Podcast Appearance: Praxis Behind the Obscure, Ep. 41

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Gebofal, Day 46

Sunrise: Call/Key 4, (typically referred to as Call 3 by practitioners, for the true first call is “not to be spoken”). Call to King Carmara, Prince Hagonel, and Kings Bnaspol, Bnapsen, and Bobogel.

This feels quite a bit like a culmination. I feel a big rush of air into my subtle body. It’s like I can finally breathe or something, at a fundamental level. Elemental air is being imprinted on my, and I’m seeing the four elemental kings impart unto me this energy, an elemental imprinting. It’s very deep, and it’s reinforcing everything that I’ve done to this point.

King Carmara steps forward, and says, “Yes, this be the culmination of all of the elements with which you have worked before. Feel now them in their fullness.

“Let us speak briefly now on the powers of Natural Substances and Medicine [of air],” he transitions. “Of course, air be one of the highest things that somebody needs in order to survive. It must be constant, and cannot be cut off for more than a few moments. This be the main Medicine: the medicine which allows the quickest expulsion as well as the quickest intake of the most fundamental things needed to survive, for aerobic species. And so one can make a similar case for plants.”

Taking a brief look at how this would work, King Carmara continues. “Any medicine that would involve opening airways, any medicines [i.e., medical equipment] involving avoiding pathogens or allergens in the air, as well as any medicines involving or treating” the latter, and “any inhalable treatments: such would be related to [elemental air] medicine. And of course, all medicines related to the lungs, as well as the function of the heart insomuch as it can provide oxygen to the individual” would be the powers of Medicine as it relates to elemental Air.

Turning to Natural Substances with respect to elemental air: “The general understanding, developing, [and] tossing around ideas about natural substances: this be of [the power of Natural Substances of elemental] air. The understanding of fluid dynamics insofar as they pertain to air–to some extent this be of [elemental] water, but there is a slightly different sort of physics involved in that, and in engineering. Understanding the natural state of air, as it were, and how it actually operates: such be of the power of [Natural Substances of elemental] air.”

King Carmara advises, “Yes, we can explicate this [into powers by astrological sign], but it would be a waste of your time. You will ponder this and meditate and find more and more powers of Natural Substances [and Medicine] related to [elemental] air.” He appends, “By the way, all of the natural substances and the phase shifts from liquid to gas, or via sublimation: this would also be of the [power of] Natural Substances of air, and why and how that happens [would be included in that].” He remarks on the similar application of this to water.

Now King Carmara returns to his intent, which was to change the topic. “You have called upon me at five different points, and have called upon five kings”–actually five royals, for princes were included–“at five different points.” Note: in addition, I just noticed how this came to 36 calls to royals (technically 108 if you count the fact that calls were made three times per day). Again, we have a numerical link from the quaternary Watchtower calls back to the 360 degree circle, via the astrological decans. The quinary reference that King Carmara brings in reflects the five tables of Leaf 49.

King Carmara continues: “If one decouples the 7 [into integer addends about the median], one obtains the 4 and the 3. If one decouples the 5, one obtains 3 and 2. Let us look to the taking in of air as the completion of the four elements within you. Let us speak briefly about Adam Qadmon,” and with a grand gesture, he indicates that he is speaking on behalf of the four elemental kings as well. He briefly notes that the four elemental kings are assigned to the 12 signs of the zodiac, over which the 7 planets rule. King Carmara says that he brings in the power of the 3 to both multiply the 4 elements into the 12 signs (as cardinality, fixity, and mutability) and also via the mystery of his addition, there be 7 [classical astrological] planets in all.

I try to concentrate further. King Carmara says to me, “What you seek with respect to the mystery of this trinity will be revealed unto you tomorrow, and two days hence, and three days hence. So, rest easy, for yes, some of what you have already come to understand has been revealed unto you. The ‘two sides of the same coin’ and the ‘mediation,’ as the Lord God himself hath said unto thee.” He also has me consider the One and the Wholeness, the Unity and Multiplicity, “For the One can be added to Itself to obtain any given number, but all numbers which exist lie within Multiplicity.” So it is that process of Adding, he says, that can be considered the Third (with the One and Wholeness), the Mediation: the Manipulation of a number upon itself, or any given number upon another number.

So this is a very deep thing that he is saying. “Whatever you take and manipulate, that manipulation be that third element.” Now he relates it back to that vision of Heaven and Earth, with the four elements from the realm of Adam Qadmon reaching toward that transition point between them. “The supernals themselves are constantly in this manipulation, because they must be, but when it comes to the realm of Adam Qadmon, there is a greater, and a more magical, means of working with and integrating oneself into the process by which rules are changed, by which operations be done upon that which exists,” (including, it seems, to the rules themselves). “We learn so much mathematics in order to understand the ‘how to’ and the ‘why to’ do so, and to do so with precision, and it is that precision which is important. It must not be overlooked. By this, all things may be unfolded.

