Linda Falorio, 1995
Following Wu-Wei, Kia,
Neither-Neither, unobscured by ego-masks, the Self experiences ecstasy, coming to
knowledge as a Warrior on the path with Heart.
The Shadow Tarot
"Then did the sun appear unclouded, and the mouth of Asi was on the mouth of
Aleister Crowley, Liber CCXXXI
"The 30th tunnel is under the aegis of Raflifu whose name should be vibrated
mellifluously in the key of 'D' . . . "
"The sigil of Raflifu exhibits the horned trident of Typhon (or Choronzon) flanked
on either side by the axe or NETER sign and surmounted by a black sun in the arms of a
crescent moon . . . "
Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden
excerpted from . . .
The Shadow Tarot
- Above, the Hawk of solar
consciousness casts the 30th Tunnel of Raflifu in deep shadow with wings
hooded to devour its prey in darkness. For here is the power of the Sun in
the depths of darkness, here is the Dark Sun, the Sun in Amenta; here, is
ego-consciousness surrendered in the Shamanic passage to the Underworld of
the subconscious self. The Self, thus unobscured by maya-generating ego
experiences cellular ecstasy: "consciousness of the continuity of
existence, the unfragmentary non-atomic fact of my universality" (Liber
AL, I.26). Stars are thus illumined in the shadow of the Sun.
Below, lurks the Dark
Double Hoor-paar-kraat: The Hidden God, The Dark God, Adonai, The Daimon,
The Personal Genius, The Unknowable Self. Yet Lucifer, Shaitan-Aiwass, The
Lord of Hell and of the Underworld who by initiating HOMO into good and
evil made him fully human, tempts him now with the ultimate Initiation:
"Know Thyself". His method, Liber Samekh, the Sumerian ritual of
Goetia —howlings— liberates
consciousness into wild intoxication with existence, releases the psyche
into Dionysian madness, illumines the subconscious Self with LVX, the
Light of Gnosis, and yields the nature of one's Angel, which is in essence
the True Will, making humans as the very gods.
Between them, in Amenta,
hangs the eight-armed cuttlefish, known as "The Entangler",
a symbol of right-brain spontaneity, and of the uninhibited animal
functioning of the Huna concept of "the little self". She is the NETER
Goddess, Thetis, "She Who Disposes", "She Who Orders", Great Typhon, who
in propelling phallically along produces the Red Tincture which appears
Below as gold. Blank eyes are mirrors of no-self, the antithesis of solar
the 30th Tunnel of Raflifu are the Masks of God, here are the
masks of personality worn by the Self through successive incarnations.
Here is the Dark King, anointed with sepia cuttlefish ink, here is The
Wicker Man, Cuchulain in the Cauldron of Caridwen undergoing rebirth and
illumination. Here is The Buddha beneath his Bo-tree, and Wotan hanging on
the world tree Ygdrasill, here is Inanna disrobed to enter Ereshkigal's
dark realm, there to hang upon a peg like rotting meat. Here is Ankh-af-na-Khonsu
coming forth from Amenta to take his pleasure among the living. Here, is
ego-surrendered, setting the eternal spirit free.
need to work with the energies of the 30th Tunnel of Raflifu is
signaled when we encounter in our lives tendencies to hero-worship, when
we see dependence on a "higher power", perhaps accompanied by feelings of
worthlessness, insignificance and powerlessness. Here too, we may find
overweening pride and glorification of the personal ego, as well as
confusion and internal conflict, a lack of centering, of direction, and of
purpose. We may encounter dissatisfaction, and depression, as well as the
intellectualization of motivations accompanied by alienation from true
feelings, which leads to callousness and failure to see the Spirit
inherent in all Life and in the Earth herself.
Among the powers we may
achieve through working in the 30th Tunnel of Raflifu is
transcendence of the ego, and evolution beyond the Existential Centaur phase
of psychological development to the Transpersonal, Subtle, and Causal
realms, giving access to the wealth of the subconscious. In this Tunnel we
find access to past-life, reincarnation awarenesses, we find access to the
Self whose hidden face lies beyond the masks, and access to the Magick which
underlies the phenomenal world. Here we may contact our Inner Guides, and
thus effectively channel transpersonal material. Here we find the source of
our own creative genius, arriving at a cultured innocence, and the inner
peace necessary to create the meaning of our lives.
By following the path of
Wu-Wei, Kia, Neither-Neither, NOX, by removing ego-interference through the
use of mantras and meditation, through exhaustion and dissipation, the
natural lucid wisdom of subconsciousness comes through, uniting body, mind,
cellular consciousness, and animal wisdom into a healthy, effortlessly
functioning, unarmoured personality — a warrior on the path with heart.
Danger comes through
working in this Tunnel of Raflifu without prior healthy ego-development and
integration, which can lead to obsessions, possession, to psychic and/or
psychological disintegration of the personality and fragile ego.