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Prayer and Creed of the Spirit Companion Militant, Protector and Guide of Wisdom, Godly Messenger to the Soul: Prayer of the Brothers and Sisters Militant in the face of Struggle, Vincenti dabo ei edere de ligno Vitae.

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"Stand aside in the coming battle, and though thou fightest, be thou not the warrior.
Look for the warrior, and let him fight in thee.
Take his orders for the battle and obey them.
Obey him not as though he were a general, but as though he were thyself,
And his spoken words were the utterance of thy secret desires;
For he is thyself, yet infinitely wiser and stronger than thyself.

Look for him, else in the fever and hurry of the fight thou mayest pass him;
And he will not know thee unless thou knowest him.
if thy cry reach his listening ear, then he will fight in thee,
And fill the dull void within.
And if this is so, then canst thou go through the fight cool and unwearied,
Standing aside and letting him battle for thee.
Then it will be impossible for thee to strike one blow amiss.

But if thou look not for him, if thou pass him by, then there is no safeguard for thee.
Thy brain will reel, thy heart grow uncertain, and in the dust of the battlefield,
Thy sight and senses will fail, and thou will not know thy friends from thy enemies.
He is thyself, yet thou are finite and liable to error.

He is Eternal and is sure. He is eternal truth.
When once he has entered thee and become thy warrior,
He will never utterly desert thee,
And at the day of the great Peace, he will become one with thee."

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Aurora Consurgens,


Spirit: contemplative
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Date:June 9th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
That's wonderful!
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Date:July 24th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
Beautiful. A fond hello from the Magdalena to the Knight Magdalen.
Date:June 20th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
I've known this passage for many years, from the treatise "Light on the Path".
while always feeling it's inherent truthfulness, I must confess I've never felt I understood it.
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Date:July 23rd, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Why don't you ever post in this journal anymore?
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