a Snake reaching upwards. This may be done while vibrating the sacred word, “Θελημα.”

“Hadit, secret centre, heart, & tongue of Nuit, I invoke you!”

“I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.” (AL II:6)
“I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge & Delight and bright glory, and stir the hearts of men with drunkenness. I am alone: there is no God where I am.” (AL II:22-23)
“I am unique & conqueror. I am not of the slaves that perish. Be they damned & dead! Amen. (This is of the 4: there is a fifth who is invisible, & therein am I as a babe in an egg. )” (AL II:49)
“So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will. / Do that, and no other shall say nay. / For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.” (AL I:42-44)
“…Sorrow is not of us. / Beauty and strength, leaping laughter and delicious languor, force and fire, are of us.” (AL II:19-20)
“…Existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass & are done; but there is that which remains.” (AL II:9)

Visualize & feel that the point of fiery light in the heart merges and coalesces with the infinite expanse surrounding it; they unite in love, joy, & blinding light.. Visualize and become the god-form of Ra-Hoor-Khuit, massive and universal in stature as Lord of the Universe. Ra-Hoor-Khuit can hold an Ankh in the right hand symbolizing Union, Love, Life, & Going and he holds Phoenix wand in the left symbolizing his transcendence of the cycle of Life & Death for He is eternal. This is the perfected Self, the completed Self, the undivided Self – child of the interplay of Nuit, the omnipresent infinite expanse, and Hadit, the infinitely contracted & unextended point(of-view). This may be done while vibrating the sacred word of power, “FIAOF” ()

“I invoke you, Heru-Ra-Ha, the Supreme Self - the crowned & conquering Child!”

 “O secret of secrets that art hidden in the being of all that lives, not Thee do we adore, for that which adoreth is also Thou. Thou art That, and That am I.” (Liber XV)
“Thou that art One, our Lord in the Universe the Sun, our Lord in ourselves whose name is Mystery of Mystery, uttermost being whose radiance enlightening the worlds is also the breath that maketh every God even and Death to tremble before Thee—By the Sign of Light + appear Thou glorious upon the throne of the Sun.” (Liber XV)
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” (AL I:40)
“Love is the law, love under will.” (AL I:57)
“Above, the gemmed azure is / The naked splendour of Nuit; / She bends in ecstasy to kiss / The secret ardours of Hadit. / The winged globe, the starry blue, / Are mine, O Ankh-af-na-khonsu!” (AL I:14)
“Unity uttermost showed!/ I adore the might of Thy breath,/ Supreme and terrible God,/ Who makest the gods and death To tremble before Thee: / --I, I adore thee…Show thy star-splendour, O Nuit! / Bid me within thine House to dwell, / O winged snake of light, Hadit! / Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!” (AL III:37-38)
“The Perfect and the Perfect are one Perfect and not two; nay, are none!” (AL I:45)
“Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none.” (AL II:66)
I am alone: there is no God where I am.” (AL II:23)

Return to feeling the union of Nuit and Hadit in the form of the eternal child & conquerer, Heru-Ra-Ha; feel the infinite joy, strength, love, power, beauty, liberty, and light...


(And All is sealed Within with the Sign of Silence).

This ends the ritual as shared by IAO131.

It might be prudent to again balance with Star Ruby.