“Much more will the Lord God Himself reveal unto you, but this itself” will be imprinted upon me, he concludes, and abruptly the vision ends.

Noon: Similar procedure.

I’m feeling some tingling come up for the seals and tablet underneath my feet. I’m feeling my heart. Once again, I feel this beautiful breath, and it’s like I’m reconciled with elemental air. Once again, I’m feeling the four elemental kings impress and deepen this connection to the elements within my subtle body. They do not have anything to say.

King Carmara comes forward to speak: “O Son of Man, Son of God, Son of earth: something new and strange and wondrous is to come about you. Be thou perfectly balanced, now and hereafter, in the elements. So mote it be, so mote it be, so mote it be: amen, amen, amen!”

I’m being taken up into the sky, and getting the sense that I’m astrally in the atmosphere of Earth but also that of Heaven. The five heptarchical royals, as well as the four elemental kings are here about me. The four elemental kings form a cross formation about me, as do the four heptarchical kings in a separate formation (I presume Prince Hagonel was behind King Carmara): King Bnaspol to Earth, King Bobogel to Fire, King Bnapsen to Air, and King Carmara chooses his place at water, but notes that he speaks for all of them, and that no one element is above or below another.

King Carmara begins to speak, and all of the angels rotate about me as he does: “Blessed are you, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth: who now be balanced within fire, within air, within earth, and within water.” I see this aerial sphere about me, with the subquadrants within it, as yesterday, but now I’m seeing that it is the last of four elemental spheres. I’m within four concentric spheres, and I’m at the center, and indeed, my heart is at the very center.

King Carmara continues: “May thus these imprintings be upon you forever. May the Lord God grant His Wisdom unto you in using them. More hath the Lord God to speak on this to you tomorrow, on Friday, and on Saturday, when in His great Mercy, he allows you to read from Leaf 1.”

I’m feeling very gentle and relaxed and balanced. “More shall I have to say to you–the last of what I can say to you–this evening, but for now rejoice in the balance the Lord God has granted unto you.”

Thus ends the vision.

Sunset: Similar procedure.

I’m bidden once again to sit back and relax. Once again there’s this feeling that I can breathe, and in this knowing of the breath, I’m bidden once more to relax in this perfect balance (of the elements): “Given to you by the Most High,” says King Carmara.

Once again the elemental kings surround me in a cross formation. They place their hands upon me to imprint each of the elements upon me once again. King Carmara and Prince Hagonel and Kings Bnaspol, Bnapsen, and Bobogel are here as well. Now I see the remaining kings and their princes, and a vast host of all of the angels whom I have called.

This host of angels is quite vast, and I’m told to just relax. The tempo suddenly snaps into urgent rapidity, and they all fly into me right now (and I’m told to just relax again), and they’re all just coming in. It’s like they’re all birds flying through an intangible, transparent mountain at rapid speeds: a vast, vast number, whirring so quickly through it, diving like peregrine falcons toward their prey, into the deep! It is all just too fast to keep up with, and the angels themselves are creating interlocking patterns of Möbius strips, and now Klein bottles, in this constant rotation.

They say to relax, and I do, and I feel them embedding themselves in my system now, forever embedded, forever a part of me, and I’m feeling the Most High say unto me, “Behold, this be but the beginning of the Marvels that I will show unto you: marvelously will I work Wonders in you and through you.” I feel my heart lifted up, and I feel it held by the Most High in His hands, and it is like He is admiring a stone, and He places it within His Heart, and it is like a perfect fit, and His Heart be transparent, and His Heart be capable of having millions of hearts within it.

And He says, “Behold!” and he shows me millions of hearts which have been embedded within It: millions upon millions of beautiful hearts, each one of them like unto mine, yet unique in their own way, just like mine be unique unto Him! He wraps His Arms around Himself and gives Himself: it’s as if it makes His day to feel my heart within His own Self.

He says unto me, “Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth: behold! Lo, such wonderful energy which flows through you: now, prepare you to be completely transformed as a most loyal servant unto Me, the Most High, thy God. I love thee, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth! Feel now, forever, the permanent influence of PRONOA throughout thee, and, lo: much will I have to show unto you tomorrow. Be prepared, o Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, for not all will be ready for this: such glory hath the lord to await for thee.”

And I feel myself writhing around in this glorious ecstasy, and He places His Hand upon me and gives me such peace, and says, “No more have I to say unto you now, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Earth, but, lo: the next three days shalt thou arise.”

Thus ends the vision.