The four levels of internal success in consciousness, emotional, mental, spiritual and physical, are represented by the four wings of the Thoth Deck Ace of Disks.
External success is represented by the coins within coins and the crystals within crystals (center of card).
Disks colors are those both of the Earth herself, and those of her organic biomass, creatures, trees, people, and all vegetation.
When thrown, this card indicates that you are no longer willing to accept and/or support the dichotomy of experiencing internal success and not experiencing external success or vise versa.
The Thoth Ace of Disks card shows a capacity to manifest success both internally (spirit/imagination) and externally (physical world). Since all Aces represent a years time, the Ace of Disks represents the opportunity to experience both inner and outer success equally in a years time. The Ace of Disks represents the seed or essence of materialization, and shows favorable manifestation during the periods of the Earth signs of the Zodiac; Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus or you may experience both internal and external success with the Earth sign people in your life.
The Qabalistic Ace of Disks card also represents reward of practical effort in the material sense, such as opportunities, security, stability in ownership. The four Aces, are the seed elements of the alchemist's four elements Earth, Air, Water and Fire. They also form the Shield of David, the Pentagram, which denotes the Triumph of Man. To know that Mankind is a Spiritual Triumph, will go along way in helping you "above all things-know thyself"!
The Qabalistic Thoth Ace of Disks represents the seed of the Entity called Earth. The Quanta, may be called the seeds of Atoms and atoms are unions of quanta, and considered living things.
The Ace of Disks, as seen in the Thoth Deck, is layered idea, upon idea and requires a great study of Crowley's Liber Al, and 777 along with the Equinox to understand the Magick involved. Being a blog, I shall only superficially cover this card, although that superficiality may seem deep.
The Ace of Disks, shows a spinning Mandala, for that is what the Earth, Luna, and Sun union is. It is the Mandala of Sacred Life on Earth/Malkuth, the Kingdom of Living Light. This combination of Atoms, photons, electrons, neutrons etc spinning together to form an Entity, is a great sacred act of Divine Phallus (Solar-electric forces) and Divine womb (magnetic forces) that have been represented in Mythology as long as it has been recorded. We have a modern study of this Myth (theory) and call it Theoretical Quantum Physics . The Quanta are sub-atomic particles and can be called the "Seeds of Atoms". Study Quantum physics if you want more explanation of this perspective.
The Ace of Disks is also a Mandala for the New Aeon of Horus. This card is layered depths of Gnosis (Knowledge) that can never be seen by first glance and requires in-depth study of the Tree of Life. The "Will to Be", required Non-Being to weave patterns of fantasy, so that it could be Itself. The Universe is the Fantasy of God, where god becomes you to become intimate with its creations! To even get a glimmer of understanding of this is to revise your perspectives on Fantasy. Every thought you think is a Fantasy, that the magick- physical body makes into "reality" by sensitizing it and enacting it.
Therefore, we are the Playwright, the Play, the Actor and the Stage of our Fantasies! As I said, reality is a weaving of layers upon layers of Dream-Fantasy. All the Universe is in the Mind of One Conscious Energy that is called The Universal Collective Unconscious. All the Dreams of this Mind, are animated by the Union of Goddess (magnetic womb) and God (electric Phallus).
The Ace of Disks is a glyph of Earth in the new Aeon of Horus, for if we Fantasize our world, why not make a Great Fantasy of Union and Love, rather than the brutal Fantasy of divisionism and war? That is why Crowley calls the element of Earth cards, Disks instead of Pentacles, as most other decks do. It is Alive, spinning, Layer upon layer of the Greater Self Love-realization that builds the All.
For the Card Reader, the Ace of Disks mundanely means the seeds of Material gain are sown, labor, power, wealth and all things of earthly material are in the works for the Querent. It represents materiality in all sense of the word be that good or evil. So in a sense, it is illusion. Our Fantasy, our Dreams, shape the reality of our world; all phenomena is imagined. There is the process of Neti-Neti (Hindu for "Not this-Not that") that come with this card and is the motivating power of consumerism. This is a process where the querent is gathering stuff to make them happy and finding out that "He who dies with the most stuff" is not happy.
Happiness is a state of gratitude not a state of more. Seeking validation through possessions, is a turmoil of not this-not that. "...to know thyself" is to know that Validation made you manifest, to seek validation is to deny yourself! To the Divine Self, creation is a validation of I Am Me. " I am, therefore I am valid", is a proper knowing of happiness.
As mentioned in past blogs, Kether is symbolized as The Point, The Crown and The Swastika. If you have been following the blogs, you know The Point to imply completeness unto itself, without dimension or external definition. The Point is also attributed to the number 1 which mathematically has the potential for all other numbers.
The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point that emphasizes self contained motion.
To reiterate, the Four Aces are the Root Force of the Alchemical Four elements. The Ace of Disks is the Root Force behind physical manifestation, that governs the motion within the movement of Matter.
