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Path The seventh path is the hidden consciousness because it is the radiance that illuminates all the powers of the
The key to understanding this 32 Paths description is the Hebrew word Chashmal (cheth-shin-mem-lamed). Most often it's translated as brilliant flame , electrum or amber , but in the Talmudic tradition pertinent to kabbalah, it's said to be a special joining of two words speaking (mal) and silence (chash). As a kabbalistic term, it refers to Shin (connecting Chokmah to Binah) which was created from the Marvelous Light (Chokmah) and in turn gave birth to the Arafel (darkness) or Binah. Thus the Chashmal is a dynamic, fiery thing because of the tension created by this opposition of speaking and silence . It's this flow of duality emanating from Chokmah that creates nonsequential potential (Binah) out of Unity.
God himself, or God the Father, reflects himself, and gives birth to God the Man, or God the Son, the negative relatively to his creator. As we have seen, man is the divine receiver, therefore this second card of the Tarot will express all the ideas of the first conceived negatively.
The King of Cups represents the Yod-Fire Force of the Name in the suit of elemental Water. He is therefore the most active and aggressive of the Royal Water cards. Like a sudden rain storm or flash flood, he is swift but not enduring. Water symbolizes the subconscious realm of the human mind, and the King of Cups refers to that creative spark which ignites and gives birth to unconscious images. He has the qualities of Venus sensitivity, attraction and grace. He also possesses an air of innocence like that of the Quest
This shows us the progress of the sun, as it gives birth to the year. If we wish to know that of the moon as it produces the month, the four seasons would become the four lunar phases, the zodiac would be the twenty-eight houses of the moon, and the centre the sun, which animates the moon thus--
Path The twentyfifth path is called the consciousness of trial because it is the primary test by which the creator
The temporal NOW point is the sequential reflection of what Paul Case said about the Zero All the power that ever was or will be is here NOW . It's the point at which the splendor of the Unity enters into the sequential realm and provides ALL things needful, both spiritual and material. This splendor gives birth to the path of Aleph and the plan of the primordial . This plan , emanated by Gedulah, is what the 32 Paths text refers to with the words, and it causes an influence to flow forth from the Prince of Countenances.
This idea of an impassable circle has given birth to that of Destiny, of Fatality, circumscribing the limits of the circle in which the human will can act freely so that the Serpent forming a circle of his own body, biting his own tail, has always been the symbol of this Fatality, of this Destiny, encircling the world in its embrace. It is the
Happiness without consciousness of its own happiness is not happiness. The Ray (the Spirit) had mineral, vegetable and animal consciousness. When that Ray incarnated for the first time in a savage and primitive human body, it awoke as man and had self-consciousness of its own happiness. The Ray could then have returned to the Star which guides its interior. Unfortunately, within the profound bosom of the maelstrom of the dense forest, savage desire gave birth to the'l . The instinctive forces of nature trapped the innocent mind of man and the false mirage of desire arose.
The Three of Swords is Binah in the scale of Yetzirah. It is Saturn, the Mother in the Formative Astral World. In the preceding cards, the Three of Wands and the Three of Cups, Saturn was the Great Mother who gave birth. Here she is the Great Dark Mother in her destructive aspect, creating hardship, trouble and pain. She is not evil she is the Great Destroyer who breaks down forms in the natural course of things. In this card, Saturn has tipped the scales of Libra and upset the former balance so that a new symmetry can take place. The feeling given by the card is accordingly that of total disruption, disharmony and heavy sorrow.
In ancient times, where the Goddess reigned, the king performed a special function. New life can only come from death therefore, each winter, the Goddess's representatives sacrificed the old king, very often dismembering him and planting the pieces in the ground, thereby mystically fertilizing the earth. Later, when the male dominated religions took over, the king came to symbolize the rule of law which had clamped a lid of repression on what seemed to the patriarchs as the monstrous and chaotic darkness of the old order. We see this drama (much like Freud's substitution of super-ego for id) in many myths such as Marduk, national hero of Babylon, killing Tiamat, the original mother of creation, because she is giving birth to monsters. Whether or not we see the old ways as monstrous or the new as civilized, the Emperor symbolizes the abstraction of society replacing the direct experience of nature.
