This year has been a very transformative year for a reemerging magus that is myself. And all of it has all come from me going deeper into the practice of magick and mysticism. I have gone through many initiations, none of which were pre-packaged rites of passages such as in fraternal organizations. I am not a member of any secret association, as I favor solitary spiritual practice, and something about the way in which the ancient wisdom says, "Know Thy Self", not know thy neighbor, really resonates with me. To anyone who has achieved some transformation in the practice of internal alchemy, it is known that the more you know about yourself, the more you will know about others---the masses of course, insist on fulfilling this process in reverse.
A bit about myself though... I have gone from a, "I can't fuck with that dude, he ain't eating right" to a "Do what thou wilt... who the fuck cares about moral standards; what someone is eating or whatever---some shit that doesn’t even exist or register in the higher realms of chaos consciousness." For me personally, plant-based eating is optimum, and I intend to stick to this health plan for the bulk of my human experience, but I no longer, as so many faithfuls of the vegan mafia, subscribe to the notion of physical food being the crown of spirituality, a rather disturbing misinformed notion. But what I have noticed in my own thinking in the early periods of my consciousness journey, and with others, is that often when a new way of life is accessed, though the playing field will have evolved, the same old rules remain because the mind has not been emptied of its superstitions and moral-stipulations; a process requiring a breakdown of ones narrow views of law and principle.
A great deal of my growth has come via study of the Tree of Death(i.e. the Tree of Knowledge or Qliphoth). The majority of European occultists who write about, has written about or mentions the Qliphoth, dismiss it as a useless waste of "shells" concealing the "true light" that is the Tree of Life. According to them, the Qliphoth is "evil"--- funny how occultists go back to church when the scene gets a bit darker. Evil in truth is a misrepresented concept, having beneath its veil many mysteries concerning the essence of consciousness, but that will get me off topic so I will cover that in a later article.
What I will tell you about those who write or speak dismissively about the Qliphoth is: 1. They are either party to an agenda to suppress information i.e. under arbitrary oath and thus seeking to prevent you from obtaining light which they themselves do not even have, or 2. They are Pie---Sweet---Fruity---Funny---Spooky---Scurred; having yet to transcend the shells of their medieval superstitions, or in very rare cases, they are concerned for the mental health of the potentially premature magician who engages such occult phenomena without an understanding of what exactly she or he is getting into.
But regardless of that, there are many benefits for the Magician to be acquired in the study and corresponding engagements with Daath.
Daath, is the 11th "hidden" Sephira on the Qabalistic Tree of Life and its meaning from Hebrew is Knowledge. It is largely ignored and often times left entirely out of the diagram of the Tree of Life by occultists and Rabbis alike. However, this sort of knowledge to which Daath is referring is dual: Knowledge via Intellect, or Gnosis via Spirit. The Ace of Swords in the Thoth deck illustrate the process of the Ruach (spirit, sometimes called Divine Intellect) being illumined by the light which is shrouded in darkness, but as you go deeper into this darkness called Daath, that mere intellectual knowledge becomes gnosis---spiritual insight and intuitive knowing, as after having journeyed into the abyss, you will have learned some valuable truths about your world; you will have seen the limitations of logic and reasoning firsthand, thus allowing your innate knowing to rise to the surface of your mind and operate actively and intelligently as it assists you towards the ultimate realization(Self Illumination). Daath is the gateway into that realm which shows you all the secrets of the universe; what has been hidden from you, and what you are hiding from your own self. The test is if you will make a choice to transcend your fears of your self, and become the perfect gnostic. Understanding these ideas by intellect alone is not sufficient to bring about a total transformation, and this is why the practice of meditation, incantation and invocation come into serious play, because in doing such you are actively fusing these ideas with your subconscious mind, thus causing the forces of whatever formula being invoked or meditated upon to work with or for you in a spiritually beneficial way.
