The Sphinx is the propounder of the eternal riddle, the answer to which is “Man”.
All the Masters of Wisdom know, Man is the great mystery to be solved….
One of the symbols of The Age of Aquarius is that of the Sphinx with the head of a human and the body of a lion.
The sign of the Sphinx is divided into two zodiacal signs: Leo, the Lion and Virgo, the Virgin which together symbolize Spirit and Matter, Soul and Form— God-man.
This relates to the state of human evolution and the conscious realization of duality, therefore, Leo and Virgo together represent the whole man.
The sign of Aquarius, an air sign whose planetary rulers, esoterically, are Uranus and Saturn is that of the Man carrying a water pot, the water that the thirsty souls of humanity seek. The body of a lion refers to the sign of Leo whose planetary ruler is the Sun which rules the spine and the heart. We must keep in mind that it was during the Leo cycle that mankind’s spine became erect and he was able to stand on his “own two feet”. Leo’s polar opposite of the sign of Aquarius and rules the blood and the circulatory system through which the spiritual essence brings about the regeneration of the individual.
In this Cosmic and planetary cycle of Aquarius “Man” will come to stand on his own two feet, with an erect spine and an open heart circulating the intelligence of the Sun and unfolding the Divine Image of the God/Man.
Mankind will continue to move his focus and attention for his guidance from the “horizontal” of imperfect teachers to the “vertical” where his Soul will be his guide.
The supreme attainment of the identification of the inner Self of the human personality with the cosmic Self allow all the errors and distortion of the personality to be destroyed with the sword of truth.
The incongruous nature of the Sphinx, like the Greek centaur and the Assyrian man-bull are composite creatures combining human and animal elements. They speak to the mysteries all signify: the composite nature of man with the higher and lower minds and the relationship between them. They also subtly refer to the hierarchies of celestial beings that have charge of the destiny of mankind.
These hierarchies refer to the twelve holy animals known to us as the twelve constellations. These star groups are only symbols of impersonal spiritual impulses.
Chiron, the centaur, symbolizes the intelligences of the constellation of Sagittarius and are the teachers to the sons of Man. These are the custodians of the secret doctrine while, geocentrically, the Sun was passing through the sign of Gemini.
The five-footed Assyrian man-bull with wings of an eagle and head of a man is a reminder that the invisible nature of man has the wings of an eagle, the head of a man, and the body of a beast.
This same concept is expressed through the Sphinx which has been known as the armed guardian of the Mysteries who crouches at the gates of the temple and prevents those who have not made themselves worthy from entering through the portals of Initiation.
The mystery of the Sphinx includes memory….
The solar plexus is the abdominal brain and holds the physical, emotional and mental memory of the personality which is the lower Self. This memory is tainted by erroneous interpretations of one’s life experiences over many life times.
It is those erroneous interpretations made without the benefit of the perfect memory of the Cosmic Self which never forgets anything and oversees the precise unfoldment of the individual. In the process of perfect recollection and identification of the lower Self with the Cosmic Self all false notions must disappear.
Mankind is now on the Return Path and on this path the memories of the lower Self which keep the individual in bondage and in confusion must give way to the perfect memory of the Cosmic Self. This occurs through the alchemical process which takes place in the cells bringing about the destruction of false ideas regarding the One Life.
The inner sense of “hearing” the platform is pure reason is awakened leading to intuition. It must be noted intuition is not the same as psychic impressions and the auditory perceptions of the “voices” of the lower Self.
Intuition is the connection of the individual with the Cosmic Self and the auditory perceptions of the “Voice” to the individual reveal the thoughts in the mind of the Cosmic Self to the lower Self. In this revelation, truth is known and the individual is able to understand a world that few are able to.
Many speak and very convincingly about a higher experience. However, there is no permanence to this impressive talk. All higher experiences, to be permanent, must be achieved as a result of a cellular alchemical process. This process results in a regenerated individual who no longer believes or has faith in the Cosmic Reality, but as he is guided step by step toward an establishment of the perfect laws with his own Temple.
The perfect fulfillment of the law of freedom will lead him to become a “Knower”…
He knows he has no Will of his. He also knows he cannot fail and that success is assured because his plans are that of the Greater Plan. He feels within him the resistless urge of the Will, which others interpret as his own.
The body of the adept being built is by ideas and the field of his mastery is by speech, since, in the occult sense, speech signifies both thought and articulate sound. A Master of his Temple is one who knows the secret of magical speech. He knows the vibratory values of certain combinations of sound and thought combined and builds a body that is resistant to every hostile external force. This adept is the Master of the positive and negative expressions of the Astral Light symbolized by two Sphinxes, one back and one white.
The wise knows that to solve the riddle of the Sphinx all the pairs of opposites must be merged— Light and Dark, Good and Evil, Above and Below, etc.….
Only through the downward and outward flow of the Holy Influence of the One Self through one’s personality vehicle can liberation come. The liberated one does not deal in illusions or glamour. His thoughts and speech embody the truth of Reality as opposed to the lie of appearances.
This is so because he has perfected himself in the art of occult speech he is able to transmit the knowledge of the True Self from the higher planes to the lower.
At the final judgment, when the veil is rent, mankind’s sense of antagonistic dualism will end. That which the Virgin Mother has hidden from expression for eons will be revealed, and the Cosmic Christ who mankind has waited for so long will be manifested on Earth.
When the nature of the world is revealed the mystery of the Sphinx will be over…
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