‘...One becomes Two, Two becomes Three...
And out of the Third comes One as the Fourth...’
- Mary the Prophetess.
Plate One of Duvet’s Apocalypse.
The Apocalypse of St John serves as more than just a Coda for the New Testament.
Its constant cycling and re-cyclying of ‘sevens’ also re-works the creation of Genesis, subsequent Hebraic festal traditions and the calendrical speculations of the Prophets.
We give below a taste of the seven-fold structure which runs throughout the whole of the mighty work…
“It was on the island of Patmos.
I was meditating on the seventh day when I heard behind me a voice as of many waters, “I am the beginning and end, first and the last.”
I turned to see who it was that spoke and I saw a figure resembling the Son of Man.
He was standing in the middle of seven golden candlesticks.
His beard and his hair were like white wool
His eyes were flames of fire.
His countenance was bright, as the sun when it shines at its height.
He was clothed in a long white robe.
About his breast went a golden girdle.
In his right hand he held seven stars.
His words rang out of his mouth clearly with the poignancy of a double-edged sword:
“I am he that lives and was dead.
I possess the keys to death and hell.
I shall live forever more.”
I fell down at his feet and they were like fine-brass forged in a furnace.
He laid his hands upon me, “You must write down all you see in a book, and send it
to the Seven Churches of Asia.
Let all the churches know that I am he who searches the reins of the heart and gives to every one, according to their works. Tell them to remember from whence they have fallen, to return to their first love lest I come upon them like a thief and remove their candlestick from its place, thus speaks the ‘Amen’: ‘I know your works, I know that you have a name, I know that you live, and yet, you are as the dead!’
To the guardian of the Church of Ephesus write,
‘He that is the beginning and end, first and the last says this:
‘I know your labours and your patience, yet this I have against you, that you love the Deeds of the Nicolaitans which I hate.
For to those that overcome the tribulations of the world will I give to eat of the tree of life which is in the paradise of God. Let those with ears hear the words of the Spirit.’”…
The Kabbalah is a Ten not an Eleven.
The Octave is a Seven not an Eight.
The Tetragrammaton is a Three and not a Four.
The World is without but also within.
The Word is a Whole; the Not-Whole is the World.
How to make the World Whole?
Future and Past?
Our Cube of Space constantly turns or flips.
One moment the Future holds sway
The next moment the Past.
The Past and Future are
‘Death and Hell’
The Old and the New,
But what of the True?
Where is the Present?
Where is the Now?
Where is the Spirit?
To be present is to be centred within…
Within is a Temple:
A temple is a Church;
A church is a Kirk:
A kirk is a Circle…
…But what kind of circle can be considered a Star?