Satariel is the first Qlipha after the river of the Abyss. The adept enters into Satariel reborn and baptized in the black water of the Abyss. Satariel is the dark side of Binah, and these worlds are strongly related since Binah is already in itself a dark force that acts as a root of the left side on the Tree of Life. The difference is that Satariel is not part of the bright order of the Tree of Life, but part of the Sitra Ahra and the other side. Both Binah and Satariel correspond to the dark and mysteries. They represent the principles that carry all answers within but lie hidden in utter darkness. Satariel is the one who keeps secret and hides something. The darkness that is created in Binah acts as a negative form in which Creation receives its shape. Binah and Satariel represent time and destiny and are associated with goddesses of fate, like the Greek Moires and the Nordic Norns. The three Moires are Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, and their task is to spin twine and cut the life thread of each and every man. Clotho holds the distaff and rules birth. Lachesis rules what takes place during life, and Atropos, who wears a black veil, cuts the thread that determines death. In the same way, the three Norns Urd, Verdandi and Skuld correspond to birth and the past, life and the present, and, finally, death and the future. Lilith has her original abode in Satariel but, similar to the goddesses of fate, acts on the lower astral levels where she weaves the threads of destiny like a spider. Binah and Satariel correspond to the gods of time, Chronos and Saturn, who are the ones who execute the rhythm of destiny by the movements of the moon on the lower levels. The terrifying Indian goddess Kali rules time, and she, too, corresponds to Binah and Satariel.
When the adept reaches Satariel a final step into the divine level is taken. For the adept of the dark path, Satariel is where the individual enters into the center of the underworld to meet its ruler. The adept will meet Ereshkigal, Hel, Hades, Lucifer, Satan or any of the other characters that are associated with the innermost parts of the underworld. At first, after having entered into Satariel, the adept gropes around in utter darkness. A common experience that characterizes Satariel is the feeling of wandering through long, pitch black labyrinths. The demons of Satariel are associated with absurdities, delirium, confusion and mysteries. Lucifuge rules here and should not be mixed up with Lucifer. Lucifuge escapes the light, while Lucifer is the bringer of light. Lucifuge leads the adept through the dark labyrinths of Satariel towards the last levels of the Qliphoth. In the darkness of Satariel one can experience the breath of the great dragon, Tehom. In the tunnels, one can hear echoes of strange sounds from the planes beyond the limits of the universe. At the darkest point, the darkness flares up and becomes light. The adept experiences how the all-seeing eye of the great dragon is opened. At this stage the adept attains clear sight and the third eye begins to open. This eye is called the eye of Lucifer, Shiva or Odin. In hte old Greek Typhonian mysteries, this experience was called Drakon, which means ‘to see’.
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