Such has been the process for me. And the journey continues. One thing which is for certain is that I will always persist in seeking "new" ways to attain more light and understanding of myself. I parenthesis the word new because it is not necessarily that whatever avenue I take or method I enlist has not been known or used prior, but that it is an experience or experiment to which as far as my conscious mind is concerned, I had not encountered. It is a magician's work to know the ins-and-outs of his mind and how mind is reflected in the world around him, as the very notion of being a victim is truly a juvenile and laughable idea when the Hermetic Principles are understood. Though the magician probably incurs the greatest suffering of all, because to know something is an illusion, yet reconcile with it is no easy task, there is a secret joy in knowing that it is all a learning experience and the power is not merely within but it is, and it is the only Reality that truly is.
1. The Gnostics, Jacques Laccariere
2. The Elements of the Qabalah, Will Parfitt
3. The Hermetica, Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy
4. 777 and other Qabalistic Writings, Aliester Crowley
5. The Tree of Life (A study in Magic), Israel Regardie
Contrary to what is collectively agreed upon by the misinformed masses of to-day, few titles known to the Goddess compare to the raw force vested within the word Bitch, as a title attributive to the most Ancient Form of Being, both physically and spiritually--- that of Androgyny.
But a position like this is, I understand, according to convention, highly extreme, so allow preconceptions to rest, so that I will explain…
It is with little effort that you will find in searching through old dictionaries, or any high quality thesaurus containing etymological documentation regarding the original conceptions of a word, that most sources which are available to the researcher express that the word Bitch is derived the Old English Bicce, which means, "female dog," and similarly, though not exactly corresponding, the Old Norse Bikkjuna, meaning, "female of the dog", both sources reportedly born in the 14th Century. Without putting forth much more intellectual substantiation (meaning in this context heavy reliance upon the scholastic sources), as I with this inquiry am communicating primarily to those who feel the language most consistent with the spirit, mind and soul is that of symbology, I will consider, using the ancient records of mythology as my substantiation, the occult meaning behind this “Female Dog”, known contemporarily as Bitch.
In Ancient Kamite/Tamuurian (Misnomer: “Egyptian”) mythology, several major significances are associated with dogs, both as Deity and as Planetary Sphere. The Deity most famously associated with the dog archetype, is Anpu, known in Greek transliteration as Anubis. Being that the realm to which his duty lies was that of the underworld, he is therefore a lunar(moon) Deity, the moon being feminine, and his position thus being within the realm of femininity. The previous statements as they are, prove Anpu an androgynous entity, as in the mythological language of the Egyptians, allegories and analogies to other worlds were often used to stimulate the imagination of the people as to cause their constant remembrance of the imaginative faculty being the true creator of all things in this world, but what they were actually referring to is the Conscious/Seen World(Masculine) and Subconscious/Under World(Feminine) regions of the mind, and how a true Gnostic---a self-realized being, will seek to harmonize these two regions of the mind as to make themselves whole. Magick being the sublime art and science of the ancient Initiates and Adepts was designed towards instructing the mind step by step towards understanding the natural laws, how they relate to mind and matter, then the higher principles which govern the mentality of the universe. Many veils for secrets concerning mans hidden power were used in the symbols of deities and locations, which the student at first believed was external, but through gaining insight through experimentation and persistent practice, realized were all descriptive of an inward technology only accessed through the will to penetrate beyond all veils...
Anpu's primary role in Kamite mythology was a significant one: weighing of the hearts of man upon the scales of the Goddess Ma'at, who was to reject them, or accept them, according their heart being either heavier, or lighter than a feather.
The secret behind the dog having this role in the mythology is not fantasy; for it is founded upon sound knowledge that all dogs are endowed with a certain, particularly potent degree of Clairsentience (the ability to sense the subtle vibrations of human emotion) and thus has intuitive knowledge regarding the true nature of one's feelings. I must mention at this moment that the word dog is the word God in reverse, and it's numeric value is 8, relating back to the scales of Maat, whose numeric value is also 8.
