By E. J. Langford Garstin, Tony Deluce
This can be a reliable evaluation of a restricted set of views on what many name Sacred fireplace. i think the author's event was once probably too restricted in viewpoint. a lot of the focal point is on info coming from the center East and Western Asia. that won't a unfavourable notwithstanding, simply whatever to concentrate on. this can be a very huge subject and that i imagine a contemporary evaluation of it can necessitate additional information from Africa, Australia, and the Americas.
Sometimes those "white certain" gnostic books might be tough to learn and excessively wordy. a part of that being a result of expectancies of where and time the writer is coming from. This paintings stretches in that path now and then, yet isn't not easy to comprehend.
This is an effective foundation for individuals drawn to Sacred/Secret fireplace, specifically in the event that your heritage features a lot of familiarity with Judeo-Christrian origins.
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Thence that substance of heat, indifferently distributed through the world, is held to contain within itself a vital strength. Yea, Zoroaster witnesseth that all things were made from a single fire, from that fire, namely, which God, the dweller in the fiery essence—as Plato hath it—did ordain to appear in the substance of heaven and earth, at that time created rude and formless, that it might assume life and form. Hereupon the Fabricator did straightway give forth the Sit Lux, for which a mendacious rendering hath substituted Fiat Lux.
And this itself is the body which retains the soul, thus enabling it to manifest its power. It is nothing new or foreign, but the hidden, spiritual body, become manifest, the Garment of Light or Robe of Glory. Now it is a Qabalistic maxim that no soul can operate without a garment, yet all the time it must be clear that the prime mover in these processes, the real, extrinsic, moving cause, is the soul or Intelligence of the Artist, imparting its purpose to the different elements, co-ordinating and combining, subtiliating and fixing, until its end is achieved and the work crowned with success.
It is thus at once the Serpent and the Egg, the Active and the Passive, the fixed and the volatile. Therefore, although it may be truly termed a Ferment, after the analogy of leaven and dough, yet it too must receive a new quality which it did not possess before. For just as ordinary leaven cannot ferment its dough save through the digestive virtue of heat, so also our inward, philosophical ferment requires the stimulus of an applied fire or sulphur. CHAPTER IX At this stage, then, we are presumably prepared for the statements of Hali, Morien and Albertus Magnus, that the place is the principle also of the supernatural generation, which Hermes likewise affirms saying, vas philosophorum est aqua corum, the vessel of the philosophers is their water.
The Secret Fire: An Alchemical Study - The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series I by E. J. Langford Garstin, Tony Deluce