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June 14th, 2010

FREE ILLUMINST WORKING JUNE 12, 2010

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I had a wonderful time at Mt. Arabia on Saturday. We did a doosie of a healing circle - lots of great energy raised and sent off to frineds and family. I also helped to facilitate points empowerments - two folks who recieved them for the first time. Lastly, we consecrated sub conditione one of our close sisters so she now has all the lines of succession shared by us. It was worth the heat stroke. :)"
Tau Dositheos




Here are some glimpses of the Congregational Illuminist gathering on Arabia Mountain June 12, 2010. It was a hot fair near-perfect afternoon as a robust group of free magi gathered, first to offer to extend the sub conditione consecrations received from affiliated bishops visiting earlier in the year from far corners of the globe to t...hose not present at those events, thus expanding the egregore. We then moved on to points chauds Workings and some individual instruction, and a truly impressive healing circle, summoning healing energy on Consecration Rock as has become our custom, for those around the world requesting it. Tau Ishaviva read a statement from a most interesting universal group with similar harmonious goals, and the healing circle itself was followed by a reading from the ancient gnostic texts selected by Tau Dositheos. In keeping with his efforts to update certificates of events in the history of our free communion, he presented me with and read a charter of consecration (see below). Here are my updated consecratory records, which can be extended according to date by those I have consecrated or reconsecrated in the egregore Gnostic &
Apostolic. Click here.





Tau Dositheos read a substantial portion of this ancient text following the healing circle on Consecration Rock.

The Exegesis on the Soul

Translated by William C. Robinson Jr.

    Wise men of old gave the soul a feminine name. Indeed she is female in her nature as well. She even has her womb.

    As long as she was alone with the father, she was virgin and in form androgynous. But when she fell down into a body and came to this life, then

she fell into the hands of many robbers. And the wanton creatures passed her from one to another and [...] her. Some made use of her by force, while

others did so by seducing her with a gift. In short, they defiled her, and she [...] her virginity.

    And in her body she prostituted herself and gave herself to one and all, considering each one she was about to embrace to be her husband. When

she had given herself to wanton, unfaithful adulterers, so that they might make use of her, then she sighed deeply and repented. But even when she

turns her face from those adulterers, she runs to others and they compel her to live with them and render service to them upon their bed, as if they

were her masters. Out of shame she no longer dares to leave them, whereas they deceive her for a long time, pretending to be faithful, true

husbands, as if they greatly respected her. And after all this they abandon her and go.

    She then becomes a poor desolate widow, without help; not even a measure of food was left her from the time of her affliction. For from them she

gained nothing except the defilements they gave her while they had sexual intercourse with her. And her offspring by the adulterers are dumb, blind

and sickly. They are feebleminded.

    But when the father who is above visits her and looks down upon her and sees her sighing - with her sufferings and disgrace - and repenting of

the prostitution in which she engaged, and when she begins to call upon his name so that he might help her, [...] all her heart, saying "Save me, my

father, for behold I will render an account to thee, for I abandoned my house and fled from my maiden`s quarters. Restore me to thyself again." When

he sees her in such a state, then he will count her worthy of his mercy upon her, for many are the afflictions that have come upon her because she

abandoned her house.

    Now concerning the prostitution on the soul, the Holy Spirit prophesies in many places. For he said in the prophet Jeremiah (3:1-4),

    If the husband divorces his wife and she goes and takes another man, can she return to him after that? Has not that woman utterly defiled

herself? "And you prostituted yourself to many shepherds and you returned to me!" said the lord. "Take an honest look and see where you prostituted

yourself. Were you not sitting in the streets defiling the land with your acts of prostitution and your vices? And you took many shepherds for a

stumbling block for yourself. You became shameless with everyone. You did not call on me as kinsman or as father or author of your virginity".

    Again it is written in the prophet Hosea (2:2-7),

    Come, go to law with your mother, for she is not to be a wife to me nor I a husband to her. I shall remove her prostitution from my presence,

and I shall remove her adultery from between her breasts. I shall make her naked as on the day she was born, and I shall make her desolate like a

land without water, and I shall make her longingly childless. I shall show her children no pity, for they are children of prostitution, since their

mother prostituted herself and put her children to shame. For she said, "I shall prostitute myself to my lovers. It was they who gave me my bread

and my water and my garments and my clothes and my wine and my oil and everything I needed." Therefore behold I shall shut them up so that she shall

not be able to run after her adulterers. And when she seeks them and does not find them, she will say, 'I shall return to my former husband, in

those days I was better off than now."

