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Thoth Deck Tarot:THE FOOL-0: The Path of Aleph

I would reread THE MAGUS blogs, Parts 1 & 2.,  before reading this blog, as this is the most esoteric of all the Arcane . Every card in the Tarot Deck is an aspect of THE FOOL-0.
As a Path, THE FOOL connects Kether (Crown) with Chokmah (Wisdom). To the Qabalist, Kether is known as the Source of All, and Chokmah is known as Father God. The Path of Aleph,meaning OX, is about the "flowing of Life Force and creative power", showing the "SPIRIT'S aim to be that of Earth and/or Sensual Being. Crowley symbolizes this "Holy Spirit" ( The Spirit on every level of the Tree of Life)  as a dove in the Thoth Deck Card. Crowley also called The Letter Aleph, a phallic symbol.....but then so is the Projected Will that is THE MAGUS, and one wonders if Crowley was so besotted with the Phallus, that he was unable to see anything else; However,truth be told, by reference to Sexes and sexuality do we com to the minutest glimmering of understanding about the Universe.
To even begin understanding THE FOOL, we must entertain  a multifaceted and fluid interpretation of Force and Form. 
Paul Foster Case calls this Eleventh Path, in his book THE THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM, the fiery or Scintillating Intelligence. which makes sense as The Path of Aleph boarders on the Limitless Light (Ain Soph), which is "not" or 0, Light without limit which is darkness to us who need a beginning and a end to see. So here we try to explain what can't be seen as The Fiery Darkness which is the possibility of vibration or motion and the First Perception of the One having potential for activity. In the context of Masculine sexuality, the Fool is the Testes, and the Magus is the Phallus,(represented by the three flowers beneath the spread legs of THE FOOL) as He directs active first flow from the Fool rather than potentiality doing so. However, I fear that is a rather limiting concept of the ONE-----as the Ain Soph is 0, but then, all concepts are less than the potential for conception.
We may reason that the potential for Thought, comes from the Dark Energy as Dark Matter (The First Material). The appearance of Thought emanates Mind, which is the vessel for Thought and/or Womb of Thought Forms, i.e. The I-magi-nation, transcending all reason. Thus, our reason, leaves us with more questions than answers.
Limitlessness is a very difficult concept! To say that THE FOOL represents the initial potential for thought which transcends reason, is about the best I can do with words.
The special reality we may touch in sleep, often gives us images that do not correlate to our mundane understanding of reality, so our dreams seem to be so much abstraction and are considered as nonsense to our waking condition. However, the Great Work (As above so below) involves the assimilation of  The Real, not a reality conceived of mundane ideas. And the Real Concepts are from "what is Not' making "What is" from Dreams of Potential- Self! To think of the Universe as "God Dreaming" (Darkness Dreaming it is Light) is very difficult to grasp, and the fact that you are a "Lucid" Dreamer (Image of God), who has been given the "Power of Observation", meaning you can change the Perspective of "Things", is just about as mind boggling as it gets....and just such a glimmer of insight requires a "beyond the Mundane" understanding of Self! Thus, your Divinity is not often acknowledge by the mundane...However, your Womb, the conception of "the image of God", is the invisible Sephira, Daath (knowledge), which is the Path Where Goddess (Understanding)/God (Wisdom) meet face to face (Yab Yum) and is known as the Path of Daleth-THE EMPRESS, your Spiritual Birth Mother!
I'll end this brier dissertation on the Fool, with this: All the Paths leading upward to Kether,THE FOOL, THE MAGUS, AND THE HIGH PRIESTESS, must be approached with a certain understanding of whimsy, as we realize that by crossing the Abyss and approaching Kether (As above, so below) means the total annihilation of Self as we perceive it, thus presenting us with the irony of our attempt to grasp such esoteric and refined principles from an earthly-mundane perspective. Often,when teaching the Major Arcana and knowing what I speak, cannot truly convey what I am saying, brings a smile, if not outright laughter to my face. To me, The I AM potential is ironically displayed as a limited conception--a
Me. Being a "Me" must never be taken to seriously, for that concept will change daily, when one enters the Higher Self.
Thank you for your interest and comments, More will be the attempt to explain the unexplainable in tomorrows, THE FOOL- Part @. May you live long and prosper!

8 Comments to Thoth Deck Tarot:THE FOOL-0: The Path of Aleph:

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cheap ray ban online on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:52 PM
Virtually all of what you assert is astonishingly appropriate and that makes me wonder why I had not looked at this in this light previously. This article truly did turn the light on for me personally as far as this subject matter goes. However at this time there is actually 1 point I am not really too comfortable with so while I try to reconcile that with the central idea of your position, allow me see just what all the rest of the readers have to say.Well done.
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Eli on Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:52 AM
Thank you for your comments and insights. To have only one point you are not clear on when trying to understand the "holy Spirit"-Fool card, is an accomplishment of great mental dexterity! May you live long and prosper.


relojes victorinox on Thursday, January 01, 2015 7:26 PM
Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you really know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also visit my site =). We could have a link exchange contract between us!
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Eli on Friday, January 02, 2015 12:26 PM
Thank you for your kudos. I'll visit your site soon. May you live long and prosper.


Ari Yosef on Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:28 PM
What a wonderful and informative article! Thankyou for your love and light!
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Eli on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 10:18 AM
Thank you for your most gracious comments. May you live long and prosper.


25/50 on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:20 AM
This is me. Thank you, Eli. Your words are strong, thus you must be strong, too. In Light, The Fourthborn
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Eli on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:26 PM
You are welcome, and thank you for your comments. I was told, that I am often too strong for most people who are undecided on identity. I am Spirit, there is no greater strength. May you live long and prosper.

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