Four of Batons

We begin by placing this image in the context of the entirety of the Suit of Batons, focusing the mantra HE WILLS on the region of the solar plexus. The reader is then encouraged to move the first part of the Inner Radiance Sequence, beginning with the mantra “In purest outpoured light radiates the Godhead of the world”, and then working through the chakras from root to crown in relation to the seven Healing Miracles and the seven I AM statements.

We then bring the Four of Batons into relation with the 3rd Letter of the Divine Alphabet: Gimel; the Third Arcanum: The Empress; and the quality of “Sacred Magic.” This finds its radiation in the Tree of Life between the sephira on the crown (Eternity) and the left side of the head (Warmth). Those who know the Grail Knight’s Practice can then perform the 3rd part: the Gethsemane experience and levels of Apocalyptic judgement; “Thy Will Be Done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

The Apocalypse readings for the Four of Batons come from Chapter 19:19-21, 20:1-2:

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies assembled to wage war with the one who sat upon the horse and with his army. And the beast was seized, and with it the false prophet who had performed before it the signs by which he had led astray those who had received the impress of the beast, and who made obeisance to its image; the two of them were cast alive into the marsh of the fire, of the one burning with sulphur. And the rest were killed by the sword of the one sitting on the horse, that which came forth from his mouth, and on their fleshes all the birds were gorged.

And I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is a Slanderer and the Accuser, and bound him for a thousand years…

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