The Ecstasy Of Existence
"Come forth, o children, under the stars, & take your fill of love!
"I am above you and in you. My ecstasy is in yours. My joy is to see your joy."
Liber al vel Legis 1:12-13
It is almost a siren calling. As Aleister Crowley wrote in his letter titled: "Law of Liberty,"
Nuit's summons is one of Glad Tidings for all who will hear. Her declaration that "Every man and every
woman is a star" is an announcement of our freedom.
"Then comes the first call of the Great Goddess Nuit, Lady of the Starry Heaven, who is also Matter
in its deepest metaphysical sense, who is the infinite in whom all we live and move and have our being.
"Hear Her first summons to us men and women: "Come forth, O children, under
the stars, and take your fill of love! I am above you and in you. My ecstasy is in yours. My joy is to see your joy."
Throughout the splendid writing within the Book of the Law we find constant themes of personal freedom
to do our will, and to express love on all levels for one another. But we must always do these things in a spiritual sense.
Nuit, the feminine portion of our creation, makes it clear that she finds joy in watching us experience the pure ecstasy of
life and living.
At first reading of this expressive verse I think we all perceive an image of beautiful, young,
partly clad men and women dancing and cavorting in the moonlight, freely copulating as stars twinkle brightly over their heads.
They "take their fill of love" as Nuit looks on approvingly.
There is something more to this statement than first meets the eye. That Nuit, the universal intelligence
and our creator, "is above you and in you" as her "children" experience
the ecstasy of physical love, suggests that she is physically entering, or possessing the bodies so that she also can enjoy
the ecstasy that only humans can have.
Those who have learned to leave their bodies at will and visit the multi-dimensional worlds
of other living beings, know all too well that our dense three-dimensional existence is extremely unique. On the astral, there
is silence. Communication is telepathic. Travel occurs by mere thought.
Our bicameral brains and dual-part bodies experience sensations that are unknown to the "spirit"
world. We touch, taste, hear, and speak in a world of sound and pleasure. We pay for this gift in that we also experience
pain and suffering for the same reasons.
Psychic and remote viewer Aaron C. Donahue believes our primary purpose for being here is to be
information collectors. He has discovered that our brains, all working together, create a collective consciousness from which
all life can find information. During his work on solving the Kabalistic problem of alpha numerics, Donahue said he discovered
that the concept of numbers did not seem to exist on the astral, even though everything in the universe must be perceived
as a numeric formula.
Philosophers and religious scholars have concluded that our creation was an attempt by the universe
to see itself through our eyes, and become aware of itself through our eventual evolution to a state of godliness. We were
charged with turning on our bicameral brains so that we could be the supreme beings that we were designed to become.
Through a flaw in the program, however, the plan for human evolution failed. It not only failed
this time, there is evidence that this has happened more than once. The Hopi myth claims that we are presently living
in a fourth world.
Returning to the verses in Liber al vel Legis, with this information fresh in our heads, we find
that Nuit has an interesting reason for summoning the children to "come forth" and "take
your fill of love."
When Nuit declares "I am above you and in you. My ecstasy is in yours. My joy
is to see your joy," she literally means what she is saying. By entering the bodies of the lovers, she shares the passion
of two lovers, the pleasures of being sensually touched, and the ultimate sensation of sexual orgasm.
Nuit also instructs her children in Verse 51 to "Be goodly therefore: dress
ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink sweet wines and wines that foam! Also, take your fill and will of love as
ye will, when, where and with whom ye will! But always unto me."
In contradiction to man-made religious restrictions, we are commanded by the creator to make
a ritual out of the greatest pleasures a human can experience; eating rich foods, drinking fine wines, and having sex with
whomever and whenever we choose. But we must always do these things with reverence. "Always unto me,"
Crowley wrote: "This is the only point to bear in mind, that every act must be a ritual, an act
of worship, a sacrament. Live as the kings and princes, crowned and uncrowned, of this world, have always lived, as masters
always live; but let it not be self-indulgence; make your self-indulgence your religion.
"When you drink and dance and take delight, you are not being 'immoral,' you are not 'risking your
immortal soul'; you are fulfilling the precepts of our holy religion -- provided only that you remember to regard your actions
in this light." Crowley wrote.
We must always remember that our lover is Nuit, "incarnated in a human form to give you infinite
love, to bid you taste even on earth the Elixir of Immortality," he said.
Nuit declares: "But ecstasy be mine and joy on earth; ever To me! To me!"
Copyright - James Donahue