Our Semestral Word for the Vernal Equinox is: “unto.” It’s a word that takes us to the very tip of the Abyss and the highest Initiation. This is indeed where one would meet the Dweller on the Threshold and confront those remaining personality issues that are attached to the psyche. The body has been abandoned and there is no defense from the Dweller; except the moral force that would produce the impeccability required to survive this very dangerous precipice.
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Here’s the video of our sermon:
Here are the notes for the sermon:
Semestral Word is “unto.”
Dweller on the Threshold
or Guardian of the Threshold
First used by Bulwer-Lytton
(in his novel: Zanoni; considered
to be his Adeptus Minor Thesis
This is an example of New Gnosis
HPB says it’s the discarded astral double
of an individual from a previous life
that may not have fully disintegrated
when the individual is reborn.
The Dweller is the sum total of all the
personality characteristics, instinctual
tendencies, in herited glamors and wrong
mental attitudes that have remained
unconquered and unstable or unsubdued,
and which must be overcome before
intitiation can truly be taken; the sum
total of the forces of the lower nature,
according to Alice Bailey (Crowley?).
This develops into a complete personality
that then meets the “Angel of the Presence”
so that eventually, the personality must be
dissolved into this angel.
The ‘Angel of the Presence’ is one’s ‘fiery
aspiation’ per Patanjali and when the two
meet, the disciple find himself in the
‘center of the burning ground’; found on the
threshold of every new advance until the 3rd
Initiation has been taken. The Dweller does
not emerge out of the fog or illusion &
glamour until the disciple is nearing the
Gates of Life. Only when one can catch a dim
glimpse of the Portal of Initiation;
witnessing an occaissional flash of Light
rom the Angel of the Presence, who stands
waiting beside the door, can he come to grips
with the principle of duality, which is
embodied for him in the Dweller and the Angel.
Several teachers talk about the Dweller:
HPB, Rudolf Steiner, Dion Fortune
Zanoni as New Gnosis builds upon the 4 stages
of the Soul described by Plato:
…and Lytton giv es us 7 stages:
2. art, love & wonder
4. Dweller on Threshold
5. effects of the Elixir
6. superstition deserting faith
7. reign of terror
In the novel, the protagonist: Zanoni
is a ver old Soul and one of the Secret Chiefs.
Superstitious religions tell you about your
Soul after death (and forget the Spirit;
altogether) but do not tell you about its use
in this life.
HPB refers to the Dweller in the plural, as
being blind forces that dwell in the astral;
some vicious and that surround us. These can
only be controlled and directed by the Adept;
pure in mind and spirit.
APO PANTOS KAKADAEMONOS!
These are the elemental beings of the lower
astral; first encountered with the first
An impure being will attract some of these
forces and become possessed by them; even
their champion. While others may attract the
more benevolent of htese forces and become
great healer, et al.
GET BEHIND ME AND SUPPORT ME EVIL (CHAOTIC
BLIND) SPIRITS! (I’M TAKING CONTROL)
The Dweller becomes a power in our lives, as
soon as we take hold of a true aspiration
unto truth; because in theis world of duality,
we must then simultaneously find a lie.
And the path do Adepthood is to transcend both.
But you can’t utnil you’ve engaged in the struggle.
There is therefore an inner Dweller and an outer
Dweller. The inner is the embodiment of all one
uncsonscious thoughts and the outer is in the
chaotic thoughts of out culture. But the inner
will be projecdted outwards and that which is
already outer will attack us in teh dark; where
we cannot see and blindside and sucker punch us.
To fight the Dweller:
The Pantacle help us to see and idenitfy those
lower forces in our nature.
The Knife helps us to cut them out.
The Cup opens us up to receive the Divine in
our hearts and…
The Wand directs the force of our Aspiration.
The Dweller on the Threshold is a Rosicruican
concept that accompanies another Rosicrucian
expression; crossing the Threshold.
Often the Aspirant finds himself before an open
doorway; facing a new opportunity. He has but
to ‘cross the threshold.’ But at the same time,
the Dweller appears and falsely warns him with
doubt and fear.
Choronzon is the ultimate Dweller on the
Theshold–the would have you hold unot the ego
and its tendencies; just wehn you need to let go
All new experience is perceived as if stepping into
a dark chamber wherin the Dweller is the first to
be encountered. And he will ask you to choose
between light and dark = And you need to know that
once in, the chamber will light right us. This
is exemplified by man y who choose the Devil they
know against and over the angel they don’t. It’s
the result of fear and ignorance.
To step into that higher chamber of Initiation,
there is a price to be paid–the Dweller will hold
you accountable for all the foibles of your lower
nature. A karmic adjustment must be endured.
Karmic debts will be paid in order to cleanse &
fortify the Soul, which can tear the unprepared