TEMPLE OF THE SEVEN SPHERES

Modern training: Three paths one goal. KEYWORDS 1. BE 2. HERE 3. NOW

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WHO AND WHAT WE ARE
History of the Datu
History of the Hanochem
TIBIR:
FIGHTING ART OF THE COBRA & THE MONGOOSE
Understanding the figures on the Tablet:
The Numbers of the Gods
THE DARDA: The written works of the Datu
THE WRIT OF ONE:
ANU & THE ALL.
KEYWORDS:
(1) EQUALIBRIUM
(2) MOTION
THE PERSONAL UNIVERSES: THE INNER & THE OUTER DREAMING
THE WRIT OF TWO:
AZAG & BABILANI: THE TWIN POLARITIES: KEYWORDS 1. CHANGE 2. GROWTH
THE WRIT OF THREE: THREE SELVES, ONE BEING
Opening the lines of communication:
Three orders of beings:Mortal, Elemental, Eternal.
THE WRIT OF FOUR: CONCERNING THE 4 CURRENTS
Tablet part four: The sixteen elemental counterchanges.
THE WRIT OF FIVE: Magic, The Path of Enki
THE WRIT OF SIX: the need to step beyond the path of Enki
THE WRIT OF SEVEN: The Creation Myth part 1.
Creation Myth part 2
Creation Myth part 3
The Creation Myth part 4
Understanding the myth
THE WRIT OF EIGHT: The eight rays
The tales of the emissary.
THE WRIT OF NINE: The Theurgy Path of Enlil
THE WRIT OF TEN: Seeking perfection, The path of the King
THE WRIT OF ELEVEN: The Path of the Priest/ess
THE WRIT OF TWELVE: ASTROLOGY and SHUB-NI-GARASH( Divination by the Tablet)
ASTROLOGY: A PHYSICAL LUNAR APPROACH
THE WRIT OF FOURTEEN: The Wisdom of the Aphkallu
WRIT OF SIXTEEN: Seeking wholeness, The Path of Anu

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MODERN TRAINING IS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY:
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THE PATH OF ENKI, ENLIL, AND ANU:

The seal of unity or Ea, Enlil and Anu

The sign of the three united as one center

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The seals of the first four gates, being the path of Enki
The four seals of the magician

Currently training is available to the seriously interested. Any requests should be adressed to Dulakaba via the link present on the top of each page.
Applicants must pass a simple examination followed by a small written email application

just like our ancestors did, the modern student goes through a three step training process.
Within the pantheon of ancient Iraq, there were three primary deities. Enki was the lord of magicians, master of cleverness and lord over the Absu, the sweet waters below the earth. He is in many ways a trickster, he is master of the crossroads, he is twins with Ninmah or Ninhursagah, the great mother earth. She was the great womb of all the life that the divine creative principle (Babilani) brought forth.
Enki was the creator of the lullu, the protohuman. Lullu means both man and savage, in our tradition we use the word in the second sense.
Due to misinterpretation of a myth, many consider Ninmah to be the creator of human kind. This is due to a tale in which Enki and Ninmah get drunk and decide to play a game. In this game, Ninmah made various humans that were handicapped in various ways, and Enki would then try to establish a beneficial fate upon them despite their handicap. Enki was too clever for her and so she grew angry and set about her turn with Enki making impaired people and Ninmah decreeing various positive fates. Due to Enki's cleverness he finally created a creature so helpless and deformed that Ninmah could not decree a positive fate. Enki responded by decreeing that it would ignorant bliss. In the morning when they awake from their stupor, they saw all the blind, lame, etc. and took pity on them. So they both were viewed as patrons of the handicapped.
In any case this is a discussion of the path of Enki, so let be on with it!
The path of Enki is the path of the Magician. The magician is a specialist in three idioms of magic:
1. MORTAL MAGIC: To direct ones life force in order to influence our environment. I.E. to give one a look that subdues them by radiant emanation of life force and intent. It is the internal energy used in martial arts. Ultimately: MORTAL MAGIC IS MAGIC THAT DOES NOT RELY ON ANY OUTSIDE INFLUENCE. IT IS MAGIC OF THE SELF. AND IN THIS MANNER ONE RELYS UPON THE BODY AND SUBCONCIOUS, FILTERED THRU THE INTUITION. Shamanism and astral projection are forms of mortal magic

