Some of you here are familiar with the "Enochian Temples" system, and I thought you might like to read an account of a working with the Temples. An interesting phenomena associated with the Temples is that a lotus of power forms itself around the base of a fully charged temple. Each petal of this lotus shows a unique sigil, and each of these sigils is in turn the key to some celestial "zone", usually a star-system. I have been working with these sigils recently, and the vision that follows is fairly representative of those I have gotten so far in my explorations. Sorry you can't see the diagrams -- hope the descriptions are sufficiently clear that you don't need them. Enjoy! 1/30/93 Even before I called up the temple, I got a vision of the sigil. What I saw was a tree with a thick trunk, and from the top of this trunk rose three fan-shaped groups of leaves. Each group had tips of green, centers of white, and bottom portions of black or very dark brown. They looked somewhat like feathers. The trunk itself radiated an aura of immense solidity and connectedness; one could feel the flow of life-force going unobstructed and without effort from its roots to its top. Within the trunk of the tree was the image of some spheres connected together in a way unlike those of our own Tree of Life. These connections are as shown in the diagram. [The spheres are arranged as the first six sephiroth of the standard Tree of Life diagram. The paths between these spheres are the same, except that the paths that would normally connect Binah with Tiphereth and Chokmah with Tiphereth instead connect Binah with Chesed, and Chokmah with Geburah. Also, a path ascends from each of the upper three spheres, passing out of sight. The path from Binah extends up and to the left, from Chokmah up and to the right, from Kether going straight upwards. Each follows the centerline of one of the three fan-shaped groups of leaves.] I called up the Temple and created the Lotus. Then stood on the petal with the sigil and invoked it again. The sigil also showed itself at the same time in the King's beam. After a few moments I was again at the place where the Tree stood, without any passage or transition between; the change from one place to the other was instantaneous. Now I looked at this Tree for a time. While I was doing so, an angel appeared to my right, and made the LVX signs without waiting to be asked. I tested him with the pentagrams of Earth and of Spirit, and he grew larger and engulfed both of them before returning to his original size. The angel said: "This is a Tree of the place of the sigil you have invoked. It is a star-system of three stars, each of them of a higher order of evolution than Sol, each of them well on the path that will take them into the yet higher orders that stand beyond incarnation in the stellar realm. About that higher place we can not say a great deal; little enough of even that would be comprehensible to men." "As you know, as the ages pass and the worlds within a solar system develop and evolve, certain "planes" of existence fall below the level of significance, each in turn becoming irrelevant to the work currently being done there. These planes embody principles so well built into the substance of the solar systems that it need not be
The influences or spheres at the top ends of these paths are outside the work being done here. that is. Saturn. no ego or soul as you would know it. Then out of it burst a bird-like being. as if I moved away leaving behind an image of a man. They are all of a kind that is manifested in your system in Uranus. But together these stars have created an area of joint creation. that the "planetary" natures of the spheres in this Tree.developed or evolved further. For where your Tiphereth is a central
. The plumage changed color very rapidly. And each of those by itself contains its own modes of working and defined area of creation. depending on how you choose to interpret the topmost paths. so that there are always a certain number being worked at a given time. That area is what is expressed by this sigil and this Tree of Life before you. here the man-like beings are the lowest expression directly connected to the divine. certain other "planes" suddenly come into manifestation. expression. But after a while the sphere took on a shimmering almost-green color. so that I felt as if I were seated on a throne. and up beneath me so that I ended up sitting atop it. His hand was at shoulder height and slightly forward. and a headpiece of fanned-out feathers. to the three stellar gods creating this area of work. the winged serpent of Aztec myth. naked save for a loincloth decorated with bird-like designs. they are not really man-like in the way the spirits of men are in your system. which mimicked both the bird's tail and the fanshaped leaves of the Tree. There is only cosmic substance and energy. Turning back to look. And even though the image shows a man." At first I saw nothing there. Then it was as if I split from the being seated on the bird." "Now look closely at the Tree. no mundane realm. "Each of those top three paths leads to one of the stars. These constitute the invisible "roots" of the Tree of Life being expressed in that system. "Similarly. There is no personality in these spheres. there are always seven planes. as you look closely. those three planets whose relationship is greater towards the outer universe than it is towards the inwardness of the system. This bird reminded me in some way of Quetzalcoatl. This number is not always the same. and Neptune. came down and around behind me. His posture was regal. "You will see. running through a great number of hues and shades from the blue-green-violet end of the spectrum. are of an order higher than those of your own. for this one at which we look there are four or five. for your own system. I saw the man seated cross-legged on the back of the bird. its stable emanations. notably through the energy and stimulation they provide. as if in the act of wielding the scepter. yet they continue to have some influence on events there. though there was no physical resemblance between them. beginning with the lowest sphere. personal. The angel said: "Unlike the Solar system. one of the circles within the sigil. which pass out into another realm all together. as this evolution goes on. reduced to the size of a scepter. passed beyond the need for focused. wherein certain parts of their mutual schemes may be developed and manifested in concert. and he held in his left hand something like the Tree itself. which rose up over my head. The bird's tail raised up and fanned out like a turkey's.
