I remember from 2005 edition that sunday didn't have a hymn, so it was something that really catched my attention when I read the updated L&CM the first time. Sun is indeed a merciless tyrant, reveals everything and kills all possibility for mystery and inspiration. So a very satanic force to be reckoned with, so I'm happy it has a hymn now too.Nefastos wrote:Heith wrote:Sunday is the hardest. Sunday I dislike, and the planetary correspondence as well, and the color. I am almost at war with Sunday!
At first there was no Hymn for Sunday. In the first editions of the Legifer & Clavis Magica, there were invocations for only six of the archetypes, the Sun omitted because the work was focused on Lefth Hand Path, the Moon Path. Sun is also the hardest one of the seven, since it is in the center of the hexagram of the other planets, and is part of all the others. Every possible problem of every other planets is magnified by Sun; it really is that "he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good" (Matthew 5:45). This also is the Satanic aspect of Sun, that it really makes all things possible, not just good things. Sun is not a just ruler like Jupiter, but a mad emperor, who is omnipotent but not omniscient. It is the definite power aspect, a great dynamo. I really used to loath Sun when I was young.
I also loathed bright sunlight when I was young, and still do most of the time. But I've turned things around also; when I was in Nicaragua couple of years ago, I spent long perioids of time meditating directly under the sun. Staring towards the sun through closed eyelids and without the use of sunscreen letting the sunrays sting my skin like needles, while contemplating on sun as Sorath. It was a very powerful little practice.