A Woman Clothed With the Sun

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A Woman Clothed With the Sun

#1 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:47 am

Shalom!

Revelation Ch. 12: "A great and wonderous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth......"

Then there also is the enormous dragon in heaven who wants to devour her male child, the child is taken to God, and then there is a war in heaven where archangel Michael and his host of angels throw the dragon and his angels down to the earth.

More about the woman:
"When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring - those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Yeshua. And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea."

I find the imagery of this woman in these passages very inspiring and quite awesome. A real feel of the power and beauty of the Divine Feminine! She puts on the Solar Body in feminine form as the Risen Messiah puts on the Solar Body in masculine form; the Mother and Child put on the same substance whether Emanation body, Glory body or Truth body.
Some writings say this woman is the Virgin Mother, and, perhaps another name for her may be Imma Shekinah, the Supernal Shekinah. Having eagle's wings and going to a Place of no shades and shadows - no evil.

Also amazing is the part where "the earth helped the woman." The common idea is that the earth is inanimate; a ball of rocks and minerals with some life forms and water on the surface, but, in Actuality the earth is very Alive and may help or hinder according to the circumstance. The Earth Mother very dramatically protects the Woman of Sunlight; this brings an image of the immanent and transcendent aspects of the Mother working in Unity to completely "enrage" the evil dragon with loss of its quarry.

These are a few ideas about this Woman and one could go on about possible meanings of the "moon under her feet", the"crown of twelve stars", and the meaning of "going to the desert".......but, it would be Good to see & hear the traditional Sophian teachings on Revelation Ch. 12.

May the Holy Shekinah rest upon us and indwell us! amen.

Blessings!
Leslie

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Isha Ha-Elyona

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:29 pm

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

Yes, indeed, the Woman of Light or Mother Israel that appears in the Book of Apocalypse is an image of Shekinah Imma, the Supernal Shekinah – clothed in the sun, she is clothed in Tiferet-Beauty, and standing on the moon she stands on Yesod-Foundation, and crowned with twelve stars she is crowned with Hokmah-Wisdom; this is an image of the fullness of the Holy Shekinah having the ruhaniyot and shefa of all the Supernal Sefirot within herself, Imma Shekinah (Mother Shekinah) drawn down into Nukva Shekinah (Daughter Shekinah) – hence, the manifestation of the Shekinah of Messiah.

In our lineage, Tau Miriam was the first to embody something of the Supernal Realization – her experience with the Supernal Influx began in the 1860’s, with a full integration in the 1880’s, and as a result she revolutionized our lineage, shaping it into a vehicle of the Supernal Light Transmission. Apparently there were veiled hints of an integral Supernal Realization in the teachings of the lineage before her time, but the way of the lineage held to a more “priestly way,” and to rites and rituals typical of many of the esoteric societies of the day, akin to some of what one might find in Martinism and Freemasonry, which tend to be very cumbersome, with very obscure esoteric teachings and symbolism. Thus, she set out to clarify, refine and evolve the lineage into a more accessible and practical vehicle of self-realization, reforming it based upon the realization of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness – this trend, of course, has continued among the tau of the lineage since that time, taking up her spiritual labor for a greater advent of Supernal or Supramental Consciousness.

In the image of the Woman of Light in the first part of chapter twelve of the Book of Apocalypse she found a prophecy of a greater advent of Supernal Consciousness – according to Tau Miriam, the symbolism exactly reflected her experience of the breakthrough to the Supernal; thus, she gave many teachings on this passage from Apocalypse, and she generated a sacred chant and formed Woman of Light practices in the lineage, and encouraged meditation on this image and contemplation of this scripture as a method of preparing for the influx of Supernal Force, as well as a means of invoking it. On one hand, the meditations with the Woman of Light (Isha Ha-Or) were methods to help her spiritual companions receive the Supernal Light Transmission; but on the other hand, they were also a method through which initiates might labor for the invocation of the greater advent of Supernal Consciousness in the world, an advent of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness within the larger collective of humankind.

The Woman of Light practices were some of the first practices she generated to facilitate the reception of the Supernal Light, and they became the foundation for other Union with Partzuf practices, as well as all manner of spiritual practices in our way of Integral Self-realization. Thus, in a manner of speaking, all of the foundation practices in our lineage have their conception in the Woman of Light, and Tau Miriam, in effect, gave birth to a new lineage of a higher grade of Light Transmission. In terms of our lineage and the Light Transmission that flows through it, Tau Miriam is like this Woman of Light and it is not surprising that many of her companions viewed her as embodying sparks of St. Mary Magdalene – her spiritual work and its effect certainly seem to have reflected this.

Now this image of the Woman of Light is one of giving birth – she is crying out in her pains of labor, and when she gives birth, her Holy Child is taken up in divine rapture and she is given the wings of the great eagle, the power of the Supernal Shekinah, to go out to a place prepared for her in the wilderness. According to Tau Miriam, she gives birth to twins, a son and a daughter, the Son is taken up and the Daughter becomes embodied, and the Holy Mother is the Matrix of Light manifest. The Mother is the Clear Light and the Son is the ascension of consciousness through various grades of mental and vital consciousness into the experience of cessation in the Clear Light, the Daughter being the full influx of Supernal Light that transpires in this state of cessation – as the Clear Light is the “Mother” of all who enter into this self-realization in Christ, she is also the Matrix of Light formed by those who experience Supernal Realization and who embody something of the Supernal Light-presence and Light-power.

Essentially, as we approach the full breakthrough into the Supernal there is a development of consciousness beyond the body; as this generation comes to fruition, there is an influx of Supernal Consciousness-Force into the body, and that Consciousness-Force begins to take up and transform every level of consciousness, the mental, vital and physical.

The generation of consciousness beyond the body is a generation of the Body of Light (the “Solar Body of the Resurrection”) and the development of the capacity to shift one’s center of consciousness into the Body of Light; the fruition of this generation is the capacity for the dissolution of this Body of Light into its divine or enlightened nature – the Clear Light, so that arising in the Body of Light, the initiate then dissolves that Holy Body into the Clear Light Nature, like a rainbow dissolving in the sky, but in this dissolution the Presence of Awareness is maintained. The result is a state of Pure Radiant Awareness, the dawn of Supernal Consciousness, which causes an influx of Supernal Force. The arising of the Supernal Consciousness-Force generates the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation founded on this Body of Truth, the Clear Light or Ain Nature; it’s an arising of the elements of consciousness in their innate purity liberated from the ignorance of dualism (the demiurge).

Now, in this world, in the present human condition, there is a great resistance to this gradation of Light Transmission – a great resistance to the Supernal Light, which is like a spiritual nuclear fire and transforms everything it encounters into its own likeness and image, Divine Light. Thus, in terms of the advent of the Supernal Consciousness, in the dualistic condition an equal and opposite Darkness or Shadow arises in the collective consciousness of humankind, a great force of resistance and opposition to the influx of the Supernal Force – hence, the Great Dragon from which the Woman of Light flees, seeking refuge in the wilderness until due season. The Earth Mother defending her from the Dragon reflects that this development of a Supernal or Supramental Humanity is a labor within Mother Nature herself – a labor of the Holy Spirit manifest as Nature, which is a process of Nature becoming conscious of herself within humanity on earth. In other words, the Divine does not only labor for this from above, but the Divine labors for this below, within the Great Matrix of Creation itself; hence the image of the Divine Mother who is above and below.

This influx of the Supernal Light causes a great conflict among cosmic and spiritual beings-forces, depicted as a war in heaven between Michael, and his hosts, and Satan, and his minions, but Archangel Michael and his hosts are victorious, purifying the celestial spheres of the dominion of the klippot (husks of darkness). In the midst of a greater advent of Supernal Consciousness, this opens the way for the Great Transformation and Ascension; but in this process, first there is a great influx of archonic and dark forces into the astral earth, the influence of which causes a great darkness and tumult in the world – for as the scripture says, the archons and demons are “cast down upon the earth” and come into greater dominion for a time.

The astral earth is represented by the moon and the Sefirah Yesod – the Woman of Light standing upon it reflects that ultimately, the Supernal Consciousness-Force will overcome all resistance and darkness, the ignorance, giving birth to a new heaven and new earth, and to a new humanity, one that is Supernal and Divine. The “new heaven” is this new peak in consciousness, the Supernal Consciousness, and the “new earth” is the embodiment of this Divine Consciousness – this new humanity is the realization of the Human One of Light, the Messiah or Christ.

Here it must be said, this great resistance, this great darkness, is integral to the advent of the Supernal and its realization – this entire Matrix of Cosmic and Spiritual Forces, is like the Holy Womb of the Virgin of Light in which Supernal or Messianic Consciousness is conceived, gestated and birthed; in that the mental consciousness of the present humanity is inherently dualistic, there must naturally be this play of Light and Shadow, and with a greater influx of Divine Light, a greater influx of Darkness must occur – although, truly, it is all one and the same Divine Presence and Power, Imma Shekinah.

Essentially, all tumult, all trial and tribulation, all ordeals of initiation, are our own resistance to the True Light, the Supernal Light, but they are also the process of our working out all resistance to the True Light; it is all a process of the soul’s spiritual education, drawing out the Divine Light from within it.

If we want to understand the role of archonic and dark forces we merely need to look and see our own times – so long as there is prosperity and ease, very few seek out God, the True Light, in full, or give their full energy to the pursuit of enlightenment and liberation; in the present state of ignorance, it is only in times of great challenge, great trial and tribulation, that larger numbers of people seek the Divine with any real passion and zeal – in this unenlightened condition much of the time it is only when hopes and dreams of the world are shattered that greater numbers are willing to a change in heart and mind, and set their hopes on heaven or transcendence.

