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"--Santa Elena had found the life-giving Tree of the Cross and the other instruments of the Lord's Passion, which had been buried by the heathen in the earth under the shrine of Venus--"

- A well known legend here repeated in Dmitry Merezhkovsky's Christ and Antichrist trilogy. Translated by Herbert Trench.

The legend is an interesting one where can be recognized the mythical arcs of Lucifer-Venus's fall and the ascension of Jesus Christ to meet there, under the temple. The Harrowings of Hell being a meeting point of the emanation and remanation of Lucifer-Christos. The idea that this crossing is hidden always brings me back to the idea of Azazel buried under the mountain, or a ravine in the desert. In the legend of St. Helen the same hidden crossing point of the underground is located, naturally, under a temple of Venus. Both of these places reach to the pagan past of both of the monotheistic religions of Judaism and Christianity and the humanity at large.

In the case of Judaism the pagan animal sacrifices to gods of the old is still forming a link through the Yom Kippur ritual where a goat is sacrifices to Azazel. While in some parts of the West - the Christian world and its legends - Lucifer has taken the place of the old pagan gods. It has become the host for the forgotten and his name carries their powers of creation within the ray of emanation.
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Pulling these two quotes from two different articles in The Theosophist periodical, for together they manage to draw out such clear perspective to the world and on human position in it. The first quote I already shared in our study on the Celestial Hierarchy, but I also wanted to bring them together under this topic.
Maurice Fredal wrote:Remarkably suggestive is that part of the works of Paracelsus in which he developes the theory that each natural form is the outward expression of inward power and capacity. There is, say those who know, a natural alphabet, in terms of which Nature herself seems to work. By the knowledge of this alphabet the visible secrets of nature may be unriddled and by making use of a corresponding force-correlation, a dynamic aspect of this alphabet may be brough into play, and its letters will marshal themselves into words and phrases for the exposition of higher truths.
Notes of the Bhagavad Gita wrote:First of all, I have to point out to you that any system of practical instruction for spiritual guidance will have to be judged, first with reference to the nature and condition of man and the capabilities that are locked up in him; secondly, with reference to the cosmos and the forces to which man is subject and the circumstances under which he has to progress.
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"No path is stonier than this, no path is torturous as His"

-Alghazanth:adramelektaus


Only lyrics of any song, i could imagine getting tattooed onto me, and one of the lyrics in black metal which resonates in my totally. Causes almost powerful enough feeling to bring tears in my eyes.
My heart is Your home! O Mother! Dance in the Charnel ground of my heart which You created and turn me into a warrior of Yours!
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