Taurus 29. A man reaches out to touch a marble statue. He feels it smiling. (Omega Symbol)Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Harahel (HA-ra-HEL) Umbilical Cord, Intellectual Richness)
TITLE: PLAYFUL CREATIVITY or MAKING CONTACT WITH UNSEEN FORCES
You can feel the aliveness of everything around you, whether animate or inanimate, on the physical plane, or on others. When connected to your core you are vitally in tune to your world, and through your caring you’re able to awaken joy and love in whatever you touch. You have the capacity to heal the world through unconditional positive rapport.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man amuses himself by drawing strange shapes.” Something interesting is seen in the strange shapes, and this feeds the fire of the imagination, just as lovingly connecting with substance, as in the Omega Symbol evokes a joyous response from matter – for everything is alive, as the Kabbalists tell us. This degree is about the continual exploration of what we have, and the knowledge that what we have is ever-changing and yielding us new, different and often unexpected resources. What we create has a life of its own and comes back to us as karma, which, when positive provides us with unending richness.
Pleiadian Symbol: With tiny files and chisels a man is sculpting clouds of mist from white alabaster. Seemingly impossible tasks that take much patience and ability are performed as if by magic.. Expression of the ineffable.
Azoth Symbol: A road comes to an end, but a woman and her dog find their way beyond it. When our current way comes to an end our instincts (the dog) assist us in finding a new and further way to grow.
Seed degree: Pisces 8. Through a microscope, a scientist observes a deadly virus. (Omega Symbol). Realizing how matter can be imprinted with negativity, we strive to heal this by connecting to it with love and caring.
A gypsy peasant woman sings a mournful chant. (Chandra Symbol). Having mourned our, losses we release the past and turn our attention to creative experimentation in the present.
Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 5. Gradually, the wind unearths a temple buried in the sand. (Omega Symbol). Creatively and experimentally working with matter we contact its spiritual depths and mysteries.
Humans worshiping an obese nature Goddess. (Chandra Symbol). Through creative experimentation we experience the wonderful fecundity and generosity of nature and are impelled to honor it with others.
A man feels a statue smiling. He does not see it smiling, in fact, the movement of its mouth is imperceptible. Such are, also, a statue’s nods and knowing looks, and its tears as well, which are very dry, and its sighs, which sound similar to the movements of clouds. The man takes in these smiles through his fingers, and having once absorbed them, seems to be able to do them himself.
There was a woman of Peth who loved to wander, and to visit many faraway places, where she always journeyed with her dog. So that she would not lose her way Irnad fashioned for her, by alchemical art, a square of black granite, measuring about two feet on each side. The square, although appearing to be made of stone, was so thin and light that the woman might carry it on her back as if it were as weightless as a wafer of bread.
When she wished to go anywhere she would lay the stone on the ground and tell it where she wished to travel, and the stone would replicate itself in front of itself, several of them at a time and toward her destination. As soon as she stepped on the next stone the one she had left would disappear as more appeared in front of her to show her the way. When she arrived at her destination all but one of the stones would disappear — the one she stood on. Stepping off of it and picking it up she would tie it once again to her back until needed again.
Irnad dubbed his creation this “Step-by-step.”