Use Of The Tableau

1. Seek in the horizontal column, to the left of the principle under consideration, the sense written there.

2. Having ascertained this meaning, return to your principle and search in the vertical column at the bottom the great principle (God, Man, or the Universe) which is written there.

3. Combine the meaning first obtained with the name placed in the vertical column, adding to it the word (itself or manifest) written in the vertical column which contains the principle of which you are seeking the meaning.

An example will explain this better.

Let us ascertain the meaning of the MOTHER-- The first term of the 8th arcanum.

1. I look in the horizontal column containing the word MOTHER and I find at the end, to the left, the following meaning-

Active preserving Principle.

The Mother is the Active preserving Principle. Of what?

2. In order to know, I seek in the vertical column containing the word Mother, and at the bottom I find Man or Humanity.

The Mother is the Active preserving Principle of Humanity.

3. I add to the word Humanity the word placed in the small vertical column which contains the word Mother. This word is Himself if relating to man, or itself if we take the sense of Humanity. We should say--

The Mother is the Active preserving Principle of Man himself or of Humanity itself. This example clearly indicates how this tableau should be used.

TABLEAU

Recapitulating the Symbolism of all the Major Arcana, enabling the definition of any one of these Arcana to be immediately determined. (See its use on page 219)

CREATIVE PRINCIPLE (Q) Active Q

God the Father

4 Will

The Father

Necessity

Universal transforming principle

Destruction

The Elements

CREATIVE PRINCIPLE Passive R

Adam

Power

Realization

Magic Power

Death

The Fall of Adam

Nutrition

CREATIVE PRINCIPLE Equilibrist S

Natura naturata

Universal Creative Fluid

Astral Light

Force potential in its manifestation

Universal Plastic Force

The Visible World

The Mineral Kingdom

PRESERVING PRINCIPLE (R) Active Q

God the Son

Intelligence

The Mother

11 Liberty

Involution

Immortality

Innate Motion

PRESERVING PRINCIPLE Passive (R)

Eve

Authority

Justice

Courage (TO DARE)

Corporeal Life

Hope

Respiration

PRESERVING PRINCIPLE Equilibrist S

Natura naturata

Universal Life

Elementary Existence

Reflected and transitory Life

Individual Life

The Physical Forces

The Vegetable Kingdom

PRESERVING PRINCIPLE (R) Active Q

God the Holy Sprit

Beauty

Love

12 Charity

Fate

18 Chaos

The Motion of Relative Duration

PRESERVING PRINCIPLE Passive (R)

Adam-Eve, Humanity

Love

Prudence (be silent)

Hope (WISDOM)

Destiny

The Material Body

Innervation

PRESERVING PRINCIPLE Equilibrist S

Kosmos

Universal Attraction

Astral Fluid (AOUR)

Equilibrist Force

Nahash Astral Light in circulation

Matter

The Animal Kingdom

Himself (Q)

Manifested

Himself (R)

Manifested

Itself (S)

Manifested

Return (R) to the Unity

+

-

+

-

+

-

GOD

(21)

MAN HUMANITY

(21)

UNIVERSE

(21)

Tableau indicating the revolutions yod-he-vau-he in numbers (positive arcana): (yod = 1, he = 2, vau = 3, 2nd he = 4).

(Key to the preceding Tableau.)

l

2

S

4

l

of l

2

of l

S

of l

4

of l

I. l

2

in VII.

S

in XIII.

4

in XIX.

l

in

S

l

4

2

l

S

2

4

4

l

2

S

II. 2

l

of 2

2

of 2

S

of 2

4

of 2

2

S

4

l

3

in VIII.

4

in XIV.

1

in XX.

2

in

4

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

1

of 3

2

of 3

3

of 3

4

of 3

m. 3

2

in IX.

3

in XV.

4

in XXI.

1

in

3

1

4

2

1

3

2

4

4

1

2

3

1

of 4

2

of 4

3

of 4

4

of 4

IV. 4

2

in X.

3

in XVI.

4

in XXII.

1

in

3

1

4

2

1

3

2

4

4

1

2

3

197:1 Louis Lucas, La Chimie Nouvelle, Paris, 1854. 18mo.

197:2 Wronski, Messianisme, 1825, fol.; and above all Apodictique Messianique, 1876, fol.

198:1 Spirit is here taken in the sense of the superior and creative principle: soul in the sense of median and animator. Since many writers use these words in a different sense, it is useful to explain what is our meaning in this case.

205:1 See particularly P. Renand, Nouvelle Symbolique, Paris, 1877. 8vo.

206:1 Jacob Boëhm, The Three Principles.

210:1 Intelligence is here taken in the sense of Intuition, and not in the sense usually attributed to it by the Philosophy of the Universities.

210:2 See Saint-Yves d'Alveydre, Mission des Juifs, 1884.

212:1 Sepher Yetzirah (trans. Papus), chap. vi.

212:2 See Sinnet, Esoteric Buddhism; H. P. Blavatsky, Secret Doctrine; and all the publications of the Theosophical Society.

212:3 See for further developments the works of Paracelsus and Van Helmont.

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