It is well now also to note that the numeric value of the name Anpu is 7, the same as Sex, which as its very definition is: "Male and Female collectively", hence, androgyny.
So you see, Anpu is the Dog of the Underworld who works with the Judge, Goddess Ma’at. I have only scratched the surface with this interpretation. Nonetheless, it clear by the above correspondences that Anpu is a Bitch, as he is feminine in nature i.e. according to his natural disposition--- being of lunar designation--- and 'feels' his way to understanding--- a known trait of the feminine expression... and thus, him being a Dog, with femininity as his nature and principal expression, is it of any argument that he is in fact a Bitch?
In the mythology of the West African Dogon Tribe, it is indicated that the Star constellation of Sirius B is their origin place, the star Sirius being associated with Isis in the “Egyptian” Mythology. Interestingly, if one were to take the name of the Father Deity of “Egyptian” Mythology, Osiris, and rearrange the letters of his name, you may derive: Sirios, such being phonetically identical to Sirius, and therefore revealing a secret connection between the Great Old God Osiris and the Dog Star Sirius, which is undeniable. It only helps that both God and Osiris equal 8 numerically. European astrophysicists refer to this Star constellation as the Dog Star, identifying it with the name of those indigenous people who truly, though it is not explicitly admitted, revealed its existence to them. It is safe to say then, that the word Bitch refers to a form of manifestation more ancient than anything comprehensible to human intellect. Then, greater clarity is had when it is recognized that the Nommos, the ancestral spirits of the Dogon people, which are identified by them as the "Masters of Water", and, the androgynous fish- like beings, (which is the True and Essential Meaning of the name Moor).
It is because of the richness of feminine symbolism already inherent in the archetype of Anpu alone that I do not consider it necessary to give extensive detail on the female consort of lunar deity Anpu, but briefly as there is very interesting notes regarding her nature and role, I will consider. Her name is Anput or Input. She is very interesting, as her role was the Goddess of funerals and mummification, and she was to prepare the physical bodies with the necessary wrappings which would make them suitable to be placed in their tomb for the spirit to travel through the underworld (realm of Osiris) and be met by her male consort, Anpu. This Goddess who prepares the bodies of dead men is important, but my point regarding the true meaning of the word has already been made so I need not elaborate further with regards to her role. One should note the simplicity in all of this, for if one is simply to remove the various delusions of the apparent, an obvious inner reality is revealed.
Truthfully, as I trust I have expressed in the language of etymology, numerology, mythology, and symbology, the word Bitch is relative to that androgynous state of being, that of appearing in the form of masculinity(as does Anpu), but holding as its essence the original energy, that of femininity, or vice-versa. Therefore, not only is the word Bitch not an insult, it is not a term appropriate for ones who have not achieved this perfect state of inner Alchemy.
Now, having made this point, perhaps you will have less tension regarding the usage of this term bitch, and actually aspire to be one with its ideal. Keep in mind, however, this is only one perspective concerning this word, and there exist many more of similar capacity, one of particular interest to myself that you will find in an article composed by Abdullah El Talib Mosi Bey, writing about the astronomical origin and meaning of the 4th of July Celebration. His corresponding research to the connection with the Goddess to Sirius is far more extensive than mine, and I encourage the reader of this essay to consider his works, which you may find at his website (Moorishciviletter.net).
This inquiry is now complete, and trusting that such has broadened the readers perspective, perhaps reclamation of this divine word will be an effect which these thoughts have caused. To conclude, the word Bitch, neurologically, equals 6. And the word Androgyny, neurologically, equals 6! Androgyny is the unified function of the feminine and masculine energy currents, harmonized within the mind and body to bring into fruition the completed person, or as the Gnostics say, The Perfect Man. With all of the aforementioned having been said, who will deny the sacredness of the word Bitch; as a term indicative of the highest degree of unity possible for the spiritual being? If one has read this paper seeking truth, that, they have found. But no doubt if one is stuck in beliefs based on conditioned opinion, and the definitions given to words via mind-control social engineering, continue in the way of their belief they will.
