"A man is what he maketh himself within the limits fixed by his inherited destiny; he is a pan of mankind; his actions affect not only what he calleth himself, butalso the whole universe."
Aleister Crowley, LiberLibrae
The Enochian magical system views man as a microcosm of the macrocosmic world. As the physical Earth is the lowest of a series of expressions, so your physical body is but the lowest of a graduated series. This view accords well with both Eastern and Western occultism. You have a body or vehicle to correspond with each cosmic plane. Immediately aboye or behind the physical body is the etheric body. Next, is the astral body followed by the mental and spiritual bodies. The physical body is the vehicle through which you view and interact with the physical cosmic plane. The astral body is the vehicle through which you view and interact with the astral cosmic plane whose symbolic cosmic element is Water. The physical body is limited by a Ring-Pass-Not to the physical cosmic plane. The etheric body is limited to the etheric cosmic plane. The astral body cannot enter the mental cosmic plane, and so on.
Man below the first Aethyr LIL is dualistic. However, aboye LIL, man is monadic. This monadic nature, often called "monadic essence" in occult terminology, is symbolized by a circle with a point in the center as shown in the figure on the following page. The cirde's center is a geometric point of consciousness often called a "consciousness center." The surrounding circumference in the microcosm is called the "aura," while in the macrocosm it is called the "magical universe." A well-known axiom of occultism is that the aura of man is a magical mirror of the universe. In E no c hia n Magick, your aura is your personal replica of the magical universe.
Man is like a circle whose center is nowhere (microscopic) and whose circumference is everywhere (infinite). Enochian Magick represents this center by the god Hadit. The circumference is represented by the goddess Nuit.
Aura or Magical Universe (infinitely large)
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