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In the "Naples arrangement", the introduction of the number Five shows the idea of motion coming to aid of that of matter. This is quite a revolutionary conception; the result is a complete upset of the statically stabilized system. Now appear storm and stress.
This must not be regarded as something "evil". The natural feeling about it is really a little more than reluctance of people to get up from lunch and go back to the job.
The energy/motion of Geburah enters into the previously fixed and stable order of Chesed. This energy naturally meets with resistance. The initial outcome is an "apparent" disaster. Destruction, disorder, conflict, and strife. But once a state of balance is achieved a natural, creative tension is established. This is represented by Atu XI Lust. Two opposite principles working together. Babalon and the Beast.

Unfortunately this state is symbolic of the Adept. Before that you have to pass through the Tower phase. (I:50 ...The Gross must pass through fire..)
The pre-Adept is "fixed and stable" already. But initiatory practices call in, or arouse, greater levels of energy within the initiate. The aspirant to initiation precipitates the Negrdo within themselves. (You didn't think it was all sweetness, light, and sparkly unicorns, did you? )

Thou shalt have danger & trouble. Ra-Hoor-Khu is with thee.
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
A review of Gunther's, Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, p.86 to 95 and p.186 to 190 might be helpful at this juncture.
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