The Axis of the Universe.
Everything in the Universe has a center of one kind or another and that center is a balance. Think of any equation, the equals sign is in between the problem and the solution. The solution is always the balance to the original problem. The planets revolve around the Sun's center of gravity, the planets rotate on their axis and the galaxies orbit around their center of gravity, which is a black hole. A Black Hole is the balance, or center in the fabric of space and time which is at rest, while the rest of the galaxy revolves around it in a state of movement.
Most people would have trouble imagining how the entire Universe can fit into the tiny singularity that caused the Big Bang, but this can be understood if distance doesn't exist. There is no point in Space where the Universe emerged from, it emerged from everywhere which means that everywhere in the Universe is the Universe's point of origin. If everywhere is the origin then it is only an illusion that the Universe has expanded. Think of a balloon that has expanded, it hasn't gained any extra balloon, it has only been stretched. Its increased size is only an illusion and it isn't any different from its origin. Most people assume that singularity that caused the Big Bang was in the past and it is gone, but if there was no time and space at that time then how could it be in the past? It is the point and the Universe is the empty point which means that the singularity that caused the Big Bang is still here. It is just invisible, but even though it is invisible, it still drives the entire Universe. Try to comprehend that the singularity that started the Universe is still here. It always was and always will be because the was and will be are the same thing as far as the point is concerned.
There is uncertainty as to how the Universe will end. Will it keep expanding forever and eventually fizzle out into nothing? The problem with that theory is that if the Universe is in a membrane, or a circle, which contains it then it technically can't expand forever. The Big Contraction theory is the other possibility that should be considered and it fits in quite well with the notion that the Universe is contained. Just like the Big Bang started from everywhere in the Universe, there is no single point in Space where the Universe would contract to. The Universe would contract to everywhere in the Universe to the container or the singularity that lies underneath it, which is the same everywhere in the Universe. Aleister Crowley said in his book The Tao Teh King that the Universe and everything in it ultimately wants to cancel itself out, "The sole source of energy is the Tao. Who may declare its nature? It is beyond Sense, yet all form is hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Being is hidden within it. This Being excites Perception, and the Word thereof. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, its Name((The. Zero contains all possibilities, for it may be written 0= X (-X), where X is anything soever and -X its opposite. However complex X may be, it is always to be cancelled by its -X. Thus the universe is always potentially anything and everything, yet actually Nothing.)) operateth continuously, causing all to flow in the cycle of Change, which is Love and Beauty. How do I know this? By my comprehension of the Tao."
The nothing that Aleister Crowley speaks of is that underlying harmony between the polar opposites in which the polar opposites want contract into again. The statement that Aleister Crowley made in The Book of the Law has the same meaning when he said all are one and all are none. Unity exists in the nothing.
Just like there was no time and space before the Big Bang, there is not time and space after the Big Contraction and if truth be known there is no time and space in between the two because it is the empty point. How can there be an after the Big Contraction if there is no time and space after the Big Contraction? If the point or the singularity of the Big Bang, the Big Contraction and everything in between are the same then there is really only the point to begin with.
There's a popular quote that has been repeated by quite a few mystics over the centuries in various forms. It says "God is an infinite sphere whose circumference is nowhere and whose center is everywhere." The Universe having it's point of origin everywhere makes a lot more sense now. The circumference, like on a clock, is just an illusion and it is the center that is the thing that is the important thing, because it drives the time and everything else, whether it's the planets orbiting the Sun, the stars orbiting the galaxy, the wind circling around the eye of the storm etc.
Aleister Crowley made a similar statement in The Book of the Law, "In the sphere I am everywhere the centre, as she, the circumference, is nowhere found." This quote is saying that the Creator is everywhere and nowhere. God, the center is everywhere in the Universe, represented by the sphere and is nowhere and nothing as far as the Universe is concerned.
The Heart Sutra in Buddhism has this quote that is similar to what was just stated, "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Emptiness is not separate from form, form is not separate from emptiness. Whatever is form is emptiness, whatever is emptiness is form." Change the words form and emptiness to circumference and point and it is the same thing. The concept of emptiness is very big in Buddhism.
There's a cryptic passage in the Corpus Hermeticum XI that says, "Consider this for yourself: command your soul to travel to India, and it will be there faster than your command. Command it to cross over to the ocean, and again it will quickly be there, not as having passed from place to place but simply as being there." If distance doesn't exist then there is no travel, there is only being there as the Corpus Hermeticum says. If everything in the Universe is the center of the Universe then this passage from the Corpus Hermeticum makes more sense. The circle is the distance and the soul exists in the dot, so it is already there anywhere in the empty dot that surrounds the dot.
There's a quote saying "No matter where you go, there you are", which is hard to find the original source for, but it's a good quote. The consciousness of the individual, the soul, is the point that exists everywhere in the Universe, as The Hermetica stated. Travel for the soul is an illusion.
The third temptation that Jesus Christ was subjected to in Matthew 4 offers him every dictator's dream which is to rule the world. But this has hidden meaning in it as well that no one sees. The very high mountain represents the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds and this is what a mountain represents in the Tarot, it's where the gods lived in ancient Greece and it is where Jesus Christ prayed in the walking on water story. The devil is taking Jesus Christ up the mountain to go beyond time and space so that he can show Jesus Christ all the kingdoms of the world. People assume the devil showed him some kind of vision of the kingdoms of the world but this passage does not say that the devil showed Jesus Christ a vision of all the kingdoms, it says that he saw them all directly with his own eyes. If he was shown a vision then why not just stay at ground level? How is being shown all the kingdoms of the world possible? As explained on the pages called Flying Saucer Philosophy there is no distance, it is an illusion. Jesus Christ was already there, at every kingdom in the world because distance is an illusion. That is how the devil was able to show him all the kingdoms of the physical world at once. Jesus Christ telling the devil to be gone is him rejecting his lower nature and the false splendor of the physical world and at this point he is born again and ready to start his ministry. The center of the Universe is the only thing that exists and by being at the center, Jesus Christ was everywhere at once.
This idea that the devil is above beyond time and space turns up in a book called The Mysterious Stranger, by Mark Twain, where the devil is able to take children he had met on other parts of the world, "It was wonderful, the mastery Satan had over time and distance. For him they did not exist. He called them human inventions, and said they were artificialities. We often went to the most distant parts of the globe with him, and stayed weeks and months, and yet were gone only a fraction of a second, as a rule. You could prove it by the clock."
There are other parts of the New Testament which suggest that distance is an illusion, such as Jesus Christ appearing before his disciples out of nowhere after he was resurrected. In The Book of Revelation there is this interesting quote, "Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen. 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." The statement that every eye will see him doesn't mean that everyone will be watching him live on TV. It means that everyone will be watching him in person, right in front of them for the same reason that Jesus Christ could see all the kingdoms of the world. The statement that even those soldiers who pierced him and have been dead for 2000 years will see him clearly suggests that this event is happening in a higher realm that is above time and space. The clouds represent the barrier between the higher and lower worlds which block out the light of the higher realm. When it says that "every eye will see him" it isn't talking about the eyes, but the eye. In other words the All Seeing Eye. The last statement, "who is, and who was, and who is to come", is clearly stating that time and space has no significance to God. This statement is similar to what God said in Genesis "Before the world was, I am." God is in the center and is the center where there is no time, speed and distance.
Movement is essentially objects that are off center and out of balance revolving around the center in order to maintain a balance. If objects were in the center then no movement would occur because they would be in a state of balance. Howard Menger described what movement is on page 133 of "From Outer Space to You" with this statement, "the universe which is kept in motion because of its off-balance seeking an equilibrium (if it ever did reach an equilibrium naturally all motion would cease)."
If the planets were in the center of the Solar System, they would not experience movement and would not experience cycles at all and they would essentially be in a state of balance without needing to cycle.
The axis of the Universe is in a state of rest and the page called The Concept of Rest describes it in a lot of detail.
This center of the Universe contains the Universe. The Corpus Hermeticum XI has this to say about the nature of the one who contains the all, "Eternity, therefore, is in god, the cosmos in eternity, time in the cosmos, and becoming in time. And while eternity has stood still in god's presence, the cosmos moves in eternity, time passes in the cosmos, but becoming comes to be in time. The source of all things is god; eternity is their essence; the cosmos is their matter. Eternity is the power of god, and the cosmos is eternity's work, but the cosmos has never come into being; it comes to be forever from eternity. Therefore, nothing in the cosmos will ever be corrupted (for eternity is incorruptible), nor will it pass away since eternity encloses the cosmos."
The very purpose of meditation is to become centered and still to access the higher realms. To access the Universe, or to become one with it, requires that someone becomes the center and then they become everywhere, because that center is everywhere.
In Sufism there is an important concept relevant to this page called Qutub. This Wikipedia page explains it, "Qutb can refer to celestial movements and used as an astronomical term or a spiritual symbol. In Sufism, a Qutb is the perfect human being, al-Insān al-Kāmil (The Universal Man), who leads the saintly hierarchy. The Qutb is the Sufi spiritual leader that has a divine connection with God and passes knowledge on which makes him central to, or the axis of, Sufism, but he is unknown to the world." This is saying that the perfect, or divine man, is one who is centered.
