Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn
     

 

Flying Roll XXXV
Notes on the Opening Exordium of Z

The Great Thooth is the highest aspect of the Hermas of the most ancient Egiptian Mysteries, and corresponds almost to the Great Angel Metatron. It is the Archangel of Kether in the Briatic World. The Mercury of the Romans must not be confused with this Great Hermes.

The doctrines of Gnosticism and of Valentinus approached those of the pure Qabalah. In them we find Speech and Silence. Across the Abyss of Silence comes the Primal Speech. The Divine Ones here referred to are the A eons in the Atziluthic World. These formulae of knowledge are designed in terms cognizable to us in the lower world.

Eheieh - implicit and explicit sound. "Every being pronounces all its existence, the Name of the Lord of Life, by inspiration and expiration."

Macroprosopus is Aima and Abba, Mother - Father. The two nostrils pass up and down the two breaths, as through the two Great Pillars. These

throw all things into vibration; compare the Rashith ha-Gilgalim. Piercing of the Dragon's Coils suggests the freeing of Malkuth, which is also referred to as the Washing of the Garments of the

Queen, the Inferior Mother. Then comes the Breaking Forth of the Light. Over Malkuth as Guardians are Metatron and Sandalphon as the Two Pillars, and Nephesch ha-Messiah, the animal soul of Messiah, the Shekinah or Pre­sence between the Kerubim.

THE PARTICULAR EXORDIUM

The Borniess Ones of Time referred to are those coruscations of the Divine Light which are above Kether of Atziluth. In such Supernal Realms, the Ain Soph, though negative to us, is there intensely positive. Thence came forth the Gods, the Voice, the Aeons, and the Name.

The Egyptian Gods are generally most differentiated by their Crowns:

Amen-Ra by the high feathers, Mo-ooth (Maut) has the same headdress as Horns. She corresponds to Aima Elohim. The high Hermes-Tho-oth has the same headdress as Amoun Kneph, the Sacred Spirit. Remember that Tho­oth, Truth, has two aspects - the higher and the lower. The higher is Absolute, the lower is suitable to human comprehension. To tell the higher form of a truth to one who cannot understand it is to lie to him because, though correctly formulated, it will not be correctly received.

The Forms of Thmaah. There are four forms of spelling for the Goddess Thma-Est whereby she is attributable to the Four Letters of the Name, and therewith to the Elements and the Tree.

Water. Binah. Heh. Fire. Chokmah. Yod.

Thma-oe-Tt Thma-oe-Sh

Air. Tiphareth. Vau. Earth. Malkuth. Heh.

Thm-a-oe-St (final) Thm-a-Oe

(The Middle Pillar)

In the Equinox Ceremony, the Hegemon is Air, Spirit, and the principal officer. She reconciles from East to West, and from North to South, and in a circular formulae.

I - Warning
II - Purity & Will
III - Instructions
IV - Spirit Vision (S.S.D.D. & F.)
V - Imagination
VI - Notes on Flying Roll II (SRMD)
VII - Material Alchymy
VIII - Geometric Pentagram
IX - Right and Left
X - Self Sacrifice
XI - Clairvoyance
XII - Telesmatic Images & Adonai
XIII - Secrecy and Hermetic (Love)
XIV - Talismans and Flashing Tablets
XV - Man and God
XVI - Fama Fraternitatis
XVII - Vault Sides
XVIII - Progress
XIX - Aims and Means
XX - Elementary View of Man
XXI - Know Thy Self
XXII - Question on Free Will
XXIII - Tatwa Visions
XXIV - Horary Figure
XXV - S.S. on Clairvoyance
XXVI - Re Planets to Tatwas
XXVII - Bullock on Theurgia
XXVIII - Use of Implements in Divination
XXIX - Order by D.D.E.F. as to 4 Lieutenants
XXX - Tatwas & Hierophant making 0=0 Sign
XXXI - Ethiopic Letters
XXXII - Theban Letters
XXXIII - Enoch Vision
XXXIV - An Exorcism by S.S.
XXXV - Notes on the Exordium of the Z Ritual
XXXVI - Skrying and Astral Projection