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Origin Of The Veil Between The Worlds
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Origin Of The Veil Between The Worlds

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/20...Bf1VWy4.99

Quote:An occultist tries to have on foot in each world, aiming to lift, render, or pierce the veil for themselves, to gain greater spiritual awareness. Witchcraft traditions and Hermetic Western Occult traditions place a focus on this idea and often have formal rituals or practices to lift the veil and partake in the Mysteries. The original version or draft of the “Charge of the Goddess” in Wicca was called “Lift Up the Veil” in the original Gardnerian Book of Shadows, which stated, “I love you: I yearn for you: pale or purple, veiled or voluptuous.”

The concept was that the Goddess Veiled was the natural world that we can see, while the Goddess Unveiled was the preternatural world that was hidden from our perception, the mysteries. However it was the same Goddess, the same world, just separated by a veil of illusion. This idea grew in popularity around the 17th to 19th century and the idea of lifting, rending or piercing the veil was used both as a metaphor for scientific discovery as well as the revelation of occult knowledge.
"Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible Sun within us."

  -Thomas Browne
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