at " the Gate of the Burning Crown," he stands
beneath the Royal Arch of the Planetary
Spheres. Immediately beyond is the " Stone
of God," where he receives from the Divine
Occupant a " Crown of Illumination," the
" Atf "-crown of Egypt, fashioned after the
zodiacal light of highest heaven. And behind
the throne rises the final " Gate of Peace"
with its seven crowns of joy.
But not as yet can the Illuminate attain
the infinite serenity which lies beyond that
gate. Death and judgment are not the only
secrets to be disclosed when the eye of faith
becomes the eye of sight. The place of the
divine birth, the chamber in the " Fields of
Aahlu," must be visited before the Illuminate
become the Master of the secret. And as he
passes portal after portal of the fields (cxlvii.),
he recites the titles of her whose habitation
he now approaches: the " Mistress of Holy
Awe," the " Mistress of Heaven," the " Regent
of the Earth," the " Help of the Meek-hearted,"