The remaining sections of the COMPARISON CHART have to do with other occult sciences:
PRINCIPLE. This is a Cabalistic reference, also closely associated with theTetragrarnmaton. The four PRINCIPLES associated with the characters of the Sacred Name are;
YOD = SUBSTANTIALITY = POSITIVE
HE = IMPONDERABILITY = NEGATIVE
VAU = TR1ALITY = UNION
HE = PERPETUATION = VIBRATION The profound significance of the Deific Name stirs the inner being and promotes power that can release man from his limited, mundane thoughts and allow the true seeker of universal wisdom access to the unlimited energies of the cosmos. If you choose to use the PRINCIPLE reference in the Mentors, you will associate each card with one of the four PRINCIPLES above:
YOD HE VAU
SUBSTANTIALITY IMPONDERABILITY TRIALITY
EXPRESSION. In this section, you will see groups of four key words representing all that is contained in the YOD of the Tetragrammaton: the ACTIVE FORCE of creation as considered and interpreted in many forms and languages down through the ages. Each card is symbolized by:
1. One aspect of the Holy Trinity
3) HOLY SPIRIT
2. One creative aspect of the Tetragrammaton:
3. One of the four primal elements, as utilized by Cabalists and Alchemists:
4. One aspect of the triune nature of God, as expressed in the Hindu pantheon:
In several cases, the key word in Section 1 relates to MAN instead of God; in Section 4, it relates to NIRVANA, the state achieved by the extinction of human life and final emancipation from the cycle of reincarnation, leading to reunion with Brahma.
The next two sections of the COMPARISON CHART fall under the HF portion of the Tetragrammaton. As YOD is the positive, giving force, so HE is the negative, receiving force. The two subjects contained in the HE of the Chart are ASTROLOGY and GNOTHOLOGY, but we will only touch upon them briefly here. Like the Cabala, they are subjects of great complexity and profundity, and worthy of further study. If you already have a background of some years' study in one or both of these subjects, you will be able to bring some degree of wisdom and sensitivity to this portion of the COMPARISON CHART; but for an understanding of the Minor Mentors, it is enough to know that there is a strong connection between the Tarot and these two occult sciences.
The VAU portion of the Tetragrammaton contains three sections of the COMPARISON CHART that are of special relevance to the Tarotologist alone. They will assist you greatly in your interpretation of the Tarot symbols; by constant reference to them, you will soon become both proficient and sensitive in divination. From the force of the YOD to the receptive HE, we have the resulting factor of the union between the YOD and the HE, the VAU, which encompasses the following three sections:
1. SUIT KEY
SUIT KEY. By now you should be thoroughly familiar with the SUIT KEYS, as given in Chapter 2. Little more need be said about them at this time, except to indicate that as they are now included as an important part of the Minor Mentors, you will now understand why it was important for you to master them earlier in your studies.
MULTIPLE. The MULTIPLE vibration can actually be felt by the Tarotologist as sensitivity develops. Upon completing a spread, you should observe the multiples of cards showing to determine the balance of suits. If, for example, a spread is dominated by one suit, say WANDS, the MULTIPLE reference would read: "INDICATE CHANCE." This reference would then have to be considered when interpreting the spread. Suppose that the client's question concerned his business; the overall spread would give the detail, but the reader would have to include the concept of change in his interpretation. This might be in the form of a change in business fortunes, a change of the type of business the client is engaged in, or some other type of change. This MULTIPLE influence is extremely important, and should be pursued with great diligence early in your studies.
SIGNIFICANCE. This vibration works in conjunction with the MULTIPLE reference. It is a continuation of the MULTIPLE vibration, carrying it into more specific areas of interpretation. For instance, in the above example, along with the MULTIPLE "CHANGE/' you would find the SIGNIFICANCE to be "BUSINESS AND SUCCESS/' This would tend to indicate a business change for the better, but the rest of the spread would have to be considered before you could say this for certain.
The final portion of the Minor Mentor COMPARISON CI I ART comes under the dominion of the second HE, which represents thfe-fourth term that merges back into the active force of the VOD.
DIVINATION IN DEPTH. This is "symbologv association/' created by certain cards falling into particular sequences with other cards. After a spread is completed and you have assessed the "message" of the divination, you may then refer to this section for further interpretation. Like the GUIDELINES, this reference can only be properly used by a person thoroughly sensitized and experienced in divination. The examples given in the Mentors are obviously only a few of the more important associations possible, for with 78 cards plus 78 more reverse positions, the combinations are almost limitless. DIVINATION IN DEPTH is an added dimension of esoteric lore which should be considered as an extra tool for the Tarotolo-gist.
Now that you have been introduced to the Minor Mentors, let me say just a word about the COURT MENTORS. There is not enough difference from the Minor Mentors for the COURT MENTORS to be worth a separate chapter, but it is important to remember that the Court Cards usually represent people, although they can also represent situations. The client's question, the overall spread, and the wisdom of the Tarot being sought by the reader will determine which is represented.
Now let us proceed to the more esoteric areas of the MAJOR MENTORS, and see how the references we have examined in this chapter apply to the 22 cards of the Major Arcana.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.