In the Qabalistic Tarot, Netzach, is the 7th Sephira, that green Sephiroth on the lower illustrated Tree of Life, [courtesy of the Qabalistic Tarot, text book, by Robert Wang.] Netzach/Victory is the ruling intelligence of all the Tarot 7's.
Green is the color attributed to Venus, the planet of Netzach. Love, feelings and instinct, the Group Mind, Nature, and the Arts, all radiate from this Sephiroth. The Symbols for Netzach are The Girdle, The Rose. and the Lamp.
Netzach is the first Sephiroth
of the Astral triangle and is the first energy intelligence to make up the personality of the individual.
You may remember that I stated that the Personality is made up of the Four Alchemical Elements, each of which are represented by the lower Sephira, in the familiar sequence of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Netzach is Fire, Hod is Water, Yesod is Air and Malkuth is Earth.
Netzach is the lower form
of the fiery Yod of Chokmah that is reflected from Geburah through Tiphareth. This is the formula for Yod Heh Vau Heh, The Secret name of God. Malkuth being the final Heh, because of the "fall" which is really a condensing or "down sizing" of Self from Macrocosm to Microcosm.
, normal waking consciousness of the student, must deal with the Astral Triangle and the component parts of the Personality, after all, we are not of the Personality, it is of Our Spiritual Nature!
Personalities are software programs that are created to operate and experiment with Hardware, and are supplanted in the brain to manipulate the physical body properly.
However, if your personality was made for you out of the illusions, delusions, and ambitions of "Authority",
than you haven't a clue who is operating the body, as you don't know the code and language that went into making the software your body is operating from! You are just a slave to your environment.
Yet again the axiom of Qaballah: "Above all things, Know thyself!" rings true!
The most important part of initiation is to observe the layers of lies, that your personality is constructed from, removing layer after layer of false you, until the real you shines true. This "Garbage in" is called man-made persona and the "Garbage out" is the dysfunctional action of "seeking yourself" in the eyes of your peers, or of authority. You are already God approved----you exist, and your Software for operating the Hardware, was already created by the Higher Self, you call this "the Soul".
Often, Mystery schools
use a set of Tattva exercises as a type of "controlled day dream" (guided meditations), intended to bring the student into direct contact with the subtle Elemental realms immediately underlying the material sphere of sensation. Often, I bring those Elemental realms into sensual manifestation for my students, all of which is necessary to prepare the student for more advance techniques of skrying with Tarot Cards. The Student learns that the 78 Tarot Cards, are 78 fragments of Self, that they must rejoin to become "Holy" and/or Whole Self.
It should be understood, that the astral realm beginning with Netzach, is a fluid, non-solid electromagnetic psycho- dynamic realm where everything begins in illusion/dream. It is the place, where our Formative consciousness can experiment with image, such as children role-playing, in order to comprehend in a later stage of growth, the actual manifestation of being "that". If done with controlled will, this is a boon to any creative endeavor on Earth; if taken as rote, all hell will break loose on earth!
The Astral nor its denizens of personal illusions is not a Master
of your personality! Nor is anything that you contact in it your ruler, for most of the Astral denizens are lost personalities, or superstition built demons!
The Astral is Your Mailable psycho-dynamic -thought-substance to create with, not be created by! Most " Medium-Channels" just channel astral persona's, and live in an illusion of devotional thought, not allowing them to see "holy' delusions.
Let me explain what few wish you to know: A god is a dominate Consciousness on its Plane of Dominion. Every one of the Ten Sephiroth, is a god,you are composed of the United cooperation of these energy intelligences we call "gods" (microcosmic Demi-urges), which contribute to the make up the One God/Macrocosm. And you're are one better, because you have also composed a body of the Animal "god", Top Mammal Predator, ruler of its domain, the Human body! So, You, are a Great Group of Ten demi- gods, who should be working as One Group Soul of your individual Tree of Life...A One God. The fact that you are not, is because you've been mentally separated from the reality of your divinity! This was done by the manipulation of your imagination,(auto-suggestion) by "The few who wish to rule the many"i.e. Rulers, who are those who control definition! The Astrals are the beginning of formation, on earth. And by giving you "nightmare" stories of how bad your natural body is, you forgot it is a 'god" of its domain!
We all must return consciously to the Astral , by meditation, skrying and lucid dreaming, thereby cleaning up our software!
When we are dealing with Netzach, we are dealing with understanding a particularly difficult State of energy conscious . Netzach is where both the Macrocosm and Microcosm meet. Thus we are dealing with the understanding of the entire race patterns of human kind, and patterns of individual persona.But if that isn't enough, we must understand that this dichotomy is in itself an illusion!
Okay, "nuff" said, Tomorrows blog will deal with more explanation of Netzach and the Seven of Wands.
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