Of course, in the midst of such a radical play of Light and Darkness, many are overcome by the Force of Darkness – the extreme sorrow and suffering, and likewise, many are deceived and lead astray by false lights. Indeed, as we move towards the greater advent of the Supernal Consciousness, along with greater darkness in the material world, there is also greater darkness in the astral world – while some become more worldly, others will seem to become more psychic or “spiritual,” and beginning to open their consciousness to the Divine Light and to new dimensions, archonic influences will rush in to deceive and bind, and to steal their light-power. As tumult in the world transpires many are likely to be overcome by it, but likewise, many will be overcome by the vast influx of archonic and demonic forces in the astral earth – false lights will be taken as the True Light, and many will be led away from the True Light.

All of this is reflected in the Book of Nature – go and observe a salmon run, and look and see how many salmon arrive at the spawning ground, having gone full cycle to their fruition, compared to how many salmon perish along the way; or go watch sea turtles hatching and making their way to the ocean, and consider how many of those little turtles will come to full maturity and go full cycle – it is much the same with souls in their evolution within a world-system, and is much the same with world-systems themselves: relatively few come into being in full to enter into the Path of the Great Ascension and realize Supernal Consciousness.

Of course, this is not the only life and this is not the only world-system; the soul passes through many incarnations and many world-systems, and eventually all will develop and evolve to Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

These bodies and lives are, quite distinctly, as the womb of the Virgin Mother seeking to birth our soul to the Pleroma of Light, and whether in this life or another, she will give birth; it is only a matter of time, all in due season, when her Holy Child is ready and willing to emerge from her womb.

Regarding all of the tumult along the way, in the end it is as her labor pains in giving birth – but as every noble mother knows and understands, the pains of having given birth are forgotten in the joy of having given birth – so it is in the experience of the Great Liberation.

Now the advent of the Supernal Consciousness is already underway, though there is a greater advent of a Supernal Influx yet to come; and we labor in the Divine Mother for the Supernal Influx in our own experience, and for the greater Supernal Influx in collective humanity – hence our labor in the Continuum of Light Transmission, both in the material dimension and metaphysical dimensions.

As yet, we may say “the Mother is in the wilderness,” for only here and there, as yet, are there individuals who have experienced the full Supernal Influx, and generally speaking these labor quietly and in secret, for the time of the greater advent is not at hand, as the conditions are not present for the full reception of the Holy Bride, the Shekinah of Messiah. Likewise, here and there are those who are open to the Gospel of the Supernal – those in aspiration to the Supernal Light, laboring in the Continuum of the Light Transmission for the realization of the Supernal; some of these labor in small collectives or spiritual communities, while others labor solo – among those who labor, some are conscious of the true context of their spiritual labor, while many others, as yet, are mostly unconscious of its true context and meaning. In other words, at present, the spiritual labor of this Supernal Light Transmission is largely hidden and in secret – often even secret from those who are laboring in it, for the Divine Mother is working in secret with, in and through them; for our part, however, we wish to give her conscious vehicles for her Divine Action, and wish to make those vehicles as refined as possible.

This image and passage in the Book of Apocalypse, according to Tau Miriam, speaks of essential keys in this Divine Labor – the most important being a conscious aspiration in dynamic surrender, and a process of self-purification releasing ego-grasping, attachment and aversion; hence, becoming transparent to the Divine Light.

You see, typically speaking, the initial stages of the opening of consciousness are a very vulnerable period, especially in spontaneous openings in an unprepared or unconscious state; at first, if there is something of the experience of the true divine powers, it is admixed with contacts with archonic and demonic forces, and likewise, typically, the Divine Light experienced is of a lower or impure grade – rather than the Supernal Light; it is either spiritual light or astral light, and in effect, it is “false light.” Thus, we must learn to go within and live within, abiding in the presence of awareness, free from attachment or aversion to whatever may initially arise, and wait upon the Spirit of Yahweh – opening only to the True Light and desiring only the True Light.

Basically speaking, this abiding is a state of mental silence and cessation of all desire, save for the passionate yearning for the Divine Light from above, the Mother’s Force; receiving this Divine Light we want to “bring it down” through all of the centers or interior stars, reintegrating all aspects or levels of ourselves into the Divine Light, and let that Divine Light awaken, sublimate and uplift the Serpent Power (“kundalini”) – this brings about the full Supernal Influx.

There are two ways in which the interior stars or centers (“chakras”) can be opened – from bottom to top, or from top to bottom; in our way, as taught by Tau Miriam and confirmed by those after her, we open them from the top down, for this tends to guard against the influx of archonic and demonic forces prevalent in these dark times, and opening the upper interior stars first, we are less likely to become intoxicated with the inrush of desire-energy and powers, and less likely to the stranger abreactions that can occur in the awakening of the Serpent Power.

Interestingly enough, all of this we find in writings attributed to St. John – in the story of the wedding feast at Cana, in the Gospel of St. John, initiates see these very same instructions of the reception of the Mother’s Force and the opening in descent; here in the Book of Apocalypse we see something of the fruition of this process. It is a perfect system of awakening the Divine Presence and Power in us in the midst of Western society, culture and lifestyle, where falling into dysfunction and needing to live in complete retreat and isolation is rarely an option – the opening and awakening in this way lets us remain fully active in life, our spiritual life and practice hidden within and behind daily living.

What Tau Miriam generated, and what Sophian lineage-holders continue to generate is, in essence, a Gnostic Tantra Yoga – a “Tantra Yoga of the West.” This very image and passage is at the heart of this Tantra Yoga, which depends upon the Mother’s Force, the Divine Light from above.

This, of course, is a “Yoga of Grace,” for we rely upon the Sanctuary of Grace manifest in Yeshua Messiah, and in this divine play we cleave to the Risen Messiah; for our part, it is as simple as a conscious intention to open to the Divine Light from above, and then, receiving the Divine Light, enacting a dynamic surrender, living according to that Truth and Light. In our experience, this Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit) accomplishes everything, we merely need to cooperate with the Mother Spirit.

Perhaps this might give some insight into the Sophian Gnostic view of this image of the Divine Mother.

As an empowerment of our prayer in closing this sacred chant of the Virgin of Light seems good:

Ha Isha Ha-Elyona, Imma Israel

(Extended chant: Ha Yo-Sha, Ah-Lo-Yah-O-Na, Yo-Ma-Mo-Yah, Yo-Sha-Ro-Ah-Lo)

*Ha indicates Shekinah Imma, Isha Ha-Elyona means “Woman of Light,” and Imma Israel means “Mother Israel,” or “Mother of Enlightened Ones.”

May the Virgin of Light give birth to the Human One of Light in us – may all be drawn into the True Light of El Elyon, the Divine Most High, and be reintegrated into the Light Continuum (Yahweh); amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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The Virgin of Light & Winter Solstice

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:18 pm

Salutations in the Name of the Virgin of Light!

There is something more that may be said of the Virgin of Light who appears in the Apocalypse – according to the scripture, when the dragon cannot harm the Supernal Mother, he pursues her children:

“Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep the commandments of God and hold the testimony of Yeshua”
(Revelation 12:17).

Now ours, as has been said, is a “Yoga of Grace,” the Mother’s Force, the Divine Light from above, accomplishing everything – this Divine Light, in truth, is the very essence and nature of our being, the essence and nature of our mind, consciousness or soul, having its root in the World of the Holy Sefirot, the Supernal Abode, the inmost part of our soul being inseparable from Or Ain Sof, the Light of the Infinite. On the surface, in our experience, we can speak about the reception of the Divine Light and the awakening of the Serpent Power, and the greater Supernal Influx that comes to pass. Yet, truly, in the depths of our being, the inmost part of our soul, it is already present, there is nothing to be given or received, but rather it is all a play of drawing out the Divine Light that is within us, illuminating our ruach (intelligence) and nefesh (vital soul) with it, and guarding that Holy Light, that Holy Truth.

The Supernal Light we realize above, we find everywhere here below, for it is the source and foundation of all lesser lights, all levels of consciousness, and all that appears; our struggle is with the ignorance, the forgetfulness, the illusion of separation that is so powerful in this world, and in all realms, worlds and universes of the Entirety – the fields of sentient existence. In the ignorance it seems as though the Pleroma of Light is above and not everywhere below, it seems as though we are separate and apart from the Human One of Light (Christ) and the True Light (God), but we are not and never have been separate from the True Light, the source of all being – this is the testimony of Yeshua, the very truth within this Blessed Name.

Yeshua is the Holy Name of Yahweh – the Light Continuum, with the addition of the Holy Letter Shin, the letter of the Holy Shekinah; and it indicates the embodiment of the Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit), the emanation of the True Light – our soul awakened to its true being in God, enlightened and liberated.

The Virgin of Light is this Holy Light within all, and her Divine Child is this Holy Light within each and every individual – she is the *Universal Light* and her Holy Child is the *Individual Light*; the universal and individual are inseparable from one another, and their root is in the Primordial Light, El Elyon.

Now when we hear about the various spiritual practices of our Integral Way of Self-realization, and we hear about the various potential developments in consciousness, on account of the illusion of separation, or in the delusion of lack, we might be inclined to think of the Supernal Light and Supernal Consciousness as far removed from us, but in truth, it is not far removed, it is very near – as near as our very soul and body.Truly, at any instant the Divine Light from above can enter in and the Serpent Power can awaken and ascend, and a greater Supernal Influx can occur – anytime, anywhere, with anyone in whom the necessary conditions are present for the Holy Spirit, the Mother Spirit, to enter into her Divine Action.

In this Divine Play, this Divine Action, it is the ignorance that is shattered – falsehood; the false lights are no longer desirable for the True Light is known, but awakening in this way our struggle is to remain awake, to abide in the Holy Remembrance of the Mother and Child, and to live according to the Truth and Light revealed in our experience – with some breakthrough, with some experience of the Light Transmission, our spiritual life and practice is a drawing out of the Divine Light from within us, actualizing, realizing and embodying this Supernal Light-presence and Light-power; we seek to embody it in all activities of life, allowing the Divine Light to take up our person and life, and transform every level of our being into the image and likeness of Itself, the Human One of Light, the Messiah of God (El).

