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"I remember a certain holy day in the dusk of the Year,in the dusk of the
Equinox of Osiris, when first I beheld thee visibly;when first the dreadful
issue was fought out; when the Ibis-headed One charmedaway the strife. I
remember thy first kiss, even as a maiden should. Norin the dark byways was
there another: thy kisses abide." --- Liber Lapidis Lazuli.VII. 15, 16.
0. Be seated in thine Asana, wearing the robe of a Neophyte,the hood
1. It is night, heavy and hot, there are no stars. Notone breath of wind
stirs the surface of the sea, that is thou. No fish playin thy depths.
2. Let a Breath rise and ruffle the waters. This alsothou shalt feel
playing upon thy skin. It will disturb thy meditationtwice or thrice, after
which thou shouldst have conquered this distraction.But unless thou first
feel it, that Breath hath not arisen.
3. Next, the night is riven by the lightning flash. Thisalso
shall thou feel in thy body, which shall shiver and leapwith the shock, and
that also must both be suffered and overcome.
4. After the lightning flash, resteth in the zenith aminute point of
light. And that light shall radiate until a right conebe established upon
the sea, and it is day.
With this thy body shall be rigid, automatically; andthis shalt thou let
endure, withdrawing thyself into thine heart in the formof an upright Egg of
blackness; and therein shalt thou abide for a space.
5. When all this is perfectly and easily performed atwill, let the
aspirant figure to himself a struggle with the wholeforce of the Universe.
In this he is only saved by his minuteness. But in theend he is overcome by
Death, who covers him with a black cross.
Let his body fall supine with arms outstretched.
6. So lying, let him aspire fervently unto the Holy GuardianAngel.
7. Now let him resume his former posture.
Two and twenty times shall he figure to himself thathe is bitten by a
serpent, feeling even in his body the poison hereof,And let each bite be
healed by an eagle or hawk, spreading its wings abovehis head, and dropping
hereupon a healing dew. But let the last bite be so terriblea pang at the
nape of the neck that he seemeth to die, and let thehealing dew be of such
virtue that he leapeth to his feet.
8. Let there be now placed within his egg a red cross,then a green cross,
then a golden cross, then a silver cross; or those thingswhich these shadow
forth. Herein is silence; for he that hath rightly performedthe meditation
will understand the inner meaning hereof, and it shallserve as a test of
himself and his fellows.
9. Let him now remain in the Pyramid or Cone of Light,as an Egg, but no
more of blackness.
10. Then let his body be in the position of the HangedMan, and let him
aspire with all his force unto the Holy Guardian Angel.
11. The grace having been granted unto him, let him partakemystically of
the Eucharist of the Five Elements and let him proclaimLight in Extension;
yea, let him proclaim Light in Extension.



"These loosen the swathings of the corpse; these unbindthe feet of
Osiris, so that the flaming God may rage through thefirmament with his
fantastic spear." Liber Lapidis Lazuli, VII, 3.
0. Be seated in thine Asana, or recumbent in Shavasana,or in the position
of the dying Buddha.
1. Think of thy death; imagine the various diseases thatmay attack thee,
or accidents overtake thee. Picture the process of death,applying always to
(A useful preliminary practice is to read textbooks ofPathology, and to
visit museums and dissecting-rooms.)
2. Continue this practice until death is complete; followthe corpse
through the stages of embalming, wrapping and burial.
3. Now imagine a divine breath entering thy nostrils.
4. Next, imagine a divine light enlightening the eyes.
5. Next, imagine the divine voice awakening the ears.
6. Next, imagine a divine kiss imprinted on the lips.
7. Next, imagine the divine energy informing the nervesand muscles of the
body, and concentrate on the phenomenon which will alreadyhave been observed
in 3, the restoring of the circulation.
8. Last, imagine the return of the reproductive power,and employ this to
the impregnation of the Egg of light in which man isbathed.
9. Now represent to thyself that this Egg is the Diskof the Sun, setting
in the west.
10. Let it sink into blackness, borne in the bark ofheaven, upon the back
of the holy cow Hathor. And it may be that thou shalthear the moaning
11. Let it become blacker than all blackness. And inthis meditation thou
shalt be utterly without fear, for that the blanknessthat will appear unto
thee is a thing dreadful beyond all they comprehension.
And it shall come to pass that if thou hast well andproperly
performed this meditation than on a sudden thou shalthear the drone and
booming of a Beetle.
12. Now then shall he Blackness pass, and with rose andgold shalt thou
arise in the East, with the cry of an Hawk resoundingin thine ear. Shrill
shall it be and harsh.
13. At the end shalt thou rise and stand in the mid-heaven,a globe of
glory. And therewith shall arise the mighty Sound thatholy men have likened
unto the roaring of a Lion.
14. Then shalt thou withdraw thyself from the Vision,gathering thyself
into the divine form of Osiris upon his throne.
15. Then shalt thou repeat audibly the cry of triumphof the god re-arisen,
as it shall have been given unto thee by thy Superior.
16. And this being accomplished, thou mayest enter againinto the Vision,
that thereby shall be perfected in Thee.
17. After this shalt thou return into the Body, and givethanks unto the
Most High God IAIDA, yea unto the Most High God IAIDA.
18. Mark well that this operation should be performedif it be possible in
a place set apart and consecrated to the Works of theMagick of Light. Also
that the Temple should be ceremonially open as thou hastknowledge and skill
to perform, and that at the end thereof the closing shouldbe most carefully
accomplished. But in the preliminary practice it is enoughto cleanse
thyself by ablution, by robing, and by the rituals ofthe Pentagram and
0-2 should be practised at first, until some realisationis obtained; and
the practice should always be followed by divine invocationof Apollo or of
Isis or of Jupiter or of Serapis.
Next, after a swift summary of 0-2 practice 3-7.
This being mastered, add 8.
Then add 9-13.
Then being prepared and fortified, well fitted for thework, perform the
whole meditation at one time. And let this be continueduntil perfect
success be attained therein. For this is a mighty meditationand holy,
having power even upon Death, yea, having power evenupon Death.
(Note by Fra. O.M. At any time during the meditationthe
concentration may bring about Samadhi. This is to befeared and shunned,
more than any other breaking of control, for that itis the most tremendous
of the forces which threaten to obsess. There is alsosome danger of acute
delirious melancholia at point 1.)



