Just musing, and came across the bornless rite and went straight to the wake as…the ONE with no beginning?
In its original form this ritual is very old. Many of the “barbaric names” used in it are from the Ancient Egyptians. Others are to be found among the Greek Gnostics. Most of the more identifiable ones are from Merkabah Qabalah. In the original form, “The Bornless One” is called the “headless One” — meaning “The One with no Beginning”. The original form of this ritual was used for exorcism, but this and other later forms have been used to attain the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
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And on a much less melodramatic note, the direct perception of the unborn, undying one through the Headless Way exercises can prove fruitful.
The Headless Way