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(self-love) The Psychology of Ecstasy By Austin Osman Spare
An iv12 Sol 15° Leo, Luna 6° Taurus Dies Veneris Friday, August 06, 2004 e.v. This digital edition was created especially for initiates of The Order of Phosphorus by Frater A.S.A. IVº, for the purpose of education and initiatory pursuits. This edition is not to be sold or spread further than to initiates of TOPH. In my own foundations of what became LUCIFERIAN WITCHCRAFT, the gnosis of Chaos and of Order may be found in the art and writings of Austin Osman Spare. Zos vel Thanatos, his name within the Witch Cult according to Kenneth Grant presents the significance Spare had on formulating a modern approach to magic and dream control. Within the Book of Pleasure you will find methods of achieving contact with your Holy Guardian Angel/Luciferian Angel which may further empower the Rites of Azal’ucel and Ritual of the Adversary by Michael W. Ford. I have included the introduction by Kenneth Grant from the 93 Publishing edition of The Book of Pleasure. This grimoire is a powerful tool to illuminate the torch of the witches Sabbat. For many years have I entered the gates of the Opposer to drink from the Graal of the Devil, the very cup of ensorcelled venom few may taste. Spare’s art holds a gateway into this primal gnosis, seek to drink from this cup as well. Become through Self-Love! Frater Akhtya Seker Arimanius Magister, The Order of Phosphorus/Black Order of the Dragon
Introduction to The Book of Pleasure
By Kenneth Grant
First published in The Book of Pleasure, 1975
Austin Osman Spare was born at Snowhill, London, in 1886. Apart from William Blake, John Martin, Aubrey Beardsley, Sidney Sime, and a mere handful of others, England has produced no artist to equal Spare for sheer ability and imaginative fecundity. Spare was not only a graphic artist; he wrote four books on what he described as symbolic sorcery - The Book of Pleasure (1909-1913), The Focus of Life (1918-1921), Anathema of Zos (1924) and The Book of the Living Word of Zos (1951-1956), a collection of aphorisms and magical formulae which remains unpublished to this day.(note 1) Spare published some of his drawings in books such as Earth Inferno (1905), A Book of Satyrs (1907), and in periodicals; he also illustrated a few books by other writers, but the four works mentioned above are all that survives of his extensive occult researches. They trace the evolution and development of the curious system of sorcery with which he was preoccupied until his death in 1956. They were, however, mere punctuation marks, pauses, between the steady outflow of graphic work which he produced almost continuously during an obscure, outwardly uneventful and impoverished existence. Although Spare had no specific teacher where his art was concerned, (note 2) he did have a teacher - or perhaps guru would be a more appropriate term - in a 'magical' sense. During his most impressionable years circumstances led him into the company of a selfconfessed witch, a mysterious Mrs. Paterson who befriended him and initiated him into the mysteries of her craft. He was extremely reticent about Mrs Paterson. All that I was able to elicit from him during the eight years of friendship was that she was very old when he met her and that she claimed descent from a line of Salem (New England) witches that Cotton Mather had failed to eradicate. Spare did not get on with his mother and he looked upon Mrs Paterson as a 'second mother'. What little he said about her explains much of his work and his life-long devotion to the occult. She was able to transform herself on certain occasions into a woman of alluring loveliness: this she had done in his presence as a proof of her magical powers.(note 3) Furthermore, she gave him the keys whereby he gained access to the Witches' Sabbath, the genuine extra-terrestrial event of which the popular version is but a debased and grotesque parody. It was during his exultation to the dimension where this event occurs that he was taught how to explore the subconscious with the use of sentient symbols and the alphabet of desire described in [The Book of Pleasure]. These methods, once demonstrated, had to be brought down and 'earthed', and it took several years for Spare to integrate them with his own creative techniques. The Book of Pleasure embodies the first vague searchings into the subconscious regions that he was to explore more fully in later books, for it should be understood that there was no creed of the Zos and the Kia - the Imagination and the Will - in the teachings he 3
received at the Sabbath; they were of a purely practical and magical nature. It was Spare who wedded the practices of witchcraft to the doctrines of the Neither-Neither and the Atmospheric 'I', which he interpreted with fantastic manual dexterity. These doctrines were inspired by his early studies, for Spare was an omnivorous reader, and some of his more obvious influences - from Laotze to Aleister Crowley - are readily apparent. Spare was drawn to Crowley in 1910 when he became a member of the Argenteum Astrum, (note 4) shortly after contributing some of his drawings to Crowley's periodical, The Equinox. (note 5) Spare claimed to be one of the first surrealists. He had visualized the irrational and transcribed his vision directly from subconscious strata of the psyche; he was also able to galvanise primal centres of awareness by a formula of atavistic resurgence that few artists - and fewer occultists - have succeeded in re-activating with impunity to their work or to themselves. The Book of Pleasure contains a unique method of obtaining control of the subconscious energies latent in the human mind in the form of primal atavisms. It is evident that if such energy can be tapped and channelled, it can be directed to creative or destructive ends on a scale infinitely beyond anything achievable by the mind in the more limited state that characterizes 'waking' consciousness. But the subconscious does not yield to conscious suggestion for it is founded on sensation, not upon thought, hence a tactual and visual means must be employed if it is to be penetrated and permeated with the vitalizing current of will or desire. The process must be symbolically enacted, and its intent not consciously formulated, for "unless desire is subconscious, it is not fulfilled....". A method had to be found of by-passing the conscious mind and planting the desire directly in the soil of the subconsciousness. To this end Spare evolved his own system of sentient symbols which took on a secret meaning and which constituted a 'sacred' alphabet of desire of which "each letter in its pictorial aspect relates to a Sex principle...". From this alphabet it is possible to construct the words of a mysterious language of sensation that reifies the imagery of appetence. Spare believed that the hieroglyphics of ancient peoples such as the Egyptian and Amerindian are the remains of an occult language. That the Egyptians practised a form of sorcery involving a process similar to that of Spare's formula of atavistic resurgence is suggested by the fact that the hieroglyphics are usually in zoomorphic form. It is known that the priests of antiquity assumed animal-headed masks when performing rituals designed to produce magical effects; also, that when dormant forces were awakened, the magician was shaken to the very depths of his being as he manifested the atavisms that his spells had invoked. The convulsions of Tibetan 'oracles'; the strange phenomena of spirit possession common to most peoples of antiquity are proof of Spare's theory; proof also that some cosmic forces then possesses the human vehicle and enables the magician to perform superhuman feats. The mainspring of the formula of atavistic resurgence is - as one might suppose - a form of sexual sorcery. The Adepts of old concealed the process from the eyes of the profane (i.e. those whose ineptitude would destroy them), for once these atavisms are unleashed, magical obsession occurs and there is no reversing the course of events any more than
London. The secret of this sorcery is analogous to that taught by Crowley in his Ordo Templi Orientis (O. but in Self? And Self is the negation of completeness as reality. See The Magical Revival (Frederick Muller Ltd. he was asked whether he regretted his lonely existence. He was not mediumistic in the usual sense of the term. 1972). for it was not long after her death that this current began to manifest in Spare's work. London. See Crowley's Confessions.O. Hell the desire intense. Black Eagle. the imaginations of fear. for Spare's sorcery is a form of veritable imagination or image-making. No man has seen self at any time. their Unity or Nothingness (Purgatory or Indifference). Watts. He referred frequently to Black Eagle. vol. Whatever the value of Spare's contribution to art and psychology. appeared in eleven numbers. A similar phenomenon occurred in the presence of Aleister Crowley when an ageing sorceress transformed herself into a "young woman of bewitching beauty". belief. "Lonely!" he exclaimed. Towards the end of his life. He was a student at the Royal College of Art in Kensington. for purposes of vampirism. 0 while ofttimes the ornamentation of imbecility. "The Encyclopaedia of Initiation". Fruits of action are two-fold. 8. Spare sent a copy of The Book of Pleasure to Sigmund Freud who described it as one of the most significant revelations of subconscious mechanisms that had appeared in modern times. the ability to 'visualise sensation' and to convey a world of imaginative reality to the observer. of 'dreaming true'. for he discovered a method of reifying the dream world under the controlling aegis of the fully conscious will. Symonds and Grant).e. Actions are the expressions of ideas bound up in the belief. that paradox is truth. plate facing page 149. Herein lies the key to his sorcery. creation is caused by this bondage to formula. easily they deceive introspection. under the title Images and Oracles of Austin Osman Spare. 6. together with an introduction to Spare and his work is to be published shortly by Frederick Muller Ltd. I have described some of Spare's transactions with his 'host of familiars' in The Magical Revival. What is there to believe. Jonathan Cape.Mrs Paterson. but the reader of The Book of Pleasure will have little difficulty in imagining what these creatures were like. Heaven or Hell. number 2. 2.v.(note 8) i. and others praised him in similar terms.P. had been tapped in its primordial phase by the witch cults of New England. extended by science which adds a dearly paid inch to our height: no more. Lovecraft (note 7).the fulcrum of magical power and the means of gaining access to trans-human dimensions and of communicating with the denizens of other worlds.e. As a 7 8 .. Kia: The absolute freedom which being free is mighty enough to be "reality" and free at any time: therefore is not potential or manifest (except as it's instant possibility) by ideas of freedom or "means.. 1. Imagination is the operative word. or if he is unable to permit its unhindered movement as it wells into consciousness.the fact remains that Spare produced a large amount of work during abnormal states of consciousness or self-induced trance. nor did he produce automatic drawings in the way that spirit mediums produce automatic texts. Two only of Spare's drawings were reproduced. Whatever the identity of Spare's genius . London. the resultant vacuity is sensitive to the subtle suggestion of the Sigil. and many years earlier John Singer Sargent.) where it was . and with a sweep of his arm he indicated the host of unseen elementals and familiar spirits that were his constant companions. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937). Religions are the projection of incapacity. Zos was Spare's 'magical' name. painted in 1946. they being inherent are obscure. for a reproduction of Spare's impression of Black Eagle. Freedom and Power. Self-Love: A mental state. KENNETH Winter Solstice 1974 e. Exhaustion: That state of vacuity brought by exhausting a desire by some means of dissipation when the mood corresponds to the nature of the desire. George Bernard Shaw. woman. Spare maintained that he was in communication with extra-terrestrial Intelligences and conscious forces possessed of superhuman power and knowledge. i. Remember evolution teaches by terrible punishments-that conception is ultimate reality but not ultimate freedom from evolution. Subtitled The Zoetic Grimoire of Zos. religions. The New England writer whose tales of terror involve traffic with extra-terrestrial entities. or one of the 'host of familiars' by which he was habitually surrounded . 5. The wise pleasure seeker. (they being forms of belief).F. Augustus John regarded Spare as one of the great graphic artists of his time. according to H. Different Religions and Doctrines as Means to Pleasure. ten of which were published between the years 1909 and 1913. faith. See The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (ed. faith. morals. chapter 42." but by the Ego being free to recieve it. NOTES 1. he had but to turn his head to catch a fleeting glimpse of their subtle presences. and the like. He exalted the imagination above every other faculty and claimed that "dreams shall flesh" if the requisite ability to reify them has been absolutely mastered. when Spare lived more or less reclusively in a Dickensian South London slum. In Heaven there is desire for Women. GRANT 5 6 Definitions The words God. gives up both Virtue and Vice and becomes a Kiaist. 1969 4.and still is . See The Equinox. By seizing this mood and living. science.one can reverse the flow of semen on the point of its leaping forth. by being free of ideas about it and by not believing. We are what we believe and what it implies by a process of time in the conception. then he is literally blasted into death or insanity. Virtue: Pure Art Vice: Fear. are used as expressing different "means" as controlling and expressing desire: an idea of unity by fear in some form or another which must spell bondage-the imagined limits. mood or condition caused by the emotion of laughter becoming the principle that allows the Ego appreciation or universal association in permitting inclusion before conception. he entered consciously and magically into communication with superhuman Intelligences.T. control. Indifference but disappointment till recovery. If the magician is unable to control the power he has invoked. Riding the Shark of his desire he crosses the ocean of the dual principle and engages himself in self-love. etc. when the mind is worried because of the non-fulfilment of such desire and seeks relief. 7. A selection of these aphorisms. Purgatory is expectation delayed. pages 140 and 161. his contribution to experimental occultism is supreme. Spare transmitted his work in much the same way that The Book of the Law and other magical writings were transmitted by Aleister Crowley. Then verily they are one and the same. Black Eagle seems to have been a concentration of sinister trans-cosmic current which. The Equinox. by Kenneth Grant. Perhaps Black Eagle was the alter ego of Mrs Paterson. having realised they are "different degrees of desire" and never desirable. their operation indirect. the veneer of superstition. The Order of the Silver Star. The less said of it (Kia) the less obscure is it. 3.(note 6) who inspired many of his 'magical' drawings. Rather. G.
