A curious place.
Save for traditional churches or morgues, perhaps no other place in the world is sacrosanct as to preserving silence than libraries. There is a traditional layer of respect within Western society that upon entering a library, respect and silence are deemed proper and expected. And just as one would not loudly shout and speak in disrespect at a local church or morgue, so too does no cultured and civilized individual violate the sanctity of a library.
What few know, however, is that a library is a form of morgue: it's shelves, containing rows and rows of books, are therefore stacked with the very embodiment of Osiris.
This article will delve into the philosophical underpinning of libraries and with it, send you into a journey of mythological decoding.
The Interconnectedness of Nature
Material existence we refer to as "nature". When capitalized as Nature, we refer to Isis. Philosophically, in a literary sense, we create "oscillations" upon the material through the use of 1's and 0's set against concepts and sounds. This is a simplification, yet a truth. As an example of this, we may invoke the letter M or the words ADM and EVE. The capitalized spelling informs you of a latent or hidden code.
Such a technique should be well established for the studied student, but so as to educate the interested, we provide this example:
Liber B vel Magi sub Figura I
Line 3 - Now then shall He end His Speech with Silence? For He is Speech.
Line 21 - And in the word CHAOS let the book be sealed, yea, let the Book be sealed.
Note the form and usage of the capitalizations. One line uses a single letter capitalization, as in the words "He is Speech" (reference line 3), while another uses an all capitalization technique, as in the word CHAOS as referenced in line 21.
Now since they who seek after Seth lie, there are multiple ways to check the "work". For instance, when Crowley writes, "for He is Speech", Crowley lies, for "He" is clearly "not Speech".
SPEECH = 19+16+5+5+3+8 = 56 = 9+19+9+19 = 56 = ISIS
ISIS is SHE and SHE is "speech". How could Crowley make such a foolish and glaring mistake?
The Alphabet is Osiris. The sounds eminating therefrom, which are impressed as sound upon the material (air), remain the domain of Isis. She is "Speech". What Isis preserves is the body of her beloved Osiris, or the written word as proceeding forth from "the 1", which is the Alphabet.
Since all things proceed forth and "emanate" from the Alphabet, or "the God", who is Osiris, it would stand to reason that there remains an interconnectedness to all things, an interconnectedness viewable and available to all - if only people would dare to look up and see the splendor before them.
In this way does the SPIDER WEB prove to be symbolic of the Mysteries and of Nature equally. After all, it was Isis who fashioned her venomous snake from the spittal of the god "Ra" mixed with the dust so that she may learn the secret name of Ra, or when the truce was honored between Odin and Thor, all the Gods spit into a bowl and created the Giant Kvasir who was a sign of peace and prosperity and brought inspiration to poets.
So the "spittal" of Ra, and the "spit" of the "Gods", and the "Spider Web" become subtly and powerfully interconnected, oscillating on and off but emanating from the same phonetic archetypical source.
The "spitter" tells the tales over fires and in the theaters. The spitter weaves the stories orally that become the beliefs of the society, the nation, the religion.
Libraries are not for "the spitters": libraries are the sole domain of the "Weaving Spiders".
Archetypical Components of the word LIBER
If we are to seek out a philosophic regarding the word "library", we must seek out the past references woven into the phonetics, or the "root" of the word, or the letters LBR.
El Be R. Rebel. A magic spell of extraordinary genius too simple to be seen for what it is.
So we go deeper into the material, into the generated stories from all the spitters and spiders through time. Dictionaries are a good place to start, but dictionaries, like the agenda's of they who make them over the breadth of time, change just as sure with the shifting sands of time. At one era a truth might be revealed, while in a latter era, unscrupulous heathens oft wipe and edit the knowledge from the earlier scripts.
Such are the traitors humanity must deal with as it seeks to rise above the waves: the very people that most of humanity come to rely upon to aid in the rising are the very same people charged with immersing humanity further under the waves. Fortunately, enough has remained to piece the whole back together.
