A Path to Immortality

If "the two becoming one" is a key piece of our spiritual awakening, what does this mean?

I drew:
4 (R): The Emperor.
25: The Navigator.
38 (R): Duplicity.

4 = 4
25 = 2 + 5 = 7
38 = 3 + 8 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2

4 + 7 + 2 = 13

The answer is:
13: Immortality.

Well, I think the answer is obvious. The "two becoming one" is the way to achieve immortality.

The answer (13) is clarified by the two minor arcana (25 and 38).

25 is the Navigator

UPRIGHT MEANING: Heroic battles. Hidden enemies who must be vanquished or turned into allies. Exploration. Adventurous journey.

"Being cleansed from our passions, we may possess our souls in peace"

The Imitation says

We could enjoy much peace if we did not busy ourselves with what other people say and do for this is no concern of ours....but we are held too firmly by our passions and are too much concerned with the passing affairs of the world. We seldom completely master a single fault and have little zeal for our daily progress...the greatest and only obstacle to our advance is that we are not free from passions and lusts, nor do we strive to follow the perfect way of the Saints. But when we encounter even a little trouble, we are quickly discouraged and turn to human comfort.

Rosarium Alchemy

Are you familiar with the Rosarium series of alchemical drawings? Jung wrote about them and at the time I was studying his commentaries I found them very interesting, so much so that I used several in my "Consummation" chapter of my book.

But when an image spontaneously came up for me a few days ago and led me back to the drawings I found myself identifying with them in an entirely new, personal, even literal rather than metaphoric or symbolic way, and speaking deeply and profoundly about the process by which "the two become one."

Not having my books with me when the image come up I searched for "rosarium alchemy" which took me to the present day motherlode of alchemical research--Glasgow--and to libraries at Glasgow U and the U of Strathclyde.

Karezza insights

To answer this question, I used the oracle form of search, like your friend did with Thomas a` Kemp, and chose a page and paragraph from one of the Karezza booklets (Karezza: Ethics of Marriage, by Alice Bunker Stockham, MD) you have online (because my own thoughts were coming too fast to gel into anything coherent just yet, yet I knew it was all directly related to the sacredness of what we are researching), and found these lines jumping up and down for some attention:

The best development and the purest lives come from a full understanding and recognition of the purely spiritual or divine in man. The knowledge of the living, spiritual truth that man has no separate existence from God, is the most potent factor in breaking down all supposed inequalities between the sexes. This gives us a new language. There is no more talk of male or female minds, male or female qualities, for all minds are from one source. Each individual includes in his characteristics both male and female principles, both the fatherhood and motherhood of God.

Answer 10 - speaking in tongues

I wonder if these paragraphs from a paper I wrote on the subject of "speaking in tongues" would be relevant here:

Language and the Unconscious

...When on Pentecost the "tongues" of fire appeared over the heads of those gathered in the upper room, the result was that they began to speak in unknown "tongues" "as the Spirit gave them utterance." Here the word "tongue" is used in three ways: (1) as the licking shape of fire; (2) as a member of the body which facilitates speech; and (3) as a synonym for diverse languages. To say they spoke "as the spirit gave them utterance" implies that although the mechanism of speech was theirs, the words were not, at least not in the ordinary sense. Metaphorically understood, the description could be taken to mean that their speech was "inspired" or "anointed." In light of individuation symbolism, a possible interpretation could be that the disciples spoke with the voice of the transcendent Self, or from Aurobindo’s "supramental" level of higher consciousness.

Answer 1 - experience while making love

First thing that came to me was, so often during sex I have had the energy gather in my throat, as if his penis is that long... as if it is that 'filling' or fulfilling.… Now I have a point of reference... thank you! This is going to be fun.

I wanted to add a bit more on the throat thing ~ when kissing while connected, that's when the throat energy would move upward, and seemed to complete a circle, which none of my lovers was able to just 'ride' very long, since they were always goal-oriented... but I personally haven't had the energy move further up in the head (past the mouth) that I can remember (with a partner), unlike a few of my lovers who had something akin to a kundalini awakening, perhaps, as you'll remember, from having quoted one in your book.

Answer 2 - channeled from Ramsheed

[Note from channel] I'll try - it might take a bit of time he’s [guide] been babbling on about something. Can you send me the throat mail again? I deleted it because mailbox was too full. Also you better keep Ramsheed’s messages because I don’t, and remember nothing about them afterwards. If I chance to read them I’m usually amazed and a bit spooked!!!

[From guide]

Firstly, let it be stated that the capacities of man in the present are limitless, but unrecognised. For example you have the ability to fly without wings or an aeroplane machine. You have the ability to move mountains to make rain to make fire, etc. Some who have guarded ancient primeval wisdom occasionally manifest vestiges of these capacities. Here thought is the medium. Your three-dimensional environment dictates that thought be tangibly manifested by physical action and in the case we are addressing, here the medium of sound. This is a first step.

Answer 3 - ancient symbol of double serpent

I’ve just been traveling in Turkey. Much to my curiosity I have spotted over and over not only the ancient esoteric symbol of the flower of life in various degrees; but the motif of entwined serpents…symbols of DNA. If you haven’t read The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby, you may find it interesting and you will understand why entwined serpents showing up all over the place is very interesting for me.

Tonight I was wandering around in the rain and entered what I thought was going to be a little chapel and went down some stairs into a vast, I mean VAST, 6th century underground cistern built to supply the city with water in time of siege. To top it off, I found two female heads about a meter high upside down at the base of two of the columns, and they sport a pair of fat serpents twisting through their hair. It looks as if the serpents are speaking to the female heads. I just found out that the cistern is beneath me right now, and to add to that, it is the Medusa heads that are directly beneath this hotel…ooo…*goosebumps*.

Answer 4 - (Gnostic) Tarot reading

I tried, but I don't get anything that makes sense. I guess I will call "Pass" on this one.

Just for the record, here is briefly what I drew. I must confess that my mind was preoccupied by something else during part of the reading, and it seems I drew a card that answers that particular concern.

You asked me to "ask my fool cards", and the first card I drew is:
21, "The fool" (Samael Aun Weor calls this card "the Transmutation"). (so it seems the answer was included in your question... as it often is).

Then I drew:
52: Premeditation.
29: Domesticity.

52 = 5 + 2 = 7
29 = 2 + 9 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2


Answer 5 - heart opening

I have had a few different thoughts concerning our topic. My best "oracle" is my inner listening over time, just taking in what I feel, think of, remember, read, hear...

The first thing I noticed after you posed the question was that I am beginning to sing more than I used to. I love singing but have not done much the past few years. During the last months/weeks I had a "rose theme" running through my life, for me clearly connected to love. On Sunday, after I got your e-mail, I remembered a CD a good friend had recorded and given to me. She is a musician and usually does not sing. But she had sung the song "The Rose" on request of a friend who played the guitar and accompanied her with his voice in some parts.