showing a perfect reflection of that from whence they came. not a duality. Returning to the place of the Tree. he held a square cap or hat. as shown by the headdress. then one will go amiss. And each of these spokes was itself an
." I relaxed my attention to this sphere. Next I concentrated on the sphere to the left in the row above. This sphere is easy to understand. the powers coming down from above stop here. all of them within a single sphere. somewhat like those some Roman Catholic clergy wear. is itself the lowest point. and it did so. I felt the energy of the vision weakening. The bird is the sphere as basic energy. Then suddenly." I took a few moments to absorb some more energy from the Temple. The circle of this sphere expanded into a window. In his right hand he held upright a spear with a leaf-shaped blade bound to the shaft with silver wire. here this sphere. And these individuals wield the power of the divine. bearded and muscular like Odin. Invoking the Names of God and the King. and seek to merge with that nature to attain to true understanding of it. and it returned to its original size in the image of the Tree. It is important to recognize that all the elements of this image must be taken together as an expression of the nature of the sphere. a reflection of its divine sources. I concentrated on this sphere for a time. action or will is combined. take its nature as it presents itself. as it is close to the two natures of your Chesed and Geburah. held down at his side. But always remember that this is a single sphere with a single nature. and saw little except a roiling of colors."1 The rest of the angel's words were lost. Now go on to the next sphere. wearing a dark blue. and within each section were twenty lesser spokes. but I got an impression from him that filled it in. I turned to the next sphere in the same level. The robe had no hood or collar. merged with the manifest pattern upon which action must be based. The angel said. but is itself the endpoint of creation. If one should seek to understand it by holding those two in mind at the same time. through which I saw an old man. These kings never touch the elemental worlds. its nearest equivalent in the local system. all of them separate and unified at the same time. which is not so simple. as if it could not manifest itself within the limits of my perception. but these "individuals" are all directly connected to the divine and are part of it. a great mandala unfolded. The man shows that there is within this sphere an expression that appears to show individuality. This mandala had five great spokes or sections. and so I returned to the Temple. no separation between Thought and Deed. but I would like to encourage you to look at least a couple more of these spheres before you quit for the day. saying: "I know that you are weary. with its own image still shown inside it. because it flies. it never touches the elemental worlds. "Action in righteousness is the key to this sphere. robe. for here are the Mercy and Severity one. In his left hand. I willed the power of the birdimage to return to its sphere. I returned to the lotus petal and got back in tune with it.passage point between higher and lower. as shown by the scepter. Here the Will of the divine (scepter) acts upon the substance of the divine (bird) through the divine Son. almost violet. so that there is no question of morality or ethics. See it in its own way. exploding outwards from a point in the center of the sphere. The angel followed after.
