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Tarot Card Comparisons: Tarot of the Old Path & Thoth Deck Tarot Key 16- The Tower

Due to limited word space, I will not cover the Thoth Deck Cards as thoroughly as I have done tn the past. Please scroll back and review the individual Thoth Deck cards in past blogs, for more detailed information.

That being said, the Tarot of the Old Path  shows Key 16, the Tower  as a human form, with parts relating to the human body; the roof as the Mind, the upper floor as the brain/head etc, Thus the Tower in Tarot of the Old Path stresses the self. The falling tongues of flame, are the Yods (Essence of  The Fiery Father God) that are the "movement within the motion" (Ojibwa statement) of all life. This internal motion of the external world causes change: the Universal Constant. The resulting fiery fall of Yods (Hebrew for Hand) alights the Tower of Self , the flames represent the deconstruction, God's hand of change. that is necessary for reconstruction. The Male and Female figures are dislodged from their rigid concepts of self, victims of their own stubbornness not to progressively change their self identity. The falling, is a sense of knowing that what we thought we were is illusion and a device of comfort seeking-
(thinking you're right is just a form of comfort seeking, because if you are wrong--you feel uncomfortable.Righteousness, must be deconstructed or one learns nothing. Truth is, what is right today,often, is wrong tomorrow., as the evolution of our own sciences show.).
The moment of crisis that brings about the destruction of rigidity, is implied in the lightning flash and the bridge stands for a change of state, and/or a transformation from one state of mind to another.
The River of Time, is shown as an eroding river, implying time changes the shape of  everything,
The Toad, looming in the foreground, is the key message of this card,which is, " The negative is often the harbinger of the positive." With deconstruction of the past, we move forward into greater creative rewards of Self self expression. The old legend of "kissing the Toad" to make a King or Prince manifest can be implied here,
Severity visits us because we refuse to change, and that is entropy and will not be favored by the Soul. Thus salvation falls from the Heavens (Yods) and wipes out the obsolete ego, in order to allow us further progress. The Love of God, demands we stand in our power, and not kneel to our weakness. That Power, the ability to do work, requires adaption, change, flexibility and often, complete self reconstruction. Attitudes no longer adequate for the situation shall be swept away by the Spiritual motion within for the material world is transitory but the soul is immortal in its movement.
THE THOTH DECK KEY-16-THE TOWER:
Basically states the same message of that of the Tarot of the Old Path: inner self, will change outer self, whether it likes it or not. The harder one resists change the more traumatic the required change will be. 
In the Thoth Deck, key 16 is subtitled "war". For it is under the influence of Mars and attributed to the letter Peh {meaning-Mouth}, referring to Mars. Here  cosmic energy is represented in its most primeval form. Shown is the destruction of the existing material by fire, and/or the old Aeon of Osiris (The Patriarch) being destroyed for the establishment of the New Aeon of Horus, shown as the Great Eye of Horus in the Card. This great "I" is a new identity, that of the Divine Child of God (Christ or Buddha consciousness), coming to the mundane man-made identity of the past. As we all know, new software (identity) requires erasure of the old, before it can operate or up-grade the hardware or in the human body sense, the "wet ware", properly. Thus, we have the geometric shapes of man-made identity falling from the tower, as there are no straight lines in Nature who constructs all things from "spiral energy". Thus flexible and ever changing, Something the righteous man can never be.
The formula for the Tower Card in the Thoth Deck, is the complete appreciation of all things created. The Self must equally rejoice in not only the smooth and  fertile but also in the rugged and barren. Right and wrong are foolish thoughts of the mentally constipated. All things exist, because they are Created to do so. Thus societies, all based on Ruler definitions of what is Right and What is Wrong, are doomed to destruction and as history has shown, every Nation thinks it is the best, and everyone of them falls. To destroy others in the name of right, will destroy you.
Therefore at the bottom of this card is shown the destruction of the Old Ridged Military Industrial Aeon by lightning engines of War. When one worships military might as Authority over others and change, one is destroyed by that very God (Authority) they worship.  Thus the jaws of Dis (Roman god of destruction) belch forth the flames of destruction.i.e, purification. Falling from the tower, are those who man the destroyed garrison of the military industrial empire----you may note that they are made of straight lines, i.e. unnatural, thus they represent man-made identity.
The Ultimate reality of perfection is No-thing-ness, for only the "Waves" (disturbances or imperfections) in the No-Thing become something, Thus, only out of imperfection can existence exist. We now know that God who is perfection, is not seeking perfection, for that is about as smart as a fish in the ocean looking for water, We are all to be unstable, that is imperfect, so that we keep moving forward,seeking balance, experimenting in Self Awareness for that is the "Joy of God"...in other words, to make a long story short. God enjoys being you. We will always be imperfect, and thank god for that, as that means I shall always progress-------stumbling along to keep may balance in life's constant movement. The secret is to turn that stumbling into a dance of joyous passion!  I for one, know that a diamond, the absolute stasis (righteousness) of the carbon atom, cannot dance! We must will to live to be, and will to die to become. Thus the dove, symbolizes the Will to live (the spirit-feminine), and the Lion-Serpent The spirit male) the will to die. 
The fire of Yod from which our worn-out self belief is consumed and purified as a rising Phoenix of purity. The trouble with purity, is that once the substance is removed from the furnace that purified it, impurities from the environment soon cling to it and it must be returned to the furnace to cleanse it. So it is for self-identity. Only the pure fiery spirit can cleanse it of all that is unworthy of Divine Self identity Life and death are known to the Qabalists as phases of a single element ( Divine-Self-Awareness) that is constantly Real- Eye-zing itself. In the end, we all must fall, to stand again. Please refer to past blogs on the Thoth Deck Tower card, for more depth.

WHEN THE TOWER CARD IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
it implies:
  • A traumatic change will lead to new awareness.
  • the collapse of old beliefs
  • A new self arising from the ashes of the old.
  • End of a relationship; a possible divorce.
  • Freedom and liberation gained only by some cost in comfort.
  • Destruction and transition.
  • Loss of security
  • Deception.
  • Favorable new opportunities from loss.
  • Unsuspected events that demand you must "let go".
  • The breakdown of unhealthy, rigid, or false thought processes.
If ill dignified or reversed:
  • Stagnation
  • Lack of insight.
  • Caught in a negative situation.
  • Oppression and imprisonment.
  • Mental constipation, not allowing for the transformation/ change necessary for spiritual/emotional/ mental growth.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper.
 

12 Comments to Tarot Card Comparisons: Tarot of the Old Path & Thoth Deck Tarot Key 16- The Tower:

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Eli on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 9:18 AM
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Alica on Monday, February 24, 2014 2:39 PM
I thoroughly enjoy your views and comparison. Haven't even noticed that much similarity between these two decks, yet on an intuitive level I have picked them spontaneously, the moment I saw them. I am still a bit puzzled by that giant toad in the front, it is very prominent figure - of what exactly? Leap out of the tower?
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Eli on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:24 AM
Thank you for your comments and insight. The Toad is as Shakespeare said." Sweet are the uses of adversity, which like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.' The Toad represents in the language of animals, the symbol of negative forces that can contain the seeds of progress. May you live long and prosper.


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Eli on Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:11 PM
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Eli on Sunday, June 25, 2017 6:59 AM
Hi Sam. Yes, the provider's servers were down, but they have repaired them, even though they still act up a bit. I have another site, www.elitarotstrickingly.com, were I also run a blog on Tarot and Qabalistic metaphysical hermetic philosophy. I am glad you like the series. Thank you for taking the time to comment. May you live long and prosper.

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