posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:26 PM
Ongoing re-posting, sorry for flooding the forums today.
I finally got the big joke. The Masters have each set down systems, which for the most part involve the student undergoing numerous ordeals and
deciphering archaic texts in the search for "Occult" wisdom, generally you see the Master standing back with a smile on his face as he truly
For a long time I was much like this, I demented myself with the QBL, Gematra, TM &c to no avail, I devoured the lives and works of Bardon, Levi,
Crowley, the Gnostic Christ Jesus and others. In circles I always heard references to a "Grand Joke" or abstract references to "Divine Comedy",
and for a long time I became set in my ignorance while trying to figure out what the joke was.
Crowley is especially guilty of deliberately perpetrating this joke, leaving behind an alleged mass of wisdom that he couldn't even decipher for his
students to dissect, however the ever devious Crowley knew that he could have expressed the truth in 4 words, there is no system.
The meaning of the joke is stupidly simple but must be understood by each in order to see the irony. The Master truly understands that there is no
need for any practice, theory or system in particular; none of them make the slightest bit of difference in the bigger scheme of things. Through his
devotion to a particular way the Master has found a method to bring out what was always within him. Through his efforts he has bound the systems
philosophy, mythos, spells, prayers to the corresponding needs and desires within himself, and finally he casts off the system retaining the control
he gained from the experience.
Now I've understood the joke I too understand why each of the Order finds it amusing. Each will suffer until they realize they don't have to, each
drives away the power they seek by chasing it to fulfill mortal, egotistical needs. The every act of seeking on behalf of the student causes him to
drive away the very thing he's looking for.
Now I laugh too, not because I enjoy watching people sabotage themselves, but because I like everyone had to go through it for myself and suffer to
properly understand it, and I presume like each I felt completley dumbfounded when I got it!
Each Master has only re-discovered the powers they have within them; each has to experience for themselves that there can never be one true name for
God, that none can ever rightly claim authority on his behalf, that nobody has the right to sanction an action on his behalf. Each person must think
about these things for themselves in order to experience these things for themselves and they must experience them in order to see them and change
I too, now stand back and watch. When each is ready they will cast off the system of their own accord, there is no way to rush this process, each must
first see their bondage in order to see they're not free. Directly pointing out the chains that bind man to earth (Oh Prometheus!) will only cause
the essence, or the soul to constrict and cause the seeker to become even more entangled.
The punch line of the joke is the Master is a single entity, and free of bondage to live in a world of slaves. No one who cannot see the truth will
accept it at face value, and they will defend their masters to the death. We can, however, guide them towards experiences which will bring about
change, we can give them ideas to think about which will aid them through the experiences which will allow them discover their bondage for their
A free man in a world of slaves is still a slave, and it is mostly the people who accidentally discover a means of liberation from one set of chains
who succumb to the bondage of another, thinking that they have risen and escaped. These are the ones who call themselves Master, who leave behind
systems, which add more confusion to an already burdened race, the truth is for the most part they too have become slaves ever seeking to increase and
maintain their "power".
Each is born with all the wisdom they'll ever need, however each system they learn causes them in some form to forget this and so for the most part
each person willingly gives themselves over to a system, acting out of fear of loss is they do not. They invest so much of themselves into it, be it
religion, job, status or whatever, the person has invested so much of themselves into these roles that they can no longer detach from them and simply
be themselves, their identity/status will have them protect the very system they serve as if it were themselves.
Each declared title is false; it does not give any one way/person advantage or precedence over another. We do not have to accept anything that is
against our inherent nature even though at times we must conform in order to maintain peace and not aggravate a tortured race any further. I hope that
each of you will take the time to think about this for yourselves and join me in laughter.