Greetings Beautiful Oracle!
No matter what degree of Mystical Attunement, and level of Psychical Ability you now have, the following Psychical Exercise will assist to enhance and unify, these attainments from your past efforts.
To Awaken the Alta Major Chakra, do the following:
1. Lay down to rest for a short while each day, at around the same time.
2. Lay comfortably on your back, rest your hands at your sides, or together over your Solar Plexus. Close your eyes and roll them upwards for several minutes (to switch from Mundane to Psychic Consciousness), while focusing your attention on the base of your Alta Major Chakra (the nape area, centred where the back of your neck meets the base of your skull).
3. After you relax your closed eyes to their normal position, continue to focus on your nape for 20 to 30 minutes, or as your Intuition informs you.
4. After a week or so, and within 4 weeks (i.e. a Sidereal Month), you may suddenly have a most unusual Psychical Experience. In Martinism it is vaguely described as the "Circulation of Astral Images"; however, herein it is precisely described as the "Procession of the Circle of 24 Flames" (see Figure 6 on Page 21, Discussion of Figure 10 on Page 28, Discussion of Figure 16 on Page 40, and Figure 16 on Page 41 of Liber Aether). Not everyone will have this particular experience, but everyone will increase their Mystical Development and Psychical Unfoldment none-the-less; so it is certainly worth the effort. The reason some have this experience, is that they have travelled their Spiritual Path sufficiently — in previous incarnations leading up to this one — so they can already Consciously Function, at the Level of Consciousness required for it to occur (i.e. Psychic Consciousness, see Figure 13 on Page 35 of Liber Aether).
So, if successful, while performing this Psychical Exercise to Invoke the Circle of 24 Flames, one day you will suddenly feel your head Aetherically Expand to the size of a large room, forming an Aetheric Sacred Space, and you will be seated on a chair at the nape of your neck (see Figure 13 on Page 35 of Liber Aether). From this position you will be looking into the Aetheric Temple, but you can only look straight ahead, and a bit to the sides. If you start to look up you will notice an Aetheric Mist, and start to break the Psychical Condition, and begin to go back to Mundane Consciousness, so just relax and keep looking ahead. In your peripheral vision you then see emerging from just behind your chair, a single-file, rhythmic, procession of people, an arm's length apart, and they are alternately male and female (i.e. Pairs of Twin Flames). In my case, they emerged to my right, and moved Anticlockwise (i.e. Deosil, as I was in the Southern Hemisphere). They move in sync very slowly, their legs striding diagonally, as much to the side as forward, a gliding stride then feet together taking one second, then standing still and pausing for three seconds. All the while you feel a One-Beat-Per-Second Rhythmic Vibration — DUM, Dum, Dum, Dum; DUM, Dum, Dum, Dum; . . . — timing this Procession of the Circle of 24 Flames. Once the leader is directly in front of you, he is around 6 metres or 20 feet away, on the opposite side of the Aetheric Temple, and the procession has now formed a Perfect Semicircle. From then on, when they are directly in front of you, occasionally one will bend down to your eye level, and turn towards you during the three second pause, so that their face is no longer obscured by the Aetheric Mist. They will look you straight in the eye, and you can see who they are. Some you will already know from this lifetime, while others you will not recognise yet, but you will meet them later on in this life. Eventually, just as they start to form a Complete Circle, you will notice in your peripheral vision, that the line has come to an end. Thus, all 22 of your Near Twins will have appeared, along with your Twin Flame, and together with you, your Circle of 24 Flames is now complete. You will then feel a sense of sadness, as you realise that this very special Psychical Experience will soon be over. The leader of the procession then disappears from your peripheral view. One-by-one they complete the circuit of their slow, rhythmic, pausing, Ritualistic March behind your chair. As the last one — your Twin Flame — moves from view, and the Rhythmic Beat fades, your head Aetherically Contracts back to normal size, and you return to Mundane Consciousness, and open your eyes to reflect on the Sublime Ritual that just transpired.
I performed this exercise every afternoon, at around 2 p.m., for about two weeks during February 1986. Then one afternoon, I started to experience my head expand, and was sitting in the chair along with the rhythmic vibration. I looked around, but by so doing broke the Magick of the experience. However, I then knew what was in store, and that I should remain calm, and be more receptive and passive for the experience. The next day I re-entered the Psychical State very quickly, and the above is my recollection of that experience, along with my present understanding. I have not had this Psychical Experience again.
The founder of the modern Martinist Order, Papus (Dr Gérard Encausse), informs us in his book Reincarnation: Physical, Astral and Spiritual Evolution, that the basis of this Psychical Exercise, is of Ancient Egyptian origin. He further explains, that the Ancient Egyptian Initiates, called this Magnetisation of the Nape of the Neck, Sa, and that the Spirit communicates with us, by sending Images or Symbols to this Centre, from its abode in the region of the Pole Star. This Psychic Centre (see Discussion of Figure 13 on Page 34 of Liber Aether) is the bodily equivalent, of the Unifying Veil called Daath in the Kabbalah (see Discussion of Figure 3 on Page 14 and Figure 3 on Page 15 of Liber Aether).
Do the above Psychical Exercise daily for a Sidereal Month, or until you experience the Procession of the Circle of 24 Flames, within that Timeframe. Then your Sacred Circle studies continue at the Seventh Oracle eDiscourse.
Blessings from the Eighth Oracle,