Re: Magic and Ritual
- --- In email@example.com, "John Gilbert" <john2002@a...>
> Ely wrote:
> > I know nothing concerning magician rituals or magic. IMO the
> > question that needs be asked is what must be done in order attainself.
> > direct knowledge of God.
> Ritual, magic, contemplation and meditation are a few of the things
> that can be done in order to attain direct knowledge of God and
> > IMO magic or the attempt to acquire powers (manipulate the
> > structure for worldly gain) of any sort distracts one who aspiresto
> > attain Gnosis and prolongs the journey home.direct
> With all due respect, ritual and magic can be used for attaining
> knowledge of The Source and does not need to be an attempt toyou
> acquire powers nor to manipulate the Elementals for worldly gain. I
> submit to you the following is ritual coupled with magic (quoting
> from another post):technique
> > The infusion of spirit (shakti) coupled with the hands on
> > (laying on of hands) delivered to the sixth center (third eye)breaks
> > or melts the sixth seal and opens the passage way throughheaven.
> > After diligent practice (the wine press), consciousness isclarified
> > and gathered and the formation of the seed pearl occurs. The seedSun
> > pearl which is also the morning star and the Christ child will
> > stabilize, grow in intensity and eventually produce the blazing
> > of God. At this point the bridal chamber is entered and theaspirant
> > giddily awaits union with the beloved. The final consummation isan
> > event that is governed by the Grace of God and cannot bemanipulated
> > into occurring.John and Ely,
There is no doubt that you both have expressed methods or techniques
that have meaning for you in your personal goal of attaining Gnosis.
How would you compare/contrast, by means of evidence we have in
scriptures, etc., your respective paths with those of ancient
Gnostics, those groups of the late antiquities who found gnosis