Kuf (Qoph) meaning: back of the head-ear: Key 18-THE MOON;
[Illustrated Letter Card from: Ask the Kabala Oracle Cards--by Deepak Chopra & Michael "Zappy" Zapolin with Alys R. Yablon] . Tarot card from the Thoth Tarot Deck.
If a bird's nest happens to be before you on the road, on any tree, or on the ground- young birds or eggs- and the mother is roasting on the young birdsor eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. You shall surely send away the mother and take the young for yourself, so that it will be good for you and will prolong your days.
In this story, Kuf (Qoph) is a letter in the word Kan-Tzippor (Bird's Nest). As you may have noticed, Hebrew letters are spelled as sound in English so there is no proper spelling of the Letter's phonetics. Depending on what school of thought you were attending for you Qabalistic training (Gnostic, Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian etc.) you will have a different spelling for the Hebrew letters and the word Qaballah which could be spelled; Kabala, Cabala, Qaballah, etc.). I was taught to spell Kuf as Qoph, (Golden Dawn--Gnostic) so from now on it shall be so spelled since the spelling isn't important but the thought is!.
The Path of Qoph is key-18 The Moon and it is all about the thoughts of the Dark Unconscious being enacted by the light-consciousness. In this story, the Predatory Unconscious is actively regulated by the enlightened-consciousness as a rule for predation that modern environmentalists call "sustainability" . We may "cull" a species for food, but not make it extinct. By using our compassion towards another species we enhance life. First, we know the Mother Bird loves her young---so we scare her off so she doesn't see them eaten. Second, we know that Adult Birds can have more young---but young birds cannot sustain the species in their present state.
We are Predator's, no matter how much you deny your predatory nature, it is used daily as "a capitalist" or a "communist" it doesn't matter, we still "stalk" (Sales or Taxes) others for our survival. We know that on earth, Life eats itself to stay alive. Whether Life Force is in the form of a carrot or a live animal, it is still the SAME LIFE FORCE! So the eating of an animal is no more an error than eating a vegetable. As Jesus was said to say,"...it is not what you put into your mouth that pollutes you...its what you put out of it!".(New Testament). Here we have a lesson in how hearing and understanding compassion and that the proper use of conscious empathy must be rule for our predatory nature. We are the most astonishing predators on earth....with the Power of our Minds we have absolute control over the lives of everything on earth----even the earth herself! With such power---we build Heaven or Hell, for everything or everybody! We must not let the Predator run the show (Survival thinking) because we are the "angels that fell to earth" and united with the mammalian animal mind and gave it the Power of God! Too Imagine even ourselves and to create our own self images! We must never reject the predator in us---it is an 3.6 billion year old conscious . We must unite it with our own 14.7 Billion year old "Solar Conscious" (Soul) as a "tool" to be used to advance our creativity and in which to better understand earth and her living cycles. Our Soul must add the Dark Unconscious of earth to the Light Unconscious of the Universal Self! This Predatory nature is very useful as a tool for ambitious seeking. Without the Predatory Nature, I couldn't have succeeded in the "Magic of the Qaballah"---for that nature drove me into the absolute self-sacrifice of the Abyss. We always "hunt". We hunt for greater self-improvement; we hunt for surcease; we hunt for success; we hunt for spirituality; we hunt for love; we hunt for food---in grocery stores (seeking the best prices) or in the wilderness, or in the creation of agriculture; we hunt for 'expansion and liberation' of our minds,i.e. mental growth and Spiritual growth as well. The Hunt never stops----and if we let our darkness survival mind- nature control the hunt----murders, wars, beatings, crimes against others, will never stop either. Once again the foundation of our Predation must also be," Do unto another as you would have done to you". This is Soul Knowledge known as "Compassion". The illusion of survival is what the Moon Card represents....the body doesn't survive the passage through the gates of Death (sustainability demands its recycling). The Spirit does, because it is a INFINITE BEING. Too think that we will survive by harming another, is delusional sophistry. All we really do is attract to ourselves the same treatment. That is one of the illusions we must understand; to think ill or act ill towards another, harms us.For there is only One who is many (One energy--- One Life with many lives) and all come from the same source. We must eat as must the least complex bacterial, so we should do so with intelligence control over your predator-----don't suppress predation as the predator--it is necessary to meet challenges and it will be given energy to act without control, just by oppressing it. Oppression is another illusion! Oppressing a thought requires the focus of emotion (fear etc)---emotion is "energy-in-motion", and thus an active force. The more you oppress the Predator----the Bigger Monster it becomes, until it breaks through its cages and rapes, kills, assaults, consumes, all that it sees. Rage gets it out of the cage and rage is merely survival thinking gone dark because it was stowed away in a place without the light of observation. So instead of oppressing the Dark Unconscious re -direct it into "diligent pursuits" of compassion. Even the smallest act, giving $.25 to a homeless person once a day. will give you better health, both emotionally and physically. Just picking up a dropped toy for a child----will enlarge you! Remember, train your predator with compassion just show another you understand their misery by a pat on the back, instead of taking advantage of their weakened state----for another illusion is that the predator controls the spirit through bondage and/or the body controls the intelligence. We know that before bodies, We were and are Spirits/Souls and our Nature is Union/ Love. Combining Love with Survival thinking, means that enlarge the view of the Dark Unconscious, so that it sees more than its fears of death (fear of discomfort)...in union with spirit, the Animal Unconscious can see that love is the best motion for "survival thinking"...because if the animal personality can understand and act in compassion...it won't die with the brain but rather be moved forward by the Life Giving Spirit into the operation of another "power tool"/ body and "past lives" become remembered! Death then becomes another illusion, as experience is expanded and liberated from one body to the next! Which only makes sense, for why would you destroy successful data if you wish to evolve being? If the Software successfully operates hardware---you upgrade it not destroy it! Now I have explained the Key-18-The Moon in a previous blog, as well as the Path of Qoph, so you may look those up....this story must be understood in the deepest parts of your Unconscious before you can ever proceed up the Tree of Life towards your vast inheritance of Energy Consciousness! I believe that "being holy" means Wholeness and our Wholeness, by inheritance, is Union With God on a personal scale! Remember God designed predation...it has to exist so that energy seeks motion i.e. meets challenges . Compassion keeps the motion going in a "Holy" way! Call me for a Tarot Reading @ 253-241-0129 and Know thyself better, or email me [ firstname.lastname@example.org] and set up an appointment....I promise that I see through the lens of compassion and we'll unite in a "holy" experience. One Soul to another! May you live long and prosper!