their emptiness of power. as having reading to the present. Dissociation from all ideas but one is not release but imaginative fulfilment. Let us determine the deliberative. for how much they regret! They suffer more conflict than the unenlightened. but the truth that anything can be true for a time. is it so very desirable? Myself. Then. Given the right nature. Self condemned in their disgusting fatness. This conglomeration of antiquity decayed. is vital symbolism of the workings of our mind. These and many other doctrines. I say they are less free and do not obtain the satisfaction of the meanest among animals. more like ourselves. (Great spiritual truths?) So argument a metaphor. but of what they do not know. etc. or how to believe in what defies natural laws and existing belief. that we are not capable. whose insincerity is their safety. the expression of puppetry to the governing fear. however objectionable (as fact). by their adoption of the traditional without a Science." All is quackery: these religions whose very existence depend on their failure. the swine though odious does not breed the contempt of our good taste. Let him tarry here. and explain the occult. . never needs the argument of confusion for obscurity. machinery. and everything essentially modern. after you have shown your honesty. These Magicians.virtue in the Idea to maximize pleasure cheaply. that art has long been lost. as rays from the Sun. Their methods depending on a morass of the imagination and a chaos of conditions. but give it many containers. Then let us destroy or change conception. yet evolved from the duality of the consciousness for their enjoyment. Yes! What you have ordained in your religiousness. much less can he remain a mystic in the eyes of the curious. Not counting on change 2 and (at times) the arbitrary nature of symbolism or the chance of a preserved folly. the negation of their purpose. By it he may put his pleasure where he will. should I be King? Rather should I be an object of disgust or pity. obscure the memory that God is a conception of themselves. which might incidentally include trees somewhere unlearnt-much more obvious in our workings at present. and can be transcribed. is your very rack. they are offensive in their bad taste and mongering for advertisement. Directly we ask ourselves "how" we induce stupidity. have not all yet learnt. Their practices prove their incapacity. They are even more subject to bewilderment and distraction directly they open their mouths full of argument. they have no magic to intensify the normal. without even the magic of personal charm or beauty. To make their bondage more secure Governments force religion down the throats of their slaves. Not knowing the early 9 10 rendering. let alone magical? Some believe any and every thing is symbolic. so crowded with non-essentials. they only annul or at best remove an effect. and are supposed to suffer much Ecstasy! Our asylums are crowded. imagined though it be! The prospect is not pleasant. learn the best tradition by seeing you own functions and the modern unbiassed. things are of necessity through their conception and belief. and embrace his own invincible purpose. no argument has yet prevailed. its doctrine the negation of theirs. Some praise truth so-called. Better is it to show the essential difference of religions. hence the need of emancipation? Verily. man cannot believe by faith or gain. God. and never obtain their purpose. Self-love only cannot be denied and is Self-love as such when paradoxical. certainly by it I prove the possibility of a fundamental illusion. What supersedes paradox and its implicit ("not necessary"). or the fury of creation. and what is useless decays. remit your sins and excuse them-is but ceremonial. that all things are emanations of the Divine Spirit. Better is it to admit incapacity or insignificance. no. Their criterion for enjoyment-death! Better it were a man renounce them all. Oh. to gain cogency they must adopt dogma and mannerism that excludes possibility . Then verily sleep is better than prayer. I will make the foundation of my teaching. wherefore the necessity of imagining we are not? Be ye mystic. the song of experience and illusion. 11 12 . God and religion should have no place. The freedom of energy is not obtained by its bondage. without this conception what is there we could not know and accomplish? Others for concentration. the "Self" shall come into its own. I have not yet seen a man who is not God already. Truth. whereas mine is complete. which they naturally and continually transgress. Thus believing in widely different doctrines. and empty the belief. that to ask it to be denied? Let it be the root of your Gospel. obscuring. without accessories complete. forgetting its dependence they prove its relationship and paradox. those who escape it are but few. therefore their honour is the greater. under any condition. are so full of misery and confusion. however impressive. . governments. not in this life.) If a man is no hero to his servant. The vitality is not exactly like water-nor are we trees. thou art the stagnant environment. With what they can identify their own delusion of fear they call truth. collected with the disease of greed-is surely the chance for charity? Forgetting trumpery ideas. I know them well and their creed of learning that teaches the fear of their own light. you have taught yourself! It has become inborn and your body is sensitive. it is the eternal illusion of learning-the Ukase of learning what we already know. institutions. They reject all the modern symbolism 1 and reach an absurd limit very early. by it the female obtains much from man. their own poverty of imagination and religion's palliation. and as much subject to law. have only multiplied arguments. . a form of "not asking". So fledge your wings fearlessly. Children are more wise. since the superficial "protects" but does not change the vital. He cannot go further. this ambition of faith. they succeed fairly in their own governing. though simple. Surely it is not by saying "I believe". Is it not because our energy (or mind stuff) is already over bound and divided. are but the unemployed dandies of the Brothels. without power and unhappy unless spreading their own confusion. the stage is over-run! Is it by symbolizing we become the symbolized? Were I to crown myself King. . is not their object to deceive and govern? Surely then. Some do much to show the similarity of different religions. Like drugs and the surgeon's knife. hence it always fails. ye humble ones! 1: All means of locomotion. its own pure symbolism embraces all possibilities as mystic design. hence it alone is truth. they obtain tolerable satisfaction. they are as the very lice in attraction. as full of argument as they are evil. It may be called the negation of my doctrine. great power not by disintegration. you will want deconcentration. it is not fulfilled. This unnecessary corpulency. It is as well to know that various means. than reinforce it by faith. are declared by me as the perpetuators of sin and illusion. neither can he explain his knowledge unless born of a new law. they succeed in projecting their own meagreness by this confusion. To believe that they are Gods (or anything else) would make them such-proving by all they do. . but that they never realise-or this Ukase they are the mockery. In fear they would vomit hot blood were they to see the fruits of their actions and pleasures. none to evoke their pleasure or wisdom from themselves. "the truth" cannot be divided. who is not strong for the great work. Quiescence is hidden desire. Others again. similarity educates mimicry. I cannot uphold their doctrines. Some praise the idea of Faith. as explaining the ancient symbols. the mind conceiving the law is bondage. and by that you will obtain your desire. Perfect proportion suggest no alteration. they are of the dual principle. cannot tell you exactly what "belief" is. ye who are living other peoples lives! Unless desire is subconscious. being so barren of any free pleasure in this life or another. Their formula is deception and they are deceived. Others believe in prayer . Vampires. and those who have much knowledge. and find satisfaction. By the illumination of their knowledge they deteriorate in accomplishment. . 0: That God is always in Heaven or that the Almighty inconceivable emanates its conception or negation-commits suicide. and it always suceeds. or our justice. is it not disgusting? (The Elephant is exceeding large but extremely powerful. When faith perishes. Paradox is not "truth". to be full of its non-belief. Others say knowledge only is eternal. or the metaphor Idiotcy. Take your stand in commonsense and you include the truth which cannot lie. They never see this similarity and the quintessence of religions. Arrived at that. sane and self-pleased. In freedom he might be lost. Have we not watched them decay in ration to their expoundings? Verily. their symbolism is chaotic and meaningless. We being everything. it will not free you. etc. Some praise the belief in a moral doctrinal code. They do not change or remove the fundamental cause (the law). 2: The symbol of justice known to the Romans is not symbolic of Divine. "Oh. cautiously confusing the obvious which developes the hidden virtue. Others less foolish. Faith is denial. their knowledge obtained with less decency than the hyena his food. Others again. Therefore reject the former for the latter. . Utilize prayer (if you must pray) as a means of exhaustion. and this is his only release. for the attainment of the transcendental. necessary parasites on each other. . Others praise ceremonial Magic. at least not necessarily or usually. Decorate your meaning. Each and all depending on a muddled implication. the joy of a child or healthy person. and are those most healthy. Magic is but one's natural ability to attract without asking. ceremony what is unaffected.