    Again he said in Ezekiel (16:23-26),

    It came to pass after much depravity, said the lord, you built yourself a brothel and you made yourself a beautiful place in the streets. And

you built yourself brothels on every lane, and you wasted your beauty, and you spread your legs in every alley, and you multiplied your acts of

prostitution. You prostituted yourself to the sons of Egypt, those who are your neighbors, men great of flesh.

    But what does "the sons of Egypt, men great of flesh" mean, if not the domain of the flesh and the perceptible realm and the affairs of the

earth, by which the soul has become defiled here, receiving bread from them, as well as wine, oil, clothing, and the other external nonsense

surrounding the body - the things she thinks she needs.

    But as to this prostitution, the apostles of the savior commanded (Acts 15:20, 29; 21:25; 1Th 4:3; 1 Co 6:18; 2 Co 7:1): "Guard yourselves

against it, purify yourselves from it," speaking not just of the prostitution of the body but especially that of the soul. For this reason the

apostles write to the churches of God, that such prostitution might not occur among us.

    Yet the greatest struggle has to do with the prostitution of the soul. From it arises the prostitution of the body as well. Therefore Paul,

writing to the Corinthians (1Co 5:9-10), said, "I wrote you in the letter, 'Do not associate with prostitutes,' not at all (meaning) the prostitutes

of this world or the greedy or the thieves or the idolaters, since then you would have to go out from the world." - here it is speaking spiritually

- "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood - as he said (Ep 6:12) - but against the world rulers of this darkness and the spirits of

wickedness."

    As long as the soul keeps running about everywhere copulating with whomever she meets and defiling herself, she exists suffering her just

deserts. But when she perceives the straits she is in and weeps before the father and repents, then the father will have mercy on her and he will

make her womb turn from the external domain and will turn it again inward, so that the soul will regain her proper character. For it is not so with

a woman. For the womb of the body is inside the body like the other internal organs, but the womb of the soul is around the outside like the male

genitalia which is external.

    So when the womb of the soul, by the will of the father, turns itself inward, it is baptized and is immediately cleansed of the external

pollution which was pressed upon it, just as garments, when dirty, are put into the water and turned about until their dirt is removed and they

become clean. And so the cleansing of the soul is to regain the newness of her former nature and to turn herself back again. That is her baptism.

    Then she will begin to rage at herself like a woman in labor, who writhes and rages in the hour of delivery. But since she is female, by herself

she is powerless to beget a child. From heaven the father sent her her man, who is her brother, the firstborn. Then the bridegroom came down to the

bride. She gave up her former prostitution and cleansed herself of the pollutions of the adulterers, and she was renewed so as to be a bride. She

cleansed herself in the bridal chamber; she filled it with perfume; she sat in it waiting for the true bridegroom. No longer does she run about the

market place, copulating with whomever she desires, but she continued to wait for him - (saying) "When will he come?" - and to fear him, for she did

not know what he looked like: she no longer remembers since the time she fell from her father's house. But by the will of the father <...> And she

dreamed of him like a woman in love with a man.

    But then the bridegroom, according to the father's will, came down to her into the bridal chamber, which was prepared. And he decorated the

bridal chamber.

    For since that marriage is not like the carnal marriage, those who are to have intercourse with one another will be satisfied with that

intercourse. And as if it were a burden, they leave behind them the annoyance of physical desire and they turn their faces from each other. But this

marriage [...]. But once they unite with one another, they become a single life. Wherefore the prophet said (Gn 2:24) concerning the first man and

the first woman, "They will become a single flesh." For they were originally joined one to another when they were with the father before the woman

led astray the man, who is her brother. This marriage has brought them back together again and the soul has been joined to her true love, her real

master, as it is written (cf. Gn 3:16; 1 Co 11;1; Ep 5:23), "For the master of the woman is her husband."

    Then gradually she recognized him, and she rejoiced once more, weeping before him as she remembered the disgrace of her former widowhood. And

she adorned herself still more so that he might be pleased to stay with her.

    And the prophet said in the Psalms (Ps 45:10-11): "Hear, my daughter, and see and incline your ear and forget your people and your father's

house, for the king has desired your beauty, for he is your lord."

    For he requires her to turn her face from her people and the multitude of her adulterers, in whose midst she once was, to devote herself only to

her king, her real lord, and to forget the house of the earthly father, with whom things went badly for her, but to remember her father who is in

heaven. Thus also it was said (Gn 12:1) to Abraham: "Come out from your country and your kinsfolk and from your father`s house"

    Thus when the soul had adorned herself again in her beauty [...] enjoyed her beloved, and he also loved her. And when she had intercourse with

him, she got from him the seed that is the life-giving spirit, so that by him she bears good children and rears them. For this is the great, perfect

marvel of birth. And so this marriage is made perfect by the will of the father.

