THE MAGNUM OPUS OF TWILIGHT YOGA
                      THE CREPUSCULAR PATH BETWEEN ORIENT AND OCCIDENT 
    
           THE AZOTH CONCENTRATE OF REINTEGRATED NUMINOUS SOLVENTS
          CONSTITUTING THE ESOTERIC YOGA OF THE KINGDOM OF SHAMBHALA
                                 PROTOKOLLON AND SUB-TITLE
                    In the Primordial Aeon the lotus flower of our Yoga came to bloom
                    Illuminating hermitages of the Himalayas and caverns of Mahachina.
                    Thus the Cosmic Archons of the galaxy smiled happy to behold
                    That humans had discovered the way of escape from rebirth bonds
                    And the numinous rites of transit to reunite with the Divine Essence.
                    Then Ishwara, the Ruler, proclaimed a New Aeon for all mankind:
                    Never again will humans domesticate another wild animal;
                    Never again will mankind breed the same way as beasts;
                    Never again will the Cosmos be an imponderable mystery;
                    Never again will mankind be debarred the Cosmic Oracle;
                    Never again will bondage on earth remain so permanent;
                    That joy and praise will vibrate among both Gods and Men,
                    While the Magick of Shambhala will permeate the Galaxy.
                    Then said the Goddess, Maya, "My illusion is no less because of this;
                    First they must remember, then find the key, and then escape,
                    For the world is a labyrinth and few will find the egress.
                    But for Yogis and Yoginis, Athanasia will ever be possible."
                    Archaic, tried and tested and still so valid,
                    The twilight Luna cult of our primordial past;
                    In the New Aeon, reject past muddled fragments,
                    And into the rubble of the dark age be cast.
                    EXORDIUM: The earth on which we try to live and think we die,
                    Is a dark and dusty alchemical laboratory of transmutations
                    Where we prepare in the school of life to become worthy
                    And fit for a greater destiny of real life in the Universes;
                    Yoga is the Alchemagick to prepare and make this possible.
                    Enjoy human life, if and when you can, but do not fail to learn
                    So that when the body has ended its life span, and falls away,
                    Spare a moment so you can say, "This is where the real life re-begins."
                    Dark goes to dark, light goes to light; this is Natural Law.
                    There are obstacles to the path of light which we can overcome,
                    This is the esoteric secret of Yoga for it is the only known method
                    To escape the traps which drag us back to rebirth once again.
                    Usha-Aurora follows fast upon the dark of night to make
                    The Twilight and its grace to spark the mind of man awake;
                    And what if we are charmed by the softness of its light
                    Which re-arranges puzzles and new plans to come aright:
                    Await the Sun when fiery steeds go down horizon slow
                    Another Twilight World expands the Weirdest of Weirdglow.
                    Yoga is the transformation of the mind complex and its activity;
                    The Helixform Path of Magick leading to higher spiritual levels;
                    To vanquish the conditioning and habits inflamed by civilization,
                    Restoring our original nature and magick charisma of Divinity
                    By the union of individual spirit with the Supreme Atman.
                    Yoga presupposes that the Supraconscious mind retains the memory
                    Of its divine origin and vast potential of its magick power
                    But the conscious mind obstructs and causes it to forget.
                    And illusion dominates a life in which clarity should rule.
                    Thus the lives of people become dominated by religion and dogmas
                    Customs, media and illusion ideology which become obstacles
                    And truth is buried beneath the garbage of society and life,
                    While our spiritual past is obscured by layers of forgetfulness.
                    Yoga is the process, and the goal is return to the One Absolute.
                    It is the spiritual Magick-Alchemy, independent of religions.
                    Its process and methods are based only on cosmic natural law.
                    It has its parallels with the findings of modern science;
                    So patterns of our ancient past becomes science of the future.
                    Its motif is fluid, because Yoga has no fixed rules or dogmas;
                    Only a wisdom base is the matrix to guide and help the sishya.
                    Thus experiments and guidelines must be adapted and used
                    To assist one to find their own individual system of harmony.
                    Yoga is an integral part of the Pagan Magick Way of Life.
                    Although the main surviving inspirations are either Hindu or Taoist
                    It was also found in our past pagan life and phantasmagoria.
