I give unimaginable joys on earth: certainty, not faith, while in life, upon death; peace unutterable, rest, ecstasy; nor do I demand aught in sacrifice.
The Djeridensis Comment
The Old Comment
The Grace of our Lady of the Stars.
The New Comment
These joys are principally (1) the Beatific Vision, in which Beauty is constantly present to the recipient of Her grace, together with a calm and unutterable joy; (2) the Vision of Wonder, in which the whole Mystery of the Universe is constantly understood and admired for its Ingenium and Wisdom. (1) is referred to Tiphereth, the Grade of Adept; (2) to Binah, the grade of Master of the Temple.
The certainty concerning death is conferred by the Magical Memory, and various Experiences without which Life is unintelligible.
"Peace unutterable" is given by the Trance in which Matter is destroyed; "rest" by that which finally equilibrates Motion.
"Ecstasy" refers to a Trance which combines these.
"Nor do I demand aught in sacrifice" — The ritual of worship is Samadhi. But see later, verse 61.