Thursday, April 5, 2007

Concept of Divinity

Q: What is the great work?
A: The great work is the end of your life's work and the achievement of union with God.

Now what does this mean exactly? Well I cannot tell you that, BUT I can tell you what it means to me. I am not an atheist, I believe in God or the Divine as I prefer to call it, not he. Not exactly the Christian God but a creator god. A master of the universe, the creator of all. The creator of you and me.

Now I also believe man is God. Not in the sense most people use the term that man is all there is, so man is his own god. And not in the sense that man is a creator like God or equal to God. No.

What I mean is, Man at his deepest core is one with God, the divine. Man is divine.

An analogy:
Consider most Christian religions ideas and concepts about Jesus Christ. They believe he is fully man and fully God at the same time. I believe this is true about all men. And likewise they believe in the concept of the trinity. That God the father, God the son, and God the holy spirit are separate entities, yet the same entity all at the same time. This is what I mean when I say, "Man is God".

As a man we are flesh and blood walking around eating and shitting, but at the same time we are not the same as God, we are in fact a part of him, we are one with God. We are separate and not separate at the same time. The great work is to overcome the illusion of duality and to digest the seemingly impossibility of being a duality and singularity at the same time.

In Thelemic Terms:
Nuit and Hadit are the duality, opposites in the extreme. One the infinite, the other the infinitely small. Just as extreme as the opposites as a flesh and blood man and the all powerful creator of everything. Yet, Ra-Hoor-Khuit is the singularity. Just as we must become and discover our own singularity in order to achieve the great work.

Once again the lession of the New Aeon is we can no longer just worship the divine. Or through worship assume the qualities of the divine or Jesus or Osiris to overcome death. We must realize our own divinity. We must become our own Christ. We must realize and be the anointed one.

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