If we open our mouths to speak of it. that is three-fold and having four directions. the illumination symbolically transcribed in the sacred alphabet. the only thing that is free. 3 The unorthodox of the originable-a volant "sight. the idea of pleasure in self-love. the early duality. all creation without command would unite and serve our purpose in pleasure and harmony. it has and ever will exist. Self being its opposing force. this sameness its exaction and infinite possibilities. which constitute existence. harmony." the slavery of mortality. Duality being unity.The Consumer of Religion Kia. Its emanation is its own intensity." the slavery of mortality. would seem the condition of consciousness and existence. Not related to. It cannot go further than the experience of self-so returns and unites again and again. It imagines the eternal decimal. not by intelligence shall we be free. without change the emanations. and the law of duality. in its Transcendental and Conceivable Manifestation. is identified with such and can see but its infinite ramifications in dissatisfaction. it eludes conception. the five facets of sex-projecting as environment for self-assimilation in denial. etc. there is this secondless principle. The Kia which can be vaguely expressed in words is the "Neither-Neither. Without distinction. yet is the quintessence of conception as permeating pleasure in meaning. to designate. For ever retrogressing to its original simplicity by infinite complication is its evolution. Vitalized by the breath of self-love. all conception is the dual principle. and the idea of self. there is no need of illumination to see it. Only he who has attained the death posture can apprehend this new sexuality. that is three-fold and having four directions.-the world's limit. it has no favourites. Self being its opposing force. that truth is somewhere. Endeavouring to describe "it. the question of all things. its necessary reality as continuity. The Kia which can be vaguely expressed in words is the "Neither-Neither. why and how it is related? By the labour of time the doubter inhabits his limit. it may be regarded as the primordial sexual principle. the ecstasy which the creation of the idea of self induces. in its aspect that transcends these. Various degrees of misery alternating with gusts of pleasure and emotions less anxious. The law of Kia is its ever original purpose. Being tetragrammaton of dualities is twelvefold by arrangement. so everything perishes unbeautifully. The Transcendental Law. All conceivable ideas begin and end as light in its emotion. The idea is unity by the formula of self. without form. is not the eternal Kia. embodies the everlasting. begot tetragrammaton. all this universe visible and invisible has come out of it. He that is ever servile to belief. in complete perspective. Its emanation is its own intensity. realization by suffering. the eternal refluctuation to the primeval reality in freedom-being trinity of dualities. is not the eternal Kia. Its possession ours without asking. Kia transcending conception. to designate. undetermined. One form made by two. These four principles are one and the same-the conception considered as the complete "self" or consciousness-hence they may be blended into unity and Symbolized. from which spring the manifold forms. its necessary reality as continuity. are one and the same. is time. it has no need of sovereignty! (Kingdoms are their own despoilers. are one and the same. mighty though it be in its early simplicity! Kia without conceiving. this sexuality in its early simplicity.4 The progenitor of itself and all things. It suffers no hurt. The idea is unity by the formula of self. its design most excellent. In fear all creation pays homage-but does not extol its moral. Duality in some form or another is consciousness as existence. how pleasing in its moral self-love! How mighty is it. Without attribute. the mystery of mysteries. in its aspect that transcends these. Of name it has no name. It imagines the eternal decimal. it may be regarded as the primordial sexual principle. but which may be regarded as the truth. Who dare say where. life is conscious of one. All conceivable ideas begin and end as light in its emotion. I call it Kia I dare not claim it as myself. and its almighty love satisfied. As unity conceived duality." The law of Kia is its own arbiter. Time has not changed it." the unmodified "I" in the sensation of omnipresence. the virgin quantum-by its exuberance we have gained existence. as a complete sexuality. who can grasp the nameless Kia? Obvious but unintelligible. Endeavouring to describe "it. is time. never is its evolution complete. Time has not changed it. With what does he balance his ecstasy? Measure for measure by intense pain. and the idea of self. Could we but imitate its law. it is not of it but of our duality. Anterior to Heaven and Earth. entity. but nourishes itself. The Kia which can be expressed by conceivable ideas. serves its own invincible purpose of ecstasy. it begot trinity. As space pervades an object both in and out. the illumination symbolically transcribed in the sacred alphabet. clogged by desire. which burns up all belief but is the archetype of "self. The most aged one who grows no wiser. never the cause of emancipation. Anterior to Heaven and Earth." that conveys somehow by the incidental. We endow ourselves with the power we concieve of it. the Law and Testament of the "New. begot tetragrammaton. it eludes conception. this sexuality in its early simplicity. 3: About this "Self". without smallness it may appear the least among things. sorrow. but resembling nothing. without likeness. the complex of conception. but not necessariness. From this consultation is the bondage made. is the six senses. is unchanging and inexhaustible. the law which is its conception. I call it Kia I dare not claim it as myself. and it acts as master-5." I write what may be but not usually-called the "book of lies". No man shall understand "Why" by its workings. more remote. Not related to. Its wish is its superabundance. no ramification has enlarged its early simplicity. but resembling nothing. is alternately conflict." the unmodified "I" in the sensation of omnipresence. the complex of conception. The Kia which can be expressed by conceivable ideas. This ancestral sex principle. Thus for ever from "self" do I fashion the Kia. it begot trinity. its multiplicity embracing eternity. why and how it is related? By the labour of time the doubter inhabits his limit. and our faith-opacity. yet is the quintessence of conception as permeating pleasure in meaning. but permitting all things. hence I call it new. modification or complexity. Therefore believe all experience to be illusion. As unity conceived duality. as a complete sexuality. his ideas-reality. It is the illusion of time. These four principles are one and the same-the conception considered as the complete "self" or consciousness-hence they may be blended into unity and Symbolized. How free it is. 3 The unorthodox of the originable-a volant "sight. life and death. it may be regarded as the mother of all things. the virgin quantum-by its exuberance we have gained existence. is alternately conflict. and laboured heavily for. produces its rendezvous as the fulness of creation. ever an anti-climax. man takes this law from this refraction. Is it not selfattracting and independent? Assuredly we cannot call it balance. who can assert its mysterious purpose? By our knowledge it becomes more obscure. which constitute existence. the mystery of mysteries. which burns up all belief but is the archetype of "self. who dare claim relationship? Without virtue. He that is ever servile to belief. is the six senses. which may be called its ramifications. the question of all things. Without assertion the mightiest energy. harmony." I write what may be but not usually-called the "book of lies". I know not its name. Ecstasy for any length of time is difficult to obtain. its multiplicity embracing eternity. and may be called the twelve commandments of the believer.) Without lineage. The dual principle is the quintessence of all experience. clogged by desire. Only he who has attained the death posture can apprehend this new sexuality. Duality being unity. the Sphinx at the gates of all spirituality. This ancestral sex principle. it has and ever will exist. that truth is 13 14 somewhere. the human complex. life is conscious of one. the ecstasy which the creation of the idea of self induces. but permitting all things. the idea of pleasure in self-love. and of which I am about to write. life and death." that conveys somehow by the incidental. but not intelligence. Being tetragrammaton of dualities is twelvefold by arrangement. but is only its repetition. the human complex. all this universe visible and invisible has come out of it. 4: The unmodified sex principle refracted through the dual principle emanates the infinite variety of emotions or sexualities. the Sphinx at the gates of all spirituality. similarly within and beyond this ever-changing cosmos. neither does it labour. but not necessariness. and miseries. the early duality. Know it as the illusion that embraces the learning of all existence. With what his rebellion? Of necessity slavery! Duality is the law. is identified with such and can see but its infinite ramifications in dissatisfaction. One form made by two. the five facets of sex-projecting as environment for self-assimilation in denial. through our conception they materialize and are of that duality. and of which I am about to write. in its assertion of "Need not be-Does not matter"! Self-love 15 16 . beyond necessitation. Of name it has no name. size. the eternal refluctuation to the primeval reality in freedom-being trinity of dualities. from which spring the manifold forms. hence I call it new. and may be called the twelve commandments of the believer. Vitalized by the breath of self-love.4 The progenitor of itself and all things. this sameness its exaction and infinite possibilities. embodies the everlasting. and its almighty love satisfied. Who dare say where. its being free. but not intelligence. Supreme bliss simulating opposition is its balance. relates and opposes by units of time.
