0-THE FOOL--the ancient mysteries represented by the Thoth Deck Card.
In past blogs I explained the Path of Aleph, the Fool-zero key, along with color, sound, meaning and esoteric title. This card can be used for magic- meditative purpose, and it helps to know the mysteries it represents.
The word Aleph, means Ox and as The Fool, is at the most exalted level of the Tree of Life. This shows us that the Supreme Spirit Identity has great purpose rooted in the Earth. The Ox is representative of Life Power. Spirit is Life, and the ability to do Spirit's work, are the alive. This means that Life and the alive, are the "as above, so below".
The Fool is the eleventh Path which is the Fiery or Scintillating Intelligence, it is the possibility of motion (vibration) and the first will (perception). This is Limitless Light, which to us is darkness (Dark energy) and from this darkness comes thought which emanates mind. Mind can be called the Vessel which contains thought---Vessels belong to Female magnetic, while Will-Fire belong to masculine electric, so the Fool is also named by some mystery schools as Zeus Arrhenothelus-; the Divine Hermaphrodite. He is the Green Man of the Druids---the personification of spring The "Great Fool" of the Celts, which is known as an inspired mad-man who is also a savior. The Fool also represents the legend of Parsifal, who possessed the foolishness and innocence of youth. But because of his purity, he achieved the Holy Grail. The horns on the zero key, represent the old gods, Dionysus Zagreus, also know as Bacchus Diphues-Zagreus, was a horned deity that mythology tell us was torn apart by Titans. He is one of the many dismembered deities [Osiris, Odin, Christ, Prometheus etc.] whose death symbolized initiation. Bacchus Diphues means "double-nature" was a bi-sexual god made mad by intoxication, all the symbolism of which related to the idea of divine ecstasy. According to A. Crowley, The Fool represented a form of the Bull Slaying god Mithras, and was called Baphomet, who was supposedly worshiped by the Knights Templar as an ass-headed deity. Baphomet is also associated with Set. Saturn and Satan. The Crocodile, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of the greatest creative energy. The study of The Fool card is indeed a long and labored one but I would recommend that the serious student of the Greater Mysteries of Spirit, look up these above mentioned god-names and their myth, for only by studying these will the Qaballist grain deeply mystical insight. When thrown in a reading this card can mean spiritual---such as Idea, Thought beyond the material and a person who endeavors to rise above their material personality. It can also be more mundane, and mean folly, stupidity, eccentricity and maybe even mania....all the traits of the deities gone mad. This is because this card is too ideal, making it generally unstable in the material world. It must be surrounded by very good cards, to show the higher Spiritual meanings.
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