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From netcom.com!netcomsv!decwrl!uunet!portal!cup.portal.com!Thyagi Sun May 2 17:14:10 1993 Xref: netcom.com alt.magick:10426 alt.pagan:31122 talk.religion.misc:70709 Path: netcom.com!netcomsv!decwrl!uunet!portal!cup.portal.com!Thyagi From: Thyagi@cup.portal.com (Thyagi Morgoth NagaSiva) Newsgroups: alt.magick,alt.pagan,talk.religion.misc Subject: Email Without Tears (LONG - OTO Publication) Message-ID: <80715@cup.portal.com> Date: Sun, 2 May 93 02:22:13 PDT Organization: The Portal System (TM) Distribution: world Lines: 467 EMAIL WITHOUT TEARS _______________________________________________________________________ Volume 2 Issue 5 9305.01 e.v. _______________________________________________________________________ Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The word of Sin is Restriction. --------------- Moderator's Note: We received two (2) contributions this month: A piece from HAVOC23, called 'Liber Gimel', and the conclusion of the excerpt from a publication called 'What Is'. Enjoy! ===================================================================== From: HAVOC23%PLU.BITNET@CORNELLC.cit.cornell.edu Care brothers and sisters- Greetings to all! This was sent to my recently by a correspondant - it indicated no authorship or derivation, and I have copied it here verbatim: Fra. D.M.W. -------------------------------------------------------------- LIBER GIMEL vel LUNA : svb figvra III 0. These are thee lunar adorations to be performed to balance out thee solar adorations of Liber CC or Liber Resh vel Helios. I. During thee time when thee moon is in thee phase of a waxing crescent, facing east and giving thee sign of ones grade. And let one say in a quiet voice: Hail unto thee who art Asonya in thy waxing. Even unto thee who art Asonya in thy ascending. Who travelest through thee night by thy rising silver currents. Diana guideth thee through thee night while Luna abideth within. Hail unto thee from thee abodes of sleeping. II. During thee time when thee moon is in thee phase of a full moon, facing south, giving thee sign of ones grade. And let one say in a quiet voice: Hail unto thee who art Ebla in thy full awakening. Even unto thee who at Ebla in thy splendourous light. Who travelest through thee night by thy fullest silver currents. Diana guideth thee through thee night while Luna abideth within. Hail unto thee from thee abodes of rising.{ III. During thee time when thee moon is in thee phase of a waning crescent, facing west and giving thee sign of ones grade. And let one say in a quiet voice: Hail unto thee who art Benase in thy waning. Even unto thee who art Benase in thy descending. Diana guideth thee through the night while Luna abideth within. Hail unto thee from the abodes of awakening. IV. During the time when thee moon is in thee phase of a new moon, facing north and giving thee sign of ones grade. And let one say in a quiet voice: Hail unto thee who art Erae in thy sleepin. Even unto thee who art Erae in thy darkness. Who travelest through thee night by thy lowest silver currents. Diana guideth thee through the night while Luna abideth within. Hail unto thee from thee abodes of waning. V. And after each of these invocations thou shalt give thee sign of silence, and afterward thou shalt perform thee adoration of thee Lunar current with thee Mantra Gayatri. And then do thou compose thyself to holy meditation. VI. Also it is best to assume thee God/Goddess form of a deity one is drawn to during these lunar adorations. VII. Thee Lunar names are from thee Book of Enoch, chapter 77 verse 2. VIII. Thee Manta Gayatri, from Book 4: Aum! tat savitur varenyam, Bhargo devasya dimahi, Dhiyo yo na pratyodayat. -------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Thyagi@HouseofKaoS.Abyss.com (Frater Nigris) Subject: Occultism and the USA [Excerpted from 'The U.S.: Founded on Occultism, Not Christianity', by Sharon Boyd. It originally appeared in 'What Is', 'The Printed Voice of Reincarnationists, Inc.' I have no date for it, but assume that it must have been printed within the last 5 years. All emphases and bracketed comments are those of the author. Great care has been taken to reproduce even apparent errors in the original text. Part One ended last issue after a description of the National Coat of Arms. I have excerpted sections for relevance, indicated by '...'.] The Crest In medieval times, the Crest originated as a means of identification, attached to the helmet and resting on a "wreath of colors," which was a pad of silk echoing the colors of the Shield. Heraldry was faithful to the origins of the Crest either supported on a wreath of colors or rising out of a crown. The Crest of the United States, however, neither rests on a wreath nor rises out of a crown; it stands alone, showing America's power to stand on its own, needing neither supporter nor crown. The Crest of the United States is composed of three elements: the Glory or Radiance, the Cloud, and the Constellation or Stars. _The Glory_, obviously, symbolizes the presence of God. It also represents the Divine Ray of Consciousness and Life which proceeds from the Absolute. The Glory thus stands for the spiritual consciousness of the nation. _The Cloud_ is represented as rolling back, indicating the breaking up of the storm of ignorance, injustice and oppression before the dawning light of a new and potent constellation. _The Constellation_ is composed of thirteen stars, set in the middle of the Glory and the Cloud. The star