decay. we are the conflict of what we deny and assert of the Kia. It would seem as though we cannot be too careful in our choice. the agent of Death? Strange no one remembers being dead? Have you ever seen the Sun?-If you have then you have seen nothing dead-in spite of you different belief! Which is the more dead "you" or this corpse? Which of you has the greater degree of consciousness? Judging by expression alone-which of you appears enjoying Life most? May not this "belief" in death be the "will" that attempts "death" for your satisfaction. it is a consciousness as good as and the same as yours. you are one and the same-the mystery of mysteries and the most simple thing in the world to understand! How could you be conscious of what you are not? But you might believe differently? So. there is no fearless pleasurist? The conception is the absence of its indisputable reality within! When the conception is memorial in forgetfulness-it may be the chance of its reality for you?? When the prayer- 19 20 . for it determines the body we inhabit." You disbelieve in Ghosts and God-because you have not seen them? What! You have never seen the mocking ghosts of your beliefs?-the Laughing Bedlam of your humility or Mammon-your grotesque Ideas of "Self"? Yea. Desire contains everything. to-day may be the day of reckoning-of believing by force what you disbelieved? Now if to-day is yesterday in all but appearances-then to-morrow also is to-day. if you hurt the Butterfly you hurt yourself. your very faculties and your most courageous Lies are Gods! Who is the slayer of your Gods-but a God! There is no proof that you existed before? What an excuse! No one has returned to tell us? What a damning advocate! You are but what you were-somehow changed? You are the case Prima Facie that you are reincarnated to perhaps anything? "Perhapses" are possible! Can you do differently to what you do? Never shall I tire of asserting that you constantly do differently! What is the "ugliness" that offends? Is it the vague knowledge that you will have to change your mind-that you are germinating what you contain? You are always remembering what you forgot. they do not disappoint the doubt! Our greater familiarity-"this impulse to knowledge" will certainly bring us the disease and death they give! And also give us in compensation their powers of destruction! For the destruction of whom? Things will be squared! Is this the value of the will? This "will to power"-how life preserving! How furthering of discriminate selection! How pleasing! Most noble explorers! O. The Allegory. that is why you are conscious! There is no Life and Death? Such ideas should be less than comic.e. hence we are its opposition. the abstract Ego or conceptive principle. All conception is a denial of the Kia." and as such. no one is free from auto-biography. this amassing of ornament on decay. There is no doubt about it-this consciousness of "Thee" and "Me" is the unwelcome but ever ready torturer-yet it "need not be so" in any sense! Is it not a matter of Fear? You are fearsome of entering a den of Tigers? (And I assure you it is a matter of righteousness(inborn or cultured)-whether you enter voluntarily or are chucked in. our own evil. eh? There is no Atheist. but your belief that you don't hurt yourself protects you from hurt-for a time! Belief gets tired and you are miserably hurt! Do what you will-belief is ever its own inconsistency.. we should be already dead? Have faith! The canons of science are quite correct. Great scientists are finding out the death-dealing properties of the microbes they discover we breathe." Therefore this consciousness of "you" that you both feel is the same "you"? Ergo. Who ever Thought Thus? Something is causing Pain and something energizes the Agony: may it not be caused through the latent Idea of Supreme Bliss? And this eternal expectation. but can give you no more than sleep. our eventual "self" is derived from the attributes with which we endow our God. i.17 18 5: By scores of incarnations. of you being "you. and which according to their canons should destroy.the day of decay! Daily is this universe destroyed. hence you must believe in everything-if you believe at all! Belief seems to exclude commonsense. and whether you come out alive or not!) Yet daily you fearlessly enter dens inhabited by more terrible creatures than Tigers and you come out unharmed-why? Soliloquy on God-Head. So must be supplanted by fear. There is no Duality? You are conscious of the gay Butterfly you observe and are conscious of being "You": the Butterfly is conscious of being "itself. this ever-abiding thought. you scientists-go on discovering the Bottomless Pit! When you are sodden with science-the lightning will thunder out the murder? New hope will be born? New creatures for the circus? (The conception of) God-head must ever evolve its inertia for transmutation to its very opposite-because it contains it! The master must be the painful learner of his stupidity? The idea of God ever means the forgetfulness of supremacy and Godliness. squalid thought from the most morbid spleen how can I devour thee and save my Soul? Ever did it answer back-"Pay homage where due: the Physician is the Lord of existence!" This superstition of medicine-is it not the essence of cowardice.is coincidental with the vanity preceding death? O. change-hell? This constant somnambulism is "the unsatisfactory. The offspring of ourselves.
The way of Life is not by "means"-these doctrines-my doctrines even though they allow the self-appointed devotee to emulate my realization. nothing is impossible." Then why trouble to prove anything a fact? This vain hope to prove finality is death itself. it ever implies its opposite as equal fact. you cannot believe freedom but you may be freed from belief? Neither can you believe the "Truth" but you need not compromise yourself. my friend. It is free to believe what it desires. yet would be God.may I ever blush! The man of sorrows is the Teacher! I have taught. Listen.did you but understand your grammar those you disown speak louder than your words! I would not believe the wisdom of the Almighty. most nutritious! Clownish that I am. Belief is ever its own tempter to believe differently. There is no illusion but consciousness! This consciousness is ever the smiling monument commemorating "Whether you ever really enjoyed Life"! The God of the "Will" is the command to obey.(you are always praying) has transmutated to its Blasphemy-you are attractive enough to be heard-your desire is gratified! What a somersault of humility! Whether God is projected as master by fear or as the dweller within by love Gods we are all the time. the insects-and perhaps yourself? Whose senses are the more true-yours or the house-fly's? You will eventually adopt their vision-their thoughts and wisdom-you were such once? You are such now but have not awakened them-you will be such again in power! Wondrous progress! Most meritorious accomplishments! Most merciless! Progress should be closely examined and what you have gained by the convenience of science. you resist sense objects and show resistance to the faculties by believing or not. so constantly forget what you remember.an old sinner who would see others almighty before himself. yea. the means of a means. and this you are always realizing! Most noble sentiment!-you are "it" already-"the satisfied"-"the desireless"-"the real thing"! You are drunk with it. your will is what you have believed actively willing the belief for you! You think when "it" wishes! "Will" is complication. A thought for perspective-you are always what you most wish-the prospective! Your desire is to live according to your desire. The "Truth" is not difficult to understand! The truth has no will-will has no truth! Truth is "will" never believed-it has no truth! "Could be"-is the immediate certainty! This haunting Sphinx teaches us the value of the "will to anything"? Then there is no graver risk than Absolute Knowledge-if little is dangerouswhat about Omniscience? The Almighty power has no accessories! Science is the accursed doubt of the possible. all conditions. When the mind is nonplussedcapability to attempt the impossible becomes known. but ever have I been a sluggard. You are free to believe in nothing related to belief. this is the "fact.it has only the power of assimilating! The most solecistical of fools now asks-"how can we escape the inevitable evolutions of conception-as all is ever conceiving"? My answer shall permit all means. and they are as endless as the number onethey come into life at will. Its constant generation. all yours).knowledge you speak through them. I know of no better name. all men. its Justice everyone fears-it is a Swordyour desert for obedience! "Will" is the command to believe. by that most simple state of "Neither-Neither" the Ego becomes the Silent Watcher and knows about it all! The "Why" and "How" of desire is contained within the mystic state of "Neither-Neither" and common-sense proves it is the milk state. You adopt a few at a time. 21 22 23 24 . so why humbug the "Desire"? You have proved (by mathematics!) the sun to be so many millions of miles away from you-you will now improve its efficiency! Nature-that impulse to the antitheses of your truths. you are the impossible! Doubt is delaytime-but how it punishes! Nothing is more true than anything else! What are you not-you ever answered truthfully? You tyrannise over yourself. the eternal delay-is life.would I teach myself or thee again? Not for a gift from Heaven! Mastership equals learning. These faculties are as numerous as the atoms you have not yet seen. that is why divinity is always potential.yet all my ideas have come out of it (and.equals constant unlearning! Almighty is he who has not learnt and mighty is the babe. the lice. will early prove (by mathematics and whenever you like!) that the Sun does not exist at all! Or if you wish-it will prove conclusively that the Sun is millions of millions of miles further away or millions of miles nearer than you once thought! Most extraordinary thinker! These facts and many others are already know to the butterfly. O. of what does exist! You cannot conceive an impossibility. This envy of the Master or Creator-the ultimate hope to follow in manner is also existence and the forfeiture of "Life"! There is no scientific fact. Call this will free or not-beyond will and belief is Self-love. God that art.
