The Key Of Wisdom

I, Thoth, the Atlantean, give of my wisdom, my knowledge and my power. Freely I give to the children of men; give that they too might have wisdom, to shine through the world from the veil of the night. Wisdom is power and power is wisdom, one with each other, perfecting the whole. Be not proud O man, in your own wisdom. Discourse with the ignorant as well as the wise. If one come to you full of knowledge, listen and heed, for wisdom is all. Keep not silent when evil is spoken for Truth like the sunlight shines above and over all. He who over-steps the Law shall be punished, for only through law come the true freedoms of men. Do not cause fear, for fear is a bondage, a fetter that binds the darkness to men. Follow your heart in your lifetime, but do also more than is commanded of you. And if you gain riches, follow your heart, for treasures are of no avail if your heart is weary. Diminish not the time of following your own heart; it is abhorred of the soul. They that are guided go not astray, but they that are lost cannot find a straight path. If you go in among men, make Love the beginning and end of the heart. If someone comes to you for advice, let them speak freely, that the thing for which they have come to you may be accomplished. If he hesitates to open his heart, it is because you, the judge, do the wrong.

Repeat not extravagant speech, neither listen to it, for it is the utterance of one not in equilibrium. Speak not of it, so that he before you may know wisdom. Silence is of great profit. An abundance of speech profits nothing. Exalt not your own heart above the children of men, lest it be brought lower than the dust. If you are to be great among men, be honoured for knowledge and gentleness. If you seek to know the nature of a friend, ask not his companion, but pass a time alone with him. Debate with him, testing his heart by his words and his bearing. That which goes into the store-house must come forth, and the things that are thine own must be shared with a friend. Knowledge is regarded by the fool as ignorance, and the things that are profitable are hurtful to him. He lives in despair; it is therefore his food.

The wise man lets his heart overflow but keeps his mouth shut. O man, list to the voice of wisdom; list to the voice of light. Mysteries there are in the Cosmos that unveiled, fill the world with their light. Let he who would be free from the bonds of darkness first divine the material from the immaterial, the fire from the earth; you may know that as earth descends to earth, so also fire ascends to fire and becomes one with fire. He who knows the fire that is within himself shall ascend unto the eternal fire and dwell eternally. The Inner Fire, is the most potent of all force, for it overcomes all things and penetrates to all things in Earth. 

Man supports himself only on that which resists. So Earth must resist man else he existeth not. All eyes do not see with the same vision, for to one an object appears of one form and color and to a different eye, of another. So also the Infinite Fire, changing from color to color, is never the same from one day to another. Thus, speak I, THOTH, of my wisdom, for a man is a fire burning bright through the night; never is he quenched in the veil of the darkness, and never ever quenched by the veil of the night. Into men's hearts I looked, by my wisdom and found them not free from the bondage of strife. Free your fire from the toils, O my brother; lest it be buried in the shadow of night! Harken O man, and listen to wisdom:

Where do name and form cease? Only in consciousness invisible, an infinite force of bright radiance. The forms you create by brightening your vision are truly the effects that follow your cause. Man is a star bound to a body, until in the end, he is freed through his own strife. Only by struggle and toiling their utmost, shall the star within you bloom out into new life. He who knows the commencement of all things, free is his star from the realm of night. Remember O Man, all which exists is only another form of that which exists not. Everything that has being is passing into yet other being and you yourself are no exception. Consider the Law, for all is Law. Seek not that which is not of the Law, for such exists only in the illusions of the senses. Wisdom comes to all her children, even as they come to wisdom.

All through the ages, the light has been hidden. Awake, O Man and be wise. Deep in the mysteries of life have I traveled, seeking and searching for that which is hidden. Listen O Man and be wise. Far 'neath the earth crust, in the Halls of Amenti, I saw mysteries such as are hidden from men. Oft have I journeyed the deep hidden passage, looked on the Light that is Life among men! There 'neath the flowers of Life ever living, searched I the hearts and the secrets of men. I found out man is living in darkness, the light of great fire is hidden deep within him. Before the Lords of hidden Amenti, I learned the wisdom I give unto men. Masters are they of the Great Secret Wisdom, brought from the future of infinity's end. Seven are they, the Lords of Amenti, overlords of the Children Of Morning, Suns Of The Cycles, Masters Of Wisdom.

They are not formed like unto the children of men. THREE, FOUR, FIVE AND SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE are the titles of the Masters of men. Far from the future, formless yet forming, came they as teachers for the children of men. They live forever, not of the living, bound not to life and yet free also from death. They rule forever with Infinite Wisdom, bound yet unbounded by the dark Halls Of Death. Life they have in them, yet life that is not life; yet free from all things are the Lords of the ALL! From them came forth the Logos, they are instruments of the power o'er all. Vast is their countenance, yet hidden in smallness, formed by a forming, known yet unknown.

THREE holds the key of all hidden magic, creator he of the halls of the Dead; sending forth power, shrouding with darkness, binding the souls of the children of men; sending the darkness, binding the soul force; director of negative to the children of men.

FOUR is he who looses the power. Lord, he, of Life to the children of men. Light is his body, flame is his countenance; freer of souls to the children of men.

FIVE is the master, the Lord of all magic - Key to The Word that resounds among men.

SIX is the Lord of Light, the hidden pathway, path of the souls of the children of men.

SEVEN is he who is Lord of the vastness, master of Space and the key of the Times.

EIGHT is he who orders the progress; weighs and balances the journey of men.

NINE is the father, vast he of countenance, forming and changing from out of the formless.

Meditate on the symbols I give. Keys are they, though hidden from men. Reach ever upward, O Soul of the morning. Turn your thoughts upward to Light and to Life. Find in the keys of the numbers I bring, light on the pathway from life to life. Seek ever with wisdom. Turn your thoughts inward. Close not your mind to the Flower Of Light. Place in your mind a picture and think on the numbers that lead you to Life. Clear is the pathway to he who has wisdom. Open the door to the Kingdom Of Light. Pour forth the flame as a Sun of the morning. Shut out the darkness and live in the day. Take O Man as part of thy being, the Seven who are, but are not as they seem. Opened O Man, Have I my wisdom! Follow the path in the way I have led. Masters Of Wisdom, SUN of the MORNING LIGHT and LIFE to the children of men.