"Thou art a beautiful thing, whiter than a woman in thecolumn of this
"I shoot up vertically like an arrow, and become thatAbove.
"But it is death, and the flame of the pyre.
"Ascend in the flame of the pyre, O my Soul!
"Thy God is like the cold emptiness of the utmost heaveninto which thou
radiatest thy little light.
"When Thou shalt know me, O empty God, my flame shallutterly expire in
thy great N.O.X." Liber Lapidis Lazuli. I, 36-40.
0. Be seated in thine Asana, preferably the Thunderbolt.
It is essential that the spine be vertical.
1. In this practice the cavity of the brain is the Yoni;the spinal cord
is the Lingam.
2. Concentrate thy thought of adoration in the brain.
3. Now begin to awaken the spine in this manner. Concentratethy thought
of thyself in the base of the spine, and move it graduallyup a little at a
By this means thou wilt become conscious of the spine,feeling each
vertebra as a separate entity. This must be achievedmost fully and
perfectly before the further practice is begun.
4. Next, adore the brain as before, but figure to thyselfits content as
infinite. Deem it to be the womb of Isis, or the bodyof Nuit.
5. Next, identify thyself with the base of the spineas before, but figure
to thyself its energy as infinite. Deem it to be thephallus of Osiris or
the being of Hadit.
6. These two concentrations 4 and 5 may be pushed tothe
point of Samadhi. Yet lose not control of the will; letnot Samadhi be thy
master herein.
7. Now then, being conscious both of the brain and thespine, and
unconscious of all else, do thou imagine the hunger ofthe one for the other;
the emptiness of the brain, the ache of the spine, evenas the emptiness of
space and the aimlessness of Matter.
And if thou hast experience of the Eucharist in bothkinds, it shall aid
thine imagination herein.
8. Let this agony grow until it be insupportable, resistingby will every
temptation. Not until thine whole body is bathed in sweat,or it may be in
sweat of blood, and until a cry of intolerable anguishis forced from thy
closed lips, shalt thou proceed.
9. Now let a current of light, deep azure flecked withscarlet, pass up
and down the spine, striking as it were upon thyselfthat art coiled at the
base as a serpent.
Let this be exceedingly slow and subtle; and though itbe accompanied with
pleasure, resist; and though it be accompanied with pain,resist.
10. This shalt thou continue until thou art exhausted,never relaxing the
control. Until thou canst perform this one section 9during a whole hour,
proceed not. And withdraw from the meditation by an actof will, passing
into a gentle Pranayama without Kumbhakham, and meditatingon Harpocrates,
the silent and virginal God.
11. Then at last, being well-fitted in body and mind,fixed in peace,
beneath a favourable heaven of stars, at night, in calmand warm weather,
mayst thou quicken the movement of the light until itbe taken up by the
brain and the spine, independently of thy will.
12. If in this hour thou shouldst die, is it not written,"Blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord"? Yea, Blessed are the deadthat die in the Lord!


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