Cancer 23. A man thanking all his books for the wisdom they have imparted to him.
(Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Hahahel (HA-ha-HEL) Self-Esteem, Mission)
TITLE: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SOURCE REAFFIRMS WHOLENESS
Acknowledging help and appreciating it is a way of keeping the flow of help coming. Frustration is self-proliferating, which is the best reason to let go of it – what it produces is just more of itself. You instinctively know this, and are able to adopt an attitude of appreciation that magnetizes to you even more to appreciate.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man putting together pieces of broken pottery.” To be grateful for knowledge will proliferate knowledge. Both of these degrees have to do with a collectivity, in the Omega Symbol it is the collective of the man’s books, in the Chandra Symbol it is the collective of broken pieces. Of course we might see all books as pieces of knowledge that is too vast to be contained in just one book. No matter how many books you read it is you who must put together the knowledge as a means of fashioning a vessel to contain wisdom. To break anything creates new opportunities for rearrangement and hence revitalization.
Pleiadian Symbol: Authors come together to read their works to each other. The mutual stimulation and support of creative vision as a means of enriching and motivating one’s creative efforts.
Azoth Symbol: A couple in a temple sense the presence of the spirits of enlightened beings. Coming together with others into sacred space as a means of enhancing receptivity to spiritual forces.
Seed degree: Sagittarius 28. A man channeling new music from deceased composers. (Omega Symbol). When we recognize how limitless knowledge and creativity are, we are impelled to give back love for the treasures we have received.
A witch’s ritual dagger. (Chandra Symbol). Cutting away all those negative and limiting thought forms which obstruct us we are ready to reintegrate ourselves and re-achieve wholeness.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 10. A man who sees stars invisible to others. (Omega Symbol). When we give love back to the source, we find the source supplies us with ever subtler perceptions.
A man putting olive oil all over his body. (Chandra Symbol). Carefully re-integrating whatever needs to be reintegrated, we find our whole being becoming more smooth and flowing.
For him the contents of books were architecture through which he loved to wander. This architecture, though, had no need to respect gravity, so that a wall, for instance, might be built paper thin and stretch far into the sky, fallen columns might hover above the ground, and free-standing stairways carry him to nowhere other than a magnificent vista where they suddenly stopped. What he knew (and also knew that so many didn’t realize), was that all this was wisdom, not the kind that is parceled out neatly in essays or statements of fact, but wisdom all-pervading, like water, flowing everywhere and creating, unexpectedly, as it went.
Thank you, he said.
There are many people who visit the Temple of Asopus, god of messages. Most of them say that soon after their visit they are inspired with new ideas and new solutions to problems.
A few of them who are more open to spirit realms hear thousands of voices all speaking at once, and find that even after leaving the temple they are haunted by these voices, which they hear continually, sometimes for months, and which disturb their sleep and cause all manner of confusing dreams.
Most of these unfortunate few are directed to visit the far off shrine of the goddess Suposa, lying to the north along the upper reaches of the Iridar River.
Goddess Suposa is known as the Untangler of the Threads. Here beneath her shrine they are led into a deep cave and placed on a bed of lotus leaves where they fall into a dreamless sleep while a priestess performs a ritual which takes the voices from them, and then through her acute listening explores their vocal labyrinth, findsingwithin it the one voice they most need.
After they are awakened they are given this single message which the priestess has bestowed on them, and, leaving the shrine, find themselves once again at peace.
Participants in this ritual are advised to not visit the temple of Asopus again, and usually are not inclined to do so. Irnad says this is because they have been implanted through their experience with what he calls the Seed Voice, which, if they listen for carefully will come to them and answer all their questions.
This rite is known as “The Finding of the Golden thread.”