. futile of themselves but designative of the ultimate means. however much his ecstasy.. close your eyes (this usually happens involuntarily) and visualize. Were he to enjoy an hundred pleasures at a time. the Ego. a negative state. through it we escape our unending delay by attachment. Kia. the Karma through law (displeasure) speedily exhausts itself. etc. . they are identical in desire. in the issue neither wins as the joy is a covert of sorrow. . since it implies only itself. yet although a "Neither" is vague. till he arrives at the centre of desire." The conception of "I am not" must of necessity follow the conception of "I am.need not be" state.The Death Posture Ideas of Self in conflict cannot be slain." The Ritual and Doctrine Lying on your back lazily. Like this. but great increase takes place. In that moment beyond time. till the effort is forgotten. the restoration of the new sexuality and the ever original self-love in freedom are attained. this gives a feeling of immensity (which sees a small form ). By this duality. There are many preliminary exercises. 8: The Ego. The death posture in the reduction of all conception (sin) to the "Neither-Neither" till the desire is contentment by pleasing yourself. 25 conceivable things. The law or reaction is defeated by inclusion. I transcend these by the Hermaphrodite. they become simple and cosmic. as surely in this world of sorrow night follows day.9 In that day there can be deliberation. know this as the negation of all faith by living it. Know the death posture and its reality in annihilation of law. "He"10 is pleased by this imitation. Man implies Woman. the Psychology of ecstasy by non-resistance. This the glorious Science of pleasing one's self by a new agreement. accordingly. but by doing it now. all these conditions I transcend by a "Neither" principle. the neck streched. one is cosmic enough to dwell in the innermost of others and enjoy them. the truth revealed to me by all systems of government but is himself ungoverned. clasped and straning the utmost. The death posture is its inevitability accelerated. Percieve. it cannot be balanced. therefore the spirit is ecstasy. The emotion that is felt is the knowledge which tells you why. resist nothing. 10: "He"." because of its grammar. being too abstruse to explain by orthodox words and grammar. therefore it alone is complete and eternal. The new law shall be the arcana of the mystic unbalanced "Does not mattter. They are carried further in the sacred alphabet. and by practice till that emotion is untiring and subtle. this again implies a Eunuch6. and is not related to form. whose limit you cannot reach.need not be. recognize all things. the Ego is swept up as a leaf in a fierce gale. suspiring while conceiving by smiling. and shall awake a dead corpse. every wish gratified. then there is no conflict. and so with all ideas. Save and beyond it. Forgetting time with those things which were essential. it was known to me in childhood. is the state where the mind has passed beyond conception. and each would shape the other to its ends. The "I" principle has reached the "Does not matter. with the arms rigid. and feel without the necessity of an opposite. The light (always an X in curious evolutions) that is seen should be held on to. Standing on tip-toe. Let him practise it daily. By this and by no other are the inertia of belief. chaos and uniformity.fulness by multiplication.believe this to be true. a positive death state. take shelter in it.therefore it alone is true freedom and existence. that is the idea of the posture. he does not lose. the art of Self-love by recognition. but he escapes the judgment! And what of "I. what you wish to believe can be true. is our unconditional release from duality and time. all emotions should find equipoise at the time of emanation. the body expressing the condition of yawning. Things that are self-evident are no longer obscure. Gazing at your reflection till it is blurred and you know not the gazer. Existing as dual. the end of the duality of the consciousness. etc. till giddy and sensation comes in gusts. but by its relative. Among men few know what they really believe or desire. The Ego in subjection to law. Renouncing everything by the means shown. By its illumination there is nothing that cannot be explained. gives exhaustion and capacity for the former. By allowing maturity is to predicate decay when by non-resistance is retrogression to early simplicity and the passage to the original and unity without idea."7 But the "Neither-Neither" principle of those two. the fact of conceiving it proves its palpability. Let him unite them. From that idea is the formula of non-resistance germinating "Does not matter. by their duality there is no control. the supreme bliss. there is no other. all else as sleep. I have now told you a secret of great import. it has power to destroy. The belief free from all ideas but pleasure. seeks inertion in sleep and death. Surely it is the abode of Kia? This having once been (even Symbolically) reached. he8 having become the gratifier by his law. Through it comes immunity from all sorrow." most unfortunate man! In that freedom there is no necessitation. through evoking the emotion of laughter at the time of ecstasy in union. Percieve light without shadow by its own colour as contrast. that which is always about to happen becomes its truth.breathing deeply and spasmodically. by resistance they are a reality.please yourself. till they become one. let him remember to laugh at all times. implies the idea of pleasure. The recognition of pain as such. In that day of tearless lamentation the universe shall be reduced to ashes . the moment is beyond time and its virtue has happened. "please yourself" is its creed. The primordial vacuity (or belief) is not by the exercise of focussing the mind on a negation of all 26 Transgressing Conception by a Lucid Symbolism. and again implies a different "Neither. It is the dead body of all we believe.in the fleetness of the indeterminable. without the payment of sorow. Certainly I find satisfaction in ecstasy. Thus by hindering belief and semen from conception. never letting go. Without subjection. 9: The belief ever striving for denial. bound behind by the hands. is kept free by retention in this. incompatibility or compulsion as such. as innumerable as sins. now becomes the "Absolute. as by his own will he pleases. Of belief. who would know.reflecting their meaninglessness.no Death or cunning has overcome them but is their reinforcement of energy. let him begin. This should be practised before experiencing the foregoing. for will and belief are ever at variance. He has imitated the great purpose.the ascension from duality.. 27 28 . 7: They being dual have analogy to certain early sex principles in nature. 6: Sex-less. the identity of unity and duality. Even by sedulously striving for a vacuity of belief. Indestructible. a new law can become incarnate. what dare I say more? Rather would I commit much sin than compromise myself. The dead are born again and again lie in the womb of conscience. by locating his belief till he sees his will." there is no necessitation. not eventually.
belief is to make "one" more convincing. what are their use when withering and decay sets in and the body is an object of disgust? And what is the use of knowledge and charity when reality is known? Unsheathe the sword of self.the old folly of promising things on behalf of an imagined "another. both holding good for all time (this world and another). . you become lovingly attached. Assimilated by the deceit of its divine origin. the deliberate. projecting environment for fulfilment but allowing its distortion to simulate denial. . progress germinates in retrogression. falls into sin. faith that reflects non-worryingly or deceitfully rationalizes the rejected. punishment for transgression. ." is it not a moral doctrine? By unbelieving all one believes and sedulously without anxiety not believing (by the "Neither-Neither" process)." At hand is the freedom of Heaven. so the imagined goes on for ever. Nature eventually denies that which it affirms: Through permanent association with the same moral code we help desire to transgress. so one multiplies (believes) in order to be more unaware of the fundamental. or simultaneously we create an excuse or reason for the sin by a distortion of the moral code. It is delay .) This negative confession is a feigned rationalism that allows adventitious excuses . (Usually retaing a few unforgiveable sins. . . Now this refusal to believe what one believes and exactly as one believes. evolves contradictions or a complication to give relationship. For them there is no danger in negligence. and the Light. Who has transgressed the law of conception? Who has no fear? Yet by this sin. so do morals and faith before the perfect bliss. and remains simple. but desire equally desires preservation of moral instinct. a consciousness that alone gives the chance of inquiry. As we imitate this law of duality in all our processes of believing. By believing without feeling perturbation. Oh. the breasts and loins of beautiful women." my will unconditioned. worship the glorious in freedom. the Way. so becomes dissociated from evolution. but if you fear. ideas of the Almighty should be constantly slain and righteousness should be inquired into. the man who is in love perforce becomes a liar. 12: And does kill when feared. ye of much faith in God. stimulated by those in harmony. so desire is its own conflict (and weakly enough). whatever the state of affairs in your mind. Whosoever shall study his true nature a little. This moral code is a dramatised burlesque of the conceptive faculty. On seeing the star-lit eyes and rosebud mouths. but is never so perfect or simple in that it allows latitude for change in any sense. the pauser. your stagnant ideas of morality. The nature of belief equals all possibilities ultimately true by identification through culture to an idea of time. and suffers no consequences. forgetting ideas of external and internal. Belief is not freedom. a process of self-deception to satisfy and summarily persuade yourself of righteousness. it is not so simple as it seems. as the chance arises. Beyond it is something arbitrary. those discordant. . an idea of what was then considered conveniently good and bad . The microbe alone would seem without fear! 11: The elemental morality or fear of displeasing. the cynosure of women. A glimpse of the truth is born of purity of love: when the desire is without fear.You can only "truly believe" one thing. and what is not true.The Cloudy Enemies Born of Stagnant Self-Hypnotism. Have no fear. Belief creates its necessary experience. everything has to associate itself through its definite emotion. dishonesty shows us its iniquity. there is pain germinating: there is no freedom. there being no discrimination. and dominating in turns. the Bull of earth has long had nothing to do with your unclean conscience. it burns up. To explain the "why" of belief (or of anything else). is the sciential of what determines the Schetic. involuntariness. the faith that you are not even all the wonders of creation. Truth is not the truth of formula. When the thought is fulfilled by vision. poor though it be. merge into it by the worship of self! Ah! foolish man. imitating it by "reason" is but damning the consequences. when it does not desire possession. Belief well earns the terrible hatred of the vitality. self-hypnotised by his morbid ornamentation. The majority of our actions can be traced back to a subconscious desire (for freedom) in conflict with habit.and an unwritten law. the principle becomes simple and cosmic enough to include what you are always desiring. The desire is so mighty. prognostication.he is indestructible. but the ecstasy of its possession. in Truth I alone am "Self. . 31 32 . him does the "self" investigate with his extraordinary conduct. the ordainer of law. lose cogency and inhibit. What one among us has any excuse but self-love? We do not create or confess a morality that is convenient. Desire of those things denied. the Truth. it asks no permission. . In its origin. Gracefully compelling or expecting disappointment at the time of desire is the means of locating its deceit. its tenets are reward for obedience. . an obedience to inherent fatalism which hangs on "good and bad" actions already committed (in past existence) against a preserved morality11 and whose reaction gives expression as spontaneity. an ambition to become ulterior to self-desire. . So long as there is perception of self-reproach or conscience. that allows transgression without excuse or punishment. etc. The rest is due to a conflicting traditional moral doctrine that has become constitutional (partly adopted to govern and time this reaction). It would be wise and commonsense to do so. You know the results. Only when there is no fear in any form is there realisation of identity with reality (freedom). Those who have lived much in their nature will in some degree be familiar with such a sensation. Natural belief is the intuition that compels belief through that which is experienced reacting. as sterile of possessing ideas of God . When the believing principle is devoid of faith. and is the consciousness of non-resistance. for our justification. He who believes anything he perceives or imagines. as celluloid cast into the furnace. So by its own workings belief is limited and determined for you. By entire consciousness in how the self loves is the means. Transgressing its commandments. he The Complexity of the Belief (Know Thyself). Consider the reality is somewhere: and your belief may be too small for its habitation. autonomy. As the tendency of the most lustful ceases before publicity and death. but you cannot get further than the centre. For him who is conscious of the slightest differentiation there is fear. belief is fear of one's capability. He can compel anything without offending. we must transcend its schism. he is attraction. The centre of belief is love for one's self. implies the possibility of another idea as contradicting but not dissociated. and none dare say this of himself but by me. Reason is belief. To maximize pleasure by an arbitrary compromise of abstention and performance of desire feared. . and you are free to believe what was impossible. so what is not timely is not true. To believe at all as such is a concentration and schooling to exclude the implied by adopting a hypothesis or 29 30 regards everything as self. The fire that is all pleasure is loosed at his will. . The condition of belief is the denial or limit imposed on the capability of the vitality. When death approaches the faith in God and desire of woman will not save you. Against it nothing can prevail. . is the first condition for all those who are in desire in any sense whatsoever. has no horizon: he is free. and this divorce loses any utility and of necessity for its own preservation and the sympathy desired. consider constantly that they are merely the charred flesh and bones of yourself after the torture. is magical. the more you restrict the more you sin. let alone the possibility of being the creator. etc. The space between the eternal and "self. The imagination learns that the idea is its compulsion. Thought of one thing. yet its implexion is essential (as the truth seems to kill 12). that allows some incongruity. that lends itself to growth..
