The Sephiroth and their Tarot Card Symbols: Part 3
By now it should be obvious that the Qaballah is all about clear and concise definition even though the ancient Qaballist's used many verbal smoke-screens in the past. This obfuscation can be forgiven as there is a point in any expanding and liberating Academic work, that someone needs to hide the meanings of certain applications so that they are not condemned and killed as a threat to the Ruling factor of the time. As you may know, the definition of a ruler is one who controls definition....and control can be violent enforcement.
That being said, to a new student, the Minor Arcana of the Sephiroth (The cards numbered Ace through 10-Wands, Cups, Swords, Disks and the Court Cards) may seem less important than the Major Arcana or the Trump Cards.But this thought is in error, for the Minor Arcana symbolize the real potencies in ourselves and in the whole of Universal Conscious Energy that we strive to manifest consciously. The Tarot Cards are a teaching device and the Suits ( minor arcana) are a objective Center of Conscious Energy, while the Trumps (Paths) are a subjective conscious journey from one Center of Conscious Energy to another. For instance, it may be a chariot that takes us down one path of inner conscious energy to another, So ultimately, the Paths (Trumps) are less important then the Sephiroth which become the primary force of the Tarot Deck. As symbols of divination, the Tarot Cards represent and describe forces in transition that have brought about past events , are functioning in the present and have potential to create future events. Since we are all unconsciously and continuously traveling these paths of conscious energy transition from moment to moment and at the same time, on at least 10 dimensions, our limiting concepts of time-space don't apply. The fact that each of us is our own Point in time/space (that is an Entity in Quantum Physics) means that we can observe Our self as "another Self" that we call "Other People"----but this may be too much to wrap your brain around. The many faces of the One Child simply means that everything you see is another way of being YOU! This is a big concept for self-absorbed brains, who fear enemies around every bend of light. So a dedicated process of teaching our Animal Consciousness---the Process of Supreme Spirit Conscious, is why the Mysteries (giving images to the invisible---which is more than 99% of our Universe) is so very important to development of understanding that is-- I AM Me! One Conscious Energy Shouting out its Self-Awareness, as images moving within Itself. The I (identity) Am (definition) Me (conscious force and form) , allowing an intimacy with Self, that is the Grace of God. So, to make this short and sweet---you exist because God likes being you.
To claim our Universal Conscious Energy inheritance of Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge, is the reason for Divination---it tells us where we are at in our self understanding, what process of realization we must achieve to become even more aware of our invisible Self-----The Powerful Self---that forces our forms on Paths of Metaphysics. Instinctively we know that the 1% world (Malkuth- Organic Matter) is not in charge, so we develop forms of invisible forces that cause the effects around us---this is often called Superstition, Mythology and Religion. By anthropomorphizing these unknown forces, we often forget, that we are the Images of God, who is both Force and Form. Above all things know thyself , the Qaballistic axiom, shows us that these forces are not unknown and they have actively or subjectively formed us! This is what the Tree of Life and the Sephiroth are all about. By studying the Tarot and the Tree of Life, we become active conscious prodigal-Children traveling back to our rich parents realm of I AM All. I am sure this enough information for now , so if you wish a Tarot Reading of your own, call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or Email me [email@example.com] or log onto my website [eli-lsmerchantile.com] and come to my Night of the Inner Dragon event. Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper.