By Edward Lee
WELCOME TO THE MEPHISTOPOLIS
Hell is a city.
It stretches, actually, with out end–a labyrinth of smoke and waking nightmare. simply as forever, sewer grates belch flame from the sulphur fires that experience raged underneath the streets for millennia. Clock towers spire in each district, through public legislation, yet their faces haven't any arms; time isn't really measured right here in seconds or hours yet in atrocity and depression. within the heart of this morass of stone and smoke and butchery and horror stands the 666-floor Mephisto construction, the place Gargoyles prowl the wind-blown ledges and from whose maximum garrets the blameless are hung from gibbets and left to rot for eons. The lone occupant of the very best flooring appears to be like down upon his dominion and smiles a grin that's brighter than 1000 suns. right here, certain, everyone seems to be lifeless but everybody lives forever.
Welcome to the Mephistopolis.
Welcome to town of Hell.
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When the Tree is being used to indicate the lines of force in the aura, it is the subjective Tree that must be used, so that Geburah equates with the right arm. In all cases, of course, the Middle Pillar remains steadfast. s. The Pillar of Severity is considered to be negative or feminine, and the Pillar of Mercy to be positive or masculine. Superficially it may be thought that these attributions lead to incompatible symbolism, but a study of the Pillars in the light of what we now know concerning the individual Sephiroth will reveal that the incompatibilities are purely superficial and that the deeper significance of the symbolism is entirely consonant.
Here we find the sphere of all the beneficent sun-gods and healing gods. Thus we see that the mercies of Gedulah and the severities of Geburah unite for the healing of the nations. z4. Behind Tiphareth, traversing the Tree, is drawn Paroketh, the Veil of the Temple, the analogue, on a lower plane, of the Abyss which separates the Three Supernals from the rest of the Tree. Like the Abyss, the Veil marks a chasm in consciousness. The mode of mentation on one side of the chasm differs in kind from the mode of mentation prevailing upon the other.
From this he traces backward the three Veils of Negative Existence. This is quite a different matter from starting at the Absolute and trying to work forwards into evolution. It may not yield immediately accurate and complete knowledge of the origin of all things, but it enables the mind to make a start; and unless we can make a start we have no hope of a finish. 5. The Qabalist, then, starts where he can-at the first point that is within the reach of finite consciousness. Kether is equated with the most transcendent form of God that we can conceive, Whose name is Ehieh, translated in the Authorised Version of the Bible as "I am," or, more explicitly, the Self-Existing One, Pure Being.
City Infernal by Edward Lee