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Various: Da'ath and Fratribus Nigris

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From: (nagasiva)
Subject: Various: Da'ath and Fratribus Nigris
Date: 12 Sep 1997 10:32:21 -0700 (nocTifer):
> 49970901 aa2 Hail Satan!
> in a beautiful essay on Da'ath, Patricia  wrote:
> # As the magician attempts the arduous climb up the Tree of Life (to reach
> # Kether), it is at Daath that he enters the Abyss.
> is the Objective to climb this Tree of Life, descend it, explore it all
> very thoroughly, or manifest it in oneself and one's life?  is there
> not an abyss at every interval (bardo) betwixt spheres?  betwixt every
> triad or sub-tree?
> # It is here that the magician becomes part of the "black brotherhood" or
> # continues along the Path of Light.
> for alternative notions than those light-based, consult writers like
> Kenneth Grant (_Nightside of Eden_ is a good start for materials on
> the Tree of Life) or one of Frater Nigris' essays:
> # Therefore, Daath is the spiritual battlefield where the magician
> # must confront his nemesis or Devil, before he can be deemed worthy
> # of the mysteries of Kether, Chokmah, and Binah.
> only if one sees the world in terms of Revelations or some other
> dualistic battlefield context.  alternatively it may be a unification
> point or a spot on the Map at which such apparently conflicting
> energies may be resolved (whether by battle or other intercourse).
> # In essence, he is facing the "Son" of Binah and Chokmah.  The "Son"
> # of the Living God.  He is confronting his True Self.
> interesting to compare with Jungian models.  the Nemesis in such a
> model would translate as the shadow, rather than the self.  of course
> what Binah and Chokmah would map to in such a model is less clear.
> # ...When the magician is free of the delusions in his own ego, and
> # capable of seeing his True Self, then he can conquer the dark Abyss.
> some of us don't need to "conquer" this Abyss but instead know Her as
> a being of some wonder, beauty and mystery.  it is like referring to
> the Grand Canyon as 'that Ugly Fissure' and trying to dominate it.
> you reference the Zohar, and yet doesn't this text also specify that
> there are no more than 10 sephiroth?  it seems a contradiction is
> lurking.
> thanks for the information on Da'ath.  very valuable.
> blessed beast!
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Eric Caleb Friedman 

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