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Babe in the Blue Egg

Postby the atlas itch » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:42 pm

Liber Al, II:49. I am unique & conqueror. I am not of the slaves that perish. Be they damned & dead! Amen. (This is of the 4: there is a fifth who is invisible, & therein am I as a babe in an egg.)

"Harpocrates is the Babe in the Egg of Blue that sits upon the lotus flower in the Nile. He may be termed the 'God of Silence' and said to represent the Higher Self and be the 'Holy Guardian Angel”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpocrates

Frantisek Kupka, The Beginnings of Life (1900 – 1903), aquatint
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_y9JCP1wazVo/R ... /kupka.jpg

1. Would this image of the babe in the blue egg correspond to KCHGA or the Babe in the Abyss where the personality is purged of its poisons?
2. If the blue signifies spirit/ether/quintessence, is this blue egg identical to the akashic egg?
3. If this Babe in the Egg of Blue = one’s HGA, is it correct to assume that part of KCHGA is being able to access and read the akashic record?
4. The babe in the egg implies a gestation and birthing process. Is it correct that what follows is the birth of an 8=3?
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Re: Babe in the Blue Egg

Postby Jim Eshelman » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:36 pm

the atlas itch wrote:1. Would this image of the babe in the blue egg correspond to KCHGA or the Babe in the Abyss where the personality is purged of its poisons?

I so no basis to presume it would be Babe of the Abyss, which doesn't rule out that this could be a valid interpretation for a particular individual on a particular occasion.

OTOH all Horus aspects are suitable "stand-ins" for the HGA.

It is, at the very least, equivalent to ideas equated to the fifth point of the pentagram, the Akasha Egg of spirit, etc.

2. If the blue signifies spirit/ether/quintessence, is this blue egg identical to the akashic egg?

Yes. (At least, that would be one significant meaning, and maybe the primary one.) The Akasha egg isn't black so much as indigo - and deep blue ("midnight blue") is essentially the same. OTOH there is no reason to presume that the CCXX quotation necessarily has the same color match as the Wikipedia article.

3. If this Babe in the Egg of Blue = one’s HGA, is it correct to assume that part of KCHGA is being able to access and read the akashic record?

That's a leap. "Akasha" in reference to that egg, and "akasha" in pop-mysticism about the records of the imprint of the universe, aren't necessarily the same idea. - Imagine that instead of akasha you encountered the more familiar word "spirit." You would then have reference to "the Spirit Egg" andf to "spiritual records," and probably wouldn't feel pushed to make a causative link between them.

4. The babe in the egg implies a gestation and birthing process. Is it correct that what follows is the birth of an 8=3?

Not necessarily. Often the opposite direction. Harpocrates is a Kether idea; but also Binah gives birth to that which goes forth beneath the Abyss to begin the route of manifestation.

This isn't the only babe on the Tree. Consider the infant or toddler aspect of the Divine Image of Tiphereth. All such uses have a sense of innocence about them, I think, and a sense of newness to a particular level of experience.

FWIW here is my diary entry from a mid-'90s meditation on this verse. Nothing spectacular, but might be of interest to you:

This verse continues the theme [from v. 48], then adds a new element. It is the element of Spirit, or Shin as the unifying and central truth within the Maya respresented by Tetragrammaton. Here, in this Geburan verse of the Lamed set of verses [v. 115 of the whole Book], Hadit is again the God of Strength and Fitness. The shells die and fade. They are “of the 4,” i.e., of the microcosmic elements; but, “there is a fifth,” Akasha, whose Power is To Go. It is Spirit - “Amen” is a title of Kether - and Hadit is like Harpocrates the Silent within this Akashic egg.

(As AC points out indirectly, this may also read that “Amen” is “of the 4.” AMN = 741 = Sh + M + A + Th, the four elements. 666 suggested, in N.C., that the Pentagram is completed by adding Beth to AMN= 93, thus BAMN — which Fra. R.Q.S. would probably abhor!)

It may be, by the way ,that this verse number, 49, implies that Rose which is rightly on the Cross thus formed.
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Re: Babe in the Blue Egg

Postby the atlas itch » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:49 am

Thanks for interesting comments. The image of the babe in the blue egg does seem to correspond with the Christian idea of being “born again”.

John 3:
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.


If the babe in the blue egg symbolizes a stage prior to KCHGA at Tiphareth, that might explain why Crowley backed away from this notion of the HGA = Higher Self in his later years to state that the HGA is an objective individual, separate from the self, in MWT. On the other hand it cannot be ignored that this image seems to correspond with Harpocrates at Kether.