It was explained in the book called Qutub, by Andrew Chumbley, goes into detail about what the word Qutub means, "Qutub' (rendered as the tri-literal root QTB) is interpreted as meaning 'The Great Magnetic Centre', or 'The Axis' - the Point of Universal Centrality. This focus of existence is identified with the concept of the Logos and with the Soul of the Perfected Human Being (Insani Kamil). It is also cognate, in sidereal terms, with the Pole-star of the Age and thus with the Hub of the Universe. We may therefore consider 'Qutub' to be a term equivalent with the Mystical Absolute of Being: I.
Equated with the idea of singularity, 'Qutub' conveys the principle of one-pointedness. This may be defined as the harmonious co-ordination of Form and Force as an holistic entity, that is, as One Body. In many traditions of magick, philosophy and martial discipline, the concept of one-pointedness is fundamental and may be considered as the central arcanum.
For the Adept, to be aligned wholly unto the 'One-pointedness of 'I' is to become the Heart of the Mystery; it is to resolve the apparent dis-unity of the Self and the Universe, Man and God . . . This and That ad infinitum. In realising Qutub there is no differentiation, only Unity.
"The Miracle of Unity is to be attained. Everything is formed from the contemplation of unity, and all things come about from unity, by means of adaptation." The Smaragdine Tablet of Hermes Trimegis."
In Sufism the Dervishes spin around in long dresses and the symbolism is explained on this website, "The Sufi ritual, which dates to the 13th century, is full of symbolism. The full skirts represent the ego's shroud. The camel-hair conical headdresses symbolizes the ego's tomb, and the twirling itself acknowledges that everything — from the Earth to the atom — is constantly revolving."
The Sufis are imitating nature by becoming the center and having the physical Universe, represented by the skirt and hat, revolve around them. The main point of this spinning is to become one with God by spinning on an axis. It's interesting that the representation of the tomb is on the head. It's similar to Jesus Christ being crucified on top of Golgotha Hill, which means the skull. The Dervishes are dying and being resurrected in their heads and that is why the tomb is on their heads. Death and resurrection is the primary means to become one with God. It could be seen that the center dissolves, or kills, the physical self in order to resurrect the true self.
This is a video of a Sufi circle dance and it is hypnotizing to watch. They are orbiting around an axis going in one direction, stopping and then going in the other direction at various speeds. This creates a trance state that makes them one with God.
This passage about the Whirling Dervishes is from page 294 of the book called Diabolical, "One technique used by mystics to alter consciousness is the induction of a state of dizziness. This can be accomplished by simple spinning of the body. The Sufi religious order known as the Mevlevi, founded in 1273 and still active today in Turkey, is famous for this method, which produces for them intoxication of the senses and visions of heaven. They are popularly known as the whirling Dervishes. Their strange dance relies on the use of the spiral. The spinning body of the worshiper defines along its own axis a turning cylinder, and the movement of consciousness along the cylinder is determined by the direction of spin, either clockwise or counterclockwise. The dancers whirl in a circle around their leader, who stands in the center of the ring turning on his own axis. Each Dervish spins counterclockwise with his head tilted and face turned upward to heaven. From his point of view, he describes a clockwise spiral upwards. Clockwise spirals focus consciousness upon the point doorway, and thus project consciousness through the point, whereas counterclockwise spirals expand the point, drawing what is on the opposite side through the aperture. The elevated, turning face of the Whirling Dervish initiates a vortex in the heavens above him, by which he ascends."
It's not just the Sufis who dances in circles to open up gateways, as explained on page 296 of Diabolical, "Pagan revelers and witches induced a dizzied state of mind by dancing in a ring with hands clasped, facing either inward or outward, turning either sunwise or widdershins. This was also said in folklore to be the practice of fairies, who danced in the forest in rings, leaving the traces of their steps behind them on the grass, which came to be called fairy rings. That there is a biological explanation for such rings does not invalidate their mythic meaning. Sometimes witches are shown in older woodcuts dancing in a serpentine line. When modern witches form a circle, the priestess of the coven stands at its center, the focus of its power, even as the leader of the Dervishes stands at the center of the whirling dancers for the same reason."
Muslims will orbit around the black cube called the Kaaba in Mecca on their pilgrimage. The Kaaba contains two meteorites which is something that comes from above and is a gift from God. The Kaaba and its divine contents are in a state of stillness while people are in a state of movement around it.
The dot in the circle is a very significant symbol because it represents the entire Universe coming out of the central point. Andrew Chumbley called the circle the empty point which is saying that the circumference of the circle is really just and illusion and the point of the circle is in reality the only thing that exists. Again how did the entire Universe fit into the thing, whatever it was, that caused the Bing Bang? The Universe is the empty point, as in the point is the only thing that exists.
This was from Qutub, by Andrew Chumbley, about the empty point, "At the Cross-roads of All Pathways, Where Fated Men their Fate appoint, The Peacock-Angel and the Snake, With Venom, mine own brow anoint. They cast my corpse upon the pyre, Then walk away within the Fire. Who followeth - hath found the Path .. ... lost within the Empty Point." The path or the Tao to life is within the center of the circle and not in the circle, or the empty point itself, because there is nothing there.
This is another reference to the empty point and the point within it by Andrew Chumbley, "The mediator, in aligning the Alpha and Omega of the Path, thus creates the Ouroboros: the Circle or "Empty Point". Within this magical horizon the manifold forces of the Current are focused and are transmitted through the Vessel of the Initiate." The current that is talked about here is the raw energy potential that doesn't need to be converted from one form to another, it just is. This energy goes by various names, whether it's Vril, Chi, Prana etc. The amount of nuclear material needed for a nuclear bomb is small and it shows the amount of energy that is locked up in matter. Ifall the atoms in a teaspoon came apart at once, that would go off like an extremely powerful bomb and the power of a teaspoon of a neutrino star exploding would easily wipe out all life on Earth, or make it very sterile.
The fact that atoms are mainly empty space supports the idea that an atom is mainly an empty point. This quote from this website gives a good idea of how incredibly empty an atom really is, "A hydrogen atom is about 99.9999999999996% empty space. Put another way, if a hydrogen atom were the size of the earth, the proton at its center would be about 200 meters (600 feet) across. While I wouldn't want something that big landing on my head, it's tiny compared to the size of the earth." By extension a planetary star system, a galaxy, a universe is mainly empty space as well and considering that the atoms that make up all those stars, planets, meteors etc, are mainly empty, then the whole universe gets emptier still. Neutrinos can go through all matter of any size and density because they are passing through empty space. The true distances of planets from the stars is much greater than what is presented in textbooks, so that there is a lot more empty space than what most people would visualize.
Imagine the fabric of space and time having an image on it that is clearly seen in its original state, but becomes invisible as that fabric is stretched out. The image is still there but no one will ever know of its existence unless he is able to return the fabric back to its original state. The fabric in its original state is the point and the fabric that's been stretched is the empty point, but they are one and the same thing. This example of the fabric contracting to its original state makes this passage in the Gospel of Thomas clear, "The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be." Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death." Life and death exists in the empty point and not in the point. The image that's on the fabric could be wisdom, beauty, enlightenment etc. They are something that can only be appreciated in their original state in the point.
Here is another poetic reference to the dot in the circle at the end of poems in Qutub by Andrew Chumbley, "As the Dragon doth coil about the Infinite, and the Wheel of Heaven doth turn upon its Heart, so let All revolve upon this Point. As the Circle doth turn through the Seasons of Change, so now do I turn, as the Axis of Fate, to manifest the Word of mine own Self-Overcoming."
The passage in Matthew 7:13 which says, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it", has new meaning if the narrow gate that few find is looked at as a dot. Very few people enter through the dot and only exist on the circumference. The statement by Jesus Christ that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven has the same meaning. The more of the world someone is, the more they are weighed down in the circumference and cannot enter through the narrow gate. In a centrifuge it is very hard for an object that is on the circumference to get to the center because of the artificial gravity holding it down. It is like that with this world, the more of it someone has, the harder it is to get off the circumference and move into the center of reality. If someone wants to release himself from the circumference then he has to lighten himself of the world so that he isn't weighed down, or the wheel can stop turning altogether which would effectively make the whole wheel, also called the empty point, like the center by being in a state of rest.
Being centered and being still is the key to entering through the narrow gate as meditation achieves.
In John 10:1-18 Jesus Christ calls himself the gate that his followers enter and all those who don't enter by the gate are frauds, "Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
This gate is the same one that was mentioned in Matthew 7:13 and entering it is the path to life. All the frauds, false prophets, con artists etc, don't have that connection with the higher realm that is accessed through that narrow gate and so cannot lead the sheep to the pastures of life. They will only lead the sheep to the abattoir in the place of death.
In John 14:6 Jesus Christ makes another statement clearly saying that he is the gate that connects with Heaven and Earth, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." The way that he talks about is the way of the point and it is the truth compared with the empty point that is the circumference and this truth is the real life of the spirit. Knowing the gate to the higher world is the Gnosis of God or the point.
