EL, Hannover, 9-25-'07
Three occult things are important for occult development: the lamp of
Hermes Trismegistos with three flames, the thrice folded mantle of
Apollonius, the staff of the masters that's divided into three parts.
The three flames through which one must become familiar with the
teachings are thinking, feeling and willing (get into teachings with
thinking and feeling and don't just do will exercises).
The mantle is the skin that one is supposed to leave. Stepping out is
the second folding of the mantle and turning back towards the body is
the third one. Tripartite staff.