2. ELEMENTAL MAGIC: Elementals are the spirits. If its not mortal and its not a god then it is Elemental. ELEMENTAL MAGIC IS MAGIC THAT RELIES ON THE USE OF SPIRIT INTELLIGENCES, AS WELL AS EARTH, WATER, FIRE, WIND, AND THE SPIRITS IN ALL FORMS FROM WATER SPRITES AND DUST DEVILS TO ARCHANGELS.. atavistic manifestation, thaumaturgical evocation, invocation and sorcery are form of elemental magic.

3. ETERNAL MAGIC: The Eternals are the great gods. ETERNAL MAGIC IS MAGIC THAT RELIES ON THE BELIEF IN, COMMUNICATION WITH OR POSSESION BY A GOD OR GODDESS. IN ADDITION THOSE THAT SEEK TO MASTER ETERNAL MAGIC SEEK TO PASS THROUGH ALL THIRTY LEVELS OF EXISTENCE. Theurgical invocation, ceremonial magic and ritual magic are forms of eternal magic.

In addition the student studies divination by a set of sixty four figures associated with 'the words of Enki' (see page index) and a set of 256 figures based on all the possible combinations of sixteen figures..

Upon walking the three paths, one walks through an eight step process of personal development that follows the order of the planets. Each level or 'gate' passes through five of the thirty levels of existence.


STEP 0. THE GATE OF ADAD /ninurta /ishkur
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Enki / lowerself
Object
Obligation
Self restraint
Body

This part of the Enki path, has as it's focus the concept of object. If we look at the stone it is an OBJECT existing in the outer dreaming, Its only OBLIGATION is to follow the rules of existence. SELF-RESTRAINT is the first step towards a complete body/being. Our BODY portion of the LOWERSELF drives us by our hungers and fears. In this level we learn control our self and to become STILL. We also learn that it is our BODY that most often betrays us! We come to understand that our BODY is an OBJECT in the outer dreaming and what it does. I.E. the four somatic responses and the autonomic functions etc. we seek to overcome our fear and develop clarity.

STEP 1. THE GATE OF ENLIL / marduk
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.o o
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Enki/ lowerself
Subject
Punishment
Purity of action
Subconscious
At this level the acolyte learns that they are SUBJECT to the laws of the outer dreaming, they learn that the PUNISHMENT for stumbling is to fall on your tush, Here we have come to understand stillness of body and mind, but we have also learned that there are times when we must act. PURITY OF ACTION is oness of motion. Either you are still or you are in motion, but you are still SUBJECT to the laws of the universe. Break a universal law and the universe will PUNISH you. When seeking oness of motion we wish to have all parts of the self in agreement and we find that it is usually the SUBCONCIOUS MIND part of the LOWERSELF that is interfering. To let the body and the SUBCONCIOUS MIND lead ones self is to let the horse lead the rider, so to speak. Thus by seeking to master and unite body and subconscious, we are able to open the lines of communication with the lower self. Here the focus is to gain a clarity and serenity, now that fear is banished

STEP 2. THE NERGAL GATE
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Enlil/middleself
Servant
Reward
Physical studies
Conscious
At this level, the student seeks to bring the lowerself into communication, and to make it a SERVANT of the MIDDLESELF. If the body does well and the MIDDLESELF becomes integrated the REWARD is the True Will. in order to assist in this process the student takes up the martial dance of Tibir. This PHYSICAL STUDY helps unify mind and body. One will find that to play good Tibir they must relax and allow the body to DO. They must internalize the motion and thus it is the CONCIOUS MIND / MIDDLESELF that hinders the process. Thus we have 'turned the tables' on the middleself, for if we think too much, it interferes with the motion. The mind must learn to link into the lowerself / body awareness and develop effortless communication. With the True Will in place one becomes capable of acts of magic. Thus we come into our power.