The passage in Matthew 19:24 is also talking about the gateway between worlds, "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
In the circumference of the centrifuge ride, it is impossible to get off the side and into the center unless Man becomes like the center and leaves the physical body behind. With the added burden of material possessions this would cause Man not to desire to connect with the center at all. The last part "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" means Man should become like God who is in the center and is nothing, as far as this world is concerned, above space and time.
Considering all these passages from the Bible this statement from Revelation 3:20 becomes clear, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." The voice is the silence or the Word that is spoken of by the invisible gate or center. It is available to everyone with the eyes to see and the ears to hear in the world that's full of blindness and deafness that causes the deathness of the spiritually dead and ignorant.
If the Vatican is looked at from above it looks like a giant key hole. There's an actual Egyptian oblisk in the middle of it and it looks like it is in the center of a wheel. The wheel represents time. The Egyptian oblisk represents the Sun's rays as explained on this website and it represents the center of the physical world that radiates energy. The key hole shape represents access to the higher world, which is accomplished by passing through the center of the wheel of time and of all other cycles. As Andrew Chumbley put it poetically, "Behold, the Starry Lock Qutubl Behold, the Peacock-Angel's Key!"
This is from Andrew Chumbley's book called Azoetia, "Standing within the Circle of the Wise, their Task, both Priest and Priestess, is to
walk upon the Mystical Point of the Circle's Heart, and thus seek to embody the Ancient One of Spirit, the Goddess and the God. This they
must accomplish according to the Path of their Predilection, yet ever according to the Sacred Principles of the Sabbatic Craft.
The King or Queen of the Sabbat is One who, having walked upon the Mystical Centre of the Circle, has received the True Names and Signs of the Goddess and the God, even that of the Ancient One of Spirit. Knowing these Arcana he or she may call forth and summon the All-Mother and the All-Father, for indeed they stand as One upon the Mystical Cross'd Roads at the High Sabbat's Heart. Thus shall they proceed to learn and to refine the Sacred Principles of the Sabbatic Craft, also to teach what is known and to restore that which is lost of the Old Ways."
This is another part from Azoetia about how to access the higher realm by becoming part of the center, "All Time, by each Self occupied, is unto the Instant slain: a Sacrifice unto the Moment of Ingress, the Point when the Power of the Rite Invoked doth enter the Ring of Carnality. Let all Time unto I-Achronos be focused! Achronos, as the Eternity of the I's Self-cycle of Transformation, be similarly focused to the Central Point of the Earthly Circle-Dance." In the center of the circle only the present exists. Past and future exist on the circumference of the circle. Think about a clock, the time is on the circumference, not in the center, but the center is what drives the time. This is where the individual should put himself through death and resurrection. The sacrifice in the instant of the center is the same thing as Jesus Christ being sacrificed on the cross. This quote in Azoetia also has the same meaning, "And He that is knowing of the Secret Revolutions of the Existent Singularities, whereby all Time is governed, he shall find that the Fraction may serve as a Mirror of the Whole, and thus, by the Eye so observing the Foci of Temporality, will find that therein is the Reflection of all Time." The center of the circle is in a state without time, but which encompasses all time.
Johannes Helmont, in his book Alchemy Unveiled, made a quote from a book called Microcosmic Prologue which had this to say in reference to the unwise who exist on the circumference of nature and avoid going into its center, "The unworthy Lovers and Seekers, with their perverse or unnatural Subiectis and Laboribus, cannot bring the philosophical Sun and Moonchild into the World. They seek this divine natural Art without recognition of God and Nature; they do not even know what kind of thing Nature is, and they know not the inner workings of Nature. Their minds go constantly around the circumference, and they speak of the many effects of Nature, but they do not find the Centre of Nature, which causes all of the effects of Nature."
Desmond Leslie said this in Flying Saucers Have Landed which speaks perfectly of the dot in the circle, "The secrets of the Cosmos can be gained only by reaching for its heart, not by examining small fragments of its outermost skin under powerful microscopes which,
allegorically speaking, is all that happens in our laboratories." Flying Saucer science is a science of the dot, rather than the circle. It implodes time and space into a singularity and this is where the ultimate science will lie. Science itself is on a hamster wheel, much like the conspiracy theorists and real progress will be in getting to the heart as Desmond Leslie put it. Science has been stuck in low Earth orbit since the end of the Apollo missions, is still using rockets from the early days of the Space program and planes and cars still operate on the same principles as they did when they were invented a long time ago.
There is an excellent quote from page 101 of Alchemy Unveiled about God being the center of the Universe, "GOD is the centre of the All (Universe); He is also the centre of our Soul. The Souls of the Gods move steadily around this centre of the universe, and since they move around this centre, that is why they are Gods. A God is the one who is connected with this centre. But since a part of our Soul is enveloped by the body, we are only with the part which is not immersed, connected, through our centre to the centre of the All (Universe). We do not always look upon this secret centre of our heart, but when we look upon it, we have our goal and our peace in sight, and, because the Soul here, is in the body, there is falling away, and flight, and loss of the wings."
The part which says, "GOD is the centre of the All (Universe); He is also the centre of our Soul", is represented by the squared circle, which was explained on this page. The squared circle starts off with a small circle, which represents the soul and ends with the larger circle covering the whole thing, which represents God. The square represents the physical world and the triangle represents body, mind and spirit. There's and inner Universe and and outer Universe and they are one and the same. They are just one dot, but the circle is the empty dot that has been expanded to give the illusion that it is separate from the center.
In the book called Flying Saucers Have Landed, Desmond Lesley hinted that these craft use the principle of becoming the center in order to travel to different parts of the circle, or Universe, better still the empty point, "Suppose now, for the sake of further argument, that the wonderful force that causes the components of atoms to whirl round central nuclei, and moons to spin round planets, planets to rotate round suns, suns to roll round galaxies and, possibly, galaxies to circle, with majestic quadrille, something infinitely greater; suppose that this splendid and colossal primary force (the Cosmic Serpent of the Ancients) could also be used to ‘skid‘ flying saucers from one system to another at speeds beyond our wildest conception?"
As explained on the Flying Saucer Philosophy, these craft reduce speed, time and distance to 0, as in they become the point and that allows them to travel the empty point.
Howard Menger made a similar quote to Desmond Leslie in his book From Outer Space with this comment, " Your body is made up of an infinite number of little solar systems, just like your own solar system, each having its own field or gravictic force around it, with particles revolving in their respective orbits, as the planets do. All of these components—and that's a better term than 'particle'—are held in their orbits by this gravictic force, in a relationship of almost perfect equilibrium."
In the book called The Symbolism of the Tarot, by P. D. Ouspensky, there is this quote that expresses the same sentiment, "for if the Name of God be really in all (if God be present in all), all should be analogous to each other—the smallest particle analogous to the whole, the speck of dust analogous to the universe, and all analogous to God."
In polytheistic religions, like Hinduism, there is the idea that all the gods are really just aspects of the one god so in that sense it is a one to many type of monotheism.
This statement is from an ancient story called The Golden Ass by Aldius from the polytheistic Roman empire expressing this attitude that all gods are really one god, "I am Nature, the Universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are. My gesture governs the shining heights of Heaven, the wholesome sea breezes, the lamentable silences of the land below. Though I am worshipped in many aspects, known by countless names, and propitiated with all manner of different rites, yet the whole round Earth venerates me."
The Hermetica expresses this same attitude, "I cannot hope to name the maker of all majesty, the father and master of everything, with a single name, even a name composed of many names; he is nameless or rather he is all-named since his is one and all, so that one must call all things by his name or call him by the names of everything."
Marian Green said the same thing in a Witch Alone, "The Goddess is nameless, yet she has many names in many lands and pantheons. If you examine their mystery you will find not names but titles, attributes, 'job descriptions', even, spelled out in many tongues."
In the Kabbala the vowels in the words God and Yahweh are removed and become the Tetragrammaton, or four letters, so that they can't be pronounced. It is technically idolatry to say the name of God because a name, like an idol, falls too far short of the totality and narrows that totality to something so small. It would be like looking at a tiny spec on an elephant and not perceiving the totality of the elephant.
In the Garden of Eden Adam in his unfallen state was the one doing the naming.
The band called Nightwish used the name Nemo as the perfect name to call an enlightened person who has received salvation. The name Nemo means nobody and that describes the soul pretty well. The body doesn't exist, it is just a collective of organs, which is a collective of tissues, which is a collective of cells etc, working in harmony with each other. That harmony is the Nemo. The song called Nemo on the Nightwish page is full of occult symbolism and explained here.
Using the fabric from before being stretched out, imagine the word Nemo being clearly visible when the fabric is in its original condition, but it becomes invisible as it is stretched out. Nemo is still there but it can only be seen when it is at its origin in the center. Imagine when the name Nemo disappears, countless names take its place. Like a tree that has many species emerging as the tree grows bigger and bigger, but they all ultimately emerge from the one root and that root is buried underground out of sight and out of mind. That's another example of how the invisible is at the center of everything and nothing exists without it.
