Always Wondering said:Well, this seems contradictory to the last verse, doesn't it? So I think I am about to be tricked again.
similia said:But then what does it mean to be chief of all? Maybe its a reference to Pan, or Nuit, or some other representation of the All. Applying the philosophy leads to being a chief (or understanding?) the all. Union with Nuit?
similia said:Or maybe it could mean that by letting go of the distinctions of naming things, you're no longer ruled by the names. If you give up assigning meaning based on differences, then you're simply no longer plagued by difference?
Always Wondering said:The chief of reason? Will?
But if 21 was a Kether verse, 22 Chokmah, and 23 Biniah we do have the Supernal Triad. The final goal of all spiritual techniques?
I like this. This could be names, old ideas, anything that divides us, either from each other or within ourselves.
wikipedia said:The Secret Chiefs are said to be transcendent cosmic authorities responsible for the operation and moral calibre of the cosmos, or for overseeing the operations of an esoteric organization that manifests outwardly in the form of a magical order or lodge system. Their names and descriptions have varied through time, dependent upon those who reflect their experience of contact with them.
James Eshelman said:The word “avail” has never received adequate attention here. Despite my knowledge of language, I long contextually accepted it essentially to mean, “succeed.” I think others read it that way also. But it has no such meaning. It is used here intransitively, and means, “to be of use, value, or advantage; to serve.” Its root means, “to be strong,” and gives such secondary ideas of “value, worth,” etc. The meaning here is not only “whoso is thus strong,” but especially, “whoso thus serves.” It is an unusual usage of the word “avail.” The closest contemporary use is probably, “whoso maketh himself or herself thus available.”