                    Yoga is the tetragram which Asia gave to the Western World;
                    The four-lettered word which politicians dare not use;
                    The Astrolabion Argentum (A A) pointing a way to the stars;
                    A capsule to traverse black holes into the Pulsating Presence.
                    A perfunctory glance at Yoga may not excite abnormal wonder
                    Yet it was the science which gave spiritual power to India and China
                    And established a fantastic zone of energy par excellence.
                    Yoga is the attainment of the Supreme Cosmic Essence
                    Yoga is the dynamic power potential of all modem Magick
                    Yoga is the complete conquest of the powers of darkness
                    Yoga is the awakened mind free from entanglements.
                                                         
                    If you suffer from Hyponoia, this MSS is not for you.
                                          God labours while you kneel and pray;
                                          Makes things grow while you only play.
                                          If mankind could behave like God,
                                          Then Avalon could be on earth;
                                          But if God did behave like men -
                                          Chaos, disorder, and what then?
                    Familiarity and usage turns the nicest things to boredom;
                    The miracles of years ago have become the clutter of today.
                    These things have not changed but our attitude towards them has.
                    This is because they never had any very deep or real meaning
                    Their value was only as fantasy scenery and now forgotten.
                    That which is eternal retains its value for ever and ever;
                    It is the Supreme Substance and Eternal Life Continuum.
                    It neither rots in the ground or can be reduced to ashes;
                    But humans do not know where it is or whence it goes.
                    Nor how it came to be here, or if it is really here at all.
                    Born in mystery, live in paradox, released to nowhere;
                    Adrift in a vast cosmos where there is neither up or down.
                    The mere words God, Soul, Atman, Spirit are all derogatory,
                    For that which is all the names is without a real name,
                    A something, somewhere which defies all our descriptions,
                    An unmanifest which manifests in all and everything.
                    Will and imagination form the two wings of our Kingdom
                    To be the basis of all power, attainment and transmutation;
                    It is the world and way of the strong mind and determined
                    And an insight which unwraps in Weirdglow and Wonder.
                    Don't think about it if it worries or disturbs you;
                    No other cosmic problem so destroys a spongy brain;
                    Yet its difficulty is because of its sheer utter simplicity –
                    Small enough to go in the pocket, if only it were large enough,
                    A moment's flash of thought when you have no time to linger
                    Paradox par excellence, the problem which will solve itself.
                    When Thanatos arrives, the hour glass of your life-span to reveal,
                    And now a wandering wanderer through the galaxy God gave;
                    By power of Goddess Tripura, assault the three cities of woe
                    And the rubble of Konditioning, Karmas and Kleshas now dust
                    So cosmic architects can remould them into newer Suns of Fire.
                                                                                       
                    Yet this world of Yoga is blocked to most "civilized' human beings
                    Until they have progressively overcome the dark diabolical trinity –
                    The three impedimenta fungoid growths of our past and present.
                    They are the Konditioning, Karmas and the Five Kleshas,
                    The KKK Matrix wherein man's inhumanity to man ferments;
                    The contamination which matures and congeals to delusion;
                    Just as Nature turns the richest foods into the foulest ordure,
                    So we are born in chains which thicken and become more heavy.
                            Self Study — Critical Probing	Why was I born?
                            Personal analysis of defects	Where did I come from?
                            Plus good qualities, if any,		Where am I going?
                            Five Questions to answer		Why this involvement?
                            Do this when in solitude.		What should I do now?
                    Ishwara Pranidam means resignation to the Galactic Ruler.
                    Ruler (Ishwara) is a Sanskrit term to indicate Shiva, God or OM.
                    As fire is known by its heat, OM is known by great energy vibes.
                    Although individual effort is essential in our Twilight Yoga,
                    Resignation to the Divine brings about downpouring of grace –
                    For a spiritual path is negative without a spiritual attitude
                    And no man or woman can succeed without this Divine aid.
                    Thus the grace of Macrocosm gives success to the Microcosm.
                    Our guardian spirits can help the more in these vibrations.
                    Concentration, Meditation and Contemplation are the rites
                    The Triune Track triumphant and Yoga's trivalent triangle.