The nameless, or all named god, is at the center of the universe and is effectively silent even though he contains the sounds of all names, just like a body is really just the totality and perfect synchronization of all its individual organs. The body is effectively the center that is everywhere and is like the fifth element. The body is immovable, but it moves the individual organs.
Andrew Chumbley, in Azoetia, stated that true movement on the path is to be made only in the center, "Being of Infinite Mobility the Point is the Path and every Path a Point, ever tending towards a greater sublimation - to be realised as a Continuum of Omnipresent Direction." The word sublimation means a substances changing from one form to its last form without any middle stages, for example ice turning straight into gas without the liquid stage. In this context it means being at alpha and omega at the same time without the distance, speed and time in between. The word omnipresent means being everywhere at once which is what the point is.
The most efficient form of travel isn't traveling in a straight line from point A to point B but traveling in a point, as in not moving at all. If time, speed and distance are reduced to zero, then traveling in a point becomes feasible. This is travel by harmony and not disharmony.
Those of the center travel on the road, whereas those of the circumference travel in the hamster wheel.
This quote from the Gospel of Philip, in the Gnostic gospels is very relevant to what this page is about, "An ass which turns a millstone did a hundred miles walking. When it was loosed it found that it was still at the same place. There are men who make many journeys, but make no progress towards any destination. When evening came upon them, the saw neither city nor village, neither human artifact nor natural phenomenon, power nor angel. In vain have the wretches labored."
The story of Sampson, mentioned on this page, is a metaphor for how Man labors on a big millstone where he works really hard all his life and goes nowhere as the Gospel of Philip stated.
The Book of Thomas the Contender, in the Gnostic gospels, has a really good quote about the circumference of the wheel that Man is imprisoned to, "Woe to you because of the wheel that turns in your mind!"
The concept of the middle, as in the center, turns up in numerous places in the Gnostic gospels and the Gnostics were clearly saying that the middle was the divine part of reality.
The Gospel of Thomas, "I stood in the middle of the world, and in flesh I appeared to them."
The Tripartite Tractate, "Those belonging to the thought and those of the representation are called "the Right Ones" and "Psychic" and "the Fiery Ones" and "the Middle Ones." In another part of the Tripartite Tractate is this statement, "The spiritual race will receive complete salvation in every way. The material will receive destruction in every way, just as one who resists him. The psychic race, since it is in the middle when it is brought forth and also when it is created, is double according to its determination for both good and evil." The spiritually attuned are of the center as this Gnostic book states.
The Apocalypse of Peter, "the crowning by those of the middle region, and the body of his radiance which they bring in hope of service because of a reward of honor."
The Gospel of Truth, "He became a guide, quiet and in leisure. In the middle of a school he came and spoke the Word, as a teacher. Those who were wise in their own estimation came to put him to the test. But he discredited them as empty-headed people. They hated him because they really were not wise men. After all these came also the little children, those who possess the knowledge of the Father. When they became strong they were taught the aspects of the Father's face. They came to know and they were known. They were glorified and they gave glory. In their heart, the living book of the Living was manifest, the book which was written in the thought and in the mind of the Father and, from before the foundation of the All, is in that incomprehensible part of him."
This passage from The Gospel of Truth is full of meaning. The statement "He became a guide, quiet and in leisure" means that he teaches from a state of rest and he teaches from the silence. It's not an accident that the quiet and silence is taught in the middle of the school, which is the world and that is where the Word is spoken. Those who are to receive this teaching from the middle are the children and not those who are conditioned in this world. These children achieve Gnosis.
The Paraphrase of Shem mentions the middle region of nature a lot and there are too many instances of it to put here but they can be read on this link.
In the movie called Dark City, that was explained on the Movie Metaphors page, there was a clock that was inside a giant head that controls all of humanity in that movie. This is the poster for that movie. It shows the main character imprisoned to time. Spirals feature prominently in this movie and there is even a scene where the word illusion is shown among the spirals. The spirals represent all the cycles of nature as mentioned on this page and they are ultimately illusions, or Empty Points, compared to the center that is producing them.
In the book called "From Outer Space to You", there is a statement from Ashtar saying this, "our ventlas do not spin. The emanation of spiral radiation from our ships give the illusion of spinning. The upper or positive polarity of the ventla radiates emanations outwardly from the center due to the collection and concentration of light particles through a vortice funnel in the center unseen. These light emanations radiating outward appear such as grooves on one of your phonograph records. The lower negative polarity operates in reverse. This light substance emanation is contained within a field of zero circumference, which is void, giving the impression of an egg." This passage is describing the principle on which this craft operates and the very center of the craft, where the power is coming from has zero distance in it, which could mean it's a singularity. It has essentially become the axis of the Universe, which has zero distance, speed and time, while the energy field around the ventla revolves around it, like so many other things in the Universe. This passage would also explain why crop circles are in a swirling pattern.
Imagine a wheel that spins with one object at the outer edge, one near the center and one in the center, the object on the outer edge and the one near the center will make a revolution at the same time, but the object on the outer edge will experience more g forces than the object near the center. The object in the center of the wheel will not experience any g forces because it has already made a revolution before the wheel has even started turning. Time, speed and distance for the object in the middle of the wheel are at zero and in that sense it is moving without moving. The axis of the wheel is the rest or immobility that moves the wheel. The part of the wheel that is outside of the center doesn't really move because it always ends up at square one. The axis, which is stationary, is the thing that really moves. Looking at this this way the statement in The Hermetica, "it will quickly be there, not as having passed from place to place but simply as being there", makes a lot more sense. If the object on the outside edge of the wheel separated itself from the wheel and became one with the axis then it wouldn't experience g forces anymore.
It's the same thing with a cyclone. The eye in the center of it is calm while the wind surrounding it is fierce. The centrifuge rides at shows have a man in the center of the ride controlling it while everyone on the outside is pinned to the walls, but the controller isn't affected at all. The All Seeing Eye is in a state of calm as well while the movements and tempests of the world revolve around it. There is traveling on the road and there is traveling on the Hamster wheel, that is the difference between the Way of the Tao and the Way of the World.
Black Holes spin at extremely fast speeds because there is so much mass concentrated in such a small area. It is just like a cyclone that the closer to the center, the more speed there is. The center of a Black Hole, like the center of anything else, is a gravity well that taps into the center of the Universe and holds everything together because it is perfectly balanced. A gravity well is like fog that is cleared away to reveal light and the stronger the center is, the more the world fades away.
Things nearer the center move faster because there is an area of emptiness in the center that winds, the water in a whirlpool or the fabric of space and time want to fill up.
The original Flying Saucer movement emphasized that these craft were tapping in and becoming part of the center of the Universe that is everywhere in the Universe, which is something that has been forgotten by modern researchers.
The eye is a dot in the circle and the eyes are called the window of the soul. The windows of the soul are the dots, or the center. That is the thing that connects the soul with the outside world. The center of the All Seeing Eye likewise is the window to God. This is what the axis of the Universe is. The center of the eye has the most clarity and the peripheral vision is blurry.
The center of a cyclone has the most clarity and is calm. It penetrates through the clouds to the higher realm above. The center is the key to accessing the higher realm through clarity and calmness.
In the Testimony of Truth in the Gnostic gospels is this statement knowledge will come in the place of rest where there is clarity, like the center of a cyclone, "And [they came to know] themselves, [(as to) who they are], or rather, where they are [now], and what is the [place in which they will rest from their senselessness, [arriving] at knowledge."
Aleister Crowley in his book the Tao Teh King made a similar statement, "He delivereth them from the restlessness of knowledge and the cravings of discontent. As to those who have knowledge already, he teacheth them the way of non-action. This being assured, there is no disorder in the world."
The Tao Te Ching made the statement that nothing clears water except stillness and it is this state of rest in the water that represents the world that allows it to become clear so that insight can be gained by observing the higher world above. The way of non action is the road that is talked about on this page, which is the stillness of the axis. The statement by Aleister Crowley that "there is no disorder in the world" means that the stillness of the center is in a state of harmony and not in the state of disorder that the movement of the material world is in.
Could that tunnel that is reported in so many Near Death Experiences actually be the center of the Universe opening up to reveal the higher realm above? It is usually portrayed as having clouds on either side, much like a cyclone. It is in a state of calm with no time, distance and speed.
Another commonly reported feature of Near Death Experiences is that the souls can see everything from every angle. Considering the passage in the Bible where Jesus Christ saw all the kingdoms of the world at once and how there is no distance, then this phenomenon in Near Death Experiences can be explained. The soul becomes part of the point which encompasses everything in the circle, also called the empty point. In this way the soul's vision and understanding become greatly broadened and is not restricted to a single point in time, distance and speed anymore. This is the key to becoming the Universe.
Elijah in 2 Kings 2:11, was taken off to Heaven in a whirlwind, "As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind."
The Book of Psalms 77:18 uses a whirlwind as something that is a gateway between Heaven and Earth, "Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen." God's light and words are in the emptiness, as far as the world is concerned, in the center of the whirlwind which is the gateway between worlds. The sea represents the world and God's path is the path of the center that is the emptiness that allowed Moses to part the sea. The footprints not being seen is the invisible nature of the center and the path as far as the sea and the world are concerned. That path is where the light is seen, in the emptiness of the path and not in the murky sea that is the world.
