By Frater Kentroversy
Stand up, sit down, kneel
Fellate the priest at an even-keel
Jump into the ocean of spirituality tidal
Never again to worship their false-idol
Sit down, stand up, pray
Do everything the priest-initiate way
Energized enthusiasm, magnetism, and samvit
Is the way to Nuit, Nephthys, Isis, and Hadit!
© 2004 & 2005 Frater Kentroversy
All rights reserved. Used with permission.
A Brief Commentary:
Line 1 – This is the command-cycle that one endures in Christian mass.
Line 2 – This is an extreme expression of the priest as commanding GOD-form.
Line 3 – This is one solution to the problem exposed in lines 1 & 2.
Line 4 – This is the manifestation of the solution, spiritual freedom!
Line 5 – We are back again at an echo of the command-cycle . . .
Line 6 – This is a tenable solution to the problem in line 2.
Line 7 – These are three of the known functional aspects of magick. Samvit is a Sanskrit word meaning consciousness. In magick, the desired form of consciousness is called samadhi. An approximate definition of this word can be found on pg. 37 of Aleister Crowley’s Magick Book Four [1997 second revised edition]; which is therein described as “union with God.” Crowley defined this as the exact term used by Christian mystics to describe such attainment.
Line 8 – Nuit is the goddess of the night sky; upon her azure-blue body, the stars of the entire universe hang. Nuit is also representative of the endless possibilities that can be found within the universe. Isis is herself representative of nature and all the possibilities found there. The sister of Isis is Nephthys, and she is representative of the art and science of magick. The combination of Nephthys and Isis, Nu-Isis, depicts magickal influence over the universe. In terms of spiritual alchemy, this Nu-Isis combination represents the transmutation of the base-soul into the white-hot light of gnosis and illumination. Hadit represents the infinitely small, yet powerful point which, in combination with Nuit, generates the manifest universe, which is itself depicted by Ra-Hoor-Khuit. In terms of magick, Ra-Hoor-Khuit represents the perfect manifestation of magickal will in the form of the universe.
Put another way, Hadit represents the flash-point of all ideas. All great ideas start out in the same manner, as a small flash of inspiration. Nuit represents the known universe, or the implementation of the idea into controlled action. This controlled action is also known as willed intent. Nephthys represents the art and science of magick exerting its’ own influence into the proceedings. The combination of Nephthys and Isis foreshadows the influence of magick on nature; in terms of spiritual alchemy. This combination represents the idea pushed into action, and the resultant success that occurs when the magician is at one with himself and the universe.
Taken as a whole, my poem Wu-Wei: Esoterica Non Exoterica represents one magician’s victory over the dogma of religion. Under magickal will, the universe is nothing but the anvil of my magickal toolbox, and it is nothing that lies beyond understanding. It is the striking of the magick wand upon the anvil of the universe that creates the synergy of result. Under the spell of religion, the universe is daunting and unforgiving. We become grateful for our tiny life on this tiny planet. Religion teaches that we cannot or should not, while magick asks simply, “Why not?” Under the will of magick, this same universe becomes our partner in ritual; and there is nothing about it that cannot be known or understood.
Instead of a daunting adversary, the universe becomes the magician’s partner in a life-long dance of the spheres.
Buffalo, New York USA
March 20, 2005 (vernal equinox)