                    But before we can settle down to their practice and purpose,
                    We must understand the impedimenta polluting the mind.
                    Yoga in its essence is our attitude to God and the world,
                    But civilization does not encourage us to escape its patterns.
                    Least of all the relaxed mind required by Yogis and Yoginis.
                    Konditioning is everything we are taught and required to accept.
                    Although it need not always be bad, but it usually is so,
                    To become super brain-swill impressions buried in the mind,
                    These relate to politics, religion, conduct, class and morals;
                    First implanted by parents, then teachers and news media.
                    Not everyone surrenders and a minority do learn to think.
                    We are conditioned to accept nationality and even parochialism
                    And the superstitions of the fathers are inherited by children.
                    Things we are taught to live for and even things to die for.
                    Few break away from these bonds and few even want to;
                    It is easier to float with the stream than go against it.
                    As society becomes more complex the Konditioning becomes harder.
                                                          
                    Konditioning occupies a high percentage of our life and thought
                    To become the routine establishment we must not question.
                    This is the world of Robotniks, not to bother and never to think.
                    Hardly the soil in which Yoga and Attainment can flourish.
                    Yoga requires a revaluation of confused patterns of our thinking;
                    Relaxed mind without inhibitions, restraints and over-activity;
                    One pointed projection on the chosen image symbol of attention;
                    Counting, holding the breath, helps for soft relaxed concentration.
                    Meditation becomes the calm continuity of retrospection think.
                    Keep the mind awake for trance and sleep yield you nothing.
                    Then you will become ready for real Yogic contemplation.
                    Because you have been reborn so many times in the past
                    An understanding of Karma helps us to control the future.
                    KARMA is the energy of life brought about by physical and mental
                    Action – bad or good – and causing inevitable results in a future rebirth
                    But some may mature during the present lifetime of their maker.
                    The Sanskrit word Karma (pronounced ker mer) = "Results of Doing"
                    All actions first occur in mind before they become physical.
                    Karma is bad if it involves harm, loss or suffering to other beings.
                    Thus positive welfare thoughts and actions generate only good Karma
                    And can overcome bad Karmas brought over from previous lives.
                                      The Five Painbearing Obstructions
                                     The Root Cause of Trouble and Strife;
                                             THE FIVE KLESHAS
                                                   Ignorance
                                                      Ego
                                                   Repulsion
                                                  Attachment
                                                Clinging to Life
                    The entire magick structure of our fantastic Twilight Yoga
                    Is rooted in the Five Kleshas (Sanskrit term for obstructions).
                    They are the cause of all the miseries and afflictions of life.
                    The vast mass of mankind live and suffer through these defects,
                    And they must be understood before real practice can begin,
                    For nothing can be attained until the mind knows these obstacles.
                    They are impediments to Yoga, happy life and cosmic harmony.
                    Unless they are controlled, we will always be frustrated
                    From entry to the Twilight Zone between two worlds.
                    IGNORANCE: Non-science, untrue, bogus, illusion, delusion, lack of
                    Awareness of reality or the real, unenlightened, backward.
                    It is the ground in which the four other Kleshas fertilize.
                                                       
                    Thus Ignorance is when we think the unreal is actually real;
                    That matter is the ultimate or only important real substance;
                    Mistaking religion, dogmas, or superstitions for spirituality;
                    When we think in terms of "I," "I am the body," "This is me."
                    Ignorance is absence of knowledge of the spirit of man.
                    EGO: The "I" or "Me Maker," the opinion we have of ourselves
                    But one which is seldom shared by others.  An imagined personality.
                    Mistaken identification of nature, mind and spirit as the body
                    To identify oneself with worldly life, the body and the senses.
                    Arrogant conceit is often a cover to hide one's inferiority;
                    Real men and women have no need to advertise themselves.
                    Ego is a mask we wear to try and hide and veil what we are.
                    REPULSION: Aversion or repulsion to people, things or ideas.
                    Its counterpoise is obviously a state of Equipoise-Neutrality.
                    The true nature of the Spirit (Atman) is non-discriminating
                    Aghora (The Lord Shiva) means nothing is horrible in itself.