The Princess of Pentacles represents the Heh Final Earth Force of Tetragrammaton in the element of Earth. She is the most dense aspect of the Name in the most solidified of elements. She is therefore the most manifested of the Court cards and the most fertile she is about to bring Malkuth into being. The Princess carries out the birthing process of the Earth which was started by her Mother, the Queen. She is therefore a form of the Inferior Mother, and Malkah, the Bride. Possessing great strength and beauty, she is also mysterious all manifested forms come forth through her, but only in a secret and unpredictable fashion. She is the pure idealized
The Princess of Wands stands upon a burning patch of ground swarming with salamanders. In one hand she grasps a rough burning club (no longer the fire wand) alluding to the fact that in the physical plane fire is a powerful and dangerous element. Her other hand is thrust fearlessly into a burning ram-headed Altar symbolic of Aries, the fiery sign which begins the zodiac. This indicates that the element of Fire is sacred in the realm of Malkuth consecrating and purifying all manifested forms. The Princess is the priestess of the Sacred Flame which destroys and gives birth to new forms. The background color behind her is dark red, created from the mixture of black and red, the colors of Earth (Heh Final) and the element of Fire.
A hand issues from a cloud, grasping as word, the point of which is encircled by a crown. Divinatory Meanings Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest, triumph of force. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the sphere of fortune-telling. Reversed The same, but the results are disastrous another account says--conception, childbirth, augmentation, multiplicity.
We mnst set aside the fantastic attempts to extract complete Tarot sequences out of these denaries we must forbear from saying, for example, that the Conditions of Life correspond to the Trumps Major, the Muses to Pentacles, the Arts and Sciences to Cups, the Virtues, etc., to Sceptres, and the conditions of life to Swords. This kind of thing can be done by a process of mental contortion, but it has no place in reality. At the same time, it is hardly possible that individual cards should not exhibit certain, and even striking, analogies. The Baldini King, Knight and Knave suggest the corresponding court cards of the Minor Arcana. The Emperor, Pope, Temperance, Strength, justice, Moon and Sun are common to the Mantegna and Trumps Major of any Tarot pack. Predisposition has also connected the Beggar and Fool, Venus and the Star, Mars and the Chariot, Saturn and the Hermit, even Jupiter, or alternatively the First Cause, with the Tarot card of the World. 1 But the most salient features...
Although this reading is about love and the ties that bind people from birth, there is not a single Cups card. These cards of love and emotion are totally absent. The lessons of love are not always easy. For Jill, they have taken the form of challenges that have drawn out her inner reserves and made her a stronger and wiser person.
The latter shows the cycle of life from birth to death but the ascent of the tower is the way of wisdom. This, we find, is divided into seven stories, with three chambers on each floor that contain within them thinly disguised representations of the Tarot Trumps. (See Figure 33.) The text is reproduced in full in The Mystical Tower of the Tarot by John D. Blakeley, Watkins, 1974.
This is Binah in Atziluth, the influence of Binah in the World of Pure Spirit. The three crossed Wands on the card means the balance of Chokmah and Binah which has given forth Tiphareth (the Queen has given birth to the Prince, and growth begins), shown by Crowley as the blossoming of the Lotus. Astrologically, the entrance of the Sun into Aries heralds the Spring. The Sun illuminates Aries, the sign of Cardinal Fire, ruled by Mars. The result is great strength in individual expression, but also egocentricity which may manifest as pride and conceit.
(After the note SI comes DO, which corresponds to another musical scale and a higher octave.) SI can be elevated to a higher musical octave by restraining the sexual impulse and ejaculation. This is how H-SI-12 passes to a second octave, giving rise to the Solar Astral Body. Through a third shock the hydrogen will pass to a third octave which will give rise to the Solar Mental Body. A fourth octave gives birth to the Body of Conscious Will. All this work is with the Maithuna. Once in possession of these 4 vehicles, our Divine Being will enter through the pineal gland and we will then attain the Second Birth and become True Men. Whilst we have the lunar animal bodies we are intellectual
We find this beautiful figure of a divine woman in all great religions as the feminine aspect of God. She is Nature, the great mother who gives birth to myriads of living creatures and has command over life and death. Her name alone varies from one race to another. The Ancient Egyptians knew her as the heavenly goddess isis, in the Hindu religion she is the worshipped great mother kali, and in the Christian religion she is the madonna. In die Revelation of St John she is described as follows 'And there appeared a great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.' (Rev.12 1)
Bill Butler, in The Definitive Tarot has commented on the historical-legendary sources for this female archetype. Throughout the Middle Ages the story persisted that a woman was once elected Pope. Disguised for years as a man, this supposed 'Pope Joan' made her way through the Church hierarchy to the top position, only to die in childbirth during an Easter celebration.
I see in Labyrinth a metaphor for our navigation along the pathway of life. We travel from birth to death negotiating around the holes by continually balancing our approaches. We maintain steady progress forward by making countless life adjustments -first here, then there. Our actions offset each other in a dance that is sometimes delightful, often challenging.
A point of attraction, producing with a progressive condensation a rotatory movement, particularly accentuated at the Equator, and giving birth to the stars, planets, and satellites, thus descending from the ethereal n buleuse to the atom, to the solid ultimate from living nothingness to inert nothingness, from the unit to an infinite multiplicity.
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