“Worship then the Khabs, and behold my light shed over you.” To aspire to the True Will is to earn the blessings of Nuit.
“O azure-lidded woman, bend upon them!” relates to Nuit reaching down to us to give us her love and her ecstasy.
The real reward of Nuit is to re-achieve the Unity in our lifetimes, without waiting for our deaths, where, in that little time between incarnations, we will be nestled in the love of Nuit. This is further described: “None, breathed the light, faint & faery, of the stars, and two. For I am divided for love’s sake, for the chance of union. This is the creation of the world that the pain of division is as nothing and the joy of dissolution all.” Dissolution equals the Unity we achieve between incarnations, but Nuit is saying don’t be discomforted by this division for it will pass, and once again we will experience the sheer ecstasy of unity with her.
A great deal of what she is offering can be found in the phrase “I give unimaginable joys on earth : certainty, not faith, while in life, upon death; peace unutterable, rest, ecstasy : nor do I demand aught in sacrifice.” A slight adjustment of the punctuation illustrates this passage better:
“I give unimaginable joys on earth” — we don’t have to wait until we die to experience the joy of unity with this goddess. It is possible to achieve this during earthly existence in the material world.
“[C]ertainty, not faith, while in life” — I once knew a Christian who attended a Church of the Nazarene. He said that what everyone else believed was religion, but that what he believed was faith. Here we can go the Christians one better. We don’t have faith, we have certainty; and isn’t that a lot better?
“[U]pon death: peace unutterable, rest, ecstasy” — you can call it Heaven if you want. Nuit says that upon death we will pass into peace, rest and ecstacy.
“[N]or do I demand aught in sacrifice.” There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but Nuit promises not to ask for everything in sacrifice. In fact I think she asks for darn little in sacrifice.
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