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d56 150 150 John Sandbach

Taurus 26: All over the city, words on scraps of paper flowing through the sewers. (Omega symbol)Transforming/Experimental

(Degree Angel: Poyel (poi-YEL) Dispelling Anger, Fortune and Support)


You are aware of all the mind garbage that floats around in the world, and have a gift for being able to look beyond it into higher realms of purity and harmony. Your non-attachment to thought processes can cause you to be more directly in tune with the immediate energies at work in a situation, and to ground and focus others.

The Chandra symbol for this degree is “Grotesque rocks in a sand garden.” In the Chandra symbol we find unusual and striking formations (the rocks of the garden) existing among the ground-down remains of other rocks (the sand), just as in the Omega Symbol we find the disintegrating remains of verbal documents flowing beneath the formed word constructs of the city above. In both symbols we have spontaneous natural processes – the rocks created by nature and the words disintegrating – as well as consciously and objectively formed elements – the sand garden and the very words themselves.

Especially in the Omega symbol I can feel the death of words as we become freed from them, free then to experience the indescribable mystery of existence.

We may think of this degree as signifying the rising and falling of forms as they coalesce and then disintegrate. Beauty and meaning are ever-present in nature, and transcend words and all other constructs of the human mind. How wonderful and refreshing to get beyond the mind and to see the striking uniqueness and originality in every aspect of cosmic process.

Pleiadian Symbol: A harpist singing an ancient song in moonlight.  Deep touching of the soul which evokes memories and buried emotions.

Azoth Symbol: A home built for the emperor’s afterlife.  Stabilizing of the eternal within the physical.  The enduring quality of this symbol may seem to be diametrically opposed to the Omega Symbol for this degree, but what follows the breakdown in the Omega Symbol is a making way for a higher and eternal reality.

Seed degree: Aquarius 2. An alchemist trying to capture a spirit in the forest. (Omega Symbol). When we can conceive of what is precious to us, and worthy of being embraced, we can then perceive more clearly the dross and waste of the world.

A woman strolling in a garden. She is unaware that she is being watched by elves. (Chandra Symbol). Sensing more and more clearly the forces of nature amongst which we move, our perception grows beyond limiting abstractions and generalities and comes to embrace the utter uniqueness of ourselves and of every passing moment.

Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 5. A sculptor creating large fragile works of art out of paper. (Omega Symbol). Realizing the destructibility of all things, we let go of the need to concern ourselves with the durability of whatever we create.

An Egyptian queen with a braided beard. (Chandra Symbol). Appreciating the quality of uniqueness in everything, we transcend the limits of role and allow ourselves to manifest to the world in whatever form we are comfortable with.


The words are rather enjoying being torn apart. They certainly enjoyed coming together also, but this disintegration in darkness is another type of adventure that seems endless in its possibilities. Words from one fragment merging with words of another, millions of bad poems which no one shall ever read coming together, and here and there a few masterpieces which are just as happy without an audience.

Azoth Oracle

Different emperors of Aab have had different types of dwellings built for them to live in in their afterlife. The ascetic emperor Thandar had built for him a small cave and a vast landscape of wild forests and mountains to surround it. They placed this place in a small silver box which he held upon his heart in his coffin, for he was wont to be forgetful and misplace objects and wanted to know for certain where his cave would be when he arrived.

The emperor Drinaros had a city fashioned of rainbows, which was kept constantly moist so that it would be bright. This was buried in the ground so that it might be stabilized and the rainbows made through this means enduring.

Farlopius chose to live in the body of a cat of many variegated colors which is still seen to this day, though infrequently, roaming the forests of Jabar and giving most profound advice to those lucky enough to cross its path.

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