The Enterer of the Threshold
Much has been said and talked about when it comes to the concept of The Enterer of the Threshold, both in Jung’s and in Aleister Crowley’s works.
The Enterer of the Threshold is your shadow person. As everything seen from a Cabbalistic perspective is reflected, so does your Holy Genius have a reflection, a mirror-part. We are not as fortunate as the opposite being, the Disreputable Dunce, because he is neither impotent nor a fool.
He is not the opposite of your Higher Genius, he is a reflection. So does that mean he is something lower? Something to be conquered? Enslaved? I think not.
Controlled yes, but with respect, I should add. One does not simply banish your Enterer, this “monster” is inside of you and prevents you from realizing the Knowledge And Conversation with your Holy Guardian Angel, yes, but only because you are not ready.
Is it not true that you would die in an instant flash should you dive into the divine light, the Prima Materia unless you are prepared?
To win over the Enterer of the Threshold is winning over oneself and transcending the idea that whatever holds you back is monstrous. Of course, monster it is, but he can become your loyal underling.
We all make priorities in our lives, some good, then again some bad. To me, there is no right or wrong. ‘Good’ or ‘bad’ are dualistic labels that really describe one and the same. But linguistically, what is essentially “good” for me will be positive as in feel good, creative, constructive, growth, and so on, and what is “bad” is destructive, counter-productive, and so on.
Hold on, did I say destructive? Sometimes the destruction of a bad relationship is good. It might be painful at first, then it gets better, then it just feels good.
Looking at your past will give an indicator of how you prioritize your life. It’s like sitting in a boat; you look behind the boat and see the ripples of the small waves that show a trail of where the boat has passed. The ocean is the sea of possibilities and randomness, where for every situation; you make a choice, which in turn generates its consequence.
This is where the future can be controlled, by observing, by becoming conscious of how you can influence change. You can’t predict the future to a “T”, but you can predict every little step you take towards that future, the sum of all those steps shaping the future you envisage and desire to reside in.
Having just completed a cycle that has taken nearly a whole year to get through, in the beginning, I started out with a ritual to help focus change I needed to undertake. Little did I know it would become a major-ritual which would touch all aspects of my life; it’s been chaotic, to say the least; I had to redefine every relation, both private and professional, as everything I asked for initially (but did not at the time see the consequence) came into being.
You know, one should be careful what one wishes for. You never know, you might just end up getting it.
So, looking at your ripples in your waters, do you dare change the way you deal with life?
Mind over Body...
Language is the capturing of thoughts and putting them in little prisons called ‘words’. Meditation is a tool to silence the mind to get rid of all the words that limit these thoughts. When in a state of no-mind, no-words, no-thoughts, you can hear your True Self, the archetype of Lucifer.
This entity is no different from you, but it is your divine self, one, that due to mundane limitations, and the fact that you are asleep for 23 hours and 58 minutes each and every day, you can hardly hear this voice. This divine self is you on the highest plane if you will imagine that all things exist on all planes at the same time. To access these higher planes, you must draw it down to your current state of being (as the magician), or access it directly (through meditation).
You have to put in the work to reconnect with your True Will, and silence the sea of confusion that pulls you away from that true Will. It is easy to confuse Want with Will.
Take a moment and ask yourself this question: Is this something I want out of desire or is there a hidden motive behind it? What is it?
Bear in mind the following extract;
“Yahweh: You've been unhappy because you've desired things that cannot be.
Lucifer: That's what desire IS. The need for what we can't have. The need for what's readily available is called greed.”
ii-wy em Hotep - Patrick Gaffiero