The whirlwind appears in Job 38:1-2 as a way that God uses to communicate with Job, "Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" Notice that darkness is connected to a lack of knowledge or Gnosis displayed by Job. That is a very Gnostic statement.
Nahum 1:3-4 has this fantastic statement about God, "His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet. 4He rebukes the sea and dries it up; he makes all the rivers run dry." The whirlwind is the area of emptiness in the storm that blocks out the light and that is God's way. The rebuking of the sea and drying it up is the rebuking of this world and drying it up.
In modern times The Wizard of Oz is about a girl who is transported to another world by a tornado. It's the same thing. She follows the path of enlightenment with the people who represent different aspects of herself. She goes back home after exposing the Demiurge figure that is veiled by a curtain, that represents the world covering up the higher world. They discover that he isn't as powerful as he makes himself out to be. The home is her original spiritual state and now she has been improved alchemically by her experiences in the land of Oz.
A whirlpool creates an empty space in the water, which is its center. The empty space within the whirlpool is essentially the higher realm of the air penetrating into the water and creating access to the higher realm in the water and as far as the water and the fish in it is concerned, it is empty. To access the higher realm it is important to become empty and to become nothing, which is essentially what the air in the center of the whirlpool is. It is empty and nothing compared to the water swirling around it. This is something that is preached by religions. As was explained on the page Reinterpreting the Bible, the water represents the world and Jesus Christ walking on water represented him and his disciples being above the world. The people of this world were represented as being fish that the disciples would throw their nets into to pull them out and into the higher realm.
The edge of the empty space in the whirlpool is essentially warping the water's space and time so that in the emptiness of its center, the water's time, speed and distance are essentially at zero. The page called Flying Saucer Philosophy shows numerous examples of these craft warping space and time around them. They seem to be detached from normal reality and are in a type of emptiness within time and space and are not affected by the surrounding environment, like the empty space within the water is not affected by the water.
Think of a roll of tape, or anything else, the closer the tape is to the center, the less distance, time and speed it needs to make a complete revolution. But it doesn't go to zero in the area of where the tape is, that zero only exists in the emptiness of the center. The emptiness in the center is the same as outside of that tape altogether and the center is how to get out of that roll and into the greater reality.
Think of a video game, or any other media that is on a disk. It can take place over years and have worlds that have great distances in them, as well as speeds needed to transverse them, but they are all compressed in the here and now in the one place and at the same speed, which is still if it isn't spinning. The center of the media is emptiness compared with it and that emptiness of the center connects with the greater reality. It is invisible, but controls everything surrounding it. Would the people in those video games ever suspect that there was an invisible center that was making their world spin? Interestingly the media is read in a spiral way, much like the way so many spirals exist in natures in a macro and micro sense and that spiral merges with the center into the real world and that's when it stops, it has become the beginning and end. Artificial realities mirror the real world with the whole thing being moves in something that is at rest as The Hermetica put it.
Using an ancient metaphor the Book of Revelation 6:14 puts it this way, "The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place." The physical world is nothing more than a scroll to the higher realm. Just like a DVD it spirals towards the center and then the center itself is an area of emptiness, as far as the world on the scroll is concerned. That area of emptiness in the center of the scroll connects with the outside world and it is empty as far as the scroll and everything in it is concerned.
It's interesting that DNA is read in a spiral, just like Man made recording mediums.
The concept of Ex Nihilo, which is Latin for out of nothing, is a religious concept that God's creation came out of nothing. After reading everything on this page, the nothing that everything came out of is nothing as far as the everything of this world is concerned. The page called The Quantum Vacuum explained this concept in more detail. What if physical life emerged from nothing Ex Nihilo? This is something that Evolutionists and the ancient alien Panspermia theorists don't want to contemplate. The Evolutionists agree that the entire Universe came out of nothing called the Big Bang, but better not suggest that life came out of nothing. The non achieving ancient alien theorists insist that life came from somewhere else but that just transfers the mysteries of the origins of life and doesn't solve it at all.
Life comes from life as the Creationists say, but where is that life and what is it? As was explained on the page The Meaning of Life, life wasn't defined as being anything physical but was something from a higher realm that was accessed through the emptiness of the center that is outside of time, distance and speed. If the Evolutionists can replicate the Primordial Slime to prove that life could come from the Earth, then that standard theory has no foundation.
This statement is from page 252 of the book called Diabolical and it puts the concept of nothingness in this way, "The two pentagrams added together (5 + 5) create Malkuth (10), a basis for all manifestations of the energy on the material plane. From the mystical perspective however, thanks to their positions, they can create a condition for the annihilation of the opposite which mathematically is expressed as the (-5) + (+5) = 0 formula. The object and the subject become one and are annihilated in the ecstatic unity. As it is written in The Book of the Law: We are one, we are none."
The statement by Aleister Crowley "We are one, we are none" is essentially saying that everyone is really nothingness in the singularity of the point. The number one in numerology is God or the Monad, which is represented by the dot in the circle. That dot is none as far as the circle, the Universe is concerned and that quote by Aleister Crowley is a very good quote.
The quote "God is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere" complements "We are one, we are none" quite well.
Aleister Crowley was a supporter of the Tao Te Ching philosophy and he wrote his own book about it called the Tao Teh King and he made some interest quotes that are worth mentioning. This is from the chapter called The Infinite Womb, "The sole source of energy is the Tao. Who may declare its nature? It is beyond Sense, yet all form is hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Perceptibles are hidden within it. It is beyond Sense, yet all Being is hidden within it. This Being excites Perception, and the Word thereof. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, its Name((The. Zero contains all possibilities, for it may be written 0= X (-X), where X is anything soever and -X its opposite. However complex X may be, it is always to be cancelled by its -X. Thus the universe is always potentially anything and everything, yet actually Nothing.)) operateth continuously, causing all to flow in the cycle of Change, which is Love and Beauty. How do I know this? By my comprehension of the Tao".
What he's saying is that the Universe is made up of polar opposites and all the polar opposites will cancel out and this cancelled out state is the Tao and the ground state. There's a passage in the Gnostic gospels that is related, The Gospel of Phillip, "Light and darkness, life and death, right and left, are brothers of one another. They are inseparable. Because of this neither are the good good, nor the evil evil, nor is life life, nor death death. For this reason each one will dissolve into its earliest origin. But those who are exalted above the world are indissoluble, eternal". The earliest origin is the underlying state of the Universe that is the foundation of everything and this is where all the polar opposites will cancel out to.
There are numerous other quotes from Aleister Crowley on the none being a divine state to aspire to, particularly in The Book of the Law.
"men speak not of Thee as One but as None; and let them speak not of thee at all, since thou art continuous!"
"None, breathed the light, faint & faery, of the stars, and two." This goes back to God's breath of life and God is of the none. The two refers to all the polar opposites of this Universe.
"The Perfect and the Perfect are one Perfect and not two; nay, are none!" The two perfects spoken of here are really one perfect that have the illusion of being two. The one perfect is the same as none in the singularity.
"Nothing is a secret key of this law". This is divine law that transcends Man's laws of good and evil and it is the none as far as this world is concerned. The none is the key that unlocks the gateway to the higher world as going in the the narrow gate in the Bible stated.
"But they have the half: unite by thine art so that all disappear." Make the two polar opposites one, which in turn cancels out the Universe to become the point in the origin of everything. This is the true art of the magician.
The two become one and the one becomes none. Zero and one are different from all other numbers because they will always give the same result when multiplied. These two numbers are unchanging and like God they always were and always will be. Every number is made up of ones and even fractions are fractions of one. Every single number is really just nothing but ones that have an infinite diversity when those ones appear to be separated. Everything in the Universe, made up of polar opposites, is all the one essence that has the illusion of diversity. Think of a video game world, it looks very diverse but it is nothing by zeros and ones. The zero and one are at the center where there is no time, distance and speed and the split up diversity of the one is still contained in the one. The one is the unity of all the diversity created by the polar opposites and that gets cancelled out to zero. Remember what the Gospel of Thomas saying 11 says, "On the day when you were one, you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"
Atheists ask the question that if Man was made in the image of God then shouldn't Man be invisible? Exactly. After everything just mentioned Man is invisible covered over or in the center of his existence. Better still the circumference, that Andrew Chumbley called the Empty Point, is in the image of the point. The image of the circumference is the illusion that is the image of reality of the point that all illusions are.
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden was placed right in the middle of the place as mentioned in Genesis 2:9 and Genesis 3:3, "The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.", "God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"
As explained on the page A Real Creation Theory, the Garden of Eden story was a metaphor for the soul becoming polarised and entering the physical world. The fact that these trees are placed in the middle of this garden was not an accident. The middle is the gateway between worlds that connected the higher realm with the lower realm. The Garden of Eden had a river that watered the garden and it split into four rivers that flowed out to the world. This represents that in the center there is the oneness that nourishes everything and the river splitting into four represents the four cardinal directions of the compass and of the physical or lower world. The center nourishes everything that comes out of it. Adam and Eve were banished after God made garments of skin for them and the skin wasn't from a slaughtered animal, but their skin.
