The following words, sentiments and concepts can help in our efforts to transcend the beast. In bringing these qualities together, the Rite of Sabea helps the Faithist Aspirant overcome the beast and its tetracts. It helps in replacing the old foundations of uz with building blocks of Light towards Jehovih and His Kingdoms of Light.
Recall these verses from Oahspe:
Oahspe, Lords' First Book; 11/3.63.
There is a central light within man seeing clearly, but the four dark corners of the world --- ignorance, lust, selfishness, and anger --- beset him on all sides.
Oahspe, Book of Apollo; 14/11.23.
.... When I was in darkness, I fed on hate, anger, war, and lust. But You [Jehovih] have taught me harmony, symmetry, and love, and I shall indulge in them forever!
There are thus six beastly realities---selfishness, ignorance, lust, hate, anger, and war---that the beast in man indulges in. How does a person transcend such beastly realities to remain in the light of Jehovih and with His presence in the heart?
The answer can be found in Oahspe. Many paths are open to each person. Consider these verses:
Oahspe, First Book of God; 24/2.23.
God prophesied through his prophet Ze‑wing'e, saying: Hear me, O Han, and all you people of the whole world. I prophesy by the Voice and Light; I know my words are true words: By words the soul is bent; by not praying to the Unseen, the Unseen will be forgotten. By the abolition of rites and ceremonies to the Gods, the Gods will be forgotten. Man will rise up in self‑conceit against his Creator, saying: Behold me; I am the highest of all things; my judgment is the greatest of all wisdom. And the tribes of men will aspire to establish opinions as fundamental doctrines. War and destruction will come upon the nations!
Oahspe, Book of Fragapatti, 20/34.21.
Jehovih said: I have drawn My crescent and My altar. Whoever would hear My Voice and heed My commandments, let them hearken to the forms and ceremonies that shape the soul of things. I am Order; I am Stateliness without severity; I am Love without passion; I am Wisdom by suggestion, and without dictation; I am the most Silent, but most Powerful; I am the Least Seen, but Always Present when asked for.
With that in mind here is a short ceremony to assist in transcending those six beastly realities that beset man. This rite of Transcendence will prove most potent for those who are vegan and otherwise on the path of ascension, especially with those conscientiously following the Faithist Discipline.
The Tablet of Sabea accompanies this rite and ceremony.
i082 Arc of Kosmon, Image Caption.
.... Jehovih said: When the world approaches dan'ha in Sabea, the nations shall be quickened with new light, for Kosmon comes out of the midst...
The etymology of Sabea is: Sa = evil (35/D.19), be = Beast (35/D.114), a = everywhere, or earthly-oriented. Interpreted is: Sabea signifies the evil expression everywhere of the beast-in-man. The charge for man in Kosmon is to learn how to effectively and enduringly transcend the beast in man (within himself/herself and within their-selves collectively) so that man can manifest in its fullness Jehovih's kingdom on earth. To do so is to attain to the light of Sabea. For Sabea is a place in etherea through which passed the earth in her Kosmon hi-dan/dawn of dan'ha. For which reason, it is said the Arc of Kosmon occurred in the dan of Sabea. The residents of Sabea consists of those who have not only transcended the beast but whose labor is (through their example and labor) to inspire worlds to rise beyond the beast in man. Great Jehovih stands behind all.
Beyond those six beastly realities, there is one more attribute that sums them all up, and as such, is centrally located in the Tablet.
This ceremony focuses on assertion and building the qualities that will replace those of the beast. The ceremony can be performed by an individual or group at any time.
First comes the positive turning away from realities of the beast within:
1. We (or I) renounce selfishness.
2. We (or I) renounce ignorance.
3. We (or I) renounce lust.
4. We (or I) renounce hate.
5. We (or I) renounce anger.
6. We (or I) renounce war.
7. We (or I) renounce the ways and means of the Beast.
Next comes the affirming and building of the Es qualities within a person that will replace the Beast.
1. Instead of selfishness, we (or I) espouse Jehovih's Love.
2. Instead of ignorance, we (or I) espouse Jehovih's Wisdom.
3. Instead of lust, we (or I) espouse the Power of Soothe (an element of Jehovih's Power).
4. Instead of hate, we (or I) espouse Jehovih's Harmony.
5. Instead of anger, we (or I) espouse the wisdom of Jehovih's Symmetry.
6. Instead of war, we (or I) espouse the peaceful Flow and March of Jehovih and His kingdoms.
7. Instead of the ways and means of the Beast, we (or I) espouse the Ways and Means of Jehovih and His Holy Kingdoms of Light.