                    ATTACHMENT: Possessiveness, ownership, liking, attraction.
                    Attachment to people, things and ideas.  To join, connect or
                    Associate ourselves with something. "This is ours." "This is mine."
                    Attachment in its negative sense to things we cannot own or keep.
                    Often the cause of quarrels, violent conflicts and even war.
                    Expressed also as race, nationality, my country, my money,
                    Attachment can only have free play on lower mind levels.
                    Repulsion and attraction are two sides of a single coin
                    Their obstacle value can be impediments and overcome by:
                    Contentment, Neutrality, Tranquillity and Knowledge.
                    CLINGING TO LIFE: Fear of death.  Desire for body continuity.
                    Though most of human life is pain, misery, sickness and woe
                    Delusion gives most people an abnormal desire to live
                    The other four Kleshas help to strengthen the delusion.
                    Every living body has a limited life-span to live on earth
                    And humans are no exception to what are but natural laws.
                    It is easy to see the Five Kleshas are interlinked defects
                    And each one reacts and relates to strengthen the others.
                    The Super Yogi of our Pagan Present has devised this analysis
                    Kleshas the Ob-Blocks, flourish as the main evils of our life
                    They belong to the plane of matter and cause endless rebirth
                    And not until the spirit is free of these delusive Ob-Blocks
                    Can we know the freedom and bliss of our Twilight Yoga.
                    Impediments of the mind are obstacles to our attainment
                    Yoga is the Magick Alchemy and method of the Magnum Opus.
                    Every cell of the brain, each zone of the mind, a quantum of Magick!
                    The Yogi-Magician has become free from Karmas, Kleshas and Konditioning
                    Liberation and Enlightenment have now, at last, been attained.
                    Thus the Self-Realized Yogi-Magician merges into the One Supreme
                    And will never again be reborn into life on this earth.
                                      THE APOTHEOSIS OF THE YOGI
                    So Yogis work your wonders of this Magick Twilight Path;
                    Rise high above all things mankind attains and joyful laugh;
                    The whirl of restless mind is stilled by concentrated power
                    Awake, for meditation is the lovely lotus flower.
                    Relaxing in the calm of contemplation, freedom gain
                    One with Eternity now, far beyond rebirth and pain.
                    The Swan arise, awake and now to spread celestial wings;
                    Sip milk and leave the water, and a million magick things.
                    The Moon-Drake of the Dawn must call the cygnets to the nest;
                    Then they, in turn, supreme become and pass the Lune-Lake test;
                    And though a million trillion twilight hours do move away
                    The wisdom passes on and on and still is ours today.
                    Yoga must teach us how to live and also the art of dying.
                    Most people die unprepared for death and a future world.
                    Little need be added or discussed by us in this manuscript
                    It is dealt with in code in the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
                    The only thing the reader will quickly detect in this work,
                    Is that all Gods, Goddesses, etc. arise from the subconscious,
                    As does the light or dark environments of the other worlds.
                    Our goal, in life or death, still remains "The Primal Light."
                    So let not Heaven or Hell, Paradise or Plenum be a Prison.
                    Remember it is attainment we want, not a new round of activity.
                    Yoga must be capable of transforming us into something different,
                    And not a mere pastime to relieve us of depression or boredom;
                    Do not, therefore, try to make it into something it never was.
                    Twilight Yoga elevates the status of mankind and our divine potential
                    Human beings possess immense powers if they would only develop them
                    For we have inherited the Divine Spark and energy of our Progenitor;
                    But without Will and Imagination, few have the gift of attainment.
                                                        
                    The illumination of Yoga reveals all this and justifies the practice.
                    Thus slaves and surfs, who know not this, remain in the darkness.
                    Dark the mind which hates others, but darker more if we hate ourselves.
                    Mantras will greatly help many to progress in Twilight Yoga
                    And Yantra designs can assist you to concentrate more softly
                    But civilization is the jailer, and few are they who get away.
                    Experimental work, relating to one's individual experience in Yoga
                    Is essential if we are to keep it in control for rapid progress.
                    Ninety-nine percent of what is written in books is unreliable.
                    Only the guidance of a spiritual guru can supplement it.
