The path of the Mystery Tradition has, up until now, led the seeker along a vast array of “lights” and “images” – up the rungs of a Ladder of Lights as it were – tracing the phantasmal images of the material world back to their Source.
[This mardukite necrogate blogpost is officially extracted from the new Second Edition of NECRONOMICON REVELATIONS (Liber R) by Joshua Free. (See additional details of this edition HERE). This material is excerpted from the “Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows“ essay titled Novem Portis, first appearing in Liber 9, also available in the Necronomicon Anunnaki Legacy (Silver Edition).]
But it is not the glamorous procurement of further persona and personality upgrades that the seeker is after, rather it is the absolution or annihilation of the same; those which you have already acquired and are but weights to keep you bound by the distractions of (and energetic slavery to) the material world of light and forms.
So the seeker passes through the Seven Gates of Life seeking to bring parts of the whole together – if they be so lucky. Too often it is the case that the initiate separates the whole into additional esoteric parts that merely ends with life further separated – the initiate completes the journey further from the Source. Therefore, the emphasis should not be on the bedazzlement attainable to the psyche of this world to delight in making some simply gematric or symbolic link – when all is actually connected in equality and oneness – not just to be found in a few “sacred” correspondences: the semantic relationships between observable attributes and invisible forces.
Wholeness. This is never fully realized in the World of Light that we become accustomed to because it exists already in a state of separation from the World of Darkness. Polarity. The point being made is not necessarily the glorification of the Darkness either. There are many people who succumb to the trappings of the Darkness, just as they do the Light. This can happen easily when both are existing in a duality that is contrary to the Oneness that is the Source. Duality is not Oneness – and no system observing such can ever offer complete unification in its knowledge.
So, what does one do? You can climb the Ladder of Lights and thereby unify the manifold natures of the existences found in the Light – but is this the end? Working back up the Tree of Life, the seeker has uncovered a very dangerous glitch in the system… This is not all there is. But where is it? And how is it that we can confront this hidden aspect for wholeness.
How do we get to the other side..?
After having moved forth through the Gates of this Universe, the seeker inevitably moves passed the final doorway and is able to glean a look behind the curtain… and there is nothing more horrifying than what one will find. All we have done and worked towards, all we have quested for in our endeavors into the Light and into the System and when the curtain is peeled back it is only to reveal – Nothingness… the Primordial Abyss.
All of the systems in the mind that have given form their meaning has washed away and the realization of the illusion is paralyzing. For when we had our “Wizard of Oz” to toy with in our minds, we could at the very least laugh in our own folly at being fooled in the game of some supernatural crazed madman behind the curtains. At the very least things could be made to make sense – systematically.
But, now at the cusp of reality and sanity, we know better. Before you is the Other Side of the Tree… Crossing the Abyss… Into the Beyond…
You have reached the edge.
You are have reached – the Shadows…