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Enter Here


To truly enter the mysteries, first cleanse then fortify the vessel. Wtf does this mean? Cleansing begins with the act of heightened observation and it begins in the mind. No worries, cleanse the mind first, the body will follow.

Listen, now, carefully, for what I am about to tell you will reveal many of the foundations of the lesser mysteries. Begin the journey of self mastery by intensely observing your thoughts and feelings. For many of these, if not most, if not all, are not your own. This is the first secret. And if we do not know which thoughts are our own, and which are brought upon us from outside agency, one will surely get lost or go mad if venturing too far in the Mystery Disciplines.

Keep in mind, the composite nature of the human. You have been taught that only One occupies the vessel. But ask yourself, does the vessel itself not have its own level of intelligence? Can you really say you understand how your body works? Likely, no. So why then do you believe that this One you call “I” or “me” is the only one who knows the operations of the mind? The alchemical symbols of night and day represent your awareness of this.

Become diligent, Seeker. Listen to your thoughts as you would listen to the plot points of an excellent thriller. The Delphic Maxim “Know Thyself” has a deeper meaning than may first appear.



The Sages Know


As seekers and sages, it is foundational to consider the nature of matter.

As referenced in many ancient texts, we might think of matter as a mirror. That is, as an actual mirror. This is not a metaphor.

What this implies is that any attempt we make to change matter itself (in order to get a different outcome, for example) would be like trying to alter a reflection to change that which is being reflected. It also implies that matter itself never changes, regardless of what it is reflecting. Does a mirror change in any way depending on whether it is reflecting the interior of a simple room or the lush depths of a jungle? No. The mirror is the same, only that which appears inside of it changes. Therefore, in any operation in which we seek to alter aspects in the physical world, it is fruitless to try and change matter itself, or even that which appears in it which, conventionally, we think of as matter.

There is another aspect to what is going on that remains unseen if we continue facing the mirror, thinking the apparitions we see in it contain the sum of what truly exists…

…for those with eyes to see..


For more on this see Plotinus’ Third Ennead: Sixth Tractate: Section 9-19 at sacred-texts.com