The pioneer is ever the old fool. millions . however mighty. There is no final wisdom. You are fire yet you are scorched! Because you have "willed" belief (differently or not makes no difference).the cause of evolution. pain. the master becomes the slave. Is this not perfection? Actions would appear unfathomable and incomprehensible.you are saved? There are other means of hurting you? In that state which is not.any condition! The mind becomes firm in desire by desire as devotion. ." Remove the illusion that there is Spirit and Not-Spirit (this idea has never given beneficial results). and their properties the most wonderful? Hence it is the source of wisdom. determined Liars. "it" was not the cause of evolution. or has completion.there will be greater dissatisfaction. being the imperceptible Ecstasy of the "Neither-Neither". falls immediately into unknown and inevitable desire.the microbes." supreme in freedom. the eternal incompletion. realisation by the very wish. sufficient to determine. Law depends on two. since the means to an end mean evolution to endless means. revert to simplicity and 35 36 . so one day you must believe differently and the fire will no longer hurt. In love pleasuring myself necessarily without excuse. An afterthought: some spirits are already photographed." 33 34 One believes this "all the time" as the Truth of "The Will" not the thing believed. Aspiration towards a "supreme" is a network of deadly desires because of cowardice within.ever present but hidden by exhaustion through the cycle of Unity. there is no consciousness in any sense that thou art "that" (Kia). . most desirable. it is in the flesh of your generations with the most merciless Judge! The scorn of all your reforms or the inversion of your values! This constant curse and blasphemy.but where is the difference of desiring the "Supreme Bliss"? Which is the more selfish? Which is nearer you? Which pleases the Creator more? Are you certain of the Creator's will and are you sure of your own desire? Are you the Creator or just yourself. beyond the range of definition: there is no temptation of freedom.but whoever understands such simple meanings? "It" is never perceived. pure. The certainty of consciousness is always the uncertainty of the perceived or experienced in whatever state it may be. photograph. . Hence "it" is beyond time. some unsatisfied wisdom awaiting exploitation to suffer its evolutions. the cycle of belief goes on and always obliges. untouched by the six stupifiers. . nor was it compelled or proffered. so how can it be related to conception and intelligence? Self-Love as a Moral Doctrine and Virtue. by it we have gained proficiency. everything or nothingness. Therefore remove desire in any form by the "Neither-Neither.it is desire. Perhaps "it" may not be obscure by continual afterthought and vaguely felt through the hand of innocence." Even whether the desire is for the exhasustion of desire by the "neither-Neither" or for realization in a wife..its unending evolution. and will cease to hurt when you identify the Ego with all the possibilities of its qualities by believing as the "Neither-Neither" process. Wisdom is exactly happiness. two is uberty. consciousness or unconsciousness." and dispel the conception of the "Neither-Neither" by the "Neither-Neither. The elusive fancies of the senses are dangerous. The second did not agitate. Simplicity I hold most precious. so Death may harvest by desire.Vampirism is quite well proven enough. nothing is always dead and no thought dies. desire. so everything is ultimately desired and undesirable. There are few who can attain to this! Who has no shame? Ecstasy in satisfaction is the great purpose. Are you ever free of desideratum? Belief is eternal desire! Desire is its own cruelty. The sexuality labours. it may be Truth! The Ego is desire. the fettering of the hand to labour in some world unknown. These things already exist.yea. consuming him little by little through those conditions. because of the righteousness you have learned to obey and control them by.Preface to Self-Love Let us be honest! Thou art "that." For this we know. listen! In point of virulence spiritual desire is as fatal as the sensuous. Men will be greater than the Gods they ever conceived. ever free in every sense. Therefore believe nothing in this Book by the "Neither-Neither. Prepare for the Eternal. pleasuring.the all-embracing vacuum which reduces "all" to common sense and upon which this Universe rests. ergo.there is no final desire. Remove all conceptions by the same means. O. You are ever what you were but you may be so in a different form! A person or a nation. but when realized is it then eternally desirable? (or even for a period of a million years). Freedom from the necessity of law. and the like. it is done by Vampire bats apart from the probability of it being done by a divine or human agency! Therefore Kiaize desire by the "Neither-Neither. .is not the relief more in the knowledge of the nascent unrelenting taskmaster? Are not our bodies all smeared with its blood? Has not the world ever been bloody? Are not our pleasures but rest to drink the blood of slaughter? O. Remove the conception of Freedom and Bondage in any World or State by meditation on Freedom in Freedom by the "Neither-Neither. the first did not determine. In that most remarkable simplicity there is no beginning or end of wisdom or of anything. . innocent. The criterion of action. you will one day incarnate. etc. decay. did they exhibit conformity to the great purpose. is the ultimate goal. however vain or content.the position is alternate.very soon you will have spiritual photographs (unfaked) but not by the camera you use at present. this I know through the "NeitherNeither" which is automatically beyond every conception." the most excellent formula far beyond contentment. In Heaven shall be fettered thy foot! Therefore remove the conception that desire is pure. The value of a moral doctrine is in its freedom for transgression. is freedom of movement. So long as the notion remains that there is "compulsory bondage" in this World or even in dreams there is such bondage. How can anything end? Has to-day ever ended? These things are endlessness! A person desires things of this world. as you fondly imagine your contents? All these desires. beyond desire. Law is complicated. Hell-fire burns because you "conceived". which is superb. ye know not yet the lie. desire is ever a preliminary forecast of terrible dissatisfaction hidden by its ever-present vainglory. timeliness of expression.remove it by the "Neither-Neither. Are not the most simple things in the world the most perfect. The millenium will come and quickly go." and belive it is "notnecessary" or the conclusion of pleasing yourself. Chance in sport is not prophecy.even by the strong presumption that whenever blood-sucking is done. the constant doubt spelling fear. or impure. you have long believed this. because it "Need-not-be-Does-notmatter. .
37 38 The Doctrine of Eternal Self-Love. the Ego is free. greed. . the rotten fabric discarded. . Knowledge is but the excrement of experience: experience its own repetition. identified with its ramifications. his rainbow. the hypothesis of desires which obscures. I know the source and can convey lessons without teaching. There is no desire for unity. by meditation on this effulgent self which is mystic joyousness. we have lost all. The one who doubt would naturally submit himself. Having shown him the source of wisdom. The highest goodness is self-nourishment. When the Ego sees selflove. but does not act as master. . Desire is for completion. never is his energy full. a hypnotic. He is akin to the great purpose. He who subordinates animal instincts to reason. his actions explained for him. beyond sin. suffer and die through their belief. and abhor learning. if they only knew. being the only energy that is not servile. He that truly pleases himself is wihout virtue. Self-love only is the eternal all pleasing. a palliative from which he suffers 39 40 . Directly we desire. for it is the very essence of covetousness and the mother of all sin. Control is by leaving things to work out their own salvation. In success how heavy is his sentence! Pleasure becomes the illusion. . reflects only its meaning. Hate. etc. which may be broken with impunity. Children doubt. In their XXXX they produce unity XXXXX XXXXX conception. The emotion of laughter is exhaustion. Ejaculation is death. What man can have faith without fear? Only he who has no duty to perform. in their manifold ramifications is law. and belief ceasing to exist as separate. There is no place where pain or death can enter. repulsion. hence it benefits all things by not giving. but directly he doubts.. Self-love only is pure and without a congregation. that allows the Ego vibration above them. At other times. Is not this the way of Heaven? He who trusts to his natural fund of genius. he retires before gratitude or sentiment sets in. What man can give without impulse? Only he who has complete sexuality. At that time. . conception created. Servitude to law is the hatred of Heaven. serving its ever-ready purpose. and you will have reverted to a simplicity which childhood has not yet attained." yet separates it from Heaven as your body separates you from another's." 16 He has power over life and death. it14 creates a centre.and become identified with pain. even the affection of courage results in cleverness! The difference between good and evil is a matter of profundity. Self-love is preservation and life. he is not beyond self-reproach. 17 Save by this. all religions are evil. seeks redeception. 17: This is the test. there would be no further desire for unity. . suicide. etc. and free. everyone satisfied with his will. subjection to law and the insatiable desire for unity." all wisdom. Keeping his vision clear he directs or leads him as a child to the essential. Man in the misery of his illusions and unsatisfied desires. has no knowledge of its extent and accomplishes with ease. becomes its environment. subtracts from desire. Self-love preventing the mind from concentration. In this he is inexorable. and shall satisfy all men. innocence of touch. law and external influences contained. From self-glorification. Surely it is all that is left us that has no sin and is free? Verily. suffers them simultaneously and by the "not necessity" of his belief. The fool asks how? as we must believe in pleasure and pain. therefore we never obtain.15 His vacuity causes double refraction. Verily. then is there purity of vision. Why. There is no duality. Therefore believe nothing. but have no thought that anything can do me injury? All is self-love. we are without sin and endure for ever in all-devouring love. Doubt fertilizes in the virgin soil. If the world could understand this. they become the original unity. they would diligently follow the way in their own hearts. My new law is the great clue to life. This "self-love" that does not give but is glad to receive is the genuine opportunity for freedom from covetousness. purity and innocence is simplicity.." nothing omitted. indeed of everything. he is deceived in his strength and attains a pure measure of pleasure from his body. 14: It the "Neither-Neither" emanates tetragrammaton of relatives. his desire is partial desire. Attraction. What is simple has no duality. it (the dual principle) rests in its unmodified state." he is bound to its cause and effect. What are we going to include as self? Perfect charity acquires. The "self" is the "NeitherNeither. dissociation of conception by its own invincible love is the only true. 15: i. . and becomes a holcaust on the pyre of sentiment. "we are" what we desire. Do not Heaven and Earth unite daily in spontaneous homage to this will of self-love? No man can show greater self-love. the inherent emotion that it is "all happiness. the sexes of which are evolved through their cruciform reflection and are elusive to identity. Which is nearer you.e. "his means. Try and imagine what that implies. Ego generating by subdivision they embrace eternity. a refraction of his ecstasy is all that he is