Hebrew letter card from: Ask the Kabala Oracle Cards. Authors: Deepak Chopra & Michael "Zappy" Zapolin with Alys R. Yablon.
Tarot Card: Thoth Deck
Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God. The Lord is One.
God is One, we are One, everything is Oneness. This is the Philosophy of Qaballah, the Jewish Faith, the Christian Faith and many more----and also the knowledge of modern Physics. "There is only one energy, that cannot be created nor destroyed; only transformed"
---The First Law of Thermodynamics
This is also the Path of Shin on the Tree of Life.
*Path color: Glowing Orange Scarlet.
*Musical note: C
*Maternal Letter: Fire
Esoteric Title: The Spirit of the Primal Fire
In Tantric Yoga, the Spirit of the Primal Fire is known as Kundalini. Often seen in Thoth Deck Tarot Cards as a Haloed Serpent ( In the Aeon--it is the Serpent on the Head of the Transparent Standing Horus). It is the rising up the spine of the Kundalini to the head, the tooth that opens the "egg" of Higher Consciousness that instigates union with the Higher Self---which is a higher frequency of vibration than normal consciousness. The Rising Kundalini changes body chemistry and vibration into what is called by Paul Foster Case as the Master Body.
What is shown here as Aeon (Judgment in other Tarot decks) is a process undergone by the Personality as it strives to become conscious of its own inner working. But the striving is not limited, it is perpetual. The Striving of the One----has built the Universe and The One hasn't stopped creation yet---it is perpetual and so is the Fiery Nature of Our Spirit. As Spirit becomes more self-aware----it strives to become more aware. This is a process of eternal perpetuation. The Path of Shin is the perpetual monitoring of the Personality towards Universal Consciousness. What is deemed unworthy by the Kundalini, invoked by the desire of the student traveling the Paths, is burned away by the redeeming Fire, a process which is actually physical, emotional and psychological. Shin, is a bright fiery probationary Path of Emotions. What is shown on the Aeon card is a Resurrection, a rebirth of the human psyche and body as the Child Horus, who is born of the Union of Isis ( Moon) and Osiris (Sun)---as the Solar Child of Enlightened Flesh.
This is the Alchemical process of Air ( Mind), Fire (Spirit), Water (Emotions) and Earth (physical body) forge into a transformed being by the Spirit of the Primal Fire (Kundalini). I don't recommend that the beginning student engage in Kundalini Rising exercises until they are fully centered on The One. We must meditate deeply on only the One energy, blocking out everything else, until we enter the state of One Sight. This can be an arduous process, where not even thought influences the mediator, In Tantra Yoga, two partners engage in sexual union, concentrating on the flow of energy between them---until that flow is all that is experienced! That means all the emotional and sensual distractions experience in this union are woven into One Awareness----and no He or She is present---Just One Energy-in-Motion.
Shin is a Fiery Path---A Dragon's Path---The Fiery Haloed Serpent that is the ONE Energy That cannot be created nor destroyed;only transformed. The Personality, body, and emotions are definitely transformed by this Spiral- Spirit-flow and only the most focused of students must apply! When the Kundalini Rises---all of our "separates" are welded together by the Great Inner Fire and only One is present---The Master and Masterpiece are in perpetual union. If your emotions are not focused into One Desire ( I call it Hard Desire) then a rising Kundalini can be a disaster, for it will flow as all fire does, to that which gives it more fuel ( it burns away the dross)---your negative emotions are traditionally more emotional that you civilized- behavior- emotions so Pandora's Box becomes your reality. This is not recommended! Much inner work, where your darker nature and your conscious must unite IN LOVE-towards the One Goal of Uniting with the Higher Self, before the Path of Shin can be achieved. There are no short cuts. As Paul Foster Case wrote in the Thirty-Two-Paths of Wisdom: The Thirty-first Path is the Perpetual Intelligence: but why is it so called? Because it regulates the motions of the Sun and Moon in their proper order, each in an orbit convenient for it. The Sun represents our Consciousness and the Moon is our Unconsciousness, so the unification of these in their perfect orbits as One Sight/Focus, is a must before you begin union with the Spirit of Primal Fire. Crowley (Thoth Deck creator) believed that this Key 20-Aeon, would be the actual state of human existence in the mid twenty-second century. Which means the Personalities that haven't evolved to the State of Oneness....will not be able to manifest forms at that time. They must become Perpetual to do so. When a Personality becomes perpetual---it remembers it's past incarnations and just keeps perpetuating growth in every new transformation. A psychodynamic Goal worth achieving and one that is created only by diligent focus on Oneness. "Everything I see, is another way to be me"! When you see-know this, then its time to Raise the Kundalini and Transform yourselves into Horus. Thank you for your interest and comments [The Path of Shin was more esoterically explained in a previous log that you can log onto] . May you live long and prosper.