There is a threshold that divides the eternal and temporal worlds. Impassable except for those who have perfected themselves, a vast and uncrossable breach into which have fallen many who in their folly made the attempt before they were prepared. Perhaps we cross the divide instantaneously upon the achievement of illumination. When coronaded with lights of wisdom we see beyond what is limited and broken to the true face of the cosmos, where all is connected and without measure.
The image of the threshold is Janus, a deity with two faces. One looks forever before, the other forever after. It beholds the numinous and the mundane simultaneously. Janus is the god of gates, and we are constantly passing through the gates-each moment is a threshold upon which hinges the divine and mortal, God and man.Read More