The spiritual life and practice itself is the expression of the Truth and Light, enacting it is the realization and embodiment of the Truth and Light. Thus, truly, as Gnostic masters have said, “There is no goal but the path”; and in that the goal is the present truth of our being in God, the True Light, the Way as taught by Adonai Yeshua is “taking the goal as the path,” as Gnostic masters have also said – in so doing we live according to our True Being, the Christ Self.

This is what it means to live according to your faith – having entered into something of the Gnostic experience, when that experience seems to pass and you return to a seemingly ordinary state of consciousness, you live according to the Truth and Light revealed in your experience; when you do this, quite naturally, the Gnostic experience will continue to unfold with you. In the surface consciousness, in name and form, indeed, you may not always be aware of the greater part of your being within and behind, and yet, nevertheless that Truth and Light remains, and your being and consciousness spans many dimensions – you are a meta-dimensional being and the Human One of Light is in you, and the Light Realm is within and all around you, whether at any given moment you perceive it or not. This is the truth of the Virgin of Light and her Holy Child, and having experienced something of this truth, whether by way of an intuition or direct experience, we enact that Truth and Light in faith, taking up the spiritual life and practice, and living it, we experience Divine Gnosis.

Come! Look and see! The very instant the Virgin of Light gives birth her Holy Child is taken up in divine rapture, and all who cleave inwardly to her Holy Child, who recognize her Holy Child within themselves and who live as that Holy Child, are taken up in the Great Ascension – we need only keep the faith and abide by our gnosis, abiding in Holy Remembrance not allowing ourselves to fall into forgetfulness; however powerful the ignorance, however powerful the grand illusion of separation, we must abide in the Holy Awareness of Sacred Unity, the non-dual truth of Supernal Realization.

If we inquire into the Commandments of God they are known in the Divine Light and they are known in the Sacred Heart.

Now the Divine Name that corresponds to Imma Shekinah is Yahweh Elohim – Yahweh is the Light Continuum, and Elohim is the Great Matrix of Light, the Pleroma of Light; Yahweh is the one Holy Light, and Elohim is that Holy Light emanating as many. The very essence of all Commandments of God is to love Yahweh Elohim with our heart and our soul, and with our mind and our strength-life; and coupled to this, to love our neighbors as ourselves – hence, to live in this Holy Awareness of the Divine Light within yet ever beyond. We love God within Godself, and we love God within all beings – all our relations, understanding the testimony of Yeshua.

It must be said, however, that here in this world, in the present darkness, this present ignorance, this is a great challenge – the power of forgetfulness is very strong in the midst of sleep and dream. This is well reflected in the Christian stream, for although at the outset this Supernal Realization was embodied and taught by Adonai Yeshua, and although a path of self-realization in Christ was taught and practiced in Original Christianity, the golden thread of this actual self-realization was lost as fundamentalism and orthodoxy came into dominion – the religion of the demiurge arising to steal the light-power of the Christian stream, once again preaching the ignorance of the illusion of separation between sentient beings and God, the True Light.

Yet, as Adonai Yeshua said, the true teachings of the kingdom of heaven, the Light Realm, are as a mustard seed – the seed of an insidious weed that cannot be gotten rid of; and so, Divine Grace has again and again broken through the fortifications of the demiurge, the cosmic ignorance, and the golden thread of Supernal Realization has been restored – the Supernal Light Transmission continues to be manifest among us, here and there, though indeed as in the midst of a vast wilderness, or seeming house of desolation. However dark this world might seem, or however desolate it might appear at times, nevertheless we have hope in the Virgin of Light and her Holy Child, the Risen Messiah – and in the Risen Messiah we have a Sanctuary of Grace, as though an oasis of Divine Light and Life in the midst of the wilderness of the desert. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Father-Mother!

This remembrance is important as we approach the celebration of winter solstice – the Feast of the Mother and Child; last year, the Holy Spirit lead us to focus upon the Black Madonna, but this year in the dreams and visions occurring among initiates of the circle we are called to a focus upon the Virgin of Light – the coming year will be a cycle of power with her, and on the eve of the new solar year we will invoke her and celebrate her mysteries this month, aligning ourselves with the dance of the Holy Shekinah.

This is as a prayer-invocation for a greater influx of the Supernal Force in the people and the land, and specifically a greater influx of Supernal Light for those who have faith and are open to it; hence, a prayer-invocation of a greater manifestation of the Supernal Light Transmission. As has been said, the inmost part of our secret soul is this Light of the Infinite (Or Ain Sof), so there is nothing to be given or received – it just is; yet that Holy Light within neshamah (our divine nature) must be received and drawn out through our ruach and nefesh, actualized, realized and embodied in our lives – thus on this level our prayer-invocation is for greater receptivity among the people and all our relations. In the midst of such a prayer-invocation of a greater Supernal Influx and receptivity there is also a prayer-invocation of guardianship against the Forces of Darkness, the Ignorance (demiurge), that would seek to distort, pervert, hinder or obstruct the Continuum of Light Transmission, for with the influx of greater Divine Light in this world, whether individual or collective, there is always an equal and opposite manifestation of the Great Shadow – it is the natural result of the Divine Presence and Power moving through dualistic consciousness or the unconscious in an impure state; hence, karmic conditioning.

In this we may know and understand something of the wisdom of a Sanctuary of Grace for the forgiveness of sin or dispelling of negative karma – abiding in the Sanctuary of Grace, receiving the forgiveness of sin, the dissolution of negative karma through the love of Christ, we are purified to receive the full influx of Divine Light through the power of our faith in the Risen Messiah and our cleaving to the Risen Messiah. This is the wisdom of the outer teachings of the Holy Gospel as we embrace the inner and secret teachings of Supernal Realization in Christ – cleaving in faith to the Human One of Light all shades and shadows, all husks of darkness (klippot) are dispelled.

The Virgin of Light appears in the Gnostic Gospel entitled Pistis Sophia, and Pistis Sophia is her daughter; it is the same as in Kabbalah and the Tree of Life, with Binah as Imma Shekinah and Malkut as Nukva Shekinah – in the saga of Pistis Sophia, however, we are taught the Path of the Ascension, the process of confession and repentance (self-purification) that allows us to ascend from one grade to another until we enter into union with the Virgin of Light, the Shekinah of the Supreme; recognizing the ignorance for what it is, and recognizing shades and shadows for what they are, and bringing them into the Divine Light, in effect we receive forgiveness – which is to say all sin, all negative karma, is dispelled. Indeed, it is dispelled by the Light of Awareness (Logos), for in the Light of Awareness we can look and see that sin or negative karma has never had any independent or substantial self-existence, we can look and see that shades and shadows have never truly existed, as only the Divine and Supernal Light is ultimately real, the essence of which is Clear Light, the Virgin Mother of All.

Throughout the ascension of Pistis Sophia, of course, all the while she cleaves to the Human One of Light and the True Light, letting go of all false lights, and when archonic and demonic forces arise against her to prevent her ascension, and to take her into bondage again, she invokes divine assistance, relying on the Holy Mother and Child, the emanation of the True Light, El Elyon. When she is in need of assistance she invokes it, and her divine consort sends for the emanation of Archangels to help her and protect her in the Path of the Ascension – these holy emanations of the Mother and Child deliver her from the dire straights of the in-betweens, so as she struggles with the archonic and demonic forces she does not struggle alone, but the power of God, the True Light, is with her – and so it is with us, for she is all of us, each and every one of us.

In truth, Pistis Sophia does not struggle, but rather, she relies on the Divine Powers of the Holy Mother and Child, and the Divine Powers of the Pleroma of Light take up the struggle – hers is a “Yoga of Grace.”

The dawn of faith-wisdom in us and the awareness of the True Light is the Holy Mother conceiving her Divine Child in us – the indwelling Christ, this Supernal Light-presence and Light-power; what she has conceived in us, and what she gestates in us, she will birth – and in this process the luminous assembly of the tzaddikim and maggidim are as her midwives, attending her in her giving birth, and ministering to us in our being reborn of the Holy Spirit, the Mother Spirit.

Remembering the Virgin of Light – our Divine Mother, and her Holy Child, the Human One of Light, we call upon the divine emanations of the Holy Light, remembering the tzaddikim and maggidim who live and move among us, and praying for the continued manifestation of this Continuum of Light Transmission in the world; indeed, praying that there is an even greater influx of the Divine Powers, praying for the fullness of the Holy Shekinah.

Now, taking up the theme of the Woman of Light and her Holy Child, if anyone in our spiritual community wishes to pray and invoke with us on winter solstice, or wishes to connect with the Continuum of the Solar High Rite that will be performed by our circle, they can use the Woman of Light practice given on our main website – adapting it to their own sacred ceremony honoring the Mother and Child, perhaps adding the celebration of a Wedding Feast in remembrance of the Mother and Child, the Divine I Am (Eheieh); likewise, they could take up a practice with Archangel Michael, praying for the opening of the way for the Great Ascension and for the divine protection of the faithful and elect in the Way, and specifically praying for the guardianship of the Divine Light the Holy Mother has conceived within themselves so that they might come into being as true Light-bearers, Healers and Peacemakers, and not become bound up in false lights of impure emanations (klippot). In this way the Continuum of the Solar Rite in our circle can expand through our extended spiritual community, becoming a great prayer-invocation of the Virgin of Light and her Holy Child, a great play of Gnostic and Light Transmission, the dance of the Shekinah of Messiah.

