Remarks upon Subject for Contemplation
By V. H. Fra Levavi Oculos
(Percy W. Bullock)
Spiritual power results from the transmutation of the gross animal nature. The various centres of sensation in the human body can be harmonised by the equipoise or circulation in the contrary forces of attraction and repulsion — or, on the other hand, the vehicle of excess.
If ‘Our God is superlative in His Unity’, analogy must follow between the greater and lesser worlds.
One of Danton’s clairvoyants once described a lake of gold in the centre of the earth, and we have the injunction ‘visita interiora terrae, etc.’ The primum mobile of even a commonplace vessel is placed in the centre of the ship. Now, the place of power and seat of equipoise is in numbers; the number 5 as has been pointed out:
1234 5 6789.
That is the Sephira Geburah ‘Where there is Gold’, whose lineal figures traced with the single point uppermost is the most powerful continuous symbol there is.
By the sign of the Microcosm is the symbolized the athanor of the Alchemists – at everybody’s hand without their knowing it.
‘A strong and decided will’, says Levi, ‘can in short space of time arrive at absolute independence’.
This condition of equipoise is therefore necessary before the manipulation of the will is even possible; and will is something more than the ascending of our higher desires over the lower, being a kind of electric force, the executive of desire.
In this light it is the creative power, which fashions according to the ideal form or subsisting types. It is therefore through the agency of the will that the hidden becomes manifest, whether in the Universe or Man.
The student has to learn to arouse those forces within him or her self.
This masterly indifference is the great theme of the Bhagavada Gita and the Indian Yogis – in fact both East and West unite in teaching us to preserve that equal mean between two extremes, which is the law of immortality.