The word "liber" is used to describe the part of a plant from which some of the earliest forms of paper was derived. From this paper comes the recording of knowledge and information, and so the word "liber" becomes known as a word to describe a book of official records. Yet there are two "gods" associated with the word, Liber and Libera, and one astrological sign, Libra. Within the Arts may be found more symbols such as "the Scales of Justice".
A most concise description comes from "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets" by Barbara G. Walker:
"Astrological Lady of the Scales, from the Goddess Libera worshipped in Carthage a Astroarche, Queen of the Stars. Like the Egyptian Maat, she represented the balancing process of karmic law. Her figure-eight glyph of "equilibrium" (now the mathematical symbol of infinity) signified action and reaction under the rule of Fate.
In astrology, Libra is still "ruled by Venus", because she was identifies with the Roman Venus-Aphrodite of the ius aturale - natural law, matriarchal justic. The blindfold on today's Goddess of Justice was unknown in antiquity. She not only held the scales of every man's fate; she also had the All-Seeing Eye."
Librations and the Moon
We must then consider the form and manner within which we may reconstruct or destory the links between the words "libration" to that of "Libra", signifying "the Scales", all the while keeping in mind that the "scales" are every bit as linked to the tides, and the tides to time, and so forth.
The word "libration" deals with an astronomic reality: just as the Earth "wobbles" on its axis as it spins in its orbit, so too is there a "wobble", or an oscillation to the moon as it revolves around Earth. As referenced in Wikipedia,
In astronomy libration (from the Latin verb libro -are "to balance, to sway", cf. libra "scales") refers to the various orbital conditions which make it possible to see more than 50% of the moon's surface over time, even though the front of the Moon is tidally locked to always face towards the earth. By extension, libration can also be used to describe the same phenomenon for other orbital bodies that are nominally locked to present the same face. As the orbital processes are repetitive, libration is manifested as a slow rocking back and forth (or up and down) of the face of the orbital body as viewed from the parent body, much like the rocking of a pair of scales about the point of balance.
In terms of observation from planet Earth, this means that roughly 59% of the Moon's surface is visible in total over a period of time, and thus a total of 41% of the Moon's surface remains forever unobservable relative to Earth observation. The Moon, appearing to "rock" from side to side, becomes then the astronomical archetype for the scales that as a balance on a beam, come to rest.
The "Scales" as "Libra" and the "Torch" of Isis become "fused" in Libraries, where books, comprised of the physical embodiment of Osiris (the Letters manifest as words and so forth), and thus in silence (wherein the Moon is named "Silene") may all things contained in the Library (the Balance) may be considered.
The Philosophics behind the word "Library"
All life is a web. The rituals and the stories enrich or ensnare, build or destroy in a manner equivalent to their spiritual source. Whether one accepts the Sword or the Flaming Sword and Cherub, it could be said that if one does not come to have an absolute firm grasp of the reasons why one does "this" or "that", that one can be said to be "ensnared".
This is, of course, a "philosophic". Formulas are crafted all the time from both sides of the Occult aisle (the Dark and Light paths) such as to ensnare so as to lead in a path that leads to light and thus a growing of the soul, or in a path that leads to a devolution or literal "ensnaring" as in a Web.
Thus even the term WEB must be carefully scrutinized so as to understand the essence of the philosophics.
Libraries as an institutional presence before humanity eminate from the Occult crafts dedicated to "Isis and Osiris", or they who seek to lift humanity in a positive way. The destruction of Libraries falls under the spell of they who seek after the Flaming Sword and Cherub. They (libraries) represent in their purest form the aggregations of frozen minds who have penned their thoughts to paper (liber) so as to preserve these thoughts for present and future generations. Those who seek the destruction of Libraries seek to destroy past thoughts so as to plant seeds contrary to rational truths and logic.
As Libra balances this way and that, so too does the planet rise and fall from glory to depths of ignorance, the level of the destruction (ignorance) equal only to the decay of the transmission of knowledge typically reserved through Libraries.
It is the responsibility of they who know to secrete to they who do not in a manner as to preserve and enlarge the space for the growth of the Craft set against Universal Principles that guide life.
Those who dare to torture words dare to torture humanity.
There are too many "too's".