I am continuing on the magic abilities of Tarot Paths on the Tree of Life. To become a powerful seer of Tarot, a practitioner must open up to the Greater Energy Conscious, that is at certain states of motion and form as symbolize by the circles (Sephiroth ).
THE PATH OF SAMEKH:
Temperance (Thoth Deck) -Key 14.
Paul Foster Case wrote in the book :
Thirty Two Paths Of Wisdom: The twenty-fifth Path is the Intelligence of Probation, or is Tentative, and is so called because it is the primary temptation, by which the Creator trieth all righteous persons.
Behind the symbolically of Key-14 Temperance, is the Great Mother- Binah, for this reason the central figure of this card is the form of female (but also showing Androgen figuring because there is no life with out the Motion of the Great Father-Chokmah). Also the Twenty-fifth Path is that of Sagittarius, the Archer who is Diana the Huntress, Greek Goddess of the Moon. Thus the principle is repeated that all of the figures of the Tarot (Except THE FOOL) are Mother-Binah (understanding) and Father Chokmah ( Wisdom) under different guises. Binah, as Diana, governs the tides of earth, and the fluctuations of the Astral Current, the natural framework and support for the waxing and waning of the energy currents of existence. She is the PROP; the " Womb preserving Life". There is only one Energy, that can't be created nor destroyed, only transformed. It's transformation is done by the waxing and waning of currents/forces, all controlled by Binah (Shown as Alchemy on the Card). The manifested Universe is energy controlled and manipulated within specific bounds and restrictions....of which the "mysteries" represented by the Cards and Paths of The Tarot and Tree of Life are shown as progressive knowledge and understanding achieved by the initiate. Hariette and Horner Curtis, in their book, Voice of Isis, describe the Universal Mother as the "power of bringing forth in humanity the Divine Child (Horis) or the Christ". It is that power, in which every individual brings about the contact of the Personality with the Inner Divine Light.
When rising on the Path of Samekh,(Temperance) leads us to our bearing of the Child, which is ourselves reborn (the expanding and liberating of the Personality from previous limitations). Key-14 is the beginning of an awareness of the Higher Self of Tiphareth. This card demonstrates how the experience is brought about, i.e. through an balanced
exchange of opposites which can only be symbolically described. This is a difficult process, in the individual student----often called "The Dark Night of the Soul" where the Personality is brought into the Willful interchange of Fire and Water that is merging or tempering of energy polarity opposites within the body, here symbolized by a stream of water poured forth from one vase and lightning from another. This is the Living Water, consciousness vivified by being merged with the Fiery Spirit, thus forming, a process of bringing Spirit into the body so that it tempers the consciousness, and is itself tempered by the consciousness----forming something that is "more than the sum of its parts". The process involves an inner manipulation of sexual polarities, as symbolized by the arrow released upward (on bottom of card) which is a Spiritual orgasm (orgasm/energy flow that never stops) . What happens is the awakening of the Inner and outer Androgyny, i.e. the Dancing God and Goddess ( Best illustrated as Shiva and Shakti of Hindu origin) whose dance of union makes all form and motion possible. As one changes the rate of vibration of this inner energy, one raises or lowers the level of consciousness ---moves from Chakra to Chakra or from Path to Path. The watery consciousness being acted upon by Fire (Kundalini Sex energy) produces the images of the astral which are the pictures that form in our minds. The principle is one of producing a consciously-controlled vision that is limited by Will. This is the personal application of Fire (Yod) and Water (Heh) uniting in the individual to produce Air (Vau) within the body which is Earth (Heh-final). Obviously, a thorough understanding of the Mysterious meanings of Earth, Air, Water and Fire are needed here and I have no space to explain them in depth. Time for research! For more information about a world wide on-line personal Tarot card from Eli or for a local (Greater Seattle Area) personal reading, Call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or Email: email@example.com .Thank you for your interest and comments and may you live long and prosper!