The symbol is Daedalus, while the sigil is Icarus – he is given wings that he uses so freely, but flying towards the Self that same Self knocks him down; the rational mind looks down on him and sends him into oblivion, he falls into the sea disappearing in the waves for good.
The author of Tarot is not the one who drew it but the one who holds it.
There are only a few more practical tips related to the mantra; when you repeat it, imagine there is a dark cave in the center of the chakra.
This is certainly something like wrestling between Jacob and the Angel, while cunningly saying to himself "How great I am to wrestle with an angel," at the same time being afraid and refusing to wrestle with any material opponent.
He must understand that both him, his vision, and his eyes are only a part of one and the same apparatus, and even when he has completely failed, it is precisely the desire of that mechanism to manifest in this way.
I am vibrating names, and passing through. I show up on a single leaf of a tree. I am so tiny; in front of me, there is a drop of some liquid, actually dew, sliding down that leaf.
As you move, so does the Robe move – it is one movement and one Will, inasmuch as the Angel and the Aspirant are One.
There is nothing so effective as the nature of silence; the full effect of the ritual is only after its last word, never during the performance.
The Motto is a metaphor of Will. Choosing the Motto is the Aspirant's first attempt of the Great Work.
The relationship between the Motto and the Angel is the same relationship between the Aspirant and the Motto. In every present which continually exists in the same way, the Aspirant, the Motto, and the Angel are one and the same thing.
The essence of Liber Resh is not in a single execution, like it may be in Samekh, but in constant, daily repetition, even when you are not aware of progress, to remind you what awaits you at the end of the Path. It reminds you of golden Tiphareth, gently and continuously.
All your Grades, all Oaths, tasks and achievements are just a mere fantasy of the Self which lies in its Pyramid. And all the time while you project this, dreaming quietly in the tomb, your soul rushes toward stars; yea, your soul rushes towards stars.
Hail! Asi! Hail, Hoor-Apep! Let The Silence speech beget!
There are two types of diaries. The first type, which, for many, serves as a reminder. And another, which for a few serves as a testimony. The former is a gift of the most precious kind, making the Aspirant see that every record in the Diary is one and the same dialogue between him and his God; each entry is a description of always the same thing but in countless other languages, as each event is actually just one of the infinite numbers of anagrams of the name of his Angel.
If we limit ritual of Pentagram for banishing, we will remain limited. In fact, the ritual of Pentagram is the crossroad between the Paths of “Art” and the “Tower”. It is like a miniature Tiphareth operation.
No other magical aid is used as often as a Robe, and within the plane of the Golden Dawn, no other weapon suggest equally at the Grade and the ultimate goal, which is always and only the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, as much as the Robe does.
A change in consciousness that is experienced during the trance and astral projection is more valuable than all the seminars and workshops on which you have ever been. Without experience of astral projection, the whole system of Western and Eastern teachings is just another fairy tale.
Each pronunciation of the name is an act of Invocation. Every letter and every instance of naming things, whether known or unknown, is a true conjuration.
Magical link is a minimal condition for transfer of Force, simply speaking. The simplicity of this definition does not diminish its truthfulness.
Therefore, let your introductory Work be pure and True as far as possible; you must build a dramatic performance and allegory of that what is presented on your Pentacle. Therefore, instead of the Qabalistic Cross, you could use some other way that your Being accepts in its own way.
An example of pattern, by which aspirant can enter his own experience and which could be universal for all practices.
A∴A∴ Adeptus Exemptus Oath and Task.
A∴A∴ Magister Templi Oath and Task.
Now we will devote ourselves to ninth Sephira, Yesod. It is above Malkuth, and precede it. This is a good point to differentiate between two things that I already notice are hovering in your mind. A “preceding Sephira” is an awkward term that I want to clarify.
In the Order of Thelema (as also given in Liber AL vel Legis) there are but three grades: the Hermit, the Lover, and the Man of Earth.