Light Crystallized in Blood

In Liber XV, the Priest proclaims:

“Thou that art One, our Lord in the Universe the Sun, our Lord in ourselves whose name is Mystery of Mystery, uttermost being whose radiance enlightening the worlds is also the breath that maketh every God even and Death to tremble before Thee – By the Sign of Light appear Thou glorious upon the throne of the Sun.  Make open the path of creation and of intelligence between us and our minds. Enlighten our understanding. Encourage our hearts. Let thy light crystallize itself in our blood, fulfilling us of Resurrection.”

So perhaps our Mysteries could be considered related to those of ordinary procreation and its transmission of coherent information of some sort from progenitors to those generated. Ergo, the publication of She Has her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer could be useful or at least thought provoking. The New York Times ran a review at the end of the Spring which reads in part:

“Now that genetic ancestry testing is recreationally available, exploring heredity has become synonymous with a journey of self-discovery. For many people DNA offers a chance to identify and reconnect with ancestral homelands and understand familial histories. For others, it serves much the same function as pedigrees did for the nobility of medieval Europe; a way to claim great ancestors, whether they be nobles, poets or (in my own case) a vaudeville harpist. Regardless of their questionable accuracy, these stories seduce us with the notion that as we inherited genes from our ancestors, something of their greatness might live on in us.”

Read the whole review here:

Frater Lux Ad Mundi

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