"The formulas of LVX in the Neophyte and Adeptus Minor Grades" -

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Post  Khephra on Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:20 am

See Gyllene Gryningen for the complete essay:

Addendum to the Cross symbolism in the Golden Dawn: The formulas of LVX in the Neophyte and Adeptus Minor Grades

... I want to stress this relationship between the formula of the Neophyte and Adeptus Minor. I hold that they both attract and express the Light Force or Life Force, in the Golden Dawn tradition referred to as the LVX, in a pure and undifferentiated way, as contrasted to the Elemental Grades, from Zelator 1 = 10 to Philosophus 4 = 7 Grades. In the Elemental Grades the LVX force is filtered through the Elemental lens, as it were. But not so in the Neophyte Grade and in the Adeptus Minor Grade (and also in the Portal Grade Which is interlinked with that of the Adeptus Minor).

This undifferentiated and pure form of the Light Force is represented through the LVX formula of the 5 = 6 Grade of Adeptus Minor (for a analysis of the LVX formula please read this essay upon the Mystery of the Crucifixion) and through the threefold circumambulation in the 0 = 0 Grade of Neophyte Which is said in the ceremony to "take place in the Pathway of Light".

In a way this undifferentiated Power of the Force LVX is furthermore expressed through the Invocation of the Four Elements in a balanced arrangement, such as represented in the Ceremony of the Portal of the Vault Of The Adepti (Portal Ceremony for short) and in the Consecration Ceremony of the Vault Of The Adepti. This Invocation of the Elements in unison is also an expression of the Fifth Element, that of Spirit or Quintessence. And in my opinion Spirit, or Akasha Quintessence is pure LVX as expressed through the Realm of the Elements or Malkuth, the Kingdom.

The LVX force is of course not limited only to the Elements, but also to the Seven Planets, Twelve Zodiacal Signs and the Ten Sephiroth. But throughout the Outer Order and the Adeptus Minor Grade it is foremost expressed through the Elements. In this instance we have to remember that initiation into the Golden Dawn tradition is done upon the Three of Life as expressed through Malkuth in Assiah, being the densest and Elemental part of the manifesto or material world.

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