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Bailey, Philip James - from Festus I - The Guardian Angel's plea that man should know the Great Work

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018513

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Festus - I - Philip James Bailey

Guardian Angel.
Bear witness all ye blessèd to the word,

Angels, Intelligences, the Sons of God;
Ye who know nought but truth; nought feel but love;
Save bliss will nought, nought do save righteousness;

Whose life was, ere the heavens were yet conceivedI
The stars begotten, or all the ages born;
Ye first who move all heavens, in whose great names
God's name is rooted deepliest, though it live
Germwise in all light's hierarchies;

The crown of Deity;
wisdom; and the Intelligence;
Kindness and strength and beauty,
splendour, worth,
Original and rule;

And ye who, restless mid perpetual peace,
Move watchful round the throne, ye burning seven;

ye all who rule
Regions, states, kingdoms, races, families, tribes,
Times, ages, seasons and cycles;
elements, systems and influences;
material powers mental and spiritual;
ye too who bear Souls from the heavens to earth,
from earth to heaven;

Or ye whose life 'tis to present all souls
Reborn to their Creator;

Ye glad tenants all of the archetypal worlds,
And spheres intelligible; and you, ye spirits
Freed once on earth into the privilege born
Of grace

bear witness all,
that not more surely bliss with godliness dwells,
Than that man's purblind race
Might,
and they would with you while awed and raised,
Recognise in time's scenes,
though cloud--belts bar in provident mystery half its burning disk,
The o'erruling power,
through miracle tempering law,
Which by our creature purposes worketh out its deeds,
 and by our own deeds its purposes.

The source of the experience

Bailey, Philip James

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