is an ancient symbol of the divine spark of life. Originally, the stars in the Constellation were six-pointed stars, as can be seen in the first die cast in 1782. The second die, cast in 1825, was only used for treaties but it also bore six-pointed stars. The five-pointed star first appeared in the die cast by John Throop in 1841 and has been copied from die to die since, including the die in current use. So the symbolism of the five-pointed star was not considered by the Founding Fathers in the design of the Crest. Instead, they used thirteen six-pointed stars and arranged them in the shape of a larger six-pointed star. The six-pointed star, also known as Solomon's Seal, is a very ancient symbol. It is composed of two interfaced equilateral triangles with one apex point up, the other point down. The upper triangle symbolizes the spiritual, the lower represents the material world. Superimposed and interlocking, the six-pointed star embraces all points and is a symbol for the universe. The number thirteen appeared six times in the Coat of Arms; it is carried to the ultimate in the Crest with the thirteen six-sided stars in the six-pointed Constellation. In the adaptation from the Crest to the Flag, however, the five-pointed star was the star of choice. The five-pointed star with the point up represents the highest power of spirituality on earth and is known as the Star of Man. The top point represents the Higher Self dominating the four lower points - the elements of fire, water, air and earth. In the Crest, we have the new nation symbolized by the Constellation and all that it portends, surrounded by the Glory, rolling back the Clouds, and standing on its own. The Reverse of the Great Seal In ancient times, the reverse seal was a guard against unauthorized duplication of the seal. Each seal was placed in the care of a trusted guardian. The Secretary of State has custody of the entire Seal (Reverse and Obverse) in the United States. The Reverse Face of the Great Seal is composed of the Unfinished Pyramid, the Eye of Providence, the Radiant Triangle, the Motto "Annuit Coeptis," the Roman numerals MDCCLXXVI and the Motto "Novus Ordo Seclorum." _The Unfinished Pyramid_ officially represents the Great Pyramid of Giza and symbolizes strength and duration. The Great Pyramid of Giza covered thirteen acres; its original height was 481 feet, which adds up to thirteen (4+8+1). In the Giza Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, are the Pyramids of Chephren, son of Cheops, and Mycerinius. There are smaller pyramids close by; the number of the pyramids in the Giza Complex totals nine. The Unfinished Pyramid on the Reverse of the Great Seal is composed of thirteen courses, or rows, of masonry. The Pyramid itself is a potent symbol from the ancient past, representing the seat of the Spiritual Triad resting upon the foundation of the four planes of the lower four sides. It echoes the Law of Threes which is found in all things, and which is symbolized by the Triangle; it has been appropriated by the Christians and incorporated into their religion as the Doctrine of the Trinity, although this potent symbol, whose law is reflected in everything, dates back to the beginning of time. _The Eye of Providence_ is also known as the All-Seeing Eye or the Mystical Eye. The use of the Eye of Providence was first proposed by Eugene Pierre du Simitiere, a West Indian Frenchman who lived in Philadelphia. He was greatly interested in the history of the colonies and their struggle for independence, and was called upon to draw designs for various state, local and institutional seals. He was engaged by the members of the first committee, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, in their endeavors to design a Great Seal. Thomas Jefferson suggested surrounding the Eye with the Radiant Triangle. The Eye of Providence is one of humanity's most ancient symbols. The All-Seeing Eye, piercing and keen, cannot be deceived. The earliest use of the Eye of Providence was in ancient Chaldea. The use of this symbol at the apex of the Pyramid denotes the watchful Eye of Divine Providence watching over the destiny of the nation. _The Radiant Triangle_ incorporates the Law of Threes with the presence of God. Ancient Freemasonry employed the triangle, usually in connection with the All-Seeing Eye. Throughout the entire system of Masonry, no symbol is more important in its significance - it is the Masonic symbol of the Grand Architect of the Universe." The entire symbol of the Eye of Providence in the Radiant Triangle forms the cornerstone of the Unfinished Pyramid. _The Motto "Annuit Coeptis"_ means "He [God] Hath Prospered Our Undertakings [beginnings]." This motto is directly above the All-Seeing Eye and the Radiant Triangle. An earlier design for the Reverse Seal contained the motto "Deo Favente," meaning "With God's Favor." Although meaning essentially the same thing, Thomson changed the motto to "Annuit Coeptis," which contains thirteen letters while "Deo Favente" contains only ten. "Annuit Coeptis" is an emblem of the Eye of Providence. It also refers to the Unfinished Pyramid below, building toward the capstone of the All-Seeing Eye as the Eye not only watches over and prospers the Pyramid but completes it as well. _The Roman Numerals MDCCLXXVI_, 1776, are on the base of the Unfinished Pyramid, obviously a reference to the year of our Independence and the foundation of the Republic. The date, formed of nine Roman numerals, are the foundation upon which the Unfinished