    Now it is fitting that the soul regenerates herself and become again as she formerly was. The soul then moves of her own accord. And she

received the divine nature from the father for her rejuvenation, so that she might be restored to the place where originally she had been. This is

the resurrection that is from the dead. This is the ransom from captivity. This is the upward journey of ascent to heaven. This is the way of ascent

to the father. Therefore the prophet said (Ps 103:1-5):

    "Praise the lord, O my soul, and, all that is within me, (praise) his holy name. My soul, praise God, who forgave all your sins, who healed all

your sicknesses, who ransomed your life from death, who crowned you with mercy, who satisfies your longing with good things. Your youth will be

renewed like an eagle's."

    Then when she becomes young again, she will ascend, praising the father and her brother, by whom she was rescued. Thus it is by being born again

that the soul will be saved. And this is due not to rote phrases or to professional skills or to book learning. Rather it is the grace of the [...],

it is the gift of the [...]. For such is this heavenly thing. Therefore the savior cries out (Jn 6:44), "No one can come to me unless my Father

draws him and brings him to me; and I myself will raise him up on the last day."

    It is therefore fitting to pray to the father and to call on him with all our soul - not externally with the lips, but with the spirit, which is

inward, which came forth from the depth - sighing; repenting for the life we lived; confessing our sins; perceiving the empty deception we were in,

and the empty zeal; weeping over how we were in darkness and in the wave; mourning for ourselves, that he might have pity on us; hating ourselves

for how we are now.

    Again the savior said (cf Mt 5:4, Lk 6:12): "Blessed are those who mourn, for it is they who will be pitied; blessed, those who are hungry, for

it is they who will be filled."

    Again he said (cf. Lk 14:26), "If one does not hate his soul he cannot follow me." For the beginning of salvation is repentance. Therefore (cf.

Acts 13:24), "Before Christ`s appearance came John, preaching the baptism of repentance."

    And repentance takes place in distress and grief. But the father is good and loves humanity, and he hears the soul that calls upon him and sends

it the light of salvation. Therefore he said through the spirit to the prophet (cf. 1 Cl 8:3), "Say to the children of my people, 'If your sins

extend from earth to heaven, and if they become red like scarlet and blacker than sackcloth, and if you return to me with all your soul and say to

me 'my Father!', I will heed you as a holy people.'"

    Again another place (Is 30:15), "Thus says the lord, the holy one of Israel: "If you return and sigh, then you will be saved and will know where

you were when you trusted in what is empty."

    Again he said in another place (Is 30:19-20), "Jerusalem wept much, saying, 'Have pity on me.' He will have pity on the sound of your weeping.

And when he saw, he heeded you. And the lord will give you bread of affliction and water of oppression. From now on, those who deceive will not

approach you again. Your eyes will see those who are deceiving you."

    Therefore it is fitting to pray to God night and day, spreading out our hands towards him as do people sailing in the middle of the sea: they

pray to God with all their heart without hypocrisy. For those who pray hypocritically deceive only themselves. Indeed, it is in order that he might

know who is worthy of salvation that God examines the inward parts and searches the bottom of the heart. For no one is worthy of salvation who still

loves the place of deception.

    Therefore it is written in the poet (Homer, Odyssey 1.48-1.59), "Odysseus sat on the island weeping and grieving and turning his face from the

words of Calypso and from her tricks, longing to see his village and smoke coming forth from it. And had he not received help from heaven, he would

not have been able to return to his village."

    Again Helen <...> saying (Odyssey 4.260-261), "My heart turned itself from me. It is to my house that I want to return."

    For she sighed, saying (Odyssey 4.261-4.264), "It is Aphrodite who deceived me and brought me out of my village. My only daughter I left behind

me, and my good, understanding, handsome husband."

    For when the soul leaves her perfect husband because of the treachery of Aphrodite, who exists here in the act of begetting, then she will

suffer harm. But if she sighs and repents, she will be restored to her house.

    Certainly Israel would not have been visited in the first place, to be brought out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, if it had

not sighed to God and wept for the oppression of its labors.

    Again it is written in the Psalms (6:6-9), "I was greatly troubled in my groaning. I will bathe my bed and my cover each night with my tears. I

have become old in the midst of all my enemies. Depart from me, all you who work at lawlessness, for behold the lord has heard the cry of my weeping

and the lord has heard my prayer."

    If we repent, truly God will heed us, he who is long suffering and abundantly merciful, to whom is the glory for ever and ever. Amen!



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