I have just had the immense honour and pleasure of receiving and placing a customized header for MOTO, courtesy of Mike from Mike’s Prattle.
The image is called ‘The Immeasurable Region’ and was created by Mike especially for MOTO, drawing on the wonderful speech of the Hierophant from the Zelator Grade commencing, “The Zelator Grade is a preparation for other Grades, a threshold before our discipline…”*
Mike is a wonderful, spiritual artist and Golden Dawn magician. His work, inspired by the Golden Dawn can be found on Deviant Art here. Do not forget to check out his informative and interesting blog also, Mike’s Prattle.
THANK YOU MIKE
*The speech, depending on redaction, runs like this:
The Zelator Grade is a preparation for other Grades, a threshold before our discipline, and it shows by its imagery, the Light of the Hidden Knowledge dawning in the Darkness of Creation; and you are now to begin to analyze and comprehend the Nature of that Light. To this end, you stand between the Pillars, in the Gateway where the secrets of the Neophyte Grade were communicated to you. Prepare to enter the Immeasurable region. And Tetragramaton Elohim planted a Garden Eastward in Eden, and out of the ground made Tetragramaton Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; the Tree of Life also, in the midst of the Garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and of Evil. This is the Tree that has two Paths, and it is the Tenth Sephira Malkuth, and it has about it seven Columns, and the Four Splendors whirl around it as in the Vision of the Mercabah of Ezekiel; and from Gedulah it derives an influx of Mercy, and from Geburah an influx of Severity and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and of Evil shall it be until it is united with the Supernals in Daath. But the good which is under it is called the Archangel Metatron, and the Evil is called the Archangel Samael, and between them lies the straight and narrow way where the Archangel Sandalphon keeps watch. The Souls and the Angels are above its branches, and the Qlippoth or Demons dwell under its roots.