                    Use your own individual experiences, experiment and effort,
                    But you must relax the mind and body and take it gently.
                    We cannot explain why people prefer to remain in human bondage
                    Seek crude entertainment, diversion, drink, drugs and forget.
                    But five per-cent in every generation have the right potential
                    And it is for them the Lords have laboured to help them escape.
                    Will is the faculty of power, determination and divine catalyst;
                    While Imagination is the faculty by which we reach beyond ourselves,
                    For our Yoga-Magick patterns must take us beyond all routines.
                    Yoga cannot be studied in schools except for ideas and guidance;
                    No two people have identical Konditioning, Karmas, or Kleshas.
                    Therefore all practical work must be related to the individual.
                    Thus the grace of God removes us from patterns and all dogmas
                    Regimentation, congestion, crowds, crutches and creeps.
                    The blank card game is best when it is played in solitude.
                    Kailash has a vantage point which is an advantage to residents.
                    Far below, in different corners of the sordid, dusty earth-scene,
                    A Yogi was lying on a bed of nails and muttering mystic mantras.
                    Another suspended large stones from his genitals, for God's sake.
                    A larakin was sitting in the cold snow wrapped in wet sheets.
                    Another was rushing across the plain at a phenomenal speed,
                    While another levitated across the river to save ferry fare.
                    One was unseen because he had himself buried in the ground.
                    The Goddess, having observed these things, leaned towards Shiva.
                    "What's it all for and who's mad?"She whispered in His ear.
                    Shiva smiled, "I was just going to ask You the same question."
                    No Mantra or Yantra is better than sitting at the Gurus feet.
                    Wisdom comes, not by prayer, but from guidance by the Guru.
                    No deity can be a substitute for that which the Guru teaches.
                    When the Guru is naked or wearing only a ragged cloth
                    He is the form of Shri Dattatreya, the Greatest of Gurus.
                                                             
                    He teaches the pathway whereby the Goddess is reverenced
                    And that nectar of tantrik touch to awaken the Spirit.
                    Of all things, this most profound and the Law of the Cosmos,
                    For the Avadhoot prevails forever against dark forces
                    And the Amoral Way of Weirdglow forever is supreme.
                               THE WILL TO LOVE IS THE LAW TO LIVE
                    Imagination is the only way we can veil human ignorance
                    And imagination is the only way we can create better.
                    When the mind is inert it is asleep or unconscious;
                    When alive with imagination, it can achieve anything.
                    Imagination can explode into the far depths of space,
                    Or it can be imploded to condense within ourselves.
                    Out or in, no time or distance can restrict or limit it.
                    Imagination made the energy to create many universes
                    And can also be the great dynamic power to destroy them.
                    Imagination is the energy of Yoga-Magick ready to use.
                    When you desire it, it will come and saturate your mind
                    But when dull or sleepy it will evaporate away.
                    Our fantasy can mould a new design,
                    The winged white horse imagination rides,
                    Then spreads its wings as energy explodes;
                    Matter and Spirit part as God divides.
                    The winged white wind horse rides eternity;
                    A new star now does bum beyond the sun;
                    Somewhere a Yogi has the Weirdglow won
                    And all his earthly chores have now been done.
                    India has a wonderful record for ways of spiritual mode/method,
                    Yet, in recent decades, the hush has become so unbearable,
                    And the Light of Wisdom vanishes beneath technological crust
                    And even the priests of the sanctum become political predators.
                    But Yoga's crepuscule cosmopolitan character is truly cosmic
                    And now it has spread to germinate in many other lands;
                    For this is how the Lords of Light always wished it to be.
                    For the Law of the Cosmos has devised that the Natha Sadhus
                    And the Lords of the AMOOKOS,
                    Be the highest attained and the Gurus of Twilight Yoga.
                    Thus the esoteric Magick of our Pagan Kingdom will endure.
                    Yoga must ever retain the fabulous fantasy of our Magick World;
                    Developing the Power of Will and Wonder of the Imagination.
                    If we ever sink into the routine trivia, the boredom sleep,
                    We have then retreated into the darkness of ignorance.
                    Magick, Imagination, Fantasy and even most bizarre patterns
                    Spring only from the abstract heights of human intelligence.
