Degree Angel: Manakel (MA-na-KEL) Accountability, Knowledge of Good and Evil, Manifesting/Receptive.
TITLE: THE ABILITY TO SEE POTENTIALS AND TO FIND WAYS TO ENTER INTO THEM
Omega Symbol: A man walks into the pages of a novel.
You have the ability to mold yourself to any given reality, and this ability to relate and interact with vibrancy in all sorts of contexts means that you are a go-between between different groups and different ways of living and feeling. You take on and reflect your environment in a way that can make others far more aware of themselves and their belief systems.
Pleiadian Symbol: An alchemist conversing with his chemicals and equipment.
Seeing whatever one is working with as a conscious, living being. Dynamic interaction with the powers and personalities of all one’s creative media. One naturally senses that everything is alive and so feelt great respect and love for all that helps one in life.
Chandra Symbol: A rose bush. Many buds, but no flowers.
This symbol may seem frustrating, but it is only a matter of time until the roses bloom. The fact that there are many buds is promising. One needs only to meet the bush’s needs – water it, protect it from frost, etc. – to bring the blooms forth. This degree is about nurturing the self by figuring out what it needs to thrive and grow. The man of the Omega Symbol walks into the pages of the novel because he must need what the novel’s story has to offer. The stories we tell ourselves and the stories we are drawn to are reflections of our own story, and are a key to what it is we need to fulfill ourselves.
We cannot manipulate the rose bush into blooming, and there is no need to try to make happen what will occur effortlessly anyway. The secret of success for this degree is to meet the needs of the moment, which is the best way to create an optimal future. And to listen carefully to the stories we’re telling ourselves.
Azoth Symbol: A cave in which people have lived for thousands of years.
The material world as providing a safe, durable, and dependable home in which we can evolve. This degree can emanate a deeply nourishing, protective and friendly aura in which people can take refuge and feel profoundly comforted. It has the power of gently surrounding without inhibiting or restricting. This cave equates with the novel of the Omega Symbol into which a man walks because the novel serves and fosters his fantasies, just as the cave fosters living in the physical world.
Seed Degree: Libra – 29
In a spiritual text, a man searches for hidden codes. (Omega symbol). Searching for truth in the outer world we find there the images and fantasies of our inner life, and realize them as being an intimate part of us.
Servants giving a woman a bath. (Chandra Symbol). Giving and receiving, we contribute to the full blossoming of love.
Fulfillment Degree: Virgo – 12
To test her fears a woman takes a walk alone at night in a grave yard. (Omega Symbol). Through entering imaginatively into other worlds that reflect our desires, we there encounter also our fears – and this happens so that we have the opportunity to heal them.
A dog sniffing a dead animal. (Chandra symbol). Anticipation of whatever is blossoming in our life always leads to a greater awareness of what is passing away from us.
Word follows word but he was following the echoes of words as well, which moved in many directions, including paths that cut across the established orders. He could have become another character, but preferred to be just an observer, for he liked the novel as is, and feared losing it into another. Which means that none of the characters saw him, or at least pretended not to, as they moved through their own worlds and landscapes.
He realized that this way of reading seemed to produce greater whispering, as if the words were talking in their sleep, their whispers growing louder and clearer as he wandered back and forth, avoiding the last pages so as to savor longer his own delicious inventions seeping into the author’s.