Thus shall the earth open
And common nature feel the wide uplift
Illumine common acts with the Spirit's ray
And meet the deity in common things.
Nature shall live to manifest secret God,
The Spirit shall take up the human play,
The earthly life become the life divine.
Wherein the point is to enter into the thing itself, become it beyond all descriptive melody,
to embrace and be the annhilation that promises godhead.
"The world is in crisis. Men of all ages look in despair on the chaos which is their inheritance from countless generations of forbears, and join in what has become a universal cry of disillusionment: "Stop the world - I want to get off."
"Unfortunately, it isn't that easy to get off. Answers are not as simple as some might have supposed. And assuming they were, where would people go, once they got off the merry-go-round? Many centuries ago, certain sages approached the problem from another angle, and found what they considered a practical solution. If life is sorrow, then the only thing to do is end this sorrowful existence by getting off the perpetually revolving wheel of existence. Life follows life, incarnation follows incarnation - and all of them spell anxiety and sorrow. For these sages, it was apparent that it might be millions of years before the masses of humanity would develop enough insight to be able to terminate the sorrowful cycle of existence. But for the illuminated individual who will apply himself to a specific psycho-spiritual discipline, escape might come aeons sooner for the average member of mankind.
"This release, they learned, comes only through the achievement of a higher conciousness, the mystical experience, communion with God - all spell the same message - "release". None may know it for another. Each man must himself attain for himself awareness of his own oneness with "Infinite Life"- the conciousness that a state of separateness exists only within his own mind.
"Not until man does recognize that he himself is a microcosm of the macrocosm, a reflection of the universe, a world within himself, ruled and governed by his own divinity, can he escape from the wheel. It is the achievement of this one realization which all schools of mysticism, magic and various forms of occult teaching refer to as the Great Work."
~ Regardie, Israel. "The Middle Pillar." St. Paul MN, Llewellyn Publications 1938.