                    You cannot be told how to do this; it must come from within.
                    Sometimes you must create your own environment phantasmagoria
                    Sensational robes, nakedness, decor, delight, dark or colour.
                    Nonsense names, amphigory, hyperbole, rainbow rhetoric.
                    An extravaganza of imaginative patterns fit for the divine.
                    In ludicrous life and in civilization which is a conspiracy
                    Our Quaint Quantum of Quality explodes the Giant Quasars
                    For the Sorcery of the Eternal Enchanter is Unlimitable.
                    Those entering a New Aeon must develop five new senses.
                    For the Yogi who has imbibed the Delightful Nectar of God
                    Enjoys Immortality; no other drink can ever taste so good.
                    Now our brightest star develops into Insight-Intuition,
                    While Awareness and Wonder sparkles with New Thinking
                    And the Guardian Spirit is much nearer than before.
                    We are filled with surprise, why we did not see sooner
                    Or why we had forgotten the Nectar of Immortality!
                    This is our Magick Circle and Gateway to the Universes,
                    Make it as lovely as fantasy and imagination can.
                    You are entering a Magick Kingdom where anything is possible
                    Yet there will ever remain things hidden from lesser mankind,
                    For if Siddhis and Magick Powers were gifted to the bad
                    Harm they may do will recoil on the donor who gave them.
                    Yoga propounds no rules of sex abnegation; food fads are absent,
                    But Yoga is always based on a path of intelligent moderation.
                    Not eating sufficient can be just as bad as eating too much.
                    Simple life does not mean the denial of modem invention,
                    Medicine or other facilities which are useful or needed.
                    Simple life does not mean wearing skins or living in caves.
                    Our ancestors did this only because of want of know how.
                    Some things are basic needs, others are only useless wants,
                    The Yogi knows the difference and shows discrimination.
                    The Yogi seeks the Equipoise between the Opposites of Life.
                    Those who seek neither night or day love the twilight.
                    Between happiness or sorrow our world is unperturbed.
                    Neutrality is our stand in conflicting ways and events.
                    Weep not for the sorrow scene or become lost in its pleasures.
                    It is only a fool who lights a match to better see the sun.
                    Equipoise in success or failure is the hall-mark of Yoga.
                    When the dark of night vanishes in the light of sunrise glow,
                                                       
                    Cosmic space vanishes and we become separated from it by day;
                    Then when sunset time comes and the auspicious twilight begins
                    We see again the vast cosmos and its living orbs of light
                    And the vast dark canopy on which they glow and sparkle.
                    Thus these two twilight periods are special for all Yogis
                    As the times when meditation and contemplation are best,
                    For this reason, we call our Numinous Path Twilight Yoga.
                    Shakti, the Goddess Lalita, creates the millions of universes;
                    Shiva protects them; while Kala makes to destroy them;
                    But the Natha, as Guru, liberates all manifold living forms.
                    Equipoise, Dynamism, Inertia; Three Gunas are our play.
                    The Veil of Maya obscures and obstructs our human life
                    But it cannot forever hide the Yoga Way of Liberation.
                    God is limited by Ignorance but exalted by our Wisdom
                    Yogis remain aloof, unlimited by activity or non-activity.
                    Yoga is the ever brilliant flame for everyone in bondage;
                    A celestial fire which may, one day, liberate mankind.
                    For those who follow the Yogi develop hi luminescence.
                    There is no philosophy, only Illumination-Mind-Expansion.
                           THE VALEDICTORY OF GURUDEV MAHENDRANATH
                                   O human race, you played the game too heavy
                                   And threw your dice to always get the bad;
                                   But now I must prepare to love and leave you,
                                   I'll be, in spite of all, a little sad.
                                   Though have IQ down to zero
                                   Inhuman mankind, like a fungoid blight,
                                   I will not leave too soon but stay and help you
                                   So you can, one day, reach the Primal Light.
                                   I can't explain why I have ever loved you,
                                   Embracing all of every caste and creed
                                   And hoping, some day, mankind will do better
                                   And from delusion, evermore be freed.
                                   Not the End. The Spirit goes on Forever.
                                                         

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