And they. The center of the mandala was a black-filled circle. The angel continued: "All of these are in their own way an expression of the original plan of this Tree of Life. It had sort of a maroon cast to its light. And the plan of their unfolding is held here as well. "is the expression of one of the three stars that created this place. Here they are arrayed in their relationships to each other. the one on the right had three taurines of some sort. to the left in the next row above. number thirty-nine. the others moving out at angles to either side. Add to these the original 39 and they become 390."2 I felt there was more to be said. His expression within his own great sphere of working is here concentrated. sense of linearity and sequentiality and is separate in some sense from those that come "before" and "after" it in the rounds of the mandala. as they are in the minds of those who created this place. And the worlds within this mandala are the potential manifestations that are to be made real. having only a single leg centered at the back of their body. internal. who are unity expressed in triplicity." [That is.entire world. assuming the Tree was in the East. their point of contact with the divine. a powdery gray-blue. and waited. controls in his turn the manifestation and organization of thirteen forces. summed up. I concentrated again. the pattern in which they came forth resembled the three fans of leaves at the top of the Tree. so they each stood upon three points." Again I relaxed my attention. "This is the focus of nature in this world. the one on my left had three jaguars. one coming directly towards me.] "And each of these three legs of the animals. giving a full manifestation of the original potential. each with its own place within the pattern of the creation. and there burst out of the star images of three armored kings. in that lowest sphere at which we first looked. sketched in miniature. surrounded by a ring of lighter color." said the angel. as was shown in the way of their bursting forth from the center." I turned around. "This sphere" the angel said. seen edge-wise in some higher dimension. And each of these animals was three-legged. Look ye to the west. each of which is the embodiment of a divine principle in activity."3
. whose exact image changed from one species to another as I watched. "This great star is represented by three ministers within this area of mutual creation. The color deepened. Each unfolds at the "same" time as the others. "for herein are all things in touch with the center. and the mandala retreated into the limits of its sphere. And these act upon the five and twenty in such a way as to define their center. Looking to the next. in something resembling sequentiality. The one coming towards me was astride three lions. and all patterns of activity derive directly therefrom. Thus is the divine made manifest in this place. with their ministers. and saw the star in question. but each unfolds within its own. Spoke the angel. and their ministers' ministers. so that within the worlds below there are three hundred and fifty-one major forces to be dealt with. each with its own expression. these minister's ministers. And each of these kings stood astride three animals.
And the image was of a hooded monk. upon which was graven a figure that at one moment seemed much like the Sanskrit figure for the OM. I saw him as from his left side. waiting a moment for me. "This one gives of himself directly into the lower world previously seen. his true nature. seeming to be in some way connected with the rightmost circle in the original sigil. they are not a dual manifestation of something greater. but instead is the lower a direct reflection of the power of this sphere. as those two are of Heru-Ra-Ha. and said "My name is Kaph. I could not see the image within the sphere he held. Looking closer. if one wishes to extend one's stay and concentrate on this one part of the Tree of this place. Daleth. His manifestation in this place is of the nature of a channel for his original force. In the process I entered into and merged with the monk in the image. But in this case. He appeared to be facing a point about 45 degrees to my left. But even in this there are secrets to be known. only extended and also indirectly accessing some of the power of the other two stars." I did so.4 "This one. and in my nature I am a
. I saw that held within the curled fingers of his right hand was a small talisman or coin. Then I looked at the highest of the spheres in this Tree. but in his silence is the bird brought forth into flight. and let the residual force from the last sphere dissipate from my body. as if that portion of the sigil had been clothed in an image. The angel said. in that he is like a babe. and leaves little of himself in this level save a shadow. Looking at the sphere he held. Yod. Within the robes there seemed to be nothing but the barest outline of a body."Now look ye back to the next sphere." "He is the silence at the end of the OM. After a moment he also appeared. has taken on an image much like that of your Thelema. I looked for a while and there gradually appeared a shadowy image. which is reflected in miniature down into that lower sphere." I removed myself back to my "outside" viewpoint. sufficient to hold the robes in their form. and moved closer. silent in the womb. in his miniaturization into this area of creation. and you should return again to your temple. and saw therein a little child. contemplating an image in a sphere. scarcely born. He sat in a lotus position and held the thumb of his right hand to his lips. through their control on the lower worlds. Nun. and stood just outside the limits of the Temple's lotus while I waited for him." The images of the kings returned to their place. like Hoor-pa-krati without the forelock. a simple sketch. on the right in the same level. but little more. Now to the highest sphere. I turned back to the Tree and looked at the next sphere in turn. That king of the lowest sphere is to him much as Ra-Hoor-Khuit is to Hoor-Pa-Kraat. kneeling and hidden within his robes." "Now I think we have seen enough for this time. the image within was of the old priest-warrior within the earlier sphere. and yet forth from him comes all the power and activity manifested in the lower spheres. and the next moment appeared to be an abstract glyph of a bird in flight. Teth.