conscious of as external. verily men are born. Why do I value this self-love before all else? Is it not because I may be free to believe in evil. There is no sin more sickening than love. and constant happiness in wisdom is the capacity of direction. his conception transcends this world and reaches the absolute ecstasy. Desire nothing. than by giving up all he believes. we are liars. the people of the world. is no thought as such. should we not have reached the ecstasy? Now the belief is the "Ego. This self-love is the only full energy. He is no longer fearless but a coward to difficulties. ignorance obsesses him. Now if we could suffer them simultaneously (pain and pleasure) and hold fast to a principle that ascends. do not affect. The desire. yet pain and pleasure are one and the same. from self-exaltation we rise superior to the incapacity of disquieting fear: the ridiculer to destruction of humility in repentance.directly we interfere we become identified with and subject to their desire. and doctrines. is identity without form. . Having no true focus. Now self-love is explained. inasmuch as the duality is unity. The difference between genius and ignorance is a degree of fear. his very learning is fear. ergo. hence it has the most devotees. jealousy. he is punctual to his imagination. in constant harmony. At that time of bliss.you are free. all else a wrapping of dissatisfaction. even as virtue. happiness is wisdom. quickly loses control. and control self contained. are conditions of love. Are not the animals we see in circuses trained by torture? And do not the animals reared in love. self-love and its immorality or love and morals? Not conscious of desert the compeer of Heaven. inert in pleasure. wings his flight to different religions. are its devotees.there is peace it becomes the seer. in that day what happiness is his! A lusty innocent. selfishness. Only when passions are ruled by foreign environment are they dangers. without hurt! Balanced by an emotion. But directly we believe. 16: Chapter on self-attraction omitted. Self-love is its own law. good seen of his evil. it is the only thing we dare be conscious of. rather are they silent as a new-born babe in feeding. The beginning of wisdom is fear of forethought the reception of knowledge in learning. and there is nothing that you shall not realise. When faith perishes duty to moral doctrines perishes. slay their master? The wise embraces and nourishes all things. May the idea of God perish and with it women: have they not both made me appear clownish? Let there be no mistake." the self-effulgent lightens in the Ego. safe. It is the completion of belief. . leaving him to fertilize as he wishes. When teachers fall out. . are conditions or not pleasing ones's self. The idea of God is the primordial sin. Therefore by retaining the belief in the "not necessity" (when conceiving). The true teacher implants no knowledge but shows him his own superabundance. Man to invoke pleasure in his choice. what is the use of learning from them? The wise are not contentious and have no dogma to expound . but does not offend like other men. will. indissoluble. beyond prepossession. When that giving up all belief. from the militant amusement of Heaven. Through dire necessity. without knowing. the murder from the lightning. "He. verily he has loosed all the trouble of the world. The belief no longer subject to conception by conceiving "self" as such by loving. Beyond law and the guest at the "Feast of the Supersensualists. He that entirely loves himself induces self-love only. What teacher can show the source of wisdom? It is because I know without learning. becomes sub-duple (conflict). 13: Of Sex. What man can know with certainty? Only he who has effaced the necessity of learning. murder. self-love. . the early suffering hence by making this emotion a "mental state" at the time of unity13 he unites pain and pleasure.
The terms of the cure are new illusions. Let it cover any period of time. he then sacrifices this desire (or its fulfilment) to the initial desire. Anxiety defeats the purpose. There is no deceit: when by this all experience certainly is known. 20: This is a short formula for those whose belief is full in the law. find no permanent abode: he desires everything. sickness. O! Wise Man. worry and apprehension of nonfulfilment. true and full one. it retains and exposes the desire. By non-resistance (involuntary thought and action). 21: Illustration. the non existence of what he sets about to prove. nothing more sane. everything sublimely beautiful and exceedingly amiable: where is the necessity of other means? Like the drink to the drunkard everything should be sacrificed for it. over consciousness and concentration to be its resistance and sycophancy. The formula holds good for any purpose. the ultimate acquirement of idiotcy. There is no qualification18. the most secret among all secrets. this is attained (at the psychological time this determines itself). He at once sets his limit and servility. the loss of faith in a friend. the fulfilment of desire is his purpose.. by this it becomes organic. Please Thyself. he would terminate this by magic. the quantum. pure. more stagnant environment. Hence let him wait for a belief to be subtracted. Conscious desire is non-attractive. Whether for his own pleasure or power. without capitalization. The mind quiet and focussed. Know deliberation. that period when disillusionment has taken place 21. the destroyer of the darkness of the World. or its synonyms. By projecting the consciousness into one part. becomes intensified. 19: Just a natural desire. making them transmutable to utilise them afresh by direction.fresh miseries in exhaustion. greater entanglement. His very existence symbolising all that is necessary to perfection. being transient. are house holders following their desires. old-age. and death. undisturbed by external images does not distort the sense impressions (there is no hallucination. he is comparitively free to make his own qualifications and difficulties. Verily disappointment is his chance. bearing fruit many times. i. the reduction of properties to simplicity. Let him wait for a desire analogous in intensity 19. it would end in imaginative fulfilment). Most emphatically. nor ritual or ceremony.e. this self-love has been found by me to be the only free. there is no need of repetition or feeble imitation. depending on his conception. but magnifies the existing desire. many retirements are absurd and at once prove his incapacity. "This free entity of belief" and his desire are united to his purpose by the use of Sigils or sacred letters.self-reproach. except in the object. sensation not being manifold. You are alive! Magic. Having studied all ways and means to pleasure and pondered over them well again and again. 43 44 . He has not attained freedom from law 20. 18: The means being simpicity. This Self-love is now declared by me the means of evolving millions of ideas for pleasure without love. and complete. I will now explain the only safe and true formula. 41 42 The Complete Ritual and Doctrine of Magic Ecstasy in Self-love the Obsession My dearest. The Symposium of self and love. Let it be secret to him who would attain. By the abstention of desire. or an union that did not fulfill expectations. and joins it to the object in secret.
but its separation or concealment from the rest of the Ego." caused by quietism.. I have now told you of that most secret tavern where passion goes when youth has gone. a conflict that can never be satisfied. Obsession known as or related to insanity is an experience that is dissociated from the personality (Ego) through some sort of rejection. It is this energy which is utilised for the vitalization of Sigils. or disembodied energy. 24: It may be done by localizing desire to one sense. and cannot become permanently attached to the sub-consciousness. always is its expression autonomous. Lord. That is why people do not understand me. The Ego not being totally oblivious. is exposure and death. Oh beloved Self.control is given to the presiding obsession. 47 48 . All other consciousness annulled with safety. is caused by its own intensity or by shock of resistance determined by some incompatibility of the desired or desire. the worst of men! Know. and swamping of the Ego. let him drink slowly. divorced from personal control. MAGICAL obsession is that state when the mind is illuminated by sub-conscious activity evoked voluntarily by formula at our own time. A transmutated consciousness that is a resistance to "true" sub-conscious activity. cruel. Know it as the nectar of life. known as mediumism. let him retain only and visualise the Sigil form. because of its means. he will and exceedingly amiable. or transmutation to escape its worry. a somnambulation of the Ego with "no form" or control to guide it: hence its emanations are stupid in suggestion. for inspiration. seeks its repudiation. inconstant. or deliberately forgets. elementals. After this astonishing experience his passion is incomparable. diseased. dependent. Verily he steals the fire from Heaven: the greatest act of bravery in the world. Disease and Insanity (all disease is insanity) is caused when the disembodied energy has no vital function. the means of vacuity and incarnation. it being a voluntary insanity. fearsome. causes subdivision or "double personality"). where any man may drink of the nectar of allbeneficent and gratuitous ecstasy. although not his original purpose. hence by this formula using the ear as the vehicle. This. except in the refraction 23 of the ecstasy. an opening out of the Ego to (what is called) any external influence. Other obsession is the "blind leading the blind. no accomplishment too wonderful. None of these is the desire's or obsession's annihilation. Enthusiasm for one object seeking completion by identification. or more in bulk than the rest of the consciousness. balance not known in this world imitated (attained). 45 46 Note on the Difference of Magical Obsession (Genius) and Insanity. When the Ego.Casting the Shadow. again and again22. Depending on its degree of intensity and resistance shown at some time or another. allowing its incarnation in. control having been given to a prior experience and is over-conscious of that through it momentarily finding freedom from its native law. which has to live and perform its emotional experience. being the voices and harmony of every conceivable animal and human existence and so with each sense. Concentration is dissatisfied desire. It is the condition of Genius. and withered. not having exhausted or completed itself by realisation. its premature sub-conscious existence. deceived. Concentration determines dissociation. he deputises the law (reaction). there is nothing in the world he will desire: unless he wills. one hears the most transcendental music ever conceived. sacrifices all else. It is held there only when some form of resistance is active. not appearing to have or not knowing the means of fulfilment. the vehicle strong enough for the ecstasy. or memories of childhood. depending on the amount of free belief 24. Deliberation egotized. fault-finding. Oh. who cannot live without women or enjoy without pain. repression. when resistance is dormant. oblivious of your purpose. let him imagine another's body. thus generating double personality (Insanity). The nectar emitted. Its separation from the Ego (it becoming equal. The ecstasy in its emotion is omnigenous. Men of small pleasure and enterprise. the Ego has or has not knowledge of the obsession. By these means there is no desire beyond fulfilment. etc. the Syllubub of Sun and Moon. becoming a presiding obsession. and liars. sinful. 23: Laughter in this case. power of direction and timing. imaginative fulfilment. The most pleasurable nourishment that harms no one. he is beyond hurt. 22: If it becomes physical. Now let him imagine an union takes place between himself (the mystic union of the Ego and Absolute). avaricious. It is sub-crystalline. it is his chalice. he has that sigil or its emergency. By the deliberation of an analogous emotion at that time. Miraculous is he.