In the Book of Daniel 4:10, there is another symbolic tree that also just happens to be in the middle, "These are the visions I saw while lying in bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous. 11The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth. Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the wild animals found shelter, and the birds lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.
“In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before me was a holy one, a messenger, b coming down from heaven. He called in a loud voice: ‘Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the birds from its branches. But let the stump and its roots, bound with iron and bronze, remain in the ground, in the grass of the field.
“ ‘Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him live with the animals among the plants of the earth. Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times c pass by for him."
As was explained on the Tower of Babel page King Nebuchadnezzar was like the tree whose top reached to heaven, which means that he was in touch with heaven, much like the Tower of Babel, but he developed the mind of an animal and this caused him to lose touch with heaven, which is symbolized by the tree getting cut down. King Nebuchadnezzar didn't literally become an animal but he developed the mind of one and that is just as bad. A lot of people interpert this passage in the Book of Daniel to mean that King Nebuchadnezzar went mad, and this is certaintly true, but he went mad because he developed the mind of an animal, this is the root of mental illnesses. Most leaders that have existed, as well as people and the civilizations have been animalistic in nature and operate primarily from their base instincts. The animal state of mind, that started with King Nebuchadnezzar, created the Beast system that is spoken of in the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation. The Beast system is the system that those who operation from their animalistic state of minds create.
The tree being in the middle of the world meant that it was a gateway that connected Heaven and Earth as the Book of Daniel states. King Nebuchadnezzar and his kingdom were operating in a higher state of consciousness and were able to access the middle to the higher realm. That access to the higher realm lost when he developed the animal mind as stated on this page.
There's a very strange passage in Genesis 1:6 that seems to be suggesting that there is a sea in the sky that is above heaven, "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
People who interpret the Bible literally will believe that there was once a sea in the sky, but they fail to understand what this book is saying. It says that the firmament is in the midst of the waters, as in the center of it, like a whirlpool. The center of the whirlpool is empty, just like the firmament in heaven. God's kingdom isn't above anything, but rather it is in the center of everything. The firmament is surrounded by the polar opposites of above and below and the waters swirl around it, like in a whirlpool. The firmament is in a state of balance, rest and zero gravity.
On the page called the Hymn of the Pearl and on the Decoding Moby page, the soul is compared to being a pearl that is picked up by a higher being and brought to the higher world. Pearls are put in one place in a jewelry box, which is infinitely smaller than the Shoreless Sea they are brought out of, yet is infinitely more valuable. If the sea, which represents the world, is an illusion or the empty point then of course it has no value. But the pearls are brought out of it because they have value and they are put in the center that is the jewelry box because the pearls are of the center. The jewelry box is outside of the sea in the nothingness as far as the sea and everything in it is concerned. The pearls are now part of the emptiness of the higher world. The wisdom, beauty, contentment, spirit, enlightenment etc, are of the center and the more people stray away from those higher qualities, the more they drown in the sea and come to their spiritual resting place in the mud at the bottom rather than being in company with the valuable in the jewelry box. This is a poetic verse from Qutub by Andrew Chumbley about this subject, "The Pearl from out each Grain of Sand. Upon that Sea the Stone shall float: A Light to lure the Mages' Boat, Like Dew caught on the Spider-strand." The grain of sand is the body in a desert surrounded by billions of other grains of sand and it hides the soul, represented as a pearl that is of value to the mage. The mage rides on the sea, which represents the world and he will give love and instruction to that pearl over the worthless sand. The boat itself, like the jewelry box, is empty of the world.
A similar metaphor to the pearl diver is the grave robber. The grave robber will intrude his way into the Underworld looking for anything precious. He leaves behind anything that is death, because it is worthless and takes the jewelry back to the land of the living. The jewelry is of the land of the living and only those who are alive can perceive its value. The dead can only perceive darkness, dirt and the stench of death because that which is precious is invisible to them. But just because something is invisible doesn't reduce its value at all and just because someone is blind doesn't make the precious thing he can't perceive have no valuable. The dead don't care that they have had something precious taken from them. The dead don't even realise that anything precious was taken from them and they don't even realise that they had anything precious on them in the first place. Such is the plight of the ignorant. If people don't use that which is precious it will be taken away from them. Become like the precious and get noticed and taken up by higher powers to the world of the living. Stay dead and only get noticed by the profane creatures who feed on death as explained on The Lord of the Flies page.
This passage from Matthew 13:12 makes more sense with the grave robber example, "Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables:
“Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand."
The Bible makes it very clear that the Kingdom of God is invisible and hidden away from most people and only a few are privileged to see it and reap its rewards, "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field." The field is the world and just like the pearl in the mud, it is worthless compared to what is hidden in it. The kingdom of heaven, despite being so small in the size of a singularity, is much more valuable than the field itself.
Magic rituals are performed in a circle with the practitioner visualizing a circle, or a sphere, of energy emerging out of the center and creating a magic space of power. The altar itself is in the center where the tools to perform the magical operations are and the higher realms are accessed through the center of the magic circle. There is a paradoxical thing in magic where the circle is squared when the magician calls forth the spirits from the four corners, each one representing one of the four elements, of the Earth to participate in the ritual.
The four elements come together in the center of the squared circle to become the fifth element that is the totality. This is the doorway to higher realms. It is created by creating a singularity of the physical world.
The Great Pyramid's missing capstone is a good example of the four elements and directions merging together into the unity that is invisible. Perhaps the capstone was never added to the Great Pyramid, but that doesn't mean that it is missing. The four elements and directions pay homage to the invisible capstone. The capstone is portrayed as being separated from the pyramid and glowing with its own light. The invisible harmony is the harmony that is enlightenment and all seeing and it is above the physical reality, but in charge of it.
This is from a book called A Witch Alone, by Marian Green, explaining the importance of the circle used in magical rituals, "A circle is perhaps the oldest pattern set out by people, recognised by artists, acknowledged by tiny children. It is a symbol of eternity, of equality, of permanence and of change. The face of the rising sun is round, the repeating plosh as raindrops splash into puddles forms recurring circles, the patch of light born of a single flame or a mighty bonfire sheds warmth and illumination in a circle. From huddles of playing children to the greatest gatherings of learned people, the shape they make is often a circle, where all can be heard, all can offer advice, all can equally participate in whatever is being arranged. So it is with magic.
The circle cast by the ceremonial magician or swept by the old wise woman's broom on her earthy floor represents a kind of spaceship, a time traveller's craft whose occupants may be transported to other times or other places. Its use is ancient, its power is unfailing."
Marian Green unwittingly agrees with Andrew Chumbley and this page, as well as the Flying Saucer Philosophy page, that the circle, with its axis, is the true way to travel the universe.
This is another passage from Marian Green that mentions what the main purpose of a magical circle is, "It is necessary to realise that the greatest asset to magical work, especially that performed as a lone practitioner, is the ability to enter an altered state of controlled consciousness, for it is this which allows the seeker to come face to face with the Old Ones in their own worlds. It is by mentally entering this altered state, within a magical 'flying' circle, that the Otherworld becomes visible, real and interactive with the traveller between the worlds. Once the circle has been set up it should become a vehicle to allow you to travel through time, space or the realms of Nature, where all things which change have their roots and primal patterns, and where changes which happen in our world can be initiated."
Also this one where she confirms the center is still and silent, "Eventually you will learn that the circles which form so important an aspect of Green Magic are actually spirals, turning about a still centre, yet actually rising through different planes of existence. Within this magical cone of power you will discover all the talents you have for making magic, for healing, for divination, and here, in the quiet circle you will eventually come to meet the Goddess of the Land and her Lord of Life."
It's not so much true that things and people out of the center travel in a circle around the center, but rather they travel in a spiral as the center moves. If it was just a circle then no advancement would be made. This statement is from A Witch Alone on this subject, "the circles which form so important an aspect of Green Magic are actually spirals, turning about a still centre, yet actually rising through different planes of existence."
The energy of the Universe is accessed by going into the center as explained in A Witch Alone, "Lastly, look within your own heart. See there too is a flame of light, the divine, eternal spark which has been part of your own essence since you came into being, and learn how that is part of the Creator, and through this all your magical power can be extended. If you become aware that you are connected to the source of energy which powers the entire universe you will see that you can do anything your true will requires. It is by this slender link that whatever powers of magic you learn to control flow into the realm of Earth and take effect, making cures, moving mountains or aiding humanity on its long road of evolution.
If that link is clear and well-established you will never be tired by your magic, for you cannot exhaust the power of the universe! You should always draw from that divine spark within, to refresh yourself and be full of joy and peace at the end of any working. Write a final line praising this hidden light within that it may come to shine as a beacon of love and truth and honour among living beings of Earth.
You will see, if you draw a diagram of what has been described above, that you have created a circle about you, marking the horizon, and then a circle from your right hand, over your head and down under the ground, and within this is that divine spark at your heart centre. This is a most ancient and potent symbol, a sphere delineated in white flame, the Inner Light, the Fire of Creation, the Illuminator, the Enlightening Wisdom."
