During the night of mystery and within my gloomy abode, the terrible obscurity was growing from moment to moment.
My lamp was sparkling palely; it was very slowly being agonized, while its livid reflections flowed with sinister clarity.
From outside, in the street, the roughness of the inclement wind was making my windows rattle.
The rain, falling with much clattering, was lashing the glass, and when the chaos, the tempest, scratched with its lightning’s sword, I then thought of the valley of darkness and the mansion of the perverse ones.
Let my soul not to be subjugated nor dragged in captivity by the demons! Allow me to turn my face in front of the scaffold of Sepdu! (the scaffold of Karma).
Praised be ye, oh ye planetary spirits from the constellation of the hips (Libra)!
The sacred Book of the Occult Abode, crying out from the profound depth of the centuries, states:
This is in regards to you, oh divine knives of mysteries.
Ye, the two divine arms of the cosmic scale, which illuminate and rejoice the universe and which lead young and old men in accordance with the rhythms of the epochs, behold…!
Behold, here is Thoth (the inner Buddha of each human being), Lord of mysteries! He precedes the libations in front of the Lord of millions of years (the Universal Logos of Life) and opens for him the way through the firmament.
Thoth is the one who immobilizes the hurricanes and who fastens them within their forts.” (He is certainly the interior Buddha of each living one, the Lord of Powers).
Oh ye, divine Spirits of Karma, remove misery and sufferings from me! Let my soul be pleasing to Ra (God).
Hear me, humans and Gods! This firmament of steel that I had protected from the world of Amente (the region of the dead), the demon Apopi (the body of desires of every living one) has filled it with holes, since it is obvious that even the most perverse ones are accustomed to entering into that abode.
Ah, when will the people stop confusing the authentic Astral body with the demon Apopi?
When will the pseudo-occultists comprehend that the body of desires cited by Theosophy is the frightful demon Apopi?
Common and current people do not have an Astral body: they only have a lunar vehicle of desires, the frightful demon Apopi.
Let the humans and the dwellers of limbo hear me! Listen then! You need to build the Astral body in the forge of the Cyclops.
Ra abhors the demon Apopi. Therefore, it is natural that every authentic Self-realized defunct one, after having dressed himself with the Egyptian Sahu, must eliminate the demon Apopi.
The Book of the Dead states the following:
Lo and behold that I come in among the Heavenly Hierarchies, and I deliver forever Ra from the dragon Apopi.”
I shall watch! I shall watch! Indeed, the dragon shall not ever come nigh unto him. I shall have power over the magical signs which are placed in front of me by the demon!”
I shall constantly receive sepulchral meals and the God Thoth shall provide me with the magical power which should be the outcome of my deeds (of my karma), of life bygone.
I shall make Justice and Truth to go around about the bows in the heavenly boat (of my life) and I shall triumph among these Divine Hierarchies, and shall establish them (within my heart) for millions of years.
The Goddess Maat (Justice) comes unto her Lord and God.
You must remember that the functions of Karma reside in the brilliant constellation of the hips (Libra).
You must tremble in front of the divine Knives of the Law. Know that Karma is paid not only for the evil that is done, but also for the good that could be done, yet is left undone.
Remember the cycle of metamorphosis in the boat of Khepera: the ship of our own life.
It is unquestionable that at any time it is necessary for you to descend into the Infernal Worlds, you must transform yourselves time and time again into crocodiles. It is obvious that any mystic exaltation is preceded by its correspondent humiliation. Whosoever wants to ascend must first of all descend. This is the Law.
It is indubitable that when the Consciousness awakens, you transform yourselves into sparrow hawks with a human head. Thus, you can freely fly throughout starry space.
Indeed, it is evident that you must transform yourselves into Nagas, serpents. The day in which you shall be like the lotus will arrive.
May the Gods furnish me with thy throne, Oh Ra! furnishing me likewise with thy glorious body. I traveleth over the paths of Ra at daybreak to drive back the demon Nebt (the demon of evil will) he cometh in disguise behind a column of flames, thus on a narrow and long corridor he unexpectedly attacks me…
Verily, relevant to the dangers expected unto me I have been warned in advance.
I attaineth unto thy boat, Oh Ra, and behold I sitteth therein; thus, I receive the rightly deserved offerings.
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