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The Shrouded Master
The following rhapsodies and lyrics are based in the ancient Greek religion of Orphism and the theological teachings of “Master Orpheus”. Most of the words and phraseology come from the streams of Orphism, that original theology that bridged between mythology and philosophy. Songs of Deliverance strives to reflect ancient Orphic poetics as well. For poetry in the service of Orphic theology was considered a veil, hiding the sacred words from profane eyes while delivering it deeply to initiates.
“Songs of Deliverance” was the name of an ancient Orphic book (of which we have nothing other than the name), an example of one kind of “depository” of Orphic wisdom. These rhapsodies strive to honor and emulate the ancient Orphic ways.
“Enelysios” is the appellation I use when writing about ancient wisdom traditions, and literally means, “struck by lightning.” This does not intone “destruction”, but extremely good fortune and the empowerment of a sacred space by the staff of Zeus. Places actually struck by lightning were “enelysions”, and were made into sanctuaries. Death by lightning was the most preferred manner of dying, for it was said that by being struck by a thunderbolt, the soul passed the Judgements and the pains of their illusion and went directly to Elysium, heaven. Enelysios is also the etymological root of Elysium, the domain of eternal intoxication.
Once upon a time, atop a great tree upon a cliff, as I began to dive toward distant waters, I had an encounter with a bolt of lightning and seemed to be consumed by a white power absolute, but I have no witnesses for what happened
(though there were scores). It seemed to me that I dove into the stream of heaven’s power. The experience was glorious and it is one way I take the name Enelysios.
But more potent than thunderbolts and more wonderful than utter brightness is the clarity of consciousness and vibrance of joy I have felt in the company of my initiator, transmitter, and teacher, Avatara Adi Da, Eleutherios, the Heaven- sent Primal Giver and Liberator.
Once again, the modern mind cloaks the Master of the Mysteries in doubt and confusions, but in my life, no combination of knowledge and experience compares to the awesome divinity of his loving company. He is the real lightning I refer to in the name, Enelysios. By His initiation into the Feeling at infinity and His unshrouded transmission of love-bliss, Eleutherios brought me directly to the divine domain, Elysium.