In any event, the Bitch is back!
1. http://www.moorishciviletter.net/astronomy.html (The Astronomical and Geometrical Origin and Meaning of The 4th of July Celebration)
2. Laird Scranton, The Science of the Dogon
3. *Pythagorean Number/Alphabet Correspondence Scale(The Method of Numerology Employed*
4. Gerald Massey, The Egyptian Book Of The Dead and The Ancient Mysteries of Amenta
°Throughout the ages, many occultists have declared that their position in consciousness is higher than that of the angels, yet in their writings, I have seen no explicit explanation of why this statement has be made, or what it means. I intend with this short essay to explain what is meant by such statements which shock and puzzle the multitude. In a poem by Rumi, he says, "At one time our home was in heaven, there we were in companionship with the angels... let us go back to that abode, O Lord, for that is our dwelling-place. We are above the heavens and greater than the angels; why do we not go beyond these two? Our journey is to the vision of the glory of God." But why does Rumi, the sweet and tender, currently best-selling love poet make this rather self-affirmative statement? We shall find out now. The word Angel is a code veiling within its garb, a designation of spirit-entities--- benevolent or not, which dwell on the astral plane, and have as their exclusive duty to serve men on earth. You might be thinking, how can a malevolent entity provide a service in which it's work is to cause harm? To which I would tell you, it is all a matter of perspective; there are many services instituted towards hindering instead of helping, and all such choices have their correspondence.
The angels who appear in all religious and magical conceptions, have been described as "angles of light", by more explicit occultists, as "they" come in a moment of in-spir-ation, or, when knowledge sincerely desired, to shed light upon previously un-realized truths. It is important to recognize this dynamic of all knowledge being unrealized, and never truly gained externally, as all knowledge is hidden in the darkness within; and if this were not the case the Hermetic principal of Mentalism would be a lie, to which we know such is not the case. In truth, "they" are not a "they". If we are to consider the etymology of the word angel, which gives us the word messenger, we will understand that the word 'angel' is a figure of speech, relating to the active intelligence which is accessed through man's expansion of his own inner consciousness--- as for instance, in the story of the Prophet Mohammed, he received an in-spir-ation from the angel Gabriel while in a state of deep trance and meditation. That inspiration led to the creation of a doctrine which came to be known as Islam, and now billions of people follow that creed which began only as an excitement of the mental and emotional faculties in the mind of a meditating ascetic. Did it ever occur to you, that Mohammed could have been talking with the delusions of his own mind, and thus his ego? It is only an assumption backed by belief, that what was received unto him in the mountain was a revelation to be adhered to as the absolute truth. So then, when man interacts with angels, he is only interacting with his own inherent intelligence; the latent abundance of spiritual light which is within the mind and soul.
The angels are refereed to esoterically as "angles of light", because in a moment of inspiration, wherein many spirits abound, a previously un-realized point-of-view begins to surface in the mind, and a perspective which was previously hidden to the minds eye becomes visible. That I am considering the relationship between angles and point-of-view, I will give a pertinent example. From one point of view, the Planets and their Animal Zodiacs are for man, an institution of spiritual and psychological oppression, which reigns down from the Astral Plane, designed to govern the every thought and action of man, feeding him baby formula from the cradle to the grave, rendering him an unchanging, non-evolving animal, governed by the vibrational tides of the celestial bodies, no different than the beasts of the jungle. Then, from another point of view, the Planets and their Zodiacal archetypes are symbolical representations of the Genesis(Genes of Isis) of Man from his Spiritual Origin---his descent into dense matter, the repeated instances of death and rebirth to which he must endure to reclaim his forgotten sovereignty, and the awesome powers latent within him that must be accessed in order for him to break free from the cycle of time, i.e. the Clock of Destiny, the Zodiac, and reawaken the Essence of the Soul, which is the highest goal of all Magicians and Mystics. Both points of view are correct, and so it is important to know how to use these tools for empowerment, rather than profitless servitude.
