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To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick
From: nagasiva 
Subject: Re: Da'ath? (was spherical UFOs)
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 02:53:11 GMT

50010819 VI! om Hail Satan! Hail Yes!

David Cantu:
>> The experience of Da'ath leads to the Abyss, for what is left once knowledge
>> becomes belief and all your beliefs have been destroyed, if you can
>> completely accept that you are helpless in this and let yourself go through
>> total loving acceptance, even to a willingness to give all, then you might
>> be helped across, literally by angels.  

what happens if you dive into the Gulf?

>> If you, instead, reject, and turn away back into yourself, rebuilding 
>> the old facade, then you are lost, never to return.

do you think it possible to assess whether another has done this with 
any reliability?

>> Once through, one truly knows the Oath of the Magister Templi, not as
>> abstraction, but as moment to moment experience.

> how do you know your Oath of the Magister Templi is not a rebuilding of 
> the old facade?  

because one's relation to dualism is fundamentally altered (there ceases
to be an attractive selection toward any one pole of a dyad). also, one's
insight as a Master of the Temple enables one to avoid the pitfalls of
self-construction (entering into it only *temporarily* for the purpose
of communication, then withdrawing back into the Garment of the Divine).

> how do you know your ego has truly been destroyed, 

if you mean the self, then it isn't destroyed, but how it appears is
forever changed (because its changing nature is revealed to the Master).

> that you have truly crossed and your ego is not simply lying 
> to yourself?

this is a lovely question, and one which I think deserves more 
attention by Hermetic mystics, whether or not they decide to use 
magic as part of the ascension process. 

crossing the Abyss can be very dangerous! She may smite you with Her
Rod, or imprison you in a Dungeon of self-delusion for the foreseeable
future. too often the mystic engages ascetic rigour and perceives
a withdrawal from abject temptation as an Abysmal Adventure Success,
simultaneously mistaking the Path (confusing levels of achievement)
and blowing up their self-concept into a Metatronic Nightmare. the
way to avoid this is through a firm course of humility and, for most,
guidance by one who has already attained. sustained observation of
the mage (whether in person or through a mechanism such as the Magical
Record) must become a practiced and consistent evaluation method
in order that such pitfalls as the confusion mentioned may be avoided.

blessed beast!

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