The image of the babe in the blue egg suggests the birth of an unknown identity. As Crowley wrote somewhere in Liber Aleph, the Adept of the A.A. says “I am not I” whereas the Black Brother says “I am I”, contrasting the healthiness of dynamism and evolution of identity against the unhealthiness of stasis.

Now my questioning of this egg was recently renewed by a discussion on Kenneth Grant’s writings on Lashtal. I note that KG’s writings have a profoundly non-anthropocentric quality, an obsession with working with ancient and alien energies. Critics of KG tend to dismiss his work as puerile fiction or as perversions of Crowley’s concepts, dangerous or insane. My attention to turned to the Cult of Lam, where the Egg of Spirit figures prominently, in an attempt to understand KG’s project:

http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/lam-stat.htm

I found Crowley’s following description of LAM interesting:

LAM is the Tibetan word for Way or Path, and LAMA is He who Goeth, the specific title of the Gods of Egypt, the Treader of the Path, in Buddhistic phraseology. Its numerical value is 71, the number of this book.

LAM seems to be associated with the serpent fire of kundalini or with some conception of the HGA. What’s not clear is whether LAM represents an entity or means by which to attain communication with extra-terrestrial intelligence. Moreover given LAM is the dipkala of the Way of Silence, it’s unlikely that I’m going to get an explanation from the Typhonian Order anytime soon.

What I do know is this: my own kundalini awakening back in 1989 in the Bay Area led to a curious and unexpected realization. When the crown chakra is fully open, I knew without a doubt there is some kind of direct energetic connection between an individual’s consciousness and the stars.

So my question is this:

Is it possible that LAM symbolizes the secret stellar self aka Hadit?
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Re: Babe in the Blue Egg

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:56 am

the atlas itch wrote:Thanks for interesting comments. The image of the babe in the blue egg does seem to correspond with the Christian idea of being “born again”.

That, I think, is way too narrow. It's a broader symbol than that. But it does seem consonant with the specific Christian injunction about becoming "like a little child."

If the babe in the blue egg symbolizes a stage prior to KCHGA at Tiphareth,

I agree with the prior statement that it can be a higher level. There's a whole cascading series of "the one centric thing rising above the category-set of reality," which manifests in different ways - spirit above the four elements to emerge from Malkuth, or to emerge from the lower four, or for the ordeal of the Abyss, or for Kether (just to name a few key spots). It might be better to say that it refers to analogous processes at different stages.

(As a matter of policy, I stay away from any questions about the LAM idiocy as introduced by Grant. I do admire him for being able to take a footnote and build a career out of it <g>.)
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Re: Babe in the Blue Egg

Postby the atlas itch » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:59 pm

Hi Jim, leaving aside the question of LAM, I believe it was you who pointed out the gematria of Had is “to go”?

In line 49 of his commentary on Blavatsky The Voice of the Silence, Crowley writes:

Thou canst not travel on the Path before thou hast become that Path itself.

Or in the Book of Lies, right after chapter 12 with its commentary on the Egg of Spirit, he expresses a similar idea:

13
{Kappa-Epsilon-Phi-Alpha-Lambda Iota-Gamma}
PILGRIM-TALK

O thou that settest out upon The Path, false is the
Phantom that thou seekest. When thou hast it
thou shalt know all bitterness, thy teeth fixed in
the Sodom-Apple.
Thus hast thou been lured along That Path, whose
terror else had driven thee far away.
O thou that stridest upon the middle of The Path, no
phantoms mock thee. For the stride's sake thou
stridest.
Thus art thou lured along That Path, whose fascina-
tion else had driven thee far away.
O thou that drawest toward the End of The Path,
effort is no more. Faster and faster dost thou fall;
thy weariness is changed into Ineffable Rest.
For there is not Thou upon That Path: thou hast
become The Way.


Now if memory serves me correctly, the hieroglyph for Hadit in the Stele is the winged sun-globe. This suggests Crowley implicitly identifies Hadit with the Tao itself. Would you agree this observation?
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Re: Babe in the Blue Egg

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:08 pm

the atlas itch wrote:Now if memory serves me correctly, the hieroglyph for Hadit in the Stele is the winged sun-globe. This suggests Crowley implicitly identifies Hadit with the Tao itself. Would you agree this observation?

Close enough.

(But unless you found him sahying it in those words, I'd be cautious saying it that way. But yes, the essential idea is "to go," the 5th Power of the Sphinx.)
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Re: Babe in the Blue Egg

Postby christibrany » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:30 am

the babe in the egg ie hadit ie the holy guardian angel ie the hidden god ie amenta is also thought to be synonymous with Lam. what a cute little guy.
this is thought for one because AC put Lam in the front of the Voice and the Silence about the silent god, harpokrates.
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