Book Excerpt: Qutub (also called The Point), Andrew D. Chumbley
“He who is illuminated with the Brightest Light will cast the Darkest Shadow.”
The aim of the Adept is union with the Absolute; this is the
summit of True Mysticism, and yet, for the Adept, this height of
attainment has a distinct interpretation.
Rather than his own identity dissolving within the Absolute State of Being, merging and unifying like the droplet within the ocean, the Adept realises himself as Absolute: a Perfected Unique Being, and thus as an Active Principle of New Creation.
Taking Himself to be the Hand of Fate, the struggle of the Adept is that of Lucifer: a War against That which resists or denies his Will to become the Sole and Unique One, a Singularity of Unique Power, the Polestar of his own Universe: QUTUB.
“If ye do not recognise God, at least recognise his signs.
I am that Sign; I am the Creative Truth, because through the Truth I am a Truth eternally.
My friends and teachers are Iblis and Pharaoh.
Iblis was threatened with Hellfire, yet he did not recant. Pharaoh was
drowned in the sea, yet he did not recant, for he would not
acknowledge anything between him and God.
And I, though I am killed and crucified, and though my hands and feet are cut off, I do not recant!” – Kitab al-Tawasin by Mansur al-Hallaj (Died 922e.v.)
Sources: Qutub, Andrew D. Chumbley, late Magister of the Cultus Sabbati, Xoanon Publishing; 2nd edition (2008)
Mansure al- Hallaj: Mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism most famous for his apparent, but disputed, self-proclaimed divinity, his poetry and for his execution for heresy at the orders of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir after a long, drawn-out investigation.
The Afghan sufi scholar Idries Shah suggested that Mansur al-Hallaj might have been the origin of the character ‘Hiram Abiff’ in the Freemasonic Master Mason ritual.
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