They are mutual as accomplishments and equally satisfying. and the innocence of a babe? Perhaps in these is the cause of ignorance. We are not the object by the perception. etc. does not make me greateven were I to keep up the pretence to the end . nor are they necessary to truth. My answer like the mighty germ is in agreement with the universe. true belief. What are you going to believe? Truth seeks its own negation. Believe not to believe. . . having conflicting ideas to first exhaust. . Remember. may be but the acquisition of what you possessed long ago. my invention for making belief organic.it is of the necessity incompatible with an existing belief and is not realized through the inhibition of the organic belief. . .. Denial or faith does not change or annihilate it. but is theft from time. The pertinent question now proposed by "Thee" should be asked by those desirous of some measure of genius. Of its 49 50 emanations which are you to strangle at birth? Are you illegitimate? You believe in right and wrong. we should realise the virtue of it. Even with the proper implements and accurate knowledge of place. for by living the meaning thou shalt truly be freed from the bondage of constitutional ignorance. chance in safety. that accomplished. all agog for information. however much we so desire. Its most excellent state is the "Neither-Neither.the accomplished lesson of yesterday. Thou must live it thyself. and in degree you will obtain its existence. Verily I will make common-sense the foundation of my teaching.your customed environment. yourself. Ambition is smallness. i. a deliberate striving to forget it. The Psychology of Believing. I cannot live it for thee. I am incapable. except by the strata of your experience and atmospheres of your belief. To believe differently is but affectation. The desire to be great can only become organic at a time of vacuity. by this it is active and dominates at the unconscious period. it being ceremonial insincerity. Never learning to-day what you can do to-morrow is called loss. but is its reinforcement and preservation. ignorance of "I am" and "I am not" with absent-mindedness as believing. Its condition is. The reaction and denial. Therefore belief. . but by becoming it. Even if "they" were known their study is useless. wholesomeness and rejuvenescence. When conscious of the Sigil form (any time but the Magical) it should be repressed. Belief is the fall from the Absolute. If "the truth" has not yet been ascertained. Timeliness depending on your morality. He becomes his concept of greatness. Different aspects are not the truth. Otherwise. 51 52 ." the free or atmospheric "I. is its reality and realization. faith moves no mountains. Repeat this delay again and again till you arrive at spontaneity. but always excuse it). Listen.the negation of the wish. its form nourishes and allows it to become attached to the subconsciousness and become organic. and organic. therefore without their effort must be learned the truth about one's self from him who alone knows the truth .Sigils.without change? Who remain single and content! What man among you is large and free enough to encompass his "self"? Your belief obfuscates lineage. . This emotion is immoral in that it allows free association of knowledge without the accessories of belief. .e. Belief exhausts itself by confession and non-resistance. so of learning there is no finis. therefore. There is a great doubt as to whether it is hidden. What is it that prevents you following investigation into "what exactly is surprise. Therefore the imagination or "faith" that I am great. how can I convey my meaning to the deaf. ignorance? Of what use sciences or any knowledge except as medicine? Hidden treasure does not come at the word nor by digging with your hands in the main road. O! Aspirant. If the "supreme belief" remains unknown. not till it has removed itself. . If you could truly believe. We are not free to believe . What you learn to-morrow is determined by what you have done. simple and full of deep import and for a time extremely objectionable to your ideas of good and beauty. and my emotion to the dead? In a labyrinth of metaphor and words. When by the wish to believe. ergo. believing is fruitless. the affirmation of my incapacity. vision to the blind.what punishment will you determine? Can you escape the driving "Must"? Who can escape boredom." You remember in your youth the thought "that this world is a curious place" in the emotion when you felt "why" as to whether this life is a reasonable development? What was the cause of this and of your summarily dismissing it from your mind? Again the feeling that the most commonplace object is magnificently strange and the vague emotion of co-relation between the incompatible (exhaustive arguments often see this.? What is the cause of your believing more in God than a dog-fight? Yet you fear dogs more than God! Where is the difference between yourself choked with disquieting piety. The pursuit of learning (believing) is the grotesque incubator of stupidity. because that is the true belief. consciousness. is a superficial belief. to be true. the curiosity and shock with a more intimate association with the wonders of creation. attentively. The chief cause of genius is realization or "I" by an emotion that allows the lightning assimilation of what is perceived.. Supposing I wish to be great (is not counting that I am). So belief becomes true and vital by striving against it in consciousness and by giving it form. must be organic and sub-conscious. Not by the striving of faith. and by giving it (Sigil) form. caused by the troublesome effervescence of the organic incapacity. to have "faith" and believe that I am. the study of knowledge is unproductive. Sigils are the art of believing. Of what use the wisdom of Virginity to him who has been raped by the seducer. time is an unstudied imagination of the experienced. intuition is lost." etc. What may be called the early experience was its completion. Closing the gateways of sense is no help. to my answer. give to the poor. If the ambitious only knew it is as difficult to become incapable as it is to become great.
Assimilating slowly. If its desire to fly had been conscious.e.) Hence the floral nature of and precious stones in design of the crown relate to first principles.you know the means. My formula and Sigils for sub-conscious activity are the means of inspiration. and some are indestructible.unanswered! A genius is such. served to "Deceive" him as such an hypothesis (and as Sigils). capacity or genius. and the less they are aware of the fact. i. All ornament. etc. their strength enormous. or incapacity somehow . but do not have its body). The great Leonardo's mathematics. etc. Know the sub-consciousness to be an epitome of all experience and wisdom. to prevent its interference with spontaneous expression. An economy of energy and method of learning by enjoyment.. as knowing more. If you were to dismember its limb. without fear he would accomplish with ease. hence its expression is always spontaneous.. He is King who has reached the dual principle in its simplicity. (Chapters on day and night dreaming for pleasure omitted. Naturally then. the inevitable penalty of cowardice lurking somewhere: surely not an inglorious deceit? Genius. The Key to Prophecy. conditions. the lower we probe into these strata.) Total vacuity is difficult and unsafe for those governed by morality. etc. The only teaching possible is to show a man how to learn from his own wisdom. All genius has an hypothesis (usually natural) in the form of a hobby. . and most great discoveries accidental.. They being experiences long passed. ritual. their certain failure assured. Therefore know the Charlatans by their love of rich robes. Directly our desire reaches the stratum belonginging to those existences that can "fly" without wings. Our lives are full of the Symbolism of those predominating Karmas we are governed by. which serves to restrain and occupy the conscious mind. He who deceives another deceives himself much more. And if we succeed in awakening them. ceremony. because he does not know how or why.. etc. are such (they please people because they feel the identification). complexes. A microbe has the power to destroy the world (and certainly would if it took an interest in us). a hindrance and confusion. adaptablility. as arbitrary (you have yourself to please). i. Now. which predominate as governing his functions. whose belief is not entirely self-love. Hence this desideratum of Sigils. So consciousness should not contain the "great" desire once the Ego has wished: and should be filled with an affected ambition for something different. they symbolise the "hope. and the means of accelerating evolution. This sub-conscious activity is the "capacity. he has no need of crowns and kingdoms. too numerous to relate.e. absurd conditions. Each being a stratum in the order of evolution. if we observe Nature. and the means of locating them (Karmas). their standard everything unnecessary. it always is its accomplishment. Their entire doctrine a boastful display. implant and multiply that which is entirely superficial. the earlier will be the forms of life we arrive at. the lower in the scale of life that governs them. all other we acquire is of a negative or manurial value.. the last is the Almighty Simplicity. any past incarnation. not vice-versa. . must be evoked by extremely vague suggestion. and our accomplishment will correspond." the "knowledge".The Sub-Consciousness. etc. i. it would have had to wait till it could have done so by the same means as ourselves. By Sigils and the acquirement of vacuity. etc. the first experience which is all experience . and other stupidity. It may even happen in sleep in the form of dreams. (Of course. ALL geniuses have active sub-consciousness. ceremony. which can only operate when the mind is unusually quiet or simple. everything that exists.you have to forget fear. and as always happens their high priests were the more deceived themselves. This is what already happens (everything happens at all times) though exceedingly slowly. in striving for knowledge we repel it. . Inspiration is 53 54 always at a void moment. but this means is very difficult. Know all ritual. birds. The Storehouse of Memories with an Ever-Open Door. the pupil could lay no claim to discipleship. They can only dogmatise. their origin was for amusement. How simple it is to acquire genius. The sub-consciousness is exploited by desire reaching it. we shall gain their properties. the more wonderful our attainments. animals. . . Karmas. who will take the plunge? The learning of "How" is the eternal "Why".e. like heroism.the body modifies in relation to "means" (we travel faster than the hunting leopard. Our knowledge of flight is determined by that desire causing the activity of our bird etc. past incarnations as men. the mind works best on a simple diet. vegetable life.. is a matter of bravery. etc." not the reality. he would not be conscious of his learning. the sub-consciousness. magical retirements. The virtue of learning and acquiring knowledge by the ordinary means is in its worry and disappointment. . resembling God (on earth).so shall we fly without machines. when it is the means it changes accordingly. the greater their accomplishments. 55 56 . No matter what the desire is. of that degree which causes exhaustion: by that the desire might accidentally reach the real abode of knowledge.. Not by obscuring his vision and intention by righteousness. The symbolism of crowning a man King. useless dress. by its desire being organic enough to reach the sub-consciousness. he would not repeat the vital mistake. The law of Evolution is retrogression of function governing progression of attainment. and to utilise his ignorance and mistakes. Were I a teacher I should not act as master. those crowned Kings are never such. has and ever will exist. later for the purpose of deceiving other from knowing the truth and inducing ignorance. i. A bat first grew wings and of the proper kind. To have their wisdom does not mean the necessity of their bodies. the early forms of life are wonderful in their properties. So by evoking and becoming obsessed or illuminated by these existences.. etc. can be summoned to consciousness. we gain their magical properties. or the knowledge of their attainment. the mutilated part would regrow. Hence it is that those with some natural ability quickly lose it by their teaching. a cowardice hungering for notoriety. usually brought about by exhaustion of the mind.. experience. has reached the lowest strata of his sub-consciousness (those one-cell organisms if you like).e. is that he. by machinery.
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