As I’ve mentioned, the invocation of protection or guardianship is very important, for in these dark times as individuals begin to awaken and seek the Divine Light a force of great resistance swiftly arises to obstruct, and archonic and dark forces rush in to prevent the full awakening of the soul, and to steal or extinguish the light-power of the soul – many truth-seekers are inadvertently deceived and led astray by false lights, which they mistake for the True Light; thus we have reason to invoke the Archangels or Divine Powers for the assistance and protection in the Continuum of Light Transmission. Invoking the influx of Divine Light into the world, we must also invoke its guardianship – this is the wisdom of the play of Mercy and Severity in the Continuum, and as reflected in the story of the Virgin of Light in the Apocalypse, she and her Holy Child are the union of Mercy and Severity; in a word – Compassion.

Having received the Body of Vision for the rite, already we have begun to take up a continuum of contemplation, prayer and meditation in preparation for the sacred rite – we certainly welcome anyone who wishes to take up this continuum with us.

May the Light of the Holy Mother shine upon one and all alike and may the Light of the True Cross, the Great Seth, ray out into all realms, worlds and universes of the Entirety – may all receive the Supernal Influx and be take up in Divine Rapture; amen.


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Crown of Twelve Stars

#4 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:56 am

Shalom +Malachi!

Beautiful writings on the Woman Clothed With the Sun!

Thank-you.

Praise! and Thanks! to Tau Miriam for her Great Work as a clear Master of the Tradition!

The crown with twelve stars keeps coming up mysteriously. Upon first reading your post about this crown being of Hokmah-Wisdom, the thought was then the 12 stars must represent mazlot, the wheel of the zodiac. This being the celestial attribute of Hokmah, according to "Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ." This seemed satisfactory for a couple of days. But, now, the 12 stars as mazlot seems like only one level of meaning, at the level of Asiyah. This image of the Woman of Light as Supernal Shekinah would be at the level of Atzilut; Supernal Olamot. Therefore, what would the crown of twelve stars mean at this level? Perhaps, certain shining attributes of the Divine Name of Hokmah, Yahweh or Yah? And/or the Partzuf, Abba?

The image of a 'wheel' for the Crown brought to mind the Merkavah, as does the eagle's wings. In Ezekiel's vision, he saw wheels with eyes all around in them. Eyes are often thought of as "lamps" to the soul, and sayings like, "your eyes shone like the sun." Twinkling, perhaps, like the 12 stars in the Woman of Light's Crown. As far as I've learned, Ma'aseh Merkavah reaches into higher levels of consciousness and could very well relate to this image of the Woman of Light? It would be very interesting if it did! Adding even deeper dimensions to this image.

Another interesting thing is that Hokmah is Heavenly Father and also Wisdom which is Mother Sophia. Thus, the Woman of Light wearing the Crown seems as Father-Mother in Unity, the Holy One!

This may be all wild speculation,.....but, it is known that scripture most always has many layers of meaning especially in the Book of the Apocalypse. Very intriguing to "look and see."

The Feast of the Mother and Child is a wonderful celebration to look forward to! Thank-you for inviting all of us to participate wherever we happen to be. :)

The only answer I can see for "Life, the Universe and Everything" is great Love and Compassion for all Sentient Beings! The Sacred Heart of the Risen Messiah!

May we "harness the energies of Love for God!" And start a Holy Conflagration all around this Good Earth! amen.

Blessings!
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Twelve Saviors & Twelve Powers

#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:50 am

Salutations in the Supernal Chrism!

These twelve stars do, indeed, imply the Sphere of Mazlot, which corresponds to Hokmah at the level of Asiyah – twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve holy tribes in the race of the Great Seth, twelve holy apostles and shekinah consorts, the twelve saviors and their twelve light-powers; hence, the generation of a new Divine and Supernal Humanity, of which the Virgin of Light is the Holy Mother.

If we look into the Pistis Sophia, the Risen Messiah speaks of putting the souls of the disciples into the wombs of their mothers, along with the twelve light-powers of the twelve saviors; this is the light-power of the Supernal Chrism manifest according to the attributes of the twelve kinds of the Human One designated by the twelve signs of the zodiac, no longer under the dominion of the law and demiurge, or karmic continuum, but according to the Divine Ratzon (the Divine Intention) under the covenant of Divine Grace.

This reveals the nature of a true esoteric astrology, not for the divination of mundane affairs, but for the sake of insight into the soul’s tikkune and God’s purpose, and insight into the innate perfection of the soul in Christ, the ultimate fulfillment of the soul, the enlightenment and liberation of the soul. If a person looks into the basic attributes of the signs with some sense of the Human One of Light (Christ) and the Supernal Truth, they will glean something of their Supernal manifestation, something of their spiritual gifts in Christ – when a person knows something of this in their own discovery through the Holy Spirit, then no doubt a Mekubal might speak of these mysteries directly, but it is among those mysteries of which it is said, “The rider of the merkavah speaks to one who knows already” – after all, each of us is responsible for our own basic spiritual education and empowerment; we are to stand in the power God has given to us.

In that these holy stars form a crown, the Sefirah of Keter is also implied – the very essence of the Supernal Light, the Clear Light Nature; it connotes the realization of Messiah Melchizedek, the Great Natural Perfection.

Through the reception of the Supernal Light we transcend the stars of our birth, and we enter into the “Comity of Stars,” the Divine Order of the Pleroma, which we call the Order of Melchizedek – this is the Holy Order within and behind all Orders of the Tradition, the manifestation of which is the Order of the Rose Cross in the Christian stream of Light Transmission; and it is the Primordial Tradition within and behind all authentic wisdom traditions in the world – the Virgin of Light is the Mother of that Holy and Universal Order, the Mother of the Enlightened Ones, akin to Prajnaparamita in Buddhism.

The seven planets and twelve star gates, on one hand, represent the dominion of the demiurge and archons – they are this in isolation or separation from the greater comity of stars in the galaxy and universe, and when the spiritual connection is not formed to the World of Angels, World of Archangels and World of the Sefirot – the Pleroma of Light; when, however, the non-dual realization occurs, and the Entirety and Pleroma are recognized as a Sacred Unity, then the Comity of Stars, the Holy and Divine Order is known, all being manifest according to Divine Providence, the Divine Ratzon.

This, of course, speaks the truth of the individual as well, for identified with name and form, and personal history, and bound up in dualistic consciousness – the illusion of separation, the soul is bound to the Sphere of Fate, the dominion of the law, and the demiurge and archons; when, however, there is a generation of the Body of Light – the Solar Body of the Resurrection, and the soul emerges to consciousness beyond the body, developing the capacity of the transference of consciousness, they are among the Living Ones or Immortals of the Pleroma, free from the dominion of the demiurge and his great shadow.

There is something to be said of the realization of the non-dual truth of the Supernal and the development of consciousness beyond the body – consciousness opens to the inner or metaphysical dimensions of the astral, mental, higher vital, causal and spiritual, as well as the supernal dimensions, and to the realms, worlds and universes within them, and to all of the sentient beings or spiritual beings-forces in them; this Body of Light generated can send forth emanations into any and all realms, and yet more, all realms are within this Body of Light – hence, the Mystical Body of the Risen Messiah that contains the whole world.

This is the nature of the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation arising from the Body of Truth, Clear Light; and, of course, in this, we know that the Holy Gospel, the Gnostic and Light Transmission, does not only occur in this world, and this human life-wave, but in every world where a life-wave of greater intelligence comes into being. Just as Lord Yeshua served as a Christ-bearer and Gnostic Revealer to this world, so shall we serve as Light-bearers to other worlds within the Entirety, enacting the love and compassion of Christ in full – such, exactly, is our heart-wish in Christ, that all should be uplifted in the Human One of Light, and that we should serve to uplift them, just as Lord Yeshua has uplifted us.

As the Pistis Sophia teaches, the Light-presence and Light-power of the Christos, the Logos and Sophia, is not isolate to the person of Lord Yeshua, but all of his disciples are called to be “saviors,” Light-bearers; we are as rays of the Spiritual Sun (Christos) extending into all realms, worlds and universes of sentient existence, the Entirety.

This is a vision of the Cosmic Mother Sophia and Cosmic Christ.

You may recall in the Gnostic Gospel of Judas that Lord Yeshua teaches Judas to follow his Holy Star – at first he is following a false star or false light, his star in the Sphere of Fate, grasping at name and form, and personal history; but then he perceives the True Light, his Holy Star, and passes into the Pleroma of Light, the Comity of Stars. You will find this theme throughout Gnostic Scriptures, though very rarely, in much of so-called modern “Gnostic” teachings, is it known and understood, for the generation of the Body of Light and transference of consciousness is not known and understood, let alone the realization of the Body of Truth, the Body of Clear Light.

Now, this is, indeed, a vision of the *Christian Merkavah*, and we may say that the Holy Mother and her Holy Child, the Risen Messiah, is the Holy Merkavah – but more so, it is the Body of Light we generate, which is inseparable from the Mystical Body of the Risen Messiah; in the Body of Light we are all members of that greater Body of Light of the Cosmic and Primordial Christ, and it is Mother Sophia, the Supernal Mother, who gives birth to us in this way.

There is also another understanding of the holy merkavah in Christian Gnosticism, akin to what is put forth in Hindu Vedanta, in the Gita; when this Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit) takes up our person and life, when we live according to the Indwelling Christ, we are as the holy vehicle, the holy chariot, of the Christ – a true Christ-bearer. Quite distinctly, the Christ “rides” in us, and this Christ is the Holy Emanation of the Virgin of Light – our True Being as we are in God and Godhead.

Come! Look and see! The Divine Mother is the image of *Living Merkavah*, for the Holy Child rides in her, being conceived in her, gestated in her, and born from her – Pure Emanation; and so, in our very own heart-womb we are meant to a conception of Christ, and to a gestation and birthing of Christ, meant to be a vehicle through which Christ is embodied in the world, and not only in this world, but worlds beyond.