Pyramid, another symbol of our nation, builds. _The Motto "Novus Ordo Seclorum"_ means "New Order of the Ages." It is an intentionally altered quotation from Virgil's Fourth Eclogue. It is emblazoned on a scroll across the bottom of the Reverse Face. In this motto, the Founding Fathers expressed their vision of a world which would never be the same after the establishment of the new nation, promising individual liberty, freedom and progress, and growing toward the wisdom and beauty of the All-Seeing Eye who has prospered its undertakings. The Symbology of the Numbers _Thirteen_ has the greatest significance, appearing on both the Obverse and Reverse of the Great Seal. It quite obviously refers to the thirteen original colonies which formed the nucleus of the new nation. There are the thirteen stripes on the shield, thirteen leaves and thirteen olives on the olive branch, thirteen arrows with thirteen fledges, thirteen stars in the constellation, and thirteen letters of the motto "E Pluribus Unum" on the Obverse; on the Reverse are the thirteen courses of masonry in the Unfinished Pyramid, thirteen letters in the motto "Annuit Coeptis." In all, the number thirteen appears nine times in all three elements which compose the Great Seal: The Coat of Arms, the Crest and the Reverse. Thirteen has had negative connotations for many, being feared as an unlucky omen or the symbol of death. Indeed, it does represent death, but not in the ordinary sense - death is merely a change in form. The thirteen used so significantly in American heraldry signifies the change, or death, to the old ways and the beginning of the New Order of the Ages. In its negative connotation, thirteen is representative of death through degeneration. In its positive aspect, it represents life and attainment through regeneration. As the significant symbol in the birth of our nation, it clearly symbolizes life. Thirteen signifies completeness or infinity and is a fortuitous symbol for the new American nation, composed of thirteen states yet indivisible - thirteen is a "holy" number and cannot be divided. Not coincidentally, the thirteenth card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck is Death, which symbolizes reproduction and birth, though not necessarily into this world, but as a rebirth of the consciousness into higher planes. Thus the New Order of the Ages is born, proclaiming its destiny symbolically on the Great Seal, simultaneously signifying birth and death. Interestingly, there are thirteen lunar months in a year which resonate with a fertile woman's average reproductive cycle of 28 days. Thirteen denotes the Soul and the reflection of God, the number twelve being that of the Spirit. _Nine_ is the number of tailfeathers on the eagle, balanced by the nine Roman numerals forming the year 1776. There is some very interesting symbology here. Nine is the number on which all life is based. It was the most frequently used number in the ancient Egyptian religion. It is a multiple of three... and not just any multiple, but three times itself. A trinity of trinities. Three, being the Trinity, represents a perfect unity; twice three is the perfect dual and three times three is the perfect plural. This explains why nine is such a mystical and revered number. This is three times the Law of Threes. The nine Roman numerals of the year 1776 on the Reverse of the Great Seal: If you add the numbers in 1776 (1+7+7+6), the sum is 21, which is three, seven times. Seven signifies completion or consummation, indicating the beginning and ending of a cycle. And, of course, we just mentioned that three represents a perfect unity. And the beginning of perfect unity. And if you take the number 21 and add the two to the one, you get three again! This Roman numeral balances the nine tailfeathers in the eagle on the front of the Seal. The tailfeathers on a bird are almost indispensable to flight; without the tailfeathers, the bird can fly but cannot guide itself. So here we have the symbology of nine, the perfect plural, being necessary for the straight and true flight of the eagle, representative of America, the perfect plurality. Independence Day _July 4, 1776_. Much thought was given to the date on which the colonies would become a nation -- there was no coincidence here. The date was charted astrologically to give our country the most advantageous start possible. John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, and Secretary Charles Thomson signed the original Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, to set America's destiny in motion. The Declaration was signed by the remaining delegates between August 2 and August 20, 1776, except for a New Hampshire delegate, Dr. Matthew Thornton, who signed it November 4, 1776. Let's look at the significance of Independence Day and what it means. America was born under the sign of Cancer; its element is Water in its vigorousness and progressiveness. The sign of Cancer represents that aspect of the spirit which collects the experiences, feelings and sensations of many lives. It is a nurturing and sustaining expression of the element of Water. This is a very progressive area of the zodiac. America was born with a religious and philosophical outlook, and has strong psychic tendencies. Her life lesson is to learn and experience the value of freedom. Numerologically the birthdate of America produces the number five (7+4+1+7+7+6=32=5). This is a magical number ruling people and nations. The words America, Christ, glory, power and circle share