Pisces 14. Unconcerned with how he is going to escape, a man explores an infinite library. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Poyel (poi-YEL) Dispelling Anger, Fortune and Support)
TITLE: THE EXPLORING AND SAMPLING OF A VAST ARRAY OF LIFE EXPERIENCES
This degree knows that there is no end to knowledge – no end to what can be learned from any event or situation. The universe is holographic – its completeness is found in even the smallest part of it. And so there is no need for closure, but only a continual taking in and assimilating of the wisdom that each experience offers.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “After a feast, much uneaten food remains on the plates.” These two symbols, like the two of 13 Pisces, are also opposites. The man of the Omega Symbol is a glutton for knowledge – so much so that he would risk his life to gain a little more. On the other hand, the guests of the Chandra Symbol who have engaged in the feast have been sensitive to when they have consumed enough, and have left uneaten food on the plates.
This degree is aware of its own appetites and what goads them. The desires of this degree are highly generalized – it wants everything, but nothing in particular tends to stand out more than any other thing. The real appetite here is the craving for life and experience, a craving to become one with the world and to take in life deeply. And this is the key: it is not the quantity consumed, but the degree to which it is assimilated. When this degree allows itself to do anything completely, when it surrenders to complete merging with whatever it takes in, then it can feel that wonderful sense of satiation on all levels.
Pleiadian Symbol: A medicine woman wearing the talismans of her totem animals. Attuning to the protective and supportive influences of true friends of any and all sorts. This medicine woman has more than she needs, just as the people of the Chandra Symbol do – but this is OK – the universe is a rich and generous place.
Azoth Symbol: Deep in a cave a young boy discovers a fire elemental. Through taking an innocently curious approach one contacts deeply and subtly one’s hidden spiritual core. It is a small, simple, thing, but its implications and potentials are as vast as the infinite library of the Omega Symbol.
Seed degree: Virgo 18. A woman playing the didgeridoo. (Omega Symbol). Attuning to the breath of life, a whole realm of knowledge opens up.
Glasses which cause one to see rainbows. (Chandra Symbol). Perception of the subtler levels of reality invites one to a feast of fulfillment.
Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 29. Through a doorway, nothing but empty, blue sky in all directions. (Omega Symbol). Embracing the vastness of knowledge eventually leads to the realization of utter freedom.
An umbilical cord. (Chandra Symbol). The fulfillment of desire brings an awareness of our connection to the divine mother.
The infinite library of Al Finaal has no one entrance — entrances may appear at any time and any place, and in any form. Sometimes a monumental sculpted portal appears in one’s bedroom, or maybe a dark hole lined with soil and dangling roots.
In whatever form the entrance manifests it is always to a library which, although it appears different to different explorers is thought to be part of the seemingly infinite book repository of Al Finaal.
The danger of this library is not due to the potential of getting lost in it, for explorers say that as soon as an exit is desired it immediately appears.
The true danger of Al Finaal is that for as long as one wanders it one has no need of food, water, or sleep, and the passage of time ceases to be noticed by one’s consciousness. And so one’s attention is freed from all needs except the need to explore, and the books one finds are always those which will most stimulate one’s curiosity.
Serapis has said, “Here is the perfect prison for the lover of books, stories, and knowledge, for the mind is so engaged in the mysteries and allurements of the library that no sense of confinement is ever felt. My sympathies are extended to those who have lost loved ones to this endless sea of knowledge.”