A lot of discussions were conducted around the secret word of a Neophyte. What can be found in public records is the first and last letter of that word, and the numerical value of 93. M….M. Although every careful researcher will find the way in which it is derived, it is more important to outline the principle that the whole thing works. The word is never pronounced in the outer, it is never transmitted in the way as it is done with other words. Above all, one should take into account that M….M is not a word but a formula, that only represents or resembles a subtle inner story, and in its proper form it is necessary to get it from yours Zelator. The secret word is the axis of a whole of Neophyte’s initiation, which is fully nourished by the vibration of that word. It never gets transmitted, except to the Neophyte of the A∴A∴ and there are strong reasons why it is so. First and foremost, the very process of finding this word starts much earlier than in Pyramidos, if nothing else then exactly at this point, now reading these words represents the achievement and valuable process by itself. The very word is the thoughtful arabesque about settling the Aspirant’s soul inside the Pyramid, imprinting his mind into its monumental heart. This word is a formula of conversion of two totally different currencies; those elemental and a divine one. This word is a translator, who name IHVH translates into IHShVH, it is a formula that explains life itself. This word, like the magical words of the old times used by a necromancer to raise the dead, will imprint the soul into dead things and make them alive. It is symbolically responsible for our true awakening, our true initiation. And as every Pyramid is the tomb of the body, so it is equally the cradle of the soul. And here, a born man occupies the place of other unborn.
The word is not hiding from the Probationer but from his Binah, and about this brilliant tale we will have the opportunity to discuss later. It can be openly noticed that phenomenon of the words in A∴A∴ has a very special place. As Neophyte, the Aspirant receives from his Zelator the hidden word of Neophyte, then as an accomplished Adept, he receives the name of his Angel and finally as Magus he obtain the word of Aeon. All three Grades are pervaded by acceptance of certain words which fulfil the utmost domains of human existence, the words under which the whole Universe shakes, as the ether through which these vibrations are transmitted, from Yesod to Chochmah.
The entire formula is somewise shown in Liber HHH, in what is referred to as the first meditation (called MMM). It can be freely interpreted that this practice in meditational aspect is identical to the dramatic form of the Pyramidos and that both practices are actually synonymous for the one same experience. Meditation practice from Liber HHH is analogous to the Pyramidos, yet it should be noticed that it is given only at the grade of the Zelator. It is assumed that the Probationer, or the future Neophyte, is not even intended to understand the secret word except that it may be in the possession of its form, he is still far from understanding the nature of its vibration.
This beautiful word in more than remarkable way reflects a specific feeling that Neophyte receives, the feeling of an illusion of reality, and even more – the reality of illusion; he equally feels the attraction of the Self, but also the attraction of the mother Earth and the great Binah. Equally terrible these two forces are doing a retaliation on him, and drag his being to the limit of his endurance. The word describes what the Probationer is already beginning to feel very well; terrible pressure on his soul, the feeling as he is doing wrong and an unbearable sense that he detours from the path. Certainly he detours (from the path), but from the path of illusion and slavery and his change in trajectory is the one which creates a distorted experience of going the wrong way. Neophyte begins what is still preparing for the Probationer, because the great and terrible Mother for now has only a threat and a rebuke for her child, which is not yet officially on its feet. A Probationer is still not conscious and directly entered on the path, as a Neophyte will do, and pressure of reality in him produces the feeling that he will certainly fall. Of course, that depends from case to case, but if it is necessary to say something right on this topic is that the worst thing that can happen to the Probationer is that nothing happens.
Frater Aureus 273∴
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I am not yet an initiate of the A.A. (and may never be objectively) however believe I may have independently discovered the word you speak of. If the middle letter is an H and pronounced in concert with the preceding letter as a Z please contact me.
I am not yet an initiate of the A.A. (and may never be objectively) however believe I may have independently discovered the word you speak of. If the middle letter of the word M….M is an H and pronounced in concert with the preceding letter as a Z please contact me.