Consecration of Tau Salix Alba (White Willow), Arabia Mountain October 29 2011
As her initial homily, she selected a reading from Eliot's "Little Gidding", part V:
What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others,
The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,
An easy commerce of the old and the new,
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic,
The complete consort dancing together)
Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,
Every poem an epitaph. And any action
Is a step to the block, to the fire, down the sea's throat
Or to an illegible stone: and that is where we start.
We die with the dying:
See, they depart, and we go with them.
We are born with the dead:
See, they return, and bring us with them.
The moment of the rose and the moment of the yew-tree
Are of equal duration. A people without history
Is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern
Of timeless moments. So, while the light fails
On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel
History is now and England.
With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.
We also consecrated Shin Sibylle, who additionally received a Bull of Election in the EGnU
Also read on her behalf:
Master Lu Tzu said: That which exists through itself is called Meaning. (Tao). Meaning has neither name nor force. It is the one essence, the one primordial spirit. Essence and life cannot be seen. It is contained in the Light of Heaven. The light of Heaven cannot be seen. It is contained in the two eyes.
The Heavenly Heart is like the dwelling place, the Light is the master. Therefore when the Light circulates, the powers of the whole body arrange themselves before its throne, just as when a holy king has taken possession of the capital and has laid down the fundamental rules of order, all the states approach with tribute, or, just as when the master is quiet and calm, men-servants and maids obey his orders of their own accord, and each does his work.
Therefore you only have to make the Light circulate: that is the deepest and most wonderful secret. The Light is easy to move, but difficult to fix. If it is allowed to go long enough in a circle, then it crystallizes itself: that is the natural spirit -body. This crystallized spirit is formed beyond the nine Heavens. It is the condition of which it is said in the Book of the Seal of the Heart: Silently in the morning thou fliest upward.
In carrying out this fundamental truth you need to seek for no other methods, but must only concentrate your thoughts on it.
The Light is not in the body alone, neither is it only outside the body. Mountains and rivers and the great earth are lit by sun and moon; all that is this Light. Therefore it is not only within the body. Understanding and clarity, knowing and enlightenment, and all motion (of the spirit), are likewise this Light; therefore it is not just something outside the body.
"The Secret of the Golden Flower"
Similarly, + Constantius, upon consecration, gave this homily to the assembled.
"Honoured Sisters and Brothers,
Be perfect in the accomplishment of your Will,
Be of good comfort to yourselves and each other in times of Trial,
Be of One Mind,
Live in Peace, and the Light of Peace and Love Will dwell within you."
In keeping with Congregational Illuminist principles, Shin Sibylle received a Thelemic Consecration ritual, while the other candidates chose that ritual which has become our 'standard' consecration ritual on Arabia.
Rite of Consecration
The Principle Consecrator anoints the forehead, hands, and feet of the Bishop-Elect with Holy Oil.
Principle Consecrator: Thunder, flash, illuminate, I declare you Illuminatus.
Prayer of Consecration
Principle Consecrator: 3. Every man and every woman is a star.
4. Every number is infinite; there is no difference.
5. Help me, o warrior lord of Thebes, in my unveiling before the Children of men!
6. Be thou Hadit, my secret centre, my heart & my tongue!
7. Behold! it is revealed by Aiwass the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat.
8. The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs.
9. Worship then the Khabs, and behold my light shed over you!
10. Let my servants be few & secret: they shall rule the many & the known.
11. These are fools that men adore; both their Gods & their men are fools.
12. Come forth, o children, under the stars, & take your fill of love!
13. I am above you and in you. My ecstasy is in yours. My joy is to see your joy.
Laying on of Hands
Principle Consecrator: Fellow Bishops – Apostolic and Gnostic – Let us join together in the act of consecration, extending the ancient egregore each of us has received in unbroken lineages and the unbroken circle Apostolic and Gnostic.
Here follows the laying on of hands upon the Bishop-Elect by each Bishop in turn beginning with the Principle Consecrator in the act of consecration with the words:
“Receive thou the full power and authority of the Divine Episcopate for the salvation, liberation, and sacred evolution of all beings.”
Principle Consecrator: I set before you this day a blessing and a curse. Therefore choose life that you may live.
Do you Will to accept Consecration in the Gnostic and Apostolic Lineages passing through us from the Dawn of the World?
Bishop-Elect: I do.
Principle Consecrator: By the Power Vested in Us from our predecessors in the Most AntientEgregore of Spiritual Power, I Consecrate You EPISKOPUS now and forever in the Succession Apostolic and Gnostic.
