STEPPING OUT OF THE OLD AEON INTO THE NEW
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
As all of you should know, we have entered a New Aeon. A
Higher Truth has been given to the World. This truth is
waiting in readiness for all those who will conciously accept
it, but it has to be realised before it is understood, and
day by day those who have accepted this Law, and are trying
to live it, realize more and more of its Beauty and
The new teaching appears strange at first; and the mind
is unable to grasp more than a fragment of what it really
means. Only when we are living the Law can that fragment
expand into the infiniate conception of the whole.
I want you to share with me one little fragment of this
great Truth which has been made clear to me this Sun-Day
morning: I want you to come with me-if you will-just across
the border-line of the Old Aeon and gaze for a moment at the
New. Then, if the aspect pleases you, you will stay, or, it
may be, you will return there for a while, but the road once
open and the Path plain, you will always be able to get there
again, in the twinkling of an eye, just by readjusting your
inner sight to the Truth.
You know how deeply we have always been impressed with
the ideas of Sun-rise and Sun-set, and how our ancient
brethren, seeing the sun disappear at night and rise again in
the morning, based all their religious ideas in this one
conception of a Dying an Re-arisen God. This is the central
idea of the religion of the Old Aeon, but we have left it
behind us because although it seemed to be based on Nature
(and Nature's symbols are always true), yet we have outgrown
this idea which is only apparently true in Nature. Since this
great Ritual of Sacrifice and Death was conceived and
perpetuated, we, through the observation of our men of
science, have come to know that it is not the Sun which rises
and sets, but the earth on which we live which revolves so
that its shadow cuts us off from the sunlight during what we
call night. The Sun does not die, as the ancients thought; It
is always shining, always radiating Light and Life. Stop for
a moment and get a clear conception of this Sun, how He is
shining in the early morning, shining at mid-day, shining in
the evening, and shining in the night. Have you got this idea
clearly in your minds? YOU HAVE STEPPED OUT OF THE OLD AEON
INTO THE NEW.
Now let us consider what has happened. In order to get
this mental picture of the ever-shining Sun, what did you do?
You identified yourself with the Sun. You stepped out of the
conciousness of this planet; and for a moment you had to
consider yourself a Solar Being. Then why step back again?
You may have done so involuntarily, because the Light was so
great that it seemed as Darkness. But do it again, this time
more fully, and let us consider what the changes in our
concept of the Universe will be.
The moment we identify ourselves with the Sun, we
realize that we have become the source of Light, that we too
are now shining gloriously, but we also realize that the
Sunlight is no longer for us, for we can no longer see the
Sun, any more than in our little old-aeon conciousness we
could see ourselves. All around us is perpetual Night, but it
is the Starlight of the Body of Our Lady Nuit in which we
live and move and have our being. Then, from this height we
look back upon the little planet Earth, of which we, a moment
ago, were a part, and think of Ourself as shedding our Light
upon all those individuals we have called our brothers and
sisters, the slaves that serve. But we do not stop there.
Imagine the Sun concentrating His rays for a moment on one
tiny spot, the Earth. What happens? It is burnt up, it is
consumed, it disappears. But in our Solar Conciousness is
Truth, and though we glance for a moment at the little sphere
we have left behind us, and it is no more, yet there is "that
which remains." What remains? What has happened? We realize
that "every man and every woman is a star." We gaze around at
our wider heritage, we gaze at the Body of Our Lady Nuit. We
are not in darkness; we are much nearer to Her now. What
(from the little planet) looked like specks of light, are now
blazing like other great Suns, and these are truly our
brothers and sisters, whose essential ans Starry nature we
had never before seen and realized. These are the 'remains'
of those we thought we had left behind.
There is plenty of room here, each one travels in His
true Path, all is Joy.
Now, if you want to step back into the Old Aeon, do so.
But try and bear in mind that those around you are in reality
Suns and Stars, not shivering little slaves. If you are not
ready to be a King yourself, still recognise that they have a
right to Kingship, even as you have, whenever you wish to
accept it. And the moment you desire to do so you have only
to remember this-LOOK AT THINGS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE
Love is the law, love under will