In this tablet, Thoth tells the reader about the key to magic.
Long ago in ancient times, warfare began darkness and light. While the forces of darkness held sway, the light filled the souls of some men. This is the eternal struggle between darkness and the light. Using strange powers hidden from man, this battle has been waged throughout the ages.
There were masters of darkness struggling against the masters of the light. Ages ago, the Suns of the Morning found the word filled with night and at that moment the age old battle of darkness vs light began. There were many people filled with darkness and sometimes only a few would oppose these men.
Masters of Darkness wanted to fill the world with their darkness and seduce others to the darkness. But the masters of the light(brightness) fiercely fought and withstood these dark masters. The power of the dark magic brought men the power but this magic also shrouded a man's soul in darkness.
These masters banded together as an order and these "Brothers of Darkness" walked throughout the ages and worked behind the scenes. They are mighty in the forbidden knowledge and they are able to walk through the dreams of men.
But the children of light also walk among us. The children of light are the Masters of The Sun power. They are free of Dark Amenti, they are free of the Halls where life reigns supreme. Throughout and since the beginning of time they have been one in the Oneness eternal.
Thoth tells us that in order to travel the path of a master, he or she must be free from the bondage of night. They must conquer the phantom of fear. Thoth gives us instructions on how to stay on the path of light and fight the temptations of darkness:
When unto thee comes a feeling,
drawing thee nearer to the darker gate,
examine thine heart and find if the feeling
thou hast has come from within.
If thou shalt find the darkness thine own thoughts,
banish them forth from the place in thy mind.
Send through thy body a wave of vibration,
irregular first and regular second,
repeating time after time until free.
Start the WAVE FORCE in thy BRAIN CENTER.
Direct it in waves from thine head to thy foot.
But if thou findest thine heart is not darkened,
be sure that a force is directed to thee.
Only by knowing can thou overcome it.
Only be wisdom can thou hope to be free.
Knowledge brings wisdom and wisdom is power.
Attain and ye shall have power o'er all.
Seek ye first a place bound by darkness.
Place ye a circle around about thee.
Stand erect in the midst of the circle.
Use thou this formula, and you shalt be free.
Raise thou thine hands to the dark space above thee.
Close thou thine eyes and draw in the LIGHT.
Call to the SPIRIT OF LIGHT through the Space-Time,
using these words and thou shalt be free:
"Fill thou my body, O SPIRIT OF LIfe,
fill thou my body with SPIRIT OF LIGHT.
Come from the FLOWER
that shines through the darkness.
Come from the HALLS where the Seven Lords rule.
Name them by name, I, the Seven:
THREE, FOUR, FIVE,
and SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT--Nine.
By their names I call them to aid me,
free me and save me from the darkness of night:
UNTANAS, QUERTAS, CHIETAL,
and GOYANA, HUERTAL, SEMVETA--ARDAL.
By their names I implore thee,
free me from darkness
and fill me with LIGHT
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