STEP 3. THE ENKI / Ea GATE.
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Enlil/middleself
Minion
Obedience
Breath
The mage
Middle
At initiation the newly consecrated MAGE steps on the final leg of path of Enki. The MINION OF ENKI has bathed in the waters of Enki and has been made pure. They must now begin the process of awakening contact with the personal god/dess (HIGHERSELF) and thus they use specialized BREATHING and the trappings of ritual magic in order to seek the divine in the universe. They learn to make the body, subconscious and conscious OBEIDIENT to the True Will of the MAGE, so that they can have knowledge and conversation of the divine. we now are about to step to the 1st step on the enlil path, Upon the ENLIL path, one seeks to be the best among the lowliest of men. We strive by virtue of our development to be king of our self .

THE ORDER OF THE KEEPERS

STEP 4. THE GATE OF NANNA / sin / zuen
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.o o
Enlil/middleself
Apprentice
Duty
Deprivation
The priest
At this level we strive to develop ourselves in order to become the epitome of the Datu. The mage now becomes an APPRENTICE attached to a master. Their determination to become a teacher brings them into DUTY to the gods. As a PRIEST of the ancient ones we observe certain Taboos and convention that DEPRIVE the APPRENTICE of their addictions and obsessions. Also they seek the divine child above (personal god, guardian angel, higherself etc.) in order to speak to the gods above and below.

STEP 5 THE INANNA / Ishtar gate
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Enlil/higherself
Adept
Responsibility
Concentration (focus)
The god

At this point the Apprentice become a full adept and priest of the order. They have had knowledge and conversation with the personal god or HIGHERSELF. They are magical and spiritually adept. The adept has the RESPONCIBILITY of his position and learning. We now begin exercises for CONCENTRATION and focus. With the three selves united we enact the Divine Will. We seek to be as Sharrukin and Enlil. Wise, Strong, Just, Temperate, Honorable, in short the epitome of priest and king. They then are wed to a god/dess and thus they lay their head in the pure lap of their spouse and are bless.

STEP 6. THE NEBO GATE
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.o o
Anu/ all selves united
Master
Privilege
Meditation (flow)
The one
Here begins the path of Anu, the path of the allness. The MASTER joins all parts of self as ONE undivided whole. Through MEDITATION and linking into the flow of the universe, the MASTER is made balanced and whole. This balanced reconciliation between inner and outer, light and dark gives the MASTER the PRIVILEGE of drinking from the 'cup of wonder', to view everything with a childlike wonder and joy.

STEP 7. THE SHAMMASH GATE
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Anu / united self unites with whole universe (anu)
Exemplar
Profit
Oneness
The all
In this final step, the one pointed master, expands his awareness of his ONESS till he reaches a oneness with THE ALL, he truly experience the realization that ALL IS ONE, that makes it impossible to see anything or anyone as being 'other'. In this way the EXEMPLAR walks in peace and power, he PROFITS from his hard journey because he tastes the bread of life.

Thus Enki is the path of the Mage, Enlil the lord of the priest / king and mental development, and Anu the path of Enlightenment.

IT WILL BE NOTED BY THOSE THAT HAVE STUDIED OCCULTISM THAT THESE GATES ARE NOT IN THE 'CHALDEAN ORDER' OF MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, SUN, MARS, JUPITER,SATURN. WHILE THIS ORDER DOES FIGURE IN AT CERTAIN POINTS IN THE TEACHINGS, IT HAS BEEN THE INTENT OF OUR TRADITION TO ALWAYS STRIVE TO MATCH THE TABLET AND IT'S FIGURES TO THE REAL WORLD. IN THE REAL WORLD THE UNIVERSE IS NOT GEOCENTRIC, RATHER OUR SOLAR SYSTEM IS HELIOCENTRIC AND THUS THE ORDER OF THINGS REFLECTS THIS. IF THE ADEPT FINDS THIS IN ANYWAY DISTURBING, PLEASE BLAME IT ON COPERNICUS!

Copywrite Temple of the Seven Spheres & Rev. W. C. Phillip 2001