All: May it be so! It is so!
Principle Consecrator: May the Lord Bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his light to shine upon you. May the Lord lift up his light unto you, and grant you Peace.
Here follows Points Work and the transmission of the 97 degrees of Memphis-Misraim to the new Bishop if applicable.
The new Bishop delivers a Homily that he or she has specifically prepared for the occasion.
Bishop: (addressing the congregation)
+ The LORD bless you.
+ The LORD enlighten your minds and comfort your hearts and sustain your bodies.
+ The LORD bring you to the accomplishment of your true Wills, the Great Work, the SummumBonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.
THUNDER, FLASH, ILLUMINATE, I DECLARE YOU ILLUMINATUS
I was sent forth from the power,
and I have come to those who reflect upon me,
and I have been found among those who seek after me.
Look upon me, you who reflect upon me,
and you hearers, hear me.
You who are waiting for me, take me to yourselves.
And do not banish me from your sight.
And do not make your voice hate me, nor your hearing.
Do not be ignorant of me anywhere or any time. Be on your guard!
Do not be ignorant of me.
For I am the one who alone exists,
and I have no one who will judge me.
For many are the pleasant forms which exist in numerous sins,
and disgraceful passions,
and fleeting pleasures,
which (men) embrace until they become sober
and go up to their resting place.
And they will find me there,
and they will live,
and they will not die again.
Proverbs 8: CHah-ve-moht
Here then is Wisdom, the Sofia, the CHAHVEMOHT
1Does not (A)wisdom call,
And understanding lift up her voice?
2On top of (B)the heights beside the way,
Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3Beside the (C)gates, at the opening to the city,
At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:
4"To you, O men, I call,
And my voice is to the sons of men.
5"O (D)naive ones, understand prudence;
And, O (E)fools, understand wisdom.
6"Listen, for I will speak (F)noble things;
And the opening of my lips will reveal (G)right things.
7"For my (H)mouth will utter truth;
And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8"All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;
There is nothing (I)crooked or perverted in them.
9"They are all (J)straightforward to him who understands,
And right to those who (K)find knowledge.
10"Take my (L)instruction and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
11"For wisdom is (M)better than jewels;
And (N)all desirable things cannot compare with her.
12"I, wisdom, (O)dwell with prudence,
And I find (P)knowledge and discretion.
13"The (Q)fear of the LORD is to hate evil;
(R)Pride and arrogance and (S)the evil way
And the (T)perverted mouth, I hate.
14"(U)Counsel is mine and (V)sound wisdom;
I am understanding, (W)power is mine.
15"By me (X)kings reign,
And rulers decree justice.
16"By me princes rule, and nobles,
All who judge rightly.
17"I (Y)love those who love me;
And (Z)those who diligently seek me will find me.
18"(AA)Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring (AB)wealth and righteousness.
19"My fruit is (AC)better than gold, even pure gold,
And my yield better than (AD)choicest silver.
20"I walk in the way of righteousness,
In the midst of the paths of justice,
21To endow those who love me with wealth,
That I may (AE)fill their treasuries.
22"The LORD possessed me (AF)at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
23"From everlasting I was (AG)established,
From the beginning, (AH)from the earliest times of the earth.
24"When there were no (AI)depths I was brought forth,
When there were no springs abounding with water.
25"(AJ)Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills I was brought forth;
26While He had not yet made the earth and the fields,
Nor the first dust of the world.
27"When He (AK)established the heavens, I was there,
When (AL)He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
28When He made firm the skies above,
When the springs of the deep became fixed,
29When (AM)He set for the sea its boundary
So that the water would not transgress His command,
When He marked out (AN)the foundations of the earth;
30Then (AO)I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
31Rejoicing in the world, His earth,
And having (AP)my delight in the sons of men.
32"Now therefore, O sons, (AQ)listen to me,
For (AR)blessed are they who keep my ways.
33"(AS)Heed instruction and be wise,
And do not neglect it.
34"(AT)Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.
35"For (AU)he who finds me finds life
And (AV)obtains favor from the LORD.
36"But he who sins against me (AW)injures himself;
All those who (AX)hate me (AY)love death."
[Pause] Do You Will to Accept Consecration in the Gnostic and Apostolic Lineages Passing through Us from the Dawn of the World?
[On Affirmation] By the Power Vested in Us from our predecessors in the Most Antient Egregore of Spiritual Power, I Consecrate You
EPISKOPUS forever in the Succession Apostolic and Gnostic.
[All: May It BE SO! IT IS SO!]
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