…Cara… ‘I reign over you, saith the God of Justice.
Move therefore and show yourselves.
Appear unto us; open the mysteries of your Creation, the balance of
Righteousness and Truth.’
Bugs: The three names are the Angels who rule over the Tablet of Union in the Enochian System devised by Doctor John Dee and Edward Kelley…
Cara: So, some questions… What are Angels? Anybody… (discuss)
Bugs: Who numbers them? (we do…)
Cara: Who gives them names? (we do…)
Bugs: What is the Angelic function?
Cara: So… Horizonal polarity, the mundane oppositions of the world which as we have seen are interchangeable and are ever flipping, versus… Vertical polarity… World/Otherworld… Heaven/Earth… Human/Divine, we’d like to propose two definitions.
Bugs: Horizontal Polarity encompasses, ‘Everything we know or think we know.’ … which is mutable.
Cara: Vertical Polarity encompasses, ‘Everything we don’t know or don’t think we know.’ … which is immutable.
Bugs: The Angelic function is to mediate between the poles of a vertical polarity.
Cara: From whom to whom? (discuss)
Bugs: From here to where? (discuss)
Cara: Angelos means, ‘messenger’. In Christian Mysticism where the divine is regarded as the beloved, the angel is the lovers ‘chaperone’
Bugs: In Sufi Mysticism where the divine is spoken of in terms of an intoxicating beverage
The ‘Wine-house dispenser’, or ‘bar-tender’, is the angel.
Cara: Also, in Islamic mysticism we have Al Khidr – who is Another Green or Verdant Man…
And, somewhat inevitably, an angel.
Bugs: The function of al-Khiḍr as a ‘person-archetype’ is to reveal each companion to
themselves, to lead each companion to their own theophany, because that theophany
corresponds to their own ‘inner heaven,’ to the form of their own being, to their eternal
Cara: This latter, then, conforms to the idea of ‘contact’.
Bugs: And in Magical Tradition to, ‘Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel’….
Cara: Where language fails in its attempt to adequately describe this state…
Art… Dance…Music… may succeed…
Bugs: So, we would like to conclude this presentation with a piece of music.
This piece of music, in our opinion, possesses the ability to make the ‘beyond’ tangible.
Before we do that for you we would like to rearrange things slightly as a symbolism and an act of sacrifice
Cara: As you move your intent should be ‘I move, in order, to achieve my vertical polarity.’
(seat swap) S1-N9, N8-S2, S3-N7, N6-S4, (S5-N5, already accomplished) S6-N4, N3-S7, S8-N2, N1-S9)
Bugs: (closes curtains and dims any lights.) Explain meditation… Seed thoughts. ‘Never perfect always changing. Ever changing always perfect.’
Music…O Holy One… by John Tavener…
Cara: reads… (over start of music)
Most subtle of the shifting forms and yet most constant too.
Whose moonlit transformation cannot change the heart that’s true.
It harkens to each season’s turn and reads the twilight air
And listens to the inner song and knows both foul and fair.
Between two worlds It journeys and in both It can be seen
In adoration of the moon yet always clothed in green…
Rabbit Excerpt abridged from ‘Watership Down’ – by Richard Adams
Thanks to those Companions who acted as Adjudicators, and all those whose contributions to this presentation helped make it work…