Up the Down Staircase was one of my favorite books as a kid. I have it in hardcopy somewhere around here. Mom gave it to me a few years ago to replace the one I literally wore out as a kid.
Last night we called on the combined spirits of RMTO and NANTA from the tablet of Union. RMTO does not come trippingly off the tongue but I pronouced every letter very carefully this time. What I got was similar to the first images of NANTA, but in utter darkness. I got an inverted pentagram in striking red. Spirit decending into matter in my tradition. Very fitting. I got a rift or tear in the universal fabric. Again I heard "and a double welcome to you." Only it was pitch black - except for the light coming through the tear in the space fabric. I asked for a visual and got a shooting cross of brilliant white blue light. It actually sounded like it had been electrified and I got a flash/ wiff of ozone.
Suddenly a figure appeared that was RMTO. He held a lantern and always with his back to me. He guided me over to an entrance to a cave. He walked down into the cave and I followed. What I found was a dark cavern with steps. Endless spiral steps. We walked not in a circle but in a square around these steps decending into the bowels of the Earth. It felt like we were unwinding the squares of the Holy Table. He was a shadowy figure like that of the Hermit card. As we decended I asked questions. Most of which he ignored. Then I asked if he/they were terrestrial spirits. He stopped and straightened up. Never turning around he told me in a FIRM voice "we are at the right hand of GOD! This creation is our job." Then he told me "no more than being a mechanic makes you a CAR!" He gave me several more examples. I got it and he was flat out grumpy about that one. So then we moved on to divinity. Quickly.
I asked what was the nature of God and got the song "Pure energy". I said so splitting the atom would release pure energy and hence the face of God? I asked then if all those who had been part of the atomic blasts had seen the face of God? He stated that "there was a reason the old testiment said THAT was a bad idea." He said yes that they did "but in a bad way."
I told him that this passage reminded me of the stories of the underworld and he said that there was a reason I kept getting the inverted pentagram. Spirit decending into matter is how he did "his job." I asked him what that was and he told me to look down. What I saw were the letters of Table as stair steps. We were walking down the table. Spirit was decending into matter. He was a subtle fellow. Subtle like a big brick to the head. My eyes opened and we had parted ways.