Phase 54. The Death of Death (Nun Yud Tav)
Angel: NITHAEL (NIT-ha-EL Rejuvenation and Eternal Youth)
Sagittarius 26. A candle mysteriously undisturbed by wind. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Daniel (DA-nee-EL) Enough is Never Enough, Eloquence)
The title “Beyond Mind” is fitting for this degree. Thoughts truly are like wind in that they push against everything and can create much turbulence. When one gains the power to detach from mind, even if just a little bit, there is an increasing steadiness in the being that brings us closer to spiritual clarity. This degree carries a creative vision that is impervious, more or less, to the agitations of thought.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Climbing the steps of the Pyramid of the Sun.” To ascend, to get above the world, but not by flying – in a more substantial way, with something solid under your feet – this is the goal of this degree. The person who carries this degree is strongly aware that life has meaning and purpose, and is attempting to follow the highest and clearest version of it. The process of getting beyond what is shallow, superficial and trivial is arduous, but this meets the challenge with steadiness and persistence.
Pleiadian Symbol: A man carrying a blank banner, hundreds of feet long, flowing in the wind.
Azoth Symbol: A man charting subtle irregularities in celestial movements.
Seed degree: 9 Aquarius.A medieval cathedral built on the site of an ancient pagan temple. (Omega Symbol). The urge to unite with the spiritual light is a desire that burns steadily, and is unextinguished by changing times, fashions or biases.
Violets blooming by the barred windows of a dungeon. (Chandra Symbol). To see that in any confining or difficult situation spiritual succor is always right there to offer itself is to carry out the arduous task of ascending toward the divine.
Fulfillment degree: 23 Taurus. Inside a tornado a spiral staircase. (Omega Symbol). The steadiness of our spiritual light allows us to withstand the violent and relentless onslaughts of the mind.
A salamander glowing red-orange. (Chandra Symbol)
Sagittarius 27. In the night, a man uncovers himself to feel the cool air. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Hahasiah (he-HA-see-Yah) No Guilt, Universal Medicine)
When we let go of fear we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and are then able to connect with a greater reality. In calm and silence the subtler vibrations of other realms can be heard. This degree is about becoming receptive to cosmic energies, by allowing the self to open up to the healing, soothing influences waiting to renew us.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Siamese twins talking to each other.” We are all connected but all separate as well. This degree wants to explore the separations and differences between people as a means of promoting understanding. It is trying to overcome the human tendency to deny those parts of the self that one is afraid of and/or which one cannot find a way to integrate into one's conscious being – trying to find out what it is hiding from itself. To do this requires the self-exposure inherent in the Omega Symbol.
Pleiadian Symbol: Sanding and sanding a sculptor iscarefully modulating and refining a curve.
Azoth Symbol: People proceeding methodically through a treasure house as they take inventory.
Seed degree: 21 Aquarius. A numerologist at work on a tropical island. (Omega Symbol). The endlessly shifting and multi-layered patterns of reality manifesting through he lushness and warmth of nature invite us to cast off our outer coverings and nakedly connect to the mysteries.
A beautiful woman dressed in white. She is wearing a large silver crescent on her head. The crescent is pointing upward. (Chandra Symbol). The healing of all splits creates a perfect and profround receptivity within our being.
Fulfillment degree: 23 Gemini. A man attuning to the vibrations of a myriad of different flowers. (Omega Symbol). When we open ourselves to exposure to the infinite wisdom of the Mother, we are giving a treasure trove of energies with which to heal and create.
A tunnel created by trees. (Chandra Symbol). When a clear dialogue between the opposite poles of our dualistic nature is allowed to happen, we find a host of understandings that encourage us at every step along our path.
Sagittarius 28. A man channeling new music from deceased composers. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Imamiah (ee-MA-mee-Yah) Passion, Expiation of Errors)
This degree knows that anything appearing to be closed, finished or limited can be reopened up and extended. Our belief in limits reinforces those limits, and if we let go of that belief, we find an abundance that is endless. Lack of confidence in self can stand in the way of this process, but if we focus on the good we are attempting to do, the confidence magically appears.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A witch's ritual dagger.” The ritual dagger is a weapon whose purpose is to cut away negative thoughts, or ones that are no longer of use, essentially thoughts which limit one in unnecessary ways. It may also be used to sever oppressive connections and clear the aura. When such ties are cut we are free to experience the open and limitless quality of the universe – that allows, for instance, the man of the Omega Symbol to channel the new music.
