Epilogue

 

       This is another supposition that could hardly be considered complete. A skilled practitioner of the Literal Qabalah would have far more to divulge from every Hebrew letter, word, and phrase of the script. It is my sincere hope that one such deft practitioner would step forward to show the rest of us how much more could be gleaned and learned.

 

       I surmise this allegory of Samson is the story of a soul's involution and return to the Source. The 3,000 Philistines killed in the temple complex by Samson completed his sojourn from, and his evolution back into, Binah on the Tree of Life. The introduction of the Qabalah of Nine Chambers in Chapter 15 was an attempt to explain that a particular cycle had begun with the numeral 3. The third sphere on the Qabalistic Tree of Life is named Binah, Understanding.

 

       The story begins with Samson's birth from parents personified as 'quiet' and 'fire,' the scintillating, quiet fire from the darkness that is Binah. To this sphere the genuine alchemists ascribed Corvus Niger, the Black Crow or the Black Raven, an apt symbol for the thick living and scintillating darkness from whence all becomes manifest. And this set the stage for the Qabalah of Nine Chambers beginning with numeral 3.

 

       In the Rosicrucian levels of Adeptship, referenced in the Practical Qabalah as a measure of inner unfoldment, the grade Magister Templi is assigned to Binah. It was pointed out previously in Chapter 14 that behind the very Hebrew name Samson the idea of “Sun and Seed” surfaced by analyzing the Hebrew letters composing his name. It was further noted that the Sun referred to Tiphareth and the Seed referred to Geburah, the sixth and fifth spheres on the Tree of Life that are most poignant in the allegory of the Samson saga. These same spheres are equally pertinent as grades of Adeptship to be mastered prior to the grade Magister Templi. Throughout the Samson adventure the influence of these spheres could be recognized in symbolic terms. The detailed significance behind these inferences is more than aptly spelled out in The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order by Dr. Paul Foster Case. May I strongly suggest reading Chapter XIX, the Grade of Magister Templi in its entirety?

 

       We, like Samson, may always return to the Father. There is no eternal damnation. It is merely coming to or returning to our senses, our maturity. We eventually come to realize that all is God, that all our senses and how we use them is ultimately God’s for God’s use. Up until this point of awareness we habitually think and feel we are on our own, separated from our source. But we mature because it is the One Life within that matures us. Human personality is an instrument created and evolved by the One Identity to explore Its own creation. It is His alone to use.

 

       Consider re-reading the biblical Samson story with this alternate supposition in the mind’s eye. Any Bible version might do. We are Samson. We are Delilah. The story is about us and how we must overcome the raw expressions of the reproductive force funneled through us. 

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