Another passage in A Witch Alone states again that energy comes in the form of spirals, "These traditional four Elements represent the spokes of a wheel, which give it both balance and power. By calling upon these traditional Elements you create a kind of vortex which spins the energy you are drawing up from the Earth herself and mixes it with the power that is flowing down from the sky, making a potent source of magical force by which your spells will be made to work. You cause this power to move because in your ritual or in your mind you will be walking, dancing or sweeping around the circle, like a spoon in a teacup, stirring these balanced lines of energy into a cord of light which, rather like a twisted electric cable, can direct the energy where it is needed."
The light itself is produced in the middle of the circuit and its power is brought to it by the polar opposites of the cables. Enlightenment exists in the middle and that is where the Kundalini rises up like a coiled snake, or a spiral, to reach the Third Eye. The Caduceus has two snakes rising up in a coil, like two power cords of opposite polarities, to reach the top which is the center that is above them. That fact that the center is a sphere that has wings on it means that it is spiritual, containing the totalities, created by all the polar opposites represented by the snakes. The center is above the polarities, or contains the polarities, because that which is above can see and encompass all that is underneath it.
On the page called The Tower of Babel this story was a metaphor for Mankind attempting to gain a connection with the higher realm above them and getting sabotaged by being polarised and tribalised in an animalistic state. The Tower of Babel was a spiral that started off wide at the bottom, the Earth, and got closer to the center as it got higher until the spiral, which was a separation from the center, has now joined with the center, at the top and this top is the gateway between Heaven and Earth. This may have been the symbolism of the Ziggurat in ancient Mesopotamia.
This video shows the true orbits, which should be called spirals, of the planets as the Sun moves through Space. Not the planets, but the center. It is not like anything the textbooks or the science videos show.
The planets orbit the Sun at different speeds, times and distances, but they travel with the Sun at the same speed, time and distance, which is a paradox. Both are true relative to the micro or the macro way of viewing things. Individually they are different, but collectively they are the same. It's not so much the Sun that is at the center of the Solar System, but its center of gravity that is at the center of the Solar System, which is invisible but which everything else, including the Sun that is tugged off center by the gravity of the planets, orbit around. The Sun cannot be the center because every other planet and object in the Solar System has its own center of gravity, or gravity well, but the Sun's gravity well is much bigger than everything else's. All objects whether life or inanimate have a gravity well and all are thinning out the fabric of space and time to that axis of the Universe. That gravity well may appear to be moving, but what is underneath it is stationary and it is the same thing as what exists everywhere in the Solar System, meaning that there is an infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. Everywhere in the Solar System, as well as the Universe, is the center. If movement isn't traveling in circles that always take the object back to the same place then in reality the center is the only thing that does move. Then again the Sun itself is orbiting the Black Hole in the center of the galaxy and is moving at the same speed, time and distance as every other star with the center. The arms of the Milky Way galaxy themselves orbit in a spiral and not in a circle. Perhaps the galaxies are orbiting something bigger still. In this sense there is no movement in the Universe. The movements of the planets are insignificant compared to the movement of all the other stars in the galaxy, just as the movement of the electrons around the nucleus are insignificant compared to the much greater object they are a part of. The immobility of the center is what creates mobility as The Hermetica explained.
The body doesn't exist but it is a collective of organs that work in harmony with every other organ and system in the body. Organs don't exist, they are a collective of tissues that work in harmony to keep the organ functioning. Tissues don't exist, they are a collective of cells that work in harmony to make the tissue work. Cells don't exist, they are a collective of DNA, RNA and other components that work in harmony. The chemicals that make up cells don't exist, they are a collective of atoms working in harmony and the atoms themselves are 99.999999999996 percent empty space and going much smaller still they are made up of subatomic particles called quarks and going much smaller still are vibrational strings. The only thing that does exist is the harmony or the center that everything revolves around to complete it. Consciousness doesn't exist, yet everything in the body revolves around it and that consciousness is the same thing as the axis of the Universe. Every cell in the body will completely replace itself over seven years, but consciousness is still there and doesn't get replaced because there is not time, distance or speed for it, unlike everything else that revolves around it.
Other things like books, music, the fifth element, flora and fauna etc, don't exist, they are all made up of their individual components, which are themselves made of of individual components that keep going down into an irreducible complexity which doesn't exist. It doesn't exist in the way that can be known by the worldly anyway. The irreducible complexity is the center that everything revolves around that gives meaning to all the individual components that make it up.
The silence that is mentioned on this page is the harmony that everything revolves around and it is only silent as far as this world is concerned. Just like being in the center of a cyclone enables someone to perceive the sky above, the silence will enable people to hear and learn of the higher realities that are drowned out by this world. The silence is an aspect of the center just like the lack of time, distance and speed.
Something that is related to this subject is direction. If time, distance and speed are illusions then direction would have to be an illusion as well. Direction is relative to the thing a person is standing on but down on Earth on one side of the Sun is different to down on Earth is completely different to down on Earth on some other side of the Sun and in Space direction becomes meaningless. If direction is relative to the center of a planet or the center of the Solar System or the center of the galaxy then things are more consistent. But as has been explained the center is everywhere in the Universe and everywhere else is the empty point so that makes direction irrelevant in that sense. The only direction is being directionless in the center just like the center of a compass will always be without direction no matter where it is just like that statement "No matter where you go, there you are." This state of being directionless and being without time, distance and speed is the principle of a wormhole.
The Allegory of the Cave by Plato mentions how a man who is imprisoned all his life gets freed from a dark cave. When his eye adjust to the light outside he can start perceiving the higher world. Naturally he will want to come back into the cave and tell everyone what he has seen and of the greater world outside, but what he will find is that they cannot perceive what he is saying and they can't even perceive him. He has now become a member of that invisible darkworld, that is really of the light and is now just as invisible as it is. This has always been the great conundrum of the mystics throughout the ages and why they always have been frustrated in their efforts. That greater reality outside the cave is the unseen center. The world of the cave that the prisoners see are just shadows and not of the light.
Objects like guitar strings or blades of a fan become harder to see the faster they move. They are easiest to perceive when they are still and silent. Vibrations, or oscillations, are a spinning that have been flattened out. The straight line in the middle is the point that is moving with the off center objects circling it in a spiral. The line on an Oscilloscope are warped straight lines and the straight line has effectively become invisible. The warping of the lines, where on an Oscilloscope or the strings on a guitar, are straight lines that are out of balance and off center and are moving in a cycle at polar opposites to compensate for that lack of balance. If these lines were balanced there would be no movement and no sound. The straight line and the guitar string are the harmony that is invisible when in motion and become clear when still. This statement from Howard Menger becomes clearer when using the Oscilloscope and guitar strings example, "the universe which is kept in motion because of its off-balance seeking an equilibrium (if it ever did reach an equilibrium naturally all motion would cease)." This quote by Nikola Tesla becomes easier to understand as well, "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
Nikola Tesla put that principle to good use with his Earthquake machine which the Mythbusters tried to replicate. They didn't create and Earthquake but they managed to get a solid bridge to start vibrating with a small device. They had to acknowledge that there was something to it.
Earthquakes are caused by a disequilibrium and an imbalance in the Earth's crust. That produces movement that are a frequency, much like waves and anyone who has experienced and up and down Earthquake will feel like it is very fast pulses. When the Earth's crust goes back into balance the movements stop as Howard Menger said, "the universe which is kept in motion because of its off-balance seeking an equilibrium (if it ever did reach an equilibrium naturally all motion would cease.)"
The concept of the dot in the circle appears in other places in the Bible and these passages clearly state that God and the divine powers occupy the center.
In Isaiah 40:22 is this passage, "He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth."
In Job 26:10 is this passage that makes God out to be a great architect, "He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness." The polar opposites of light and dark exist in the circumference of the water which represents the world. God is in the center of that world and drives those polar opposites that are one the circumference of the circle that has been drawn up by God. The polar opposites exist because they are separated from the center and if they merged together they would be in God's place of rest. Blessed is he who takes his place in the beginning as the Gospel of Thomas stated.
The New Testament has two important references to the got in the circle. The first one is in Mark 3:34, "Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother." Jesus Christ is in the center and not the circumference like regular people are.
The second reference to the dot in the circle in the New Testament is in Revelation 7:11, "And all the angels stood there in a circle around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground before the throne and worshiped God". God, like Jesus Christ, exists in the center and everything revolve around them. The center is where the throne exists and not outside of it.
Revelation 7:17 describes the Lamb as being in the center of the throne, "For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.'" The center is where the road to life exists and as mentioned before it is the axis that does the moving. Those of the center will be lead to the right places.
The book called the Tao Te Ching stresses the importance on being empty of this world and being in a state of nothingness, "The Tao is (like) the emptiness of a vessel; and in our employment of it we must be on our guard against all fulness. How deep and unfathomable it is, as if it were the Honoured Ancestor of all things!" Think of Noah's ark that kept the chosen alive while everyone and every animal was drowned. That ark was empty in comparison to the water it was on and this was explained on The Lord of the Flies page.