Pleiadian Symbol: A house built over a river.
Azoth Symbol: Freed from gravity, men dancing in space.
Seed degree: 3 Pisces. Just before a wedding, a purifying rainstorm. (Omega Symbol). Realizing the potential of fecundity in all unions and encounters we come to understand that no system or realm is closed but is always capable of yielding more.
An eye gazing out of the top of a pyramid. (Chandra Symbol). When we see the overall pattern of things we are able to cut away all which is extraneous as a means of maintaining clarity and harmony.
Fulfillment degree: 23 Cancer. A man thanking all his books for the wisdom they have imparted to him. (Omega Symbol). When we enlarge the scope of our understanding and beliefs we come to see that knowledge needs love to fulfill itself.
A man putting together pieces of broken pottery. (Chandra Symbol). The dead and useless that have been cut away leave the pieces that need to be reconstructed.
Sagittarius 29. A house full of strange, disorienting angles and perspectives. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Nanael (NA-na-El) No Agenda, Spiritual Communication)
The type of security we seek in life is a reflection of our fears and the pain we have suffered. This degree is aware of personality distortions caused by traumas of the past and unresolved karmas. It knows that simple, loving awareness of these can actually clear them over time. Constancy and gentleness are required to insure the continuance and completion of the process. This symbol most clearly portrays the need for responsible transformation at the physical level.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Thousands of sacred objects and magical implements being cleansed, purified, and re-energized.” Here we find the renewing of energy, the realignment of vibrational harmonies and re-kindling of spiritual power in our world. These many tools used to create balance and healing will help to clear the distorted perspectives found in the house of the Omega Symbol.
Pleiadian Symbol: A flock of goats grazing on a vast lawn.
Azoth Symbol: A man seeing the underlying patterns and their spiritual meanings inherent in his past lives.
Seed degree: 15 Pisces. On a high hill above a river, the ruins of a castle. (Omega Symbol). When we take time to stop and look deeply into something we see beyond its normal lineaments into its deepest uniqueness.
Many kinds of fruits arrayed on a silver tray. (Chandra Symbol). The knowledge that abundance is there for all helps us to overcome the thought form that God has to be somehow placated or appeased before we can embrace prosperity.
Fulfillment degree: 23 Leo. A secret race of beings carrying on a hidden existence among humans. (Omega Symbol). When we come to perceive the incongruencies of our world we come closer to perceiving the hidden forces at work all around us.
An old man cutting mistletoe off an oak tree with a golden knife. (Chandra Symbol). To prepare all that we need for clear and harmonious living allows us to maximize the effects of all our actions.
Sagittarius 30. By time traveling, a man takes a photograph of dinosaurs. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel Name: Nithael (NIT-ha-EL) The Death of Death, Rejuvenation and Eternal Youth)
So deep the roots of karma, and sometimes when it is only cleared on surface levels it can grow back and then we find ourselves once again in an old pattern. This degree has an instinct for going deep into the self or any problem or complex of circumstances to really contact the source of it. This can give a whole new perspective on reality, and eventually loosen the energetic knot that has bound us.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “The completion of a large Persian rug.” It is a joy to come to the end of a long, arduous task, and the truth is, every minute of our lives is just that – the completion of a process that has been going on so long that its beginnings are far beyond memory's normal capacity. This degree carries the precious truth that every moment is complete in and of itself, and is full of the richness and abundance of a grand and tremendous history. It personifies cosmic perspective carried to the most glorious and nth extent.
Pleiadian Symbol: A man in a tall hat is reading omens in the smoke from an altar.
Azoth Symbol: People sleeping as they travel near the speed of light.
Seed degree: 27 Pisces. A spider searching its web. (Omega Symbol). By looking at what we have drawn to ourselves karmically we can perceive the depths of our own past.
A ritual sand painting. (Chandra Symbol). When we let go of attachments to permanence, we are able to do what we need to do and finish what we have started.
Fulfillment degree: 23 Virgo. A library is burning. A man therein continues to read. (Omega Symbol). When we sense the vast chain of events of which we are a part, we attain eventually an unshakable patience.
Giant cacti blooming in the desert. (Chandra Symbol). The finishing of long and arduous projects brings a reawakening of life in the midst of bleakness.