Monday, January 03, 2011

The birth of Lucifer, the Bringer of Light, the Son of the Morning....

From the introduction to The Ritual of Transcendental Magic by Eliphas Levi...
Intelligence awakened, and comprehended it's nature completely by the understanding of that utterance of the Divine Word: 'Let there be light!'

It felt itself to be free because God had called it into being, and, raising up its head, with both wings extended, it replied: 'I will not be slavery.'

'Then thou shalt be suffering,' said the Uncreated Voice.

'I will be liberty,' replied the light.

'Pride will seduce thee,' said the Supreme Voice, 'and thou wilt bring forth death.'

'I needs must strive with death to conquer life,' again responded the light.

Thereupon God loosed from His bosom the shining cord which restrained the superb angel, and beholding him plunge through the night, which he furrowed with glory, He loved the offspring of His thought, and said with an ineffable smile: 'How beautiful was the light!'
Quit the darkness and seek the light...

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