FIRE Invocation to the Flame (From the Ancient Greek Mysteries) I CALL UPON THEE, O LIVING GOD, RADIANT WITH ILLUMINATING FIRE! O UNSEEN PARENT OF THE SUN, POUR FORTH THY LIGHT GIVING POWER AND ENERGIZE THY DIVINE SPARK! ENTER INTO THIS FLAME AND LET IT BE AGITATED BY THE BREATHS OF THY HOLT SPIRIT! MANIFEST THY POWER AND OPEN FOR ME THE TEMPLE OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD WHICH IS WITHIN THIS FIRE! MANIFEST THY LIGHT FOR MY REGENERATION, AND LET THE BREADTH, HEIGHT, FULLNESS AND CROWN OF THE SOLAR RADIANCE APPEAR! AND MAY THE GOD WITHIN SHINE FORTH!
1. The Fire Doctrine enshrined the mystery of LIGHT and LIFE in TRUTH, OUT OF ILLUSION. God created with the YOD which was FIRE AND THE BEGINNINGS OF MANIFESTATION, surely this must be a clue for the beginning and the end are directly corresponded. We came from One and evolved to multiplicity. We will involute from this state of seperateness to simplicity and SPIRIT with PURIFYING FIRE shall bring us HOME. THY WILL is my ONE POINTED DESIRE.
2. The FIRE THAT DOES NOT BURN must be entered willingly by election, service, responsibility, courage, strength, endurance and creative imagination. This fire is a Divine Energy into which I may enter by reception and affirmation, doing, and Grace! The rewards are great. The seeming interactions of everyday life lift off and you are in a place, a state of receptive beingness which ,yes, is very sweet and loving, floating and filled with WELL BEING. Shall we say a fullness of JOY and even ectasy can be reached. A smile, a sigh, insight ...lifts all non-reality away. You know what it is, you know it is there but "there" isn't where you are now. Your head will twist or uplift, your arms may float...certainly you will according to your body and reception balance out and all is well! Listen! Receive! Affirm! Then meditate further if necessary for greater understanding.
Then, ACT ON THE TRUTH RECEIVED AND PUT IT INTO YOUR LIFE. Dealing with FIRE? Certainly, but it doesnt burn. It rewards! It rewards the Hero. It may take a "while" for it is testing, but rewards will come. 3. God in Ancient Hebrew days was worshiped as a Volcano God. Shoes off on Holy ground indicated respect but also bare feet upon Earth/rock/desert= improved receptivity. No artificial materials between mans body and Earth. The Foot is known to have connections to all parts of the body and is the foundation upon which we stand. We yearn to return. We abide in HIM, HE abides in us. We yearn to return with consciousness. To know WHO we truly are.
With WORK, GRACE and a whole lot of processing in the FIRE our small personalities will be gone, consumed on one level...our SELF purified, sanctified and then consumed in the sense stated in these lesson quotes...INDRAWN INTO HIMSELF. 4. DIVINE FIRE...HOLY SPIRIT "MAY THE GOD WITHIN SHINE FORTH." 5. Misuse of Fire: Earth plane - used for the small particulars instead of the UNIVERSAL PURPOSE you were born for and too often for selfish magical activities which will have their repercussions. Mental plane - An Adept can emerge and his/her motivating drive may have been positive in the beginning ( or perhaps not even then.) Rising to the causal planes, temptation arises for one carries FORCE and becomes CAUSAL.
The higher the Adept, the greater the temptation for one can rule the world or a section of it. How strong is THAT GREAT DESIRE? How pure the VISION of DIVINITY, INFINITY, WISDOM, ALL- KNOWING, OMNI- PRESCIENCE, AND OMNI-POWER? There will always be payment but what is time to GOD? Hitler took half the world before The Law of Compensation got him....so this is a question on the NATURE OF MAN. Why will always come up? I quess that as long as we stay on the lower planes, we will have examples of this Nature of Man and the terrible inequities involved and the cruelty and pain.
So what must we do? GET OUT OF IT! Up, out and beyond the swing of the Pendulum at the very least. The purifying FIRE OF IMMORTALITY can take us even further up,up...forward, in and up! TOWARD KETER...THE CROWN OF GLORY Later:** Report on Exercise** Most excellent invocations and preparatory work for the initiate. **Point to make* The Initiate/Questor can and will "give up" habitual human detractive characteristics as HE IS ABLE. There comes a time when because so much change has occurred that he no longer "desires, needs or wants" what was once even a compulsion.
ONE MUST BE WILLING, ONE MUST BE READY. IT MUST BE DONE FROM/THROUGH THE HEART or it has no value. Note, however, that repression is the worst, most damaging enemy, an internal destroyer and the FORCE is what is repressed and eventually destroyed even if it breaks out wildly on the Self Conscious pole...,especially if it becomes paralyzed and sinks into murky quicksand on the Sub Conscious pole. So transcendentally changing yourself, your view, your perspective will bring you to a point of "no-need, no-desire" for these various detractions from focussed force. < This is for the awakened, striving, possibly still flawed, but aspirational Trans-Man.> Talk of NEVER FORGIVEN SIN doesn't strike me as truly RIGHT. Christ is Forgiveness itself. Sometimes a person might have "habited" so long that he/she forgets WHO they are too long to turn about and it's too late...but that's another story.