To make this even more clearer, the angels are like cells in the body; when the blood stream is nourished, these cells keep the body and brain in a state of vitality. When the blood stream is poisoned due to lack of nourishment, the cells become toxic, causing all manner of disease which leads to cancer and other harmful health conditions. Rumi, the Sufi mystic and theosophical love poet, was well aware of this reality, and in one of his ecstasy induced emanations, revealed a great secret: "From what source is this Earthly world--- from what source is the pure gym? Although we have descended to this place, let us hasten to return--- for what place is this? Yet we are pearls in this sea, all of us have our place in it, otherwise, why should wave after wave come from the sea of spirit? It is the opportunity for us to attain Union, the time to reach the beauty of immortality, the time to draw near and receive gifts, it is the ocean of perfect purity." Rumi, like many other Sufis held explicitly Gnostic views concerning the illegitimacy of the world of manifestation, seeing it as an illusion, and that the real world is in the soul realm, is even higher than the spirit(astral) world. The idea, concerning angels, is that, if desired, these Angelic Energies may be utilized to assist or hinder you in your spiritual work, depending upon your level of comprehension concerning their nature and role; to be successful in spiritual and magical work, a mentality free from superstition, and rooted in the realization of the paramount role of will is required. To conclude, consider this saying by a highly regarded medieval Andalusian Sufi, Muhiyyideen Ibn al-Arabi, "Angels are the powers hidden in the faculties and organs of man."
Readings From The Mystics of Islam, Margaret Smith, pg. 105-6
The Sufis, Idries Shah, pg. 159
To the occultist, to whom this website is designed for, some knowledge regarding the concept of Gnosis should be had. Still, there are many occultists who as yet have not been drawn to that particular composition of ancient spiritual writings, though they are aquainted with many other writings of the ancient occultists. The term Gnosis, from whence the word Science is derived, means, "insight; intimacy or personal acquaintance with internal or hidden mysteries". The Gnostics historically are those later-day Egyptian Initiates who, recognizing the social and political fall of the Kamite dynasties, realized that the ceromonial ritual/priesthood systems of old would no longer serve those seeking light towards attaining their mystic goal, that of eternal life through spiritual illumation. They thus synthesised the writings of the Egyptian Adepts into a simplified teaching which encourages the attainment of Gnosis, through internal transformative work, contemplating often and those attributes applied to the highest idea of a divinity whose power is transcendental--- a divinity which the gnostics teach will not be known through any other means except Gnosis. This way of thought is the original playwright for what became in its utter distortion, Christianty---The Constantinopolitan Creed more accurately. The Gnostics were therfore the true Christians, and the symbol of the Fish was the symbol of the Christ, which represented to them, the Chrystalization of Consciousness after having actualized the GodForce within the soul. The word Twilight signifies the setting of the Sun into the darkness of chaos from which it repeatingly emerges. Twilight Gnosis then, is the soul of the Chaos Being reclining into the darkness to gain the insight neccessary to navigate in the innermost subtle planes within consciousness. If you have sought, are seeking, and or wish to know the mysteries of yourself, the nature of the cosmos, your purpose and reason for having manifested into a body of flesh, you are a Gnostic, seeking the knowledge of your self, which is the only knowledge that a Gnostic is concernced with. I myself am a student in the path of Gnosis, and intend to carry on towards the attainment of total illumination, until my very last breath. Here at TheAllOrNothing that same level of dedication is encouraged, and the aim of this work is to supply fellow occultists with beneficial information on how to break down mental and emotional barriers, thus freeing the mind to practically receive, achieve and maintain higher levels of consciousness, which will allow one to govern their own world, their own universe.