In the Whole of the Tarot itself, has been called since the time of Levi, the Book of Thoth. In the Thoth Deck, The first Key, The Magician, is called the Magus. In most decks the magician sports the wand of Mercury, the Caduceus, which encompasses the whole of the Sephiroth, except Kether, on the Tree of Life. The Magician is the Path of Beth, on the Tree (see past blog); Beth meaning "house: and the Magician represents the original house/dwelling place of the Supreme One Spirit Identity, which is represented by the O-Fool card, descending towards dense manifestation. The first matter
of the Alchemists was called the Philosophic Mercury, the first in creation
, the beginning of the beginning. This card also represents the opposites of life and death, because to create the beginning, and end must also be created. So without the energy of the Magician, there would be no life or death, beginning or end. The Figure eight (lemniscus) of the Serpent crowning his head, represents this unbroken cycle of form and energy in this universe.The Life energy of the Universe is directed by the Magician as step 1 in the evolution of Matter. He is called the Transparent Intelligence
which is both the Transmitter and the Transmitted, i.e. The Mirror of which He is both sides...the Message and the Messenger. The Magus tells us that when the One Energy is transmitted it become primal matter, which is the interaction of Kether, Chokma, Binah transmitted through Daath (invisible Sephiroth,i.e. Transparent Intelligence) who is not the Creator itself but the bearer of the Creators Will. Here, the Thoth Deck Magus is a representative of Hermes (Greek), Mercury (Roman) and Thoth (Egyptian) who all are the same deity. This Deity was associated with words
, because a messenger must clearly state the cause of the one who sent him. However, these Words are vibrational sound and not necessarily any spoken language. The Magician transmits the Idea of Self Creation from the One from above, the Words
of the magician is how its will is transmitted. A word is an intelligence-laden vibration and the idea of the magician is the first vibration through which the One Spirit begins manifestation. This vibration encloses the Spirit and the All. As shown by the two different symbols on the lower illustration, The Caduceus, encompassing the Four Worlds of Qaballah and the Sephiroth on the Planetary symbol.
All created wills are but reflections of the Will that is the Magician. A true Magus must allow the Primal will to operate through him or her, utilizing all senses. By doing so the control of the senses by the survival mind of good/and bad is overcome with the greater will of the One.
In the Thoth Deck Card, the Magic Wand of the Magician---is the Magician himself. Giving us insight into a unseen Truth. The wand has no power, it just focuses the Will-Power of the One who wields it! The Transmitter and the Transmitted.
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