--O Thou, the Apex of the Plane,
With Ibis Head and Phoenix Wand
And Wings of Night! Whose Serpents strain
Their Bodies, bounding the Beyond.
Thou in the Light and in the Night
Art One, above Their moving might.
The serpents who strain their bodies, bounding the beyond are the
veins of the male sex organ. But not really the veins but the tubes
and muscle fibers that hold back the seminal fluid from ejaculation.
The strain is the retention practice that results in direct gnosis of
The magus is holding his wand in this section of the rite. Standing
in the west at the base of the triangle, the head of his erect
phallus forms the apex of the plane; the nerve center at the head of
the male sex organ is the Ibis Head of the Phoenix Wand.
It is the towering consciousness, that lofty perception that is
really secreted here. That Self at the Apex of the Plane above the
moving might of the contraction and release of the seminal serpent
system. The trancendent unity that utters its word via the
undulations of the lignt and the night, building and releasing
ecstatic lightings of form creating urges.