Consecrating a Cauldron

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Consecrating a Cauldron

#1 Postby MeganDon » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Shalom,

I was reading of consecrating sacred objects, by praying and drawing in the energies corresponding with the object to be blessed.
Regarding the cauldron, I have been contemplating its energies, and of course seeing it as a great cup or pot of blessing, so to speak. One of sustenance, limitless nourishment, and abundance. May we say that the cauldron holds both Abundant and Simple Mercy?

Contemplations of both womb and tomb arise, in fullness and in emptiness. In the emptiness I am wondering if it holds the blessing of making the crossing of The Abyss? In gazing into cauldron it seems this may be where one can travel/be instructed. Would this be correct?

I am also wondering as to any specific prayers one may say in such a consecration, and/or other additions to the above. Is the new moon the most auspicious time for such consecration? And should one consecrate objects separately so as not to mix energies/intentions etc.?

Thank you for your consideration as to these questions.

In Gratitude to Imma Gadol, the One who gives all
Meghan

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Cauldron: Sacred Object of Imma Gadol

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:47 pm

Greetings and blessings in the Light of the Messiah!

The cauldron has many layers of meaning as a symbol and sacred object in our lineage and tradition; first and foremost, the cauldron is a symbol of Imma Gadol (Great Mother), representing the entire spectrum of the Divine Feminine.

On the most esoteric level the cauldron is used in theurgic ceremonies as a symbol of the primordial deep, the primordial earth in the state of chaos and void, with Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God) moving over it; as such, through chanting over it, invocation over it, gesture over it, or sacred dance around it, there is a play of creation and manifestation corresponding with our sacred intention, a birthing, if you will, from the primordial womb of God (Elohim).

Most often, when a cauldron is used, it is set in the center of the sacred circle, gathering in all of the Divine Powers of the sacred circle, and representing their weaving in the action of creation, formation and making; at times though it may be set into one of the directions with a theurgic intention of creation, manifestation, corresponding with that direction and the Divine Power in it.

While it is a symbol of the womb, at times it is also a symbol of the tomb, and in this it corresponds with the Old Woman, Hag or Crone; with this correspondence it may also be joined with spiritual works of the wrathful palace, becoming a symbol of Kali Imma and Lilatu.

There are also various ways of gazing with a cauldron to invoke dreams and visions, or prophecy, similar to the black mirror or bowl of water; these practices correspond with inner teachings of the Order of St. Mary Magdalene that intersect with those of the Order of St. Gabriel, the way of the navim.

Representing Imma Gadol and Binah, which corresponds with the world of neshamot (souls), so the cauldron also becomes a symbol of the guph, or “repository of souls,” and often it is used in this way during the Feast of the Holy Bride on May Day, when we pray and invoke the incarnation of great souls for the sake of the labor of the harvest of souls. When this is done, dancing around the cauldron, and holding the conscious intention of drawing in souls of higher grades, again and again we leap over the cauldron as a gesture of bringing in these souls, along with maggidim, angels.

At times, in some ceremonies, there may also be a leaping of the cauldron to “cross between worlds,” or to bring about a radical shift in the matrix of energy-intelligences in the sacred space; join with this latter, I’ve seen initiates adept at the wonderworking art shape-shift, or change appearances, leaping the cauldron.

The cauldron is, indeed, a symbol of “mixing things up,” which is to say the truth of reality as a constant continuum of change or transformation.

Also it is a symbol of “heating things up,” or uplifting energy and vibration in consciousness; and at times it is used as a talisman for the sparking of the serpent power, or transmissions of the serpent power – spiritual empowerments.

Sometimes the cauldron is also used in place of the fire pit in the rite of fire offering, or in various rites of offering, the cauldron being the receptacle of the offerings.

There are other ways it is used as well, but these give insight into the consecration of a cauldron when it is time – and time is another attribute of the cauldron, by the way, shifting space and time!

Did I mention the cauldron is a sacred object corresponding with the End-Of-Days?

Generally speaking, a cauldron is not consecrated by an individual alone, but rather it is consecrated by a matrix of initiates in sacred ceremony together, and in our tradition, it would be consecrated by female and male initiates praying and invoking together, the fullness of Imma Gadol below. In the sacred ceremony we would invoke Imma Gadol in all of her forms, and we would invoke the Spiritual Sun and Twelve Saviors, and the Holy Bride in her seven emanations; and then we would perform the Great Convocation of all Divine Powers, gathering all of the Divine Powers into the cauldron, and extending blessings into all directions of endless space and the world – with the cauldron we gather and hold Divine Powers, and “birth” them here!

This is how we are taught to consecrate a sacred cauldron when there is a need and it is time in community.

Peace be with you, and blessings from Imma Gadol, our Mother God!
Tau Malachi
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MeganDon

Consecration

#3 Postby MeganDon » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:43 pm

Blessings and thank you. The cauldron is indeed a "big" contemplation, but then again, so is Imma Gadol.

May the Great Work be brought to fruition through such knowledge
Meghan


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