For love, see Aheba in Qadeth Iz (i040), being the Divan Seal (Divine Seal); and defined in the Book of Saphah (35/I.5.5) as the adorable love. And see Ope in The Tablet of Bienei i034 and defined in the Book of Saphah (35/E.17) as the central cause; love).
Both Aheba and Ope are situated in the center of their respective tablets, signifying the core importance of Love. The Tablet of Bienei shows the 33 seasons of the beast and, accordingly, reveals to the wise how to deal with the Beast. At the core of Bienei is Ope, which we may also define as universal love. For it is that which lifts the hearts of even beasts of the field toward love and transcending the beast nature. Zarathustra demonstrated this quality when the king released the attack cheetahs on Zarathustra (21/25.20) but they only approached him to lick his hands (their form of a loving caress). But note that the king's heart remained hardened. This indicates that the beast in man is subject to the tetracts.
Aheba, on the other hand, is found in the Divan Seal. This indicates a heavenly Tablet for developing man's Es within his person. For that reason, Aheba signifies love of that which is below, and especially for that which rises from below and for those who desire to rise. This is shown in the Southwest quadrant position of the center four entities of that tablet. (Note that the directions are those in the Wheel of Life quadrants rather than conventional mapping, i.e., South is the upper and North is Lower, East is to the right and West is to the left---same as facing sun (south) at high noon; also see positions in the Tablet of Se'moin (i033) and its verses 35/D.63-66. Start with Kar'tugh'nuin in NE quadrant, being a magician or one with familiar spirits; next in growth comes Mi'qut'so in the SE quadrant, signifying a person being angular, or (tending to a) corner; then blossoms Aheba in the SW quadrant, signifying adorable love; and finally comes the fruit, being Ya'sha, signifying (the attainment of) upright.
Aheba--the adorable love--in the third quadrant signifies the love that a parent holds for one's children, which is itself a subset of loving all that which is below one (in accomplishment, skill, wisdom, understanding, grade, etc.) Ope, on the other hand, bestows the capacity to love that which is above you, even if that person is nasty toward you but stands higher in some talent or skill or accomplishment (false Gods and false Lords can have this quality of excelling in some aspects, yet be cruel to those beneath them).
Nevertheless, while a person is in the condition of Love---whether as Ope or as Aheba or as both---this reality makes it difficult to labor for self, since love focuses on the needs and desires of others or on the needs of that which resides outside a person.
In other qualities, Wisdom signifies Wise Dominion; it is the doing of that which brings about the highest, best, holiest conditions of love, wisdom, power, harmony, symmetry and music (flow). Ignorance, on the other hand, is the choosing to ignore Jehovih's offered wisdom. After sufficient repeats, such ignoring becomes an automatic habit so that little if any awareness exists within that person of Jehovih's wisdom. All ignoring (or denying) of Jehovih's wisdom tends toward such ignorance.
Note that as Harmony is the reflex of or response to Love, so is Symmetry the reflex of, or response to Wisdom; and Music (flow, patterns in motion) is the reflex of, or response to Power. Together they comprise the system and order of life in a domain. That domain is signified by the Git's'ang (six-pointed star), with the Git's'ang (35/D.40) signifying Perfect Dominion.
To understand Symmetry, consider a sheet of ice covering a pond. When the ice is tapped so that it cracks---the cracking is the response to the tapping. Depending upon the wisdom and skill of the tapper as to where and when and how hard to tap on the ice, so is the resulting quality of the cracking widespread or short radius, and the cracks many or few, deep or shallow, etc. At the tap, the spreading of the crack moves along a course of what we might call analogous to a living symmetry, and the final pattern the stabilized or completed symmetry. Likewise with man, his spiritual expressions as well as his physical actions, and too his emotional responses --- each creates symmetries in the es.
Jehovih in His wisdom allows (or suffers) living spiritual symmetries to go their natural course, or to radiate far or near, or with potency or weakness, etc. Anger stems from frustration at being actively blocked (purposely or not) from some goal when attempting to attain it. To espouse Jehovih's wisdom in this matter of living symmetry is to adhere to a loving Father's attention to the matter, and to trust in Him and His ways and means.
Replacing the ways and means of the beast with the ways of means of Jehovih and His kingdoms of light, requires developing mastery over the beastly influences that occur in each arena of the Git's'ang. The Tablet of Sabea and its accompanying ceremony (which itself is simplified to its elements), gives a key to attaining the goal of transcending the beast within the individual and within families, communities, nations, and eventually the world over. May we all rise, labor and lift toward that happy occasion!
All Oahspe references are from the modern language edition: Oahspe Standard Edition 2007