Now here we may speak an open secret – want to know and understand the power of the wings of the great eagle, the wings of the Virgin of Light? Read and contemplate the Two Witnesses in the Apocalypse whose days of power are the days of the Holy Mother’s retreat in the wilderness; for they are as the emanations of the Divine Power of her wings. According to Gnostic masters, these are the souls of Enoch and Elijah, the two taken up in divine rapture before the advent of the Messiah – Ruach Ha-Enoch, the spirit of the initiates, and Ruach Ha-Elijah, the spirit of the prophets, which are joined as one holy power in the true Gnostic Apostolic Succession, the Supernal Light Transmission.

The great dragon may pursue the holy children of the Virgin of Light, and may even destroy their physical form, but the dragon has no power over them in the Body of Light, and has no power over them in the Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit) – as Lord Yeshua says in the second saying of the Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas, the one who realizes this Body of Light will have dominion over the Entirety, dominion over all.

Even now, while in the physical body, when we put on the Blessed Name and live according to the Indwelling Christ, all spiritual forces are subject to that Light-presence and Light-power in us, and our soul is free from the dominion of the demiurge; such is the faith-wisdom of the Gnostic Christian – we live in the freedom of the Risen Messiah as children of the Virgin of Light.

Yes, indeed, God is our Father and God is our Mother, and God is completely transcendent of masculine or feminine associations altogether; in the Virgin of Light we behold the “Father in the form of the Dove,” which is to say, the Father in the form of the Mother – in our experience, the Mother is everything, for when the Father and Mother conceive in their union, it is she who gestates and gives birth, and she who nourishes to maturation or fullness.

May we live in submission to Christ in us and beyond us, and so be true Christ-bearers and be of benefit to all beings, all our relations; amen.


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Twelve Light-powers

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:48 pm

Salutations in the Light of the Holy Crown!

Apart from any more complex esoteric dialogue, we may give a few keys by way of correspondence for calling upon the Light-power of the Twelve Holy Stars or the Queen of Heaven’s Crown, the twelve powers of the twelve saviors; for each of these corresponds to a tribe and an apostle, and has a holy archangel and permutation of the Great Name associated with it – contemplating the tribes and apostles in scriptures we may gain some insight into these powers, and through calling upon the Great Name and invoking the archangels we may draw upon these Divine Powers.

The Basic Correspondences of the Sphere of Mazlot:

Aries: Yod-He-Vau-He, Malkidiel, St. Matthias, Tribe of Gad

Taurus: Yod-He-He-Vau, Asmodel, St. Thaddeus, Tribe of Ephraim

Gemini: Yod-Vau-He-He, Ambriel, St. Simon, Tribe of Manasseh

Cancer: He-Vau-He-Yod, Muriel, St. John, Tribe of Issachar

Leo: He-Vau-Yod-He, Verkiel, Peter, Tribe of Judah

Virgo: He-He-Vau-Yod, Hamaliel, St. Andrew, Tribe of Naphtali

Libra: Vau-He-Yod-He, Zuriel, St. Bartholomew, Tribe of Asshur,

Scorpio: Vau-He-He-Yod, Barkiel, St. Philip, Tribe of Dan

Sagittarius: Vau-Yod-He-He, Advakiel, St. James son of Zebedee, Tribe of Benjamin

Capricorn: He-Yod-He-Vau, Hanael, St. Thomas, Tribe of Zebulun

Aquarius: He-Yod-Vau-He, Cambriel, St. Matthew, Tribe of Reuben.

Pisces: He-He-Yod-Vau, Amnitziel, St. James son of Alphaeus, Tribe of Simeon

If Gnostic initiates wish to draw upon the Light-power of the Twelve Saviors, they take up the chant of the corresponding permutation of the Great Name and then invoke the archangel; they may also call upon the corresponding holy tzaddik or apostle seeking to receive something of their gnosis of Christ.

These permutations of the Great Name and archangels are also a way of activating the Light-power of the 72 Names of God – six names corresponding to each of the zodiacal signs, the first six corresponding to Aries, and then each set of six following progressing through the signs in their natural order from that point; in other words, the Light-power of the 72 Names of God is realized in the Virgin of Light and her Holy Child.

*The invocation of the powers of the Twelve Holy Stars can be added to the Shekinah Circle of the Virgin of Light given in the Order of St. Uriel.

This is what may be openly shared of the power of the Holy Crown of the Woman of Light – in it are keys for initiates to draw out the deeper mysteries through their own spiritual work.

In closing we may say that born under a sun sign and having a rising sign at birth, a person’s soul will have a natural resonance with the corresponding permutations of the Great Name and archangels, though something of the Light-power of all of these may be drawn upon by any initiate regardless of the stars of their birth, all according to the power of the Supreme Name of Adonai Yeshua Messiah. Hallelu Yah!

*There is a secret that may be told: Shin may be set into the center of all these permutations, and in so doing they are unified with the Blessed Name.

May we be blessed with the knowledge and understanding through the grace of the Holy Spirit to draw greater Light-power into the world, blessing the people and the land; amen.

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Crown Gate

#7 Postby Elder Gideon » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:56 pm

Greetings Tau Malachi!

These contemplations of the Woman of Light are immense. Praise be She for such influx and inspiration!

Crowns figure strongly both in the Crucifixion of Yeshua and in this portent of St. John of the Woman of Light. Yeshua is crucified upon the Mount of the Skull--Golgotha; the first sign of an infant birthing is its soft crown. On Yeshua's head is a crown of thorns and upon the head of the Woman of Light is a crown of twelve stars. Both of these crowns feel like a point of transition, two sides of one gate relatively called 'death' and the other 'birth'.

As Her body is light, full with child, then any literal interpretation of birth down-out through a canal is unnecessary. Given the child's immediate Assumption into heaven, I'm intrigued to know more about what the Masters of the Tradition have to say about manner of the birth of this child.

Gratefully,

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Transference of Consciousness

#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:39 am

Salutations in the Blessed Name!

There is something most intriguing in the story of the Woman of Light, for there is the Mother and Child, reflecting the celebration of winter solstice, the Feast of the Mother and Child, but the Holy Child is taken up in divine rapture, the ascension, reflecting the celebration of summer solstice, the Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost. Thus, in effect, the story of the Woman of Light joins the two solstices as one, implying the Great Transformation and Ascension – the resurrection and ascension of the whole world, the End-Of-Days or World-To-Come.

Emphasis is placed upon the unification or uplifting of winter into summer solstice by the inclusion of Archangel Michael – the archangel of the southern direction of the sacred circle, corresponding to summer solstice.

This unification corresponds to the kavvanot of Hallelu Yah – Hallelu, praise, is a cognomen of Malkut, and Yah is the Divine Name of the Father and Mother in union, Hokmah and Binah, which alludes to Eheieh; thus the internal focus when intoning “Hallelu Yah” is Malkut taken up in ascent to the Supernals, the Great Ascension.

On the day of ascension all proclaim, Hallelu Yah, praise the Lord!

Now we may speak of the Holy Mother giving birth to Pure Emanation from the womb of her infinite spaciousness, and the emergence from her birth canal of her Holy Child within space-time, within the realms, worlds and universes of the Entirety; yet a Holy Child of Pure Emanation and the image of the Virgin of Light also suggests something else – the dawn of full enlightenment and liberation of the soul through *Transference of Consciousness*, the development of consciousness beyond the body through which souls are set free from karmic compulsion to the gilgulim.

The method is inferred by this Divine Image – a Body of Light is formed as a Partzuf, the Supernal Zelem, and consciousness is gathered into the central channel-way, focused into a Spiritual Sun shining in the Heart Center; then, from that heart-womb of Immaculate Conception, it is ejected out of the top of the head through the Crown Center, merging with the Body of Light as the Partzuf. In this way the center of consciousness is shifted from the physical body into the *Solar Body of the Resurrection* – this may be done during life for spiritual work in the inner or metaphysical dimensions, or for the sake of gnosis of the World of the Holy Spirit, but the thrust of this practice is for the time of death, a conscious dying in which “death” is not death, but rather is an entrance into *eternal life*.

If we do not fall unconscious in that transition we call “death,” then death is no longer death to us – we do not become bound up in the karmic continuum of the soul but may recognize and realize our innate unity with the Pleroma of Light and the Divine.

There is a more subtle gradation of the Transference of Consciousness, however, for shifting our center of consciousness into a Body of Light, then we may merge that Body of Light with the Clear Light Nature, the Virgin of Light, like a rainbow disappearing into the vastness of the sky – this is the realization of the *Great Natural Perfection*, which we call Messiah Melchizedek.

It is from this realization that the Threefold Body of Melchizedek is generated – this realization itself is the Body of Truth, and from it the Body of Glory and Body of Pure Emanation are self-generated; this is the Holy Child, the Spiritual Sun, is Pure Emanation taken up in Divine Rapture.

In this we understand the *Path of the Ascension*, the path to enlightenment and liberation – there is no other way, and so it may be called the Way, Truth and Life.

It may be said that with the generation of the Body of Light the physical body becomes as the womb of the Holy Mother giving birth to us in the Pleroma of Light, and that Body of Light becomes as her heart-womb that gives birth to us in the Living Father, her very own essence, the Clear Light – our *bornless nature*, eternal life.

We are wise to do whatever it takes for the generation of the Body of Light and the capacity of the Transference of Consciousness, for in this way, truly, we may “take up our cross” and follow our Lord and Savior; with the generation of the Body of Light, quite naturally, a full capacity for Supernal Light Transmission comes into being so that we may offer the full spectrum of invisible and spiritual assistance in the harvest of souls – the fullness of the love of Christ. This reflects the realization of true Gnostic Apostolic Succession; hence the term “Cross” (tau) applied to accomplished Gnostic apostles – the capacity of leading souls in “crossing over,” or the embodiment of the Light of the Cross.

