TEMPLE OF THE SEVEN SPHERES

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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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Progression Through The Ranks & The Coucil of Seven:

The Council of Seven is the governing administrative body of the Temple; and is composed of the heads of the fellowships that follow this introduction.

As a student progresses within the Temple, they attain grades of authority. There are eight datu grades, and eight hanochem grades; each is attributed to one of the sixteen figures on the Tablet of Destiny & Fate.
 
Due to the potential for abuse, I will not give the Hanochem grades.
However, the Datu grades with their seals appear below.
They are as follows:

GRADE 0. lullu

This is the grade of an associate, that anyone may aquire. Its sign is the circle. An Associate is anyone that is studing the materials under the direction of a teacher. They have passed an interview with the Temple administration, and have written an introductory essay that lays out who they are and why they wish to study. The word lullu implies a savage, or in this a human.

If the lullu has demonstrated a basic level of requisite knowledge, he may, upon vote of the Temple administration, embark on the path of Enki and become a Dedicant.

1. MULUKI- MULUA / ORDER OF THE WATCHERS:

The progression through the four step Path of Enki is divided into two parts:
 
A.The mulu-ki,
&
B. The mulu-a

 
The first step, is an understanding of the body and subconcious. The mulu-ki (children of the earth) were pure lowerself, all but animal in nature.

The second step is an understanding of the intuitive right brain and the logical left brain. The mulu-a (children of the water) were a more intuitive people, that had a strong racial memory (instinctual knowledge) and tremendous body control.
 
The Order of the Watchers is the Order of Magicians. The magician works from within two simple precepts:

A. Grasp the grand secrets in a humble way. 
&
B. Grasp the humble secrets in a grand way.

We are taught that there is an infinite amount of data coming at us, but that we have limited senses. Thus, in order to see all the many things, the mage is always vigilant --and is thus, "a Watcher".

SEAL OF THE DEDICANT

Seal of  The Fellowship Of Dedicants (shushiti): Grade 1A:

The Shushiti studies the curriculum for the Gate of Adar, and has begun the study of the 1st quarter (earth quarter) of the Enki Tree. Shushiti train to join four hosts:

1. The Host Of Suffering

2. The Host Of The Serpent's Head

3. The Host Of The Ancestors

4. The Host Of Fools



Council Seat: "Master of Fools"


THE SEAL OF THE NEOPHYTE

Seal of The Fellowship Of The Neophytes (erim): Grade 1B:

The Erim studies the precepts of the Enlil Gate on the Enki path.
He studies the curriculum of Enlil, and the second fourth (water) of the Enki tree. The Erim attempts to join the following hosts:

1. The Host Of The Virgin

2. The Host Of The Living

3. The Host Of Sacrifice

4. The Host Of The Scepter

Council Seat: "Master of Scepters"

SEAL OF THE ACOLYTE

Seal of The Fellowship Of Acolytes (dubsartur): Grade 1C:

The Dudsartur (apprentice scribe) studies the Gate of Nergal on the Enki Path. They study the third quarter (fire) of the Enki Tree.
While studying the curriculum the student seeks to join the following hosts:

1. The Host Of The Lightning Strike

2. The Host Of The Red Cup

3. The Host Of The Whispers

4. The Host Of The Serpent's Tail


Council Seat: "Master of the Inner Chamber"

SEAL OF THE MINION

Seal Of The Fellowship Of Minions (shula-a): Rank 1D:

The shula-a (entrusted one) studies the curriculum of the Gate of Enki on the Path of Enki.
They study the last four (wind) of the Enki Tree.
The seek to join the final four hosts.

1. The Host Of The White Cup

2. The Host Of Flames

3. The Host Of The Rainbow

4. The Host Of The Tablet

Council Seat: "Master Of The Watchers"

2. MULUIZI / ORDER OF THE KEEPERS:

The keepers are the order of clergy. They are called keepers because they keep the rites of the gods.

SEAL OF THE APPRENTICE

Seal Of The Fellowship Of Apprentices (gibil): Grade 2A:

Gibil means to burn and consume; but more importantly, it means to renovate and to 'clean so it shines'.

A gibil is attached to a Girra

Council Seat: "Master Of Diadems"

SEAL OF THE ADEPT

Seal Of The fellowship Of Adepts (girra): Grade 2B:

Girra is 'native' plus the nomitive suffex. 
Literally: Thou art a native (citizen)

These individuals must pass examination by their peers and the council.

Council Seat: "Master Of The Keepers"

3. MULUANU / ORDER OF THOSE WHO REMEMBER:

This is the Order of Teachers

SEAL OF THE MASTER

Seal Of The Fellowship Of Masters (gime-a-ash) Grade 3A:

Gimeaash is literaly: 'colleague or fellow'.

Council Seat: "Protecter of the Elders"

SEAL OF THE EXEMPLAR

Seal Of The Fellowship Of Exemplars (ngizzal-kalamak): Rank 3B:
Ngizzal-kalamak is literally: 'the smartest person in sumer'.

Council Seat: There is no council seat associated with the exemplars, as they have often stepped out of the public eye;
but the position associated with this level is:
"She or He That Remembers."

In addition to the masterships listed above, the Coucil of Seven also has seven administrative positions:

1. Addi/ public relations
2. Nahash /secretary

3. Pileh(a/em) / worship and public/ social sevices and outreach
4. Naphish/ entertainment, ritual production and direction
5. Chemosh / internal discipline
6. Nechar / president
7. Shanh(eth/uth)/ treasurer/ temple budget


Also there are several positions that do not figure as part of the coucil:

1. Abbot
2. Abbess (sumerian is lit. teacher of women)

3. Master of Tibir
 
4. Keeper of Tablets (librarian)

5. Priest of Enki / Ninki
6. Priest of Enlil/Ninlil
7. Priest of Anu/Antu 

There are also priests of:

1. Adad/Shala
 
2. Nergal/Ereshkigal
 
3. Nannasin/Ningal
 
4. Inanna/Damuzi
 
5. Nebo/Tashmit
 
6. Shammash/Shapash

Other preists of other deities often appear as well, but these 9 are the standard.

Other common preists:
1. Meslamta-ea and Lugalirra
 
2. Ninghizhida
 
3. Ishkur
 
4. Ninurta
 
5. Ninsikilim
 

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