There is another quote also stressing the importance on being empty, "It is better to leave a vessel unfilled, than to attempt to carry it when it is full." The world is a burden and being in a spiritual state of being empty makes life far easier and enables the soul to travel and accomplish so much more. This quote from Jesus Christ, in Matthew 11:30, is very relevant and easier to understand in context of what the Tao Te Ching was saying, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
The Tao Te Ching makes this quote about the cosmic wheel, which is controlled by an empty center, "The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty space (for the axle), that the use of the wheel depends. Clay is fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that their use depends. The door and windows are cut out (from the walls) to form an apartment; but it is on the empty space (within), that its use depends. Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness."
The concept of becoming still in order create emptiness is repeated in this passage from the Tao Te Ching, "Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear. Who can secure the condition of rest? Let movement go on, and the condition of rest will gradually arise. They who preserve this method of the Tao do not wish to be full (of themselves). It is through their not being full of themselves that they can afford to seem worn and not appear new and complete. The (state of) vacancy should be brought to the utmost degree, and that of stillness guarded with unwearying vigour. All things alike go through their processes of activity, and (then) we see them return (to their original state). When things (in the vegetable world) have displayed their luxuriant growth, we see each of them return to its root. This returning to their root is what we call the state of stillness; and that stillness may be called a reporting that they have fulfilled their appointed end."
The returning to the root is the center of the wheel. That passage from the Tao Te Ching is similar to this passage from the Gospel of Thomas, "The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be." Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."
Taking the place in the beginning is taking the place in the center where there is no beginning and ending. The ancient Gnostics and other religions preached the concept of androgyny as the means to gaining eternal life. They preached the importance of becoming the child, as explained on this page. The child is where the beginning essentially is and is at the center of the cycle of life, with the polarized genders being on the circumference. This is the true meaning of being born again, not into a religion but into the center.
The cross is a very powerful religious and occult symbol and the occult symbol means the body, the four element and the four cardinal directions connected to each other. By the what? By the center of the cross. The Swastika has the same symbolism as well and this symbolism is the Eastern version of the cross. It's interesting that the Nazis and their allies called themselves the Axis. Henrich Himmler's SS used the Black Sun as its symbol in its headquarters in Wewelsburg castle, which was probably used for initiations. As explained on Flying Saucer Philosophy, this symbol was a dot in the circle, modified with Siegel runes.
The Nazis, the SS in particular, believe that their race descended from Aryans from Atlantis and they put effort trying to prove that as explained on this website. The Black Sun symbol has two circles surrounding the dot in the center. What is the purpose of these two circles? Plato's description of Atlantis says that the center of this city, containing the Temple of Poseiden, its Holy of Holies, was surrounded by two circles separated by water. This temple was placed in the center representing the most appropriate place for a god to be placed.
This picture of Atlantis has two circles surrounding it, just like the Black Sun symbol. The bridges and canal connecting them make it look like a giant wheel with the temple acting like its axis that made the whole of that society turn. The god in that temple was invisible, like anyone in the axis is. Nobody really sees the symbolism of the shape of Atlantis and asks why did it look like this? It is obviously a stratified system with the highest members of that society in the center of it, but it is also a dot in the circle, or even a Solar System, with the temple acting like the Sun and the bridges acting like its rays. Everything in that society followed the invisible force in the temple, like the planets follow the Sun. The Siegal runes of the SS Black Sun turn around its dot and the two rings surrounding the central island turn around it.
There are no bridge connecting to the central island because the axis is separate and invisible to the rest of the wheel, like God's resting place would be, but there is a canal that connects directly to it to the outside. The outer city of Atlantis was surrounded by a great wall and the only way out of it appeared to be this canal that connects the center to the outside world. There is no going outside the confines of the sphere, otherwise it would no longer exist, but to exit it is to go into its center and move without moving out of it. Plato's Allegory of the Cave shows his mysticism and he wasn't purely of a material way of thinking. Most people assume Atlantis was purely a material civilisation but the symbolism clearly suggests something on a higher level.
This statement is from page 298 of the book called Diabolical on the subject of going into the center as a gateway to another reality which matches this symbolism of Atlantis, "The circle represents totality. The universe of the circle is everything contained within its boundary, and everything beyond its boundary is the unknown, the other. The circumference of a circle cannot be broken, symbolically speaking - it is perfect, seamless. Were it possible to break it, the circle would cease to exist. There is only one way into or out of a circle, and that is through the point of its center. But a point is infinitely small. Before it can act as a portal, it must be opened. This is done by means of the spiral. The turning spiral opens the center point of the circle, and passage is then possible through the opened point by means of the path of the ray, with proceeds like an arrow in a linear direction, from inside of the circle to the outside, but never through the boundary line of the circle which cannot be pierced without destroying the circle."
The part from that statement from Diabolical that says, "But a point is infinitely small", is that narrow gate that Jesus Christ mentioned in Matthew 7:13.
The thing about Atlantis was that it was above the sea and as established on the page called The Shoreless Sea, the sea represents the material world. Atlantis was of a higher realm, as the dot in the circle symbolism suggests. The sinking of Atlantis into the sea is the sinking of the higher world into the material world and everything about its greatness being lost. Atlantis is of the higher realm and can only be brought back by being in the higher realm. It does not exist in the sea of blindness and forgetfulness.
The Rosicrucians use a rose in the center of their crucifixes and the rose symbolises the soul opening up and manifesting. The fact that the rose is placed in the center of the crucifix means that the soul is in the center, or axis, of the cross, which symbolises the physical body. The center is where the soul is located and it shall manifest when the individual becomes centered. In Christian pictures Jesus is shown with his heart showing and the heart is the center of his being. The heart showing in these pictures means that his soul is manifest. The heart is glowing with rays coming out of it and this is the raw energy potential that is accessed when the center of the Universe is accessed. This energy doesn't need to be converted from one form to another, it just is.
In the occult the best place to summon demons is at a crossroads. This is where the singularity between the elements, directions and seasons or time exists. This is the doorway to the ethereal world because of that. This website explains the power of crossroads, "A heavily charged place of Magic. The Greek goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, was also goddess of the crossroads, and animals were sacrificed to her at such locations. It was believed that Hecate appeared at crossroads on clear nights, accompanied by spirits and howling dogs. Offerings were placed there to propitiate her and ask for her intercession in cases of madness, which was believed to be caused by departed souls. In Ireland and Wales, it was traditional on Samhain (All Hallow's Eve), the Druidic new year, to sit at a crossroads and lis- ten for the howling of the wind, which would prophesy the year to come.
During the witch hunts, sorcerers and witches were said to frequent crossroads to conjure the Devil or his Demons or make sacrifices to them. In the sixth century, the sorcerer Salatin conjured the Devil for theophilus at a crossroads. In 1324 Dame Alice Kyteller, an accused Irish witch, was said to sacrifice COCKS to her familiar at a crossroads.
According to Carl G. Jung, a crossroads is a mother symbol; in that respect, it corresponds to the emphasis placed on the Mother Goddess in contemporary witchcraft. The crossroads also represents the intersection of positive, neutral and negative forces. It is a place of flux and of change."
This is further information about the occult significance of crossroads from the same website, "A place of magical power especially for conjuring spirits and Demons. The junctions of roads, where forces of energy cross, have been considered to have magical significance since ancient times. Crossroads are haunted by Demons, Fairies, and evil spirits who lie in wait for unwary travelers and lead them astray. Crossroads are where witches and sorcerers gather for Sabbats, according to lore. Grass will not grow at crossroads where Demons have danced.
Some magical rituals are performed at crossroads, such as necromancy, the appearance of the GOLD-FINDING HEN, conjurations of spirits and Demons, and sacrifices of animals. Crossroads also are places of confusion, and lore holds that one can evade evil spirits by running into a crossroads."
Andrew Chumbley had this to say about what the crossroads mean for the initiate, "the Adept places himself upon the interstitial 'Point' of the crossroads and thus within 'Death': the singular inbetweenness 'twixt every Stasis of Being. He thus becomes the embodiment of the
Gate at the centre of the cross-roads, the Portal where-by Power has ingress to the World of Manifestation and through which the Seeker must pass in order to transcend the 'Form' of the Manifest." In the page called Death and Resurrection it was explained the importance of death in religion and the occult. It was the main way to access higher realms and to free the self from the world.
This a a poem called The Sabbat from Azoetia by Andrew Chumbley.
"In the Ourobouros-bound Mirror of the One Dream
That is the Oracle of Visions, Infernal and Divine,
I have beheld Eternity's Circle-dance - call'd 'Nature' -
Whose Patterns have bespoken the Sacred Myths of Man
And within Immortality's Border I have danced,
Hand in hand with all Worshipped of Man -
With every God and Goddess revered of Our Mortality;
Yea, I have known their Touch and Sight,
In Conclaves of Blest Carnality.
Yea, I have danced through forbidden depths of Night
In the Covine of Witchblood's Arcane Sodality.
And within the Fiery Core of Spirit,
Within the Fire of the Circle's Heart -
That first flame before the Watchers' gaze -
I beheld the Very Face of I,
That spake of Primal Sorcery.
It spake to me and charm 'd me,
And led me through the Fire's breach,
And named me and true-swore me:
The Sabbat's Arte, to learn, to teach."