Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
“God hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all.” For as thy blood is mingled in the cup of BABALON, so is thine heart the universal heart. Yet is it bound about with the Green Serpent, the Serpent of Delight.
“It is shown me that this heart is the heart that rejoiceth, and the serpent is the serpent of Daath, for herein all the symbols are inter changeable, for each one containeth in itself its own opposite. And this is the great Mystery of the Supernals that are beyond the Abyss. For below the Abyss, contradiction is division; but above the Abyss, contradiction is Unity. And there could be nothing true except by virtue of the contradiction that is contained in itself.’’
[From The Vision and the Voice, 5th Aethyr]
The first day of this month marked the Greater Feast of the Prophet of the Lovely Star. The Sun is in Sagittarius and remains there until the 21st of the month before passing into Capricorn on the Solstice, the day of December 21st. The Atu that refers to Sagittarius is Atu XIV, Art. Our Master Therion writes on the matter;
”This card is the complement and the fulfillment of Atu VI, Gemini. It pertains to Sagittarius, the opposite to Gemini in the Zodiac, and therefore, ‘after another manner’, one with it. Sagittarius means the Archer; and the card is (in its simplest and most primitive form) a picture of Diana the Huntress.”
and goes on to say;
” This card represents the Consummation of the Royal Marriage which took place in Atu VI. The black and white personages are now united in a single androgyne figure. Even the Bees and the Serpents on their robes have made an alliance. The Red Lion has become white, and increased in size and importance, while the White Eagle, similarly expanded, has become red. He has exchanged his red blood for her white gluten.
”In this card, therefore, is foreshadowed the final stage of the Great Work. Behind the figure, its edges tinged with the rainbow, which has now arisen from the twin rainbows forming the cape of the figure, is a glory bearing an inscription,
“VISITA INTERIORA TERRAE RECTIFICANDO INVENIES OCCULTUM LAPIDEM.”
December, thou whose hallowing hands
On shuddering seas and hardening lands
Set as a sacramental sign
The seal of Christmas felt on earth
As witness toward a new year’s birth
Whose promise makes thy death divine,
The crowning joy that comes of thee
Makes glad all grief on land or sea.
Algernon Charles Swinburne – December
All dates in this bulletin are e.v. throughout. Reminders will be sent closer to the time but always check the calendar if you are planning ahead.
Friday 21 Feast of the Times: Winter Solstice
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Love is the law, love under will