and the sigil on the petal soon faded back to an inactive level. as the others had bid me do. or rather collapsed back into the talisman. the names of power are GAOD. and then disappeared. free forever of their ties to your world. and this solar system of yours.
. And a sound like a wordless choir came forth. It is through the paths from this place to that. This one showed the original sigil upon one face. And I am done. which link was created by the resonance between the schemes of our two areas of creation. ELRE. arranged so that the centers of each line are aligned. showing lines of 3. and closed the Temple for the day. He said. stored it away." I asked if I should place it in the beam of the King. without doubt or uncertainty. I saw that the image of the sigil in the beam was no longer there. following the lower edge of the talisman. FORTN. Now take ye this. swelled. stepping back out afterwards. DALPA. "And in this is the work done.5 Thus I have a nature of sufficient generality to speak to you of the things shown and yet to be found within the compass of the Tree with which we have been dealing. and diminished again. DFAN. The names of power to be derived from these tables are found by reading the downwards. the image of the Tree also gradually faded. I retrieved the talisman. "and let it remain as a reminder and link into the place where we have been. "Do so." said the angel.5." The angel bowed his head for a moment. Underneath each table. [Each talisman given by angels in these visions of the lotus sigils had such a table on the back. with the word "boni" at the bottom.reflection of those thirty-nine whom ye saw in the fourth sphere of your vision. and 3 characters. individualized manifestations of divine force.5. "and another link made in the Great Scheme of the Cosmos. This is one of the purposes for which this Temple was given. and it is one that shall be accomplished. Footnotes 1 The equivalent of Tiphereth is the lowest emanation in this scheme. that one set of persons from your Earth would easily find their way into the larger universe. Thus in the present case. with a couple of minor modifications (short "tails" sticking up from the rightmost curve). I am in myself a symbol of that work. DES. The "man-like" beings are perhaps closer to what we would call "avatars". as had the angels in the previous visions. LPTS. for this contact is an important one within the many that can be exercised with the Temple you have built. which I assume have something to do with the Latin word for "good". and save it in your storage place.] "This one ye shall keep" he said. rather than ordinary human souls. In a moment an image like the first I saw of the other Tree formed within the beam." He handed me a talisman. and from that place to the places of the Three who created it. and am the link between that world. As it did so." I entered the Temple and put the talisman in its place. On the opposite side was the usual table. taking the two two-letter columns to be the halves of the fourth name. is shown either "bona" or "boni". Take ye the talisman. this one showing the words GEL.
4 The OM is of course the Swan in Hindu symbolism. None of the Hebrew words in my database seem to relate.
5 K + I + N + D + T = 20 + 10 + 50 + 4 + 9 = 93. 3 27 times 13 = 351. 390 = 39 times 10. 39 = 3 times 13. and BALTAN. 93 is the reversal of the digits of 39." . 351 + 39 = 390. unity. "His justice. perhaps relating to the bird and feather symbolism. so the angel is numerically a "reflection" of the forces of that sphere. but among Enochian words we have VPAAH. and 13 = AChD. number of full manifestation. "wings".Josh Norton
.2 3 Kings + 9 animals + 27 legs on animals = 39. with their twenty divisions each. The "five and twenty" are the five sections of the mandala seen earlier.