In this we may know and understand that self-realization in Christ is not a concept in the mind of Gnostics, and is not a vain sentimental belief either– it is experiential, something born of the spiritual life and practice when the Way is rightly understood. With the Lord we may say that we speak of what we have seen and what we have heard in the World of the Holy Spirit – in this we are speaking of the earthly mystery of our rebirth in the Holy Spirit, but in the experience of this mystery, heavenly mysteries are revealed and known, for we know the Light Realm within and all around us, and we know the true nature of the reality of our experience, all in Mother Wisdom, Mother Ain. Indeed, there is no theology to preach, only direct experience, Divine Gnosis.

Thus, we shall say: Come! Look and see – look and see for yourself the truth of the Risen Messiah, and with knowledge of the truth your soul will be free! Hallelu Yah! Amen.

May all be blessed to look and see, to desire True Sight, Pure Vision; amen.

Shabbat Shalom!
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#9 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:45 am

Shalom +Malachi & Michael+!

The Transference of Consciousness brought up in these contemplations also brings up a very beautiful version of the Practice put into the forums a few months ago. For more immediate access, here is what I have written on the back of a printout:

"Arising in the Body of Light, with the Spiritual Sun in the heart, the intonation Eheieh is taken up, a ray of light goes forth becoming the image of the Risen Messiah, the Human One of Light, appearing in the space before us, his feet not touching the ground; then opening mind and heart to the Human One of Light, the blessing of the Holy One is received, and with the blessing of the Holy One, the Body of Light dissolves and pours into the Sacred Heart of the Risen Messiah, the consciousness, the soul, merging with the Messiah - then, in fruition, as the Messiah, the soul transforms into an eagle of golden light (a golden eagle) and soars up into the sky, dissolving into the sky like a rainbow - the chant Ha-Yah-Ah (reversal of Eheieh) being taken up as a seal of this movement, the seal of fruition."

In body again, as though a Spiritual Sun shining in the world, receiving the Supernal Shekinah, prayers are spoken for the dying and the dead, and for all Beings, and the light is extended into the world, below as above - the names Eheieh, Yahweh, and Adonai being intoned as the extension and seal. Then praise and thanks are given to the Supreme (El Elyon) and the Supernal Shekinah, vehayah - "And it shall come to pass" is intoned, then it is said, "As it is spoken, so it is done," and "amen.""

The Power of the Transference of Consciousness is AS like the Power given to the Two Witnesses in Revelation Ch. 11:

"The Two Witnesses of the Apocalypse [Ruach Ha-Enoch & Ruach Ha-Elijah] whose days of power are the days of the Holy Mother's retreat in the wilderness; for they are as the emanations of the Divine Powers of her wings."

The number of "days" being 1260; out of all possible numbers, what would be the significance of 1260? Why such a precise and particular number of "days" of power and retreat? Very intriguing again!

All praise, thanks and glory be to the Holy Mother Spirit! amen.

Blessings!
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Mercy & Judgment of the Serpent

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:13 pm

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

I cannot say that I’ve ever been inclined to venture very far into Greek gematria, so an in depth commentary on the numerological dimension of this sacred text would not be my specialty; however, 1260 is exactly 200 days short of four solar years – in other words, it is about three and a half years.

According to the scripture, the Virgin of Light is nourished in the wilderness for “a time, and times, and half a time” (12:14); these three and a half solar years is a period for the “nourishment” of the Virgin of Light and dominion of the two witnesses parallels the three and a half days from the death of the prophets to their resurrection and ascension. There is something very interesting about the number three and a half – it’s the number of times the Serpent Power is said to be coiled around the base of the spine. Three and a half years indicates the cosmic manifestation of this Serpent Power, and three and a half days its manifestation within the individual, the power of the Holy Bride universal and individual, for the Divine Light descending from above is the Groom and the Serpent Power ascending from below is the Bride, this awareness and bliss being joined in the emptiness of the Holy Mother.

When there is an influx of the Divine Light from above, whether of a spiritual grade or a supernal grade, this Serpent Power or Fiery Intelligence is activated, awakened; if it is sublimated and uplifted into repose it is a heavenly and blissful experience, bringing about states of Divine Illumination – if it is not sublimated and uplifted, however, it may become something quite opposite, the Judgment.

We see this often in texts in which individuals describe their experiences with “Kundalini awakening” – some go on and on in melodrama about how awful and dangerous it is, as though some curse of God, and lauding themselves as experts, propose it will be the same for everyone, and issue dire warnings that we should not tamper with it or seek to awaken it; of course, none of these individuals have usually prepared for this awakening or know how to direct it inward and upward, Godward. On the other hand, others speak of the various heavenly and blissful experiences, and illuminations, coupled with the tumult – the ordeals of initiation, and speak of the importance of the awakening of this Fiery Intelligence in human evolution, and speak of the process of the soul’s self-realization or enlightenment; of course, these are usually individuals who are prepared for the awakening, and know how to direct it inward and upward, Godward.

Now, these two very different kinds of accounts of the awakening of the Serpent Power are completely reflective of the state of consciousness of the individuals in whom it awakens – whether in ignorance or knowledge, or immaturity or maturity, in an impure or pure condition. Those who cleave to name and form, and to the world and things of the world, and who do not sublimate and uplift this Divine Power, reintegrating it with the Divine Light from above, will be as impaired vessels that are fractured or shattered in the process of creative evolution by the Force of the Divine Power, but those who cleave to God, the True Light, and to the Human One of Light, and who reintegrate this Divine Power with the Light Continuum, will experience the Great Resurrection and Ascension – the enlightenment and liberation of the soul, as we behold in the Risen Messiah.

If there is a greater Supernal Influx, then there will be a greater awakening of the Serpent Power – when uplifted and redeemed in the Risen Messiah, it is Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace; but when it is not uplifted and redeemed, it is the Judgment. Of course, in this movement God is not judging, but rather the reality of our experience is the radiant display of our own consciousness, and whether Mercy (Hesed) or Judgment (Gevurah) it is the reflection of our own state of consciousness, our own mind, heart and life.

In the process of the Light Transmission within any world-system, as it shifts towards the higher gradations of the Supernal Light, the greater Force of the Serpent Power is activated and there is an experience of an acceleration in consciousness that increases exponentially with greater and greater intensity and frequency – at a certain point, ready or not, this moves through the larger collective of the live-wave of “humanity” in that world-system, creating something of an evolutionary crisis. In some cases, in some world-systems here and there, this may lead to what is called the Great Transformation – the ascent of virtually an entire world and all that is in it; however, that would be a very rare event in this universe, so more often than not, it is souls that are ripe and mature at the time that are drawn up in the Great Resurrection and Ascension, the remainder continuing in their bondage to the dominion of the demiurge and the gilgulim, at least until such time as they are ripe and mature for the harvest of souls in some future incarnation in another world-system.

Once a movement towards the greater advent of the Supernal Light is initiated in a world-system, there is no preventing the acceleration of consciousness and the play of the Serpent Power or Fiery Intelligence that awakens, save, perhaps, when some natural event slows down the evolution of life in the world, causing a regression of some sort; for better or for worse, the acceleration will proceed until its climax, either in the Great Transformation or the Great Judgment.

If you look and see the very radical leaps in human knowledge and understanding in all fields of human activity in the past few hundred years, and its continuing acceleration, you will see something of this movement in consciousness within the greater collective of humankind – even those relatively unconscious of what’s transpiring intuit something of it, and often express fears and anxieties about what it means and where it might go; there is a strong sense of impending crisis or challenge, and interestingly enough, it is provoking all manner of extreme behaviors and ideas in our immaturity, most of which will only lead towards greater darkness and inevitable self-destruction, whether it be the ideas and behaviors of gross consumerism, radical religious fundamentalist fervor, or whatever might be named.

Almost all who are entering into a greater psychic or spiritual awakening speak of a sense of urgency in these times, feeling as though the number of days is short for humankind and this world – whether or not time is short on a global level, it is always brief on an individual level, for our incarnation is a very brief period of time, so either way a sense of urgency is wise, if only we may look and see the true focus to which we are called; whether on a collective level or individual level, the time of our end is near at hand, our bodies and the world are impermanent phenomena and we are wise to seek Supernal Realization, the realization of our bornless nature in God, the True Light.

If we do not give way to the ridiculous and literal interpretations of world events common to fundamentalist and orthodox interpretations of the Book of Revelation, we may find in it a complete manual for the proper spiritual life and practice in this world through which self-realization in Christ is accomplished; hence, we may acquire an understanding of how to be in this world, and how to abide in an awareness of the Human One of Light and Light Realm.

May we abide in the Sanctuary of Grace and be uplifted in the Risen Messiah; amen.

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Top to Bottom

#11 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:02 am

Shalom +Malachi!

Having noticed your description of opening interior stars from top to bottom to more effectively eliminate the taint of shades and shadows, I've been wondering if this had any relation to unification of Divine Names. Not planning to probe into this too much, I couldn't help but see a prayer you posted in a topic dealing with unifying Divine Names. This prayer seemed to connect many things together in a lovely way:

"Receiving Imma's Force from above, may we be empowered to redeem the Serpent and uplift all in unification with the Light Continuum, Yahweh; amen."

This speaks of the Divine Light "brought down" from top to bottom through all the interior stars to "cool" the uplifting of the Fiery Intelligence wound around the base of the spine three and a half times.

It seems in unification of the Names, the intonation of a Name corresponding to sefirot higher up on the Tree of Life before lower down Names will create the descending of the Divine Light from top down. For example, unifying Yahweh and Adonai, one would then intone Yahweh then Adonai, or, in combining their Letters, would begin with intoning the first Letter of Yahweh then the first Letter of Adonai and so on to the end of both Names: Yah-Ah-Ha-Da-Va-Na-Ha-Yah. Perhaps this being one way to open the interior stars from top to bottom? Intoning Adonai first then Yahweh would create ascension, but, this coming afterward through already purified interior stars would perhaps be of much greater effect for the "full Supernal Influx"?

