Israel Regardie’s book, The Art of True Healing, is an instruction in how to do The Middle Pillar Ritual Meditation. Readers of Israel Regardie would have heard of this, and so would many with an interest in Western occultism. (Did you know that the word ‘occult’ simply means – the seeking of truth?)
For those of you unfamiliar with “The Middle Pillar” it is an exercise where you work with moving energies throughout the body. The true potential of this meditation as a means for healing is great as it is one that can be performed not only for one’s self, but also to bring healing to another. And this book sets it down simply and practically, and also inspiringly.
I highly recommend “The Art of True Healing”. It’s a wonderful introduction to Israel Regardie and a practical one too, given that its less than $15. If you enjoy it, you can go on ahead and order The Middle Pillar Ritual, which is a longer book on the subject…
“The Art of True Healing” gives new insights and depth to subject matters that you’re already familiar with and introduces them for others… its well worth it Soul-friends .
The Middle Pillar Ritual
STEP ONE. When you finish the LBRP,
- Stand behind your altar (if you have one) facing east.
- Your hands should be down at your sides.
- If they’re not already, close your eyes.
- Steady and relax your breathing.
- Above all, try to get your mind into a still, quiet, and calm state.
STEP TWO. Focus your attention just above the top of your head. As a result of the LBRP there should be a sphere of white brilliance at this point. If not, visualize it. Take your time. Regard this white brilliance with a sort of awe: it is the spatial equivalent to the vital core of your being, your Higher Self, your link with the Divine. The result of this contemplation should be that the brilliance becomes even brighter. Now vibrate the God name, Eh-heh-yeh three or four times. The sphere should get brighter still.
STEP THREE. Visualize a slender beam of light descending from the brilliance above your head, through the center of your head, and stopping at the nape of your neck. Here the beam widens into a ball of light that is not quite as big as the one above. At this point you should be visualizing simultaneously the brilliant sphere above your head, the smaller ball of light at the base of your neck, and the beam of light connecting the two. Understand that this is the link between your conscious and your Higher Self, and the ball of light at your neck should grow in size and intensity. Vibrate the God name, Yud-Heh-Vahv-Heh El-oh-heem, three or four times.
STEP FOUR. Keeping the above in mind, cause a beam of light to descend from the ball of light at your neck, go down your torso, and light up the solar plexus (below the rib cage) in the form of a sphere. Understand that this represents your consciousness, and the ball should increase in brightness and intensity. You may feel as if you are being warmed by an internal sun. Vibrate the God name Yud-Heh-Vahv-He El-oh-ah V’dah-aht three or four times.
STEP FIVE. In the same manner, see the light descend to the area of the genitals and form a sphere. Here, regard yourself as master of your “lower” or physical self. The God name to be vibrated three or four times is Shah-dai El Chai.
STEP SIX. Again the light should descend to form a sphere which encompasses both feet and the ground; that is, the sphere should be half above the ground, covering the feet, and half below the ground, under the feet, linking you to the physical world. The God name to be vibrated three or four times is Ah-doh-nye Ha-ahr-etz.
STEP SEVEN. At this point there should be large spheres of light above the head, at the throat, at the solar plexus, at the groin and at the feet. Each sphere of light should be connected with the sphere above and below by a beam of light.
STEP EIGHT. Stay in this state for as long as you desire. Then, take a deep breath, and as you exhale, visualize the images fading and becoming invisible. They are still there, but they cannot now be seen. This completes the Middle Pillar Ritual.
Each vibrated word should be done so that you can feel the appropriate area of the body vibrating. If at any point you have trouble or difficulty in forming a sphere of light or a beam of light, do NOT struggle for minutes on end until you break out in a sweat. Rather, stop where you are and complete Step Eight with the progress you have made. Several things could have caused the problem. They are usually mental in nature, either from conscious or unconscious sources. By following the LBRP with the Middle Pillar on a daily basis you will eventually be able to overcome any problem in a very natural, gentle manner. Be sure to record results, feelings, experiences, etc., in your ritual diary.
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