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In the emotions, a lack of Love or acceptance shows itself in the feeling of disgust. For Perfection abideth not in the Pinnacles, or in csusae Foundations, but in the ordered Harmony of one with all. Because many of these by-products of Illumination are overwhelming and enrapturing, the Mystic is liable think that this is the end of the Path.

Book 4, Part IIchapter 6: In the beginning was Initiation. Francis of Assisi visited lepers, the sight of which disgusted him. De Lege Libellum 5 Light: They can further insure that he is duly tried and tested, for there lxo many who think themselves to be Masters who have not even begun to tread the Way of Service that leads thereto. Some years ago a czusae of cipher MSS. Returning to England, he laid his achievements humbly at the feet of a certain adept D.

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They resolved to prepare all things, great and small, against that day when such Authority should be received by them, since they knew not where to seek for higher adepts than themselves, but knew that the true way to attract the notice of such was to equilibrate the symbols. Though none can communicate either the knowledge or the power to cxusae this, which we may call the Great Work, it is yet possible for initiates to guide others.


Whosoever knows any member of that Order as such, can never know another, until he too has attained to mastery. Listen, we pray you, with attention: In fact, one is seeking the Whole, both upright and averse, and not simply the Highest. Typically, the Mystic will perceive a certain sense of beauty in all things.

Liber LXI vel Causae

Subdue thy fear and thy disgust. After some time S.

Things seems to fall into place without much or any effort. But in this, as in all other effort to name it, is the root of every falsity and misapprehension, since all words imply some duality. In the broadest sense, this Love is acceptance.

It has throughout proved impossible to elucidate the complex facts. Especially let him guard against the finding of definite sectarian symbols in the teaching of his master, and the reasoning from the known to the unknown which assuredly lliber tempt him. Now the Great Work is one, and the Initiation is one, and the Reward is one, however diverse are the symbols wherein the Unutterable is clothed.

The Nature of the Second Stage: The adept who wrote this added that the Order had already quite enough knowledge to enable it or its members to formulate a magical link with the adepts.

Also his body shook and staggered with the burden of that bliss and that excess and that ultimate nameless. This is what is generally said by Mystics to be the necessity of having a Love of All.

Deliberately, therefore, did he take refuge in vagueness. In the fullness of time, even as a blossoming tree that beareth fruit in its season, all these pains were ended, and these adepts and their companions obtained the reward which they had sought— they were to be admitted to the Eternal and Invisible Order that hath no name among men. He must learn to endure them, then to become indifferent to them, then to analyze them until they give pleasure and instruction, and finally to appreciate them for their own sake, as aspects of Truth.


Without Authority they could not do this, exalted as their rank was among adepts. Being himself no perfect adept, he was driven of the Spirit into the Wilderness, where he abode for six years, studying by the light of reason the sacred books and secret systems of initiation of all countries and ages. Should therefore the candidate hear the name of any God, let him not rashly assume that it refers to any known God, save only the God known to himself.

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This is the faculty of under-standing the Word of Chiah [True Will]. If one clings to the light and ignores the darkness, one is not equilibrated; if one clings to virtues and ignores vices, one is not equilibrated; if one clings to one belief and ignores its opposite, one is cauae equilibrated.

The claim of the Order that the true adepts were in charge of it was definitely disproved. Beware lest you interpret them either in the Light or in the darkness, for only in L. Obviously, they miss the music.

They therefore who had with smiling faces abandoned their homes, their possessions, their wives, their children, in order to perform the Great Work, could with steady calm and firm correctness abandon the Great Work itself: This is why Buddhists meditate in the presence of decaying corpses.

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