Ending this with a quote from "The Power of Ha-Shem" topic, seems very applicable to contemplation of the Woman of Light and this excellent teaching on opening the interior stars coupled with the "sublimating and uplifting" of the Serpent Power:

"...When these two Names are pronounced together for the purpose of simple unification Yahweh is not pronounced as Yahweh, nor is it pronounced as Adonai, but rather it is pronounced as Elohim; for it is by way of Imma (the Holy Mother) that the image and likeness of Abba (the Heavenly Father) is revealed, and it is by way of Imma-Elohim (Mother God) that Malkut (Adonai) is brought into unification with Yahweh."

May we open completely to the Mother's Force and allow our Holy Sparks to be uplifted in the great Resurrection and Ascension! amen.

In the Blessed Name of Adonai Yeshua Messiah!

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Yichudim in Imma Or

#12 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:55 am

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

Yes, indeed, there is a direct correlation with the yichudim and the descending and ascending forces of the Serpent Power. In that as we perform yichudim we often ascend and then descend to draw down the shefa and ruhaniyot of the Sefirot, the assumption is that we have received the Mother’s Force from above and uplifted the Fiery Intelligence as we enter into the play of yichudim, or, if nothing else, that we hold that conscious intention as we enact yichudim, while cleaving to the Sanctuary of Grace.

There is power in the Divine Names themselves, and we rely on this; yet, the full power to accomplish yichudim depends upon the actualization of the soul (nefesh, ruach and neshamah) and upon the movement of the descending and ascending force through the interior stars, opened, purified and consecrated – the yichudim are accomplished through the soul and body of light, the image and likeness of the Human One, which is the image and likeness of God (Yahweh Elohim).

When we engage a unification there are kavvanot corresponding to the Divine Names of Sefirot, but there are also kavvanot corresponding to the descending and ascending forces, and to the interior stars, for the interior stars correspond to the seven Sefirot of Construction from Hesed to Malkut, Crown Star to Root Star, respectively, and the Transcendent Star corresponds to the Supernals, specifically the Supernals gathered into Da’at. Thus, a descending unification has kavvanot of the descending force and the corresponding interior stars, and an ascending unification has kavvanot of the ascending force and the corresponding interior stars, and to this may be added kavvanot of radiant holy breaths, the movement of the inner winds – as the Divine Power is moved through the Holy Sefirot and metaphysical dimensions, it is moved through the channel-ways and centers of the body of light, the macrocosm and microcosm being joined in this movement. In this we may understand that when we speak of devekut-cleaving that there is a cleaving with the body of light and the light-power that is in it – an energetic cleaving, if you will.

This twofold play of internal kavvanot with the Holy Sefirot and interior stars occurs throughout virtually all our spiritual practices; for example, in the oral instructions associated with the various versions of the Wedding Feast taught in our lineage there are internal kavvanot of the Sefirot and interior stars so that our Wedding Feasts quite distinctly become as “Tantra Yogas of Christ.” It is in this way that a Wedding Feast may become a vehicle of actual Light Transmission when performed by adepts and masters of the tradition, and it is in this way that initiates might become receptive to inner and secret dimensions of the Light Transmission during a Wedding Feast.

Once the Divine Light from above is brought fully down and the Serpent Power is fully awakened and redeemed, this Divine Power can be moved in any number of ways and can be focused in any number of points in the body of light – these movements and ways of focusing the Divine Presence and Power generate a matrix of light or energy in different configurations in the sacred space of our spiritual work; in other words, different transmissions of helpful spiritual energy can be imparted quite consciously by accomplished Gnostic initiates using these methods.

Now, the Virgin of Light (Elohim) conceives her Holy Child through her essence in the Heavenly Father (Yahweh), and the Supernal Light of the Holy One (Eheieh) is drawn into her womb, and giving birth it is drawn down through her into the world; the process of conception, gestating and birthing corresponding to the reception of Divine Light from above and the awakening of the Serpent Power – the ascent of her Holy Child in divine rapture is the uplifting of the Serpent Power and its redemption through cessation or repose; hence, the cessation of all thought and desire, save for that one Holy Desire for God, the True Light, or for full enlightenment and liberation.

Here we may recall a teaching of Adonai Yeshua, that when our eye is single, our whole body will be filled with light – a state of Divine Illumination; the single eye corresponds to a single Holy Desire, likewise, it corresponds to the focus of the Fiery Intelligence in the Brow Star, or repose of the Serpent Power in the Brow Star, through which sight opens into the World of the Holy Spirit, the World of the Sefirot, and through which the Body of Pure Emanation is generated.

The white father seed, or vital essence we received from our father in the instant of our conception, rests in our crown, and the red mother seed, or vital essence we received from our mother, rests in our root – these correspond to the causes of fear-anger and desire-lust, respectively; these also have a correspondence with the descending and ascending forces of the Serpent Power, the descending force being the Groom and the ascending force being the Bride, the Sanctuary of the Heart being the Bridal Chamber.

These are purified and liberated through the Wisdom of Emptiness – the recognition of the Ain Nature of all; if and when the empty nature of all is recognized and realized, there is nothing to be liberated, and there is no sin and there is no death, but all self-liberates as it arises, all passing into the rapture of union. This is reflected by the Woman of Light appearing in the sky – a “portent in the heavens,” and her Holy Child being taken up in the very instant of being born; she is this Wisdom of Emptiness, Imma Shekinah, Mother Sophia, and her Holy Child is the self-liberating power of this Divine Wisdom, the recognition of the Clear Light Nature, bornless being.

Now, to fully enact the Transference of Consciousness we must receive the Divine Light from above and bring it down into all levels of consciousness, reintegrating all levels of consciousness into this Light-presence; and bringing the Divine Light down, we must awaken and uplift the Fiery Intelligence, reintegrating this Light-power with the Light Continuum, with God, the True Light – this requires the mastery of the mind, heart and life, and specifically it requires the sublimation and mastery of desire-energy.

If we contemplate the Holy Child of the Virgin of Light, and consider why he or she is taken up in divine rapture, essentially that Holy Child does not cling to name and form, and therefore has no personal history, and that Holy Child does not cling to the world or anything of the world; the desire of this Holy Child is for the True Light alone, and nothing but the True Light – this Holy Child cleaves to the True Light and knows him or herself inseparable from the True Light, Pure Emanation.

There is no ego-grasping, no egoistic desire or fear in this Holy Child – the desire of the child is the desire of the Supernal Light, the desire or will of God.

If we inquire why few experience direct knowledge of God and conscious union with God, or why few experience full enlightenment and liberation, it is because very few desire it with the full force of their being; basically speaking, their desire-energy is directed elsewhere, it is focused upon name and form, and upon the world and things of the world – it is directed downward and outward, rather than inward and upward, Godward.

This reflects something of the wisdom of practices of Union with Partzuf and Transference of Consciousness; we use the tendency of fixation upon name and form, and redirecting it we transform it into a vehicle of Divine Illumination – we are actively redirecting our desire-energy towards the Light Realm and True Light, rather than towards this Shadow Land.

There is something to be said of the realization of the Ain Nature and non-dual truth, however; if and when this recognition is in place, downward and outward, and inward and upward, is no different – it is all Godward, the Pleroma of Light and Entirety being realized as inseparable from one another. This, of course, assumes full recognition of the non-dual truth, not as a concept in the mind or vital sentiment, but as an awareness born of the experience of direct recognition. Until such time, relatively speaking, in effect, there is a distinction between downward and outward, and inward and upward, and how we are oriented makes all of the difference in the world, for the world we behold when the Serpent is directed inward and upward, and brought into repose, is entirely different than the world as it appears in the unenlightened condition. Thus, the methods we use in our spiritual life and practice are dependent upon our capacity – skillful means is required.

We need make no conflict between our worldliness and our spiritual inclination – such conflicts are nothing more than a distraction and accomplish nothing but the generation of self-negativity; self-negativity may be called a grand weapon of the “devil,” as it were, and prevents our active reintegration with the Light Continuum. Quite simply, we must cultivate our interior life through spiritual practice to whatever extent that we are able, using the methods that work for us according to our capacity, and in this process we must rely upon the Sanctuary of Grace manifest in Yeshua Messiah – living the spiritual life and engaging in daily spiritual practice, we rely upon Divine Grace, the Supernal Mercy of God (El).

This is all the play of the unification of the Great Name, Yod-He-Vau-He (Yahweh); He final is you and me, and this world, which is divided from the Supernal World by an illusion of separation, the ignorance; Vau and He is the world of angels and heavens that must be purified of this ignorance; Yod, is the Supernal World, the Light Continuum, with which all of this must be realigned and reintegrated – each soul accomplishing this tikkune-healing in itself accomplishes something of this tikkune of the world, as well as something of this tikkune in the world of angels and heavens, and in the World of the Holy Sefirot.

Of course, in the gnosis of the Risen Messiah, we know and understand that this tikkune of creation in reunification with God, the True Light, is all accomplished in the Risen Messiah – it is already accomplished in the Messiah and Shekinah of Messiah, and cleaving to the Messiah and Shekinah, the Messiah and Shekinah accomplishes this Great Work with, in and through us; not I, but the Light-presence and Light-power in me accomplishes this – it is only a matter of submission to the Divine Light.

This truth of the tikkune of creation already accomplished and our active co-labor as conscious agents through which it is accomplished may sound like something of a contradiction, but it simply reflects the truth of the inseparability of the Realm of Being and the Realm of Becoming, the Being of the Becoming; it appears as a contradiction only in the dualism of mental consciousness, but in the experience of the Supernal or Supramental Consciousness it is the direct perception of Reality as It Is and God as God Is, all as revealed in the Risen Messiah.

It is the intelligence of the heart – faith, hope and love, which understands this great and holy mystery.