the same numerological significance. As such, America is a herald of light, commissioned to send that light forth to the world. America is a warrior for righteousness with a developed sense of duty and responsibility, and her keyword is "freedom." The United States of America The name for our country was chosen carefully by the Founding Fathers as well and it also has vast numerological significance. America has the number nine as her path of destiny, signifying the pursuit of perfection. The founders of our nation intended her to be a humanitarian country who would attempt to make the world a better place in which to live by her beacon of hope and inspiration. Since nine indicates attainment, perfection and completion as well as new beginnings, they were careful to make sure that this was America's number. They meant for her to be generous and idealistic; for those seeking her wisdom and guidance, she was to be open-handed and beneficent, realizing that knowledge belongs to those who seek it. The American Dream The preceeding indicates clearly that there was a specific destiny in mind for America and her people, clearly thought out and planned by those first patriots. The Great American Experiment of freedom and self-government was intended to come to full bloom in our country. They carefully charted the day of our nation's birth, fully aware of its astrological significance, and just as carefully chose the name of our country, aware of the power of the name and its resonance with the universe. They chose the proud, far-seeing eagle as the symbol of our nation's soul as well as the Unfinished Pyramid, capped by the glory of the Eye of Providence within the Radiant Triangle and based upon the number signifying the ending of the old, repressive order and the beginning of the New Order of the Ages. And to that end, they embedded great metaphysical truths in our Constitution and Bill of Rights so that these documents might ever bear witness to their intentions. So many occult and mystical symbols are inherent in the beginnings of our country that there can be no doubt that it was carefully planned, much as the proud parents of a new baby carefully choose their child's name and plan for its future welfare. They, too, wanted their child - the infant Republic - to begin with every advantage possible.... Supporting Quotes From The Men Who Began The Great American Experiment ... In his "Autobiography," _Thomas Jefferson_ wrote that "An amendment was proposed by inserting the words 'Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion,' which was rejected 'by a great majority,' in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindoo and the Infidel of every denomination." [regarding "A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom," known as "The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom," 1779.) "Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society, the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one." -Thomas Jefferson Volume II of "Works," published 1904 ... "The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" -John Adams 2nd president of the United States in a letter to Thomas Jefferson, June 20, 1815 ... "The religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate." -James Madison 4th president of the Unied States "A Memorial and Remonstrance," 1784 ... "A religious sect may degenerate into a political faction in one part of the Confederacy, but the variety of sects dispersed over the face of it must secure the national councils against any danger from that source." -James Madison "The Federalist Papers" ---------------------- _Partial Bibliography_ _Our Great Seal_, E. Raymond Capt _Masonry and Its Symbols_, Harold Waldwin Percival _Pilgrims In Their Own Land_, Martin E. Marty _Morals and Dogma_, Albert Pike _The Great Thoughts_, George Seldes _The Constitution of the United States_ _If The Foundations Be Destroyed_, Draper and Watson _America Betrayed!_, Marlin Maddoux _The Battle for the Mind_, Tim LaHaye _The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary_, June Bletzer _Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable_ _Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths_, G.A. Gaskell _The First American Revolution_, Clinton Rossiter _Secret Societies_, Norman MacKenzie _The Flag Book of the United States_, Whitney Smith _So Proudly We Hail_, Furlong and McCandless _The Story of Religion in America_, William Sweet _Heraldry_, Julian Franklyn _Symbols of the Nations_, A.G. Hope and J.B. Hope _The Aquarian Conspiracy_, Marilyn Ferguson _Numerology and the Divine Triangle_, Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker _The Enlightenment Tradition_, Robert Anchor _The United States Constitution In Perspective_, Allyn & Bacon _How It Began_, G.W. Rochester =============================================================== Moderator's Note: The deadline for submissions for Vol. 2, #6, June 1st edition, is MAY 22ND, 1993. Send to the email address below. This publication is archived on netcom.com /pub/alamut/ewt, seismo.soar.cs.cmu.edu /occult/magick, and echoed to 93Net by Alamut Camp (contact alamut@netcom.com or the Moderator). Invoke me under my stars. Love is the law, love under will. I am I! Frater (I) Nigris (DCLXVI) CCCXXXIII Thyagi@HouseofKAos.Abyss.com Portal!HouseofkAOs.AByss.com!Thyagi@Uunet.uu.net Uunet!HousefkaOS.Abyss.com!Thyagi@Uunet.uu.net Thyagi NagaSiva 871 Ironwood Drive San Jose, CA 95125-2815

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