Another name of the Woman of Light could very well be *Mother Yichud*!

May all experience the fruition of the yichudim in the Risen Messiah – partaking of the Body and Blood as the Fruit of the Tree of Life, may all be blessed to realize their bornless being and pass into eternal life; amen.

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Crown of I Shall Be

#13 Postby Elder Gideon » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:23 pm

Grace and Peace in Holy Mother and Child!

Studying Rabbi Gikatilla's chapter on Keter in Sha'are Orah (Gates of Light), I was struck by a teaching I've heard many times and but only today am hearing, lending light power to this contemplation of the Crown (Keter) of twelve stars above the head of the Woman of Light:

The tenth Name of the Holy Names is EHYE [Eheieh]. This is the Name that acends to the top of Keter, which, except for it, no one knows. This is the Name that is concealed in the hidden tent and which is apportioned to the realm of mercy. This Name has twelve combinations, and the point of mercy, the source of its living essence, is in the middle [being the Thirteenth]. These twelve combinations, coupled with the center point, which is the essence of the thirteen cannisters of mercy, contain absolute mercy without any judgment mixed in, [...]. When, however, the upper attributes appear from the Name Keter which is EHYE and which are complete mercy, then all the realms and all the Spheres are filled with life, mercy and a vast variety of everflow. (Weinstein, 349)


The mystery now of the twelve permutations of YHVH have another dimension within-behind them, which, according to this great Mekubal, are secretly twelve permutations of EHYE! The tribes of Israel are these twelve zodiacal gates about the head of the Woman of Light; these tribes are distinct in the permutation of YHVH they embody. This teaching of the permutations of EHYE reminds me of the powers of the Twelve Saviors drawn from the Light Treasury who are placed into the wombs of earthly mothers by Christos; somehow, EHYE is a helpful insight in this contemplation which I humbly hope can be drawn out further. Perhaps this will also help integrate Gikatilla's teaching of twelve permutations of EHYE with the very helpful practice above listing the permutations of the Twelve Tribes.

Any and all insights of EHYE which may be practiced and applied are gratefully invoked.

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The Crown of the Queen of Heaven

#14 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:52 am

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

Yes, indeed, within and behind the permutations of the Great Name, Yahweh, are permutations of the Essential Name, Eheieh; likewise, the same permutations may play out with the Divine Name of Adonai. Each of these is a Holy Name of four letters and can produce twelve basic permutations, the same attributes of the permutations of Yahweh that are given may also be applied to Eheieh (Alef-He-Yod-He) and Adonai (Alef-Dalet-Nun-Yod); thus in the permutations of Yahweh, the permutations of Eheieh and Adonai are revealed.

The permutations of Eheieh correspond to the twelve light-powers of the twelve saviors at the level of Keter, those of Yahweh correspond to the light-powers at the level of Tiferet, and those of Adonai correspond to the light-powers at the level of Malkut – hence, the principle Sefirot of the Middle Pillar, the force of the Middle Pillar, which holds the power of Mercy-Hesed and Judgment-Gevurah, and which is the power of the Divine Grace that flows from the Risen Messiah.

When an initiate wishes to draw down influxes of Supernal Light, drawing upon the Divine Illumination of the twelve, they will use the permutations of Eheieh – the configuration of the Divine I Am as it occurs in the twelve. If an initiate wishes to draw upon the zelem and angelic power of the twelve, they will use permutations of Yahweh. At times when initiates wish to call upon the manifesting power or wonderworking power of the twelve to move and direct spiritual forces in the alien realm, the material world, they will use the permutations of Adonai.

Now, these permutations of Eheieh, Yahweh and Adonai may also be used together to bring about a greater influx of the spiritual power of the twelve – using the corresponding permutation of Eheieh, and then Yahweh and Adonai creates a channel-way of the full force of the light-power of a savior. Likewise, descending and ascending yichudim of the permutations can be used drawing out concealed light-powers and facilitating tikkune-healing. Thus, knowledge of these permutations can empower mystical prayers and meditations, as well as wonderworking ceremony.

All of these light-powers are in the crown of stars of the Virgin of Light, which is to say that these are spiritual gifts and powers that the Shekinah of El Elyon gives, they emanate from the Divine Mother (Binah) and are transmitted to use by the Holy Bride (Malkut); and all of these light-powers are in the Supreme Name of Adonai Yeshua Messiah, so that calling upon the Supreme Name, the Name of Names, we access this presence and power of God, the True Light.

All of this depends upon knowledge of the Name of God and mastery of desire-energy, the play of Da’at-Yesod in us, for this is the Holy Light of the First Day stored up for the righteous – those who cleave to the Light of God, the Sun of God.

In closing we can say that when we pray in the Spirit, all of this is revealed to us by the Spirit; likewise, when we abide in faith and cleave in full to the Risen Messiah and Shekinah of Messiah, calling upon the Blessed Name of Messiah Yeshua and praying in the Spirit, the fullness of this presence and power of the True Light, the Light of the Supernals, is with us – Emanuel, “God-Is-With-Us.”

May we be empowered by the Holy Mother and her Divine Child to pray in the Spirit in every prayer and supplication, uplifting all into the True Light and bringing glory to God; amen.


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Further Permutations

#15 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:46 pm

Greetings Tau Malachi!

Thank you so much for this response. I'm not surprised that in fact the Divine Names of Keter, Tipharet and Malkuth in fact all work together in drawing down the blessing of this zodiacal gate.

After some study of Rabbi Kaplan's explanation of the method of permutation, I've generated this list which elaborates upon your list above, with the inclusion of the Eheieh and Adonai:

Aries: Aleph-He-Yod-He: Yod-He-Vau-He: Aleph-Daleth-Nun-Yod
Malkidiel, St. Matthias, Tribe of Gad

Taurus: Aleph-He-He-Yod: Yod-He-He-Vau: Aleph-Daleth-Yod-Nun
Asmodel, St. Thaddeus, Tribe of Ephraim

Gemini: Aleph-Yod-He-He: Yod-Vau-He-He: Aleph-Nun-Daleth-Yod
Ambriel, St. Simon, Tribe of Manasseh



Cancer: He-Yod-He-Aleph: He-Vau-He-Yod: Daleth-Nun-Yod-Aleph
Muriel, St. John, Tribe of Issachar

Leo: He-Yod-Aleph-He: He-Vau-Yod-He: Daleth-Nun-Aleph-Yod
Verkiel, Peter, Tribe of Judah

Virgo: He-He-Yod-Aleph: He-He-Vau-Yod: Daleth-Yod-Nun-Aleph
Hamaliel St. Andrew, Tribe of Naphtali


Libra: Yod-He-Aleph-Hey: Vau-He-Yod-He: Nun-Yod-Aleph-Daleth
Zuriel, St. Bartholomew, Tribe of Asshur,

Scorpio: Yod-He-He-Aleph: Vau-He-He-Yod: Nun-Yod-Daleth-Aleph
Barkiel, St. Philip, Tribe of Dan

Sagittarius: Yod-Aleph-He-He: Vau-Yod-He-He: Nun-Aleph-Yod-Daleth
Advakiel, St. James son of Zebedee, Tribe of Benjamin


Capricorn: He-Aleph-He-Yod: He-Yod-He-Vau: Yod-Aleph-Daleth-Nun
Hanael, St. Thomas, Tribe of Zebulun

Aquarius: He-Aleph-Yod-He: He-Yod-Vau-He: Yod-Aleph-Nun-Daleth
Cambriel, St. Matthew, Tribe of Reuben.

Pisces: He-He-Aleph-Yod: He-He-Yod-Vau: Yod-Daleth-Aleph-Nun
Amnitziel, St. James son of Alphaeus, Tribe of Simeon


May we remember ourselves drawn from the Light Treasury!

Blessings and Shalom!

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It is finished

#16 Postby Elder Gideon » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:51 pm

Greetings in the True Light!

St. John's Gospel concludes Yeshua's earthly ministry in chapter 19:

30When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Why these final words are significant in extending this thread of contemplation on the Woman of Light from St. John's Apocalypse came to me in the most surprising way.

Let's quote the culmination of the Apocalypse, chapter 21:

1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with people, and God will live with them. They will be God's people, and God's self will be with them and be their God.

What is finished is the Bride, the Revelation of the True Light from within a collective humanity. The 'dwelling of God' is a clear cognomen for Shekinah, whose name also means dweller. This moment in Apocalpyse is immense, for it explicitly describes the Dweller (Shekinah) fully integrated with and as the people. A humanity indwelled by the Holy Dweller is the purpose of Creation, forerun by the Risen Savior. This textual proof of this very mystery is as follows: the Hebrew consonant letters which spell finished (Kaph, Lamed, He) are exactly the same as those which spell bride (Kaph, Lamed, He).

Feel the mystery! Being born from above, from the Woman of Light, we are indwelled by the Dweller. The essence of the Bride is the Virgin of Light, fulfilling Creation.

It is finished! Halellukallah!

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Spirit's Insights

#17 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:15 pm

Salutation in the Light of the Lord of Shabbat!

Yes, truly my brother, this is an astonishing insight – praise the Spirit of Adonai through whom it has come!

Everything is accomplished on the cross, in the *mystery of the crucifixion* – all that follows being the revelation of the “Light of the Cross”; hence the image of Christ as the Lamb of God with New Jerusalem as the Holy Bride of the Lamb.

Brother Phillip brought up another intuition and insight connected with this elsewhere, in our discussion about the sword play in the Garden of Gethsemane – the Messiah as the true Merkavah and Hekalot; hence the Mystical Body of the Risen Christ as the Supernal Palace of Lights, or as the City of God, *New Jerusalem*. I believe a line of contemplation along the same track occurs in my post responding to him, it seems your and his insights go hand-in-hand, as it were; what a wonderful play of the Holy Spirit!

May we abide in the City of God as on the Day of Be-With-Us; amen.


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