The Ace of Disks:
Represents the influence of Kether, "The First Swirling" in matter or the World of Assiah, as Qabalists call it. It is a card of materiality, but not necessarily good or evil nor is it necessarily wealth.
The Thoth card is in the Green of Spring, new growth, and the Aeon of Isis, the mother of Form who is normally shown as Emerald green, but in the Ace of Disks the Aeon is shown in spring green after the Resurrection of Osiris as Horus; Horus being the Group Psyche of the New Aeon.
The Wings also represent the Four Arch-Angels whose powers balance each other and create stability. The six wings also represent the number of the Sun and the implied union of Earth and Sun that creates the Alive.
As we know atoms to swirl, and planets to revolve, we know that matter is a swirling motion and not a static one at all. Thus the card implies swirls and movement within a stable image, or as Zoroaster Stated:,"rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud."
The Greek words for " to the mark the beast" appear in the center of this card. The number 666 also shows in this card, This all shows the Earth to be the world of the Animal, as its highest form. The God-Mind (Human) has changed this by expanding the mammalian predator by Genetic Manipulation, combining the Animal DNA with that of "the angels that fell to Earth", thus the human body is a G.M.O, for the purpose of advanced evolutionary work; The Great Work, which is to bring the Universal Divine Collective Unconscious, "the above", and "the below", individual consciousness, into perfect union. Because it is an Animal mind, the Beast is seen by some as a lowly thing, whereas The Divine Creative has seen the Beast to be worthy of Daemon/Angelic status. I don't presume to question the Divine Creative in this, I just exalt in my inheritance. Doing my best to Be the "As above ,so below".
According to Crowley, the central Hieroglyph is that of "the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space," (The Husband) ,"The prince-priest the Beast"< [Liber Al. I.15.]. Thus, the Phallus is shown as the central symbol of this card, as that is the symbol of Tetragrammaton ("rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud,") again showing the Sol (Phallus) Luna (Yoni) union of reflected light. Crowley took this card as his personal Hieroglyph, so deep study is required to understand his deep and subtle meanings implied by this card. Purchasing his books and reading them over and over is this authors suggestion.
The Shadow Tarot equivalent to the Thoth Ace of Disks, is Belial, Spirit of Worm holes, and Radioactive Neutron Stars.
Belial: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the term in the Hebrew Bible. For other uses, see Belial (disambiguation). A woodcarving of Belial and some of his followers from Jacobus de Teramo's book Buche Belial (1473). Belial is a term occurring in the Hebrew Bible which later became personified as the devil in Jewish and Christian texts.Contents [hide]
Indicating that the enemy power would no longer interfere with the carrying out of true worship by his people in their land, YHWH declared through his prophet: "No more will any worthless person pass again through you. In his entirety he will certainly be cut off."
"Second Temple period. The term belial appears frequently in Jewish texts of the Second Temple period (texts classified by Christians as the Old Testament pseudepigrapha and apocrypha. Also a large number of references to Belial are evidenced in the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered at Qumran from 1948.Dead Sea ScrollsIn The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, one of the Dead Sea scrolls, Belial is the leader of the Sons of Darkness:
In the Rules of the Community, God is found making a very prolific statement: "I shall not comfort the oppressed until their path is perfect. I shall not retain Belial within my heart." The War Scroll and the Thanksgiving hymns both delve into the idea that Belial is accursed by God and his people, and shows how the existence of Belial in this world can be attributed to the mysteries of God since we can not know why he permits the dealings of Belial to persist. In the Dead Sea Scrolls, Belial is further contrasted with God. These are the Angel of Light and the Angel of Darkness. The Manual of Discipline identifies the Angel of Light as God himself. The Angel of Darkness is identified in the same scroll as Belial. Also in The Dead Sea Scrolls is a recounting of a dream of Amram, the father of Moses, who finds two 'watchers' contesting over him. One is Belial who is described as the King of Evil and Prince of Darkness. Belial is also mentioned in the Fragments of a Zadokite Work (which is also known as The Damascus Document (CD)), which states that during the eschatological age, "Belial shall be let loose against Israel, as God spoke through Isaiah the prophet." The Fragments also speak of "three nets of Belial" which are said to be fornication, wealth, and pollution of the sanctuary. In this work, Belial is sometimes presented as an agent of divine punishment and sometimes as a rebel, as Mastema is. It was Belial who inspired the Egyptian sorcerers, Jochaneh and his brother, to oppose Moses and Aaron. The Fragments also say that anyone who is ruled by the spirits of Belial and speaks of rebellion should be condemned as a necromancer and wizard.
Yes, I know it is a long quote from Wikipedia, but to the perspicacious, it points out the power of propaganda that needs enemies in order to be "righteous". The War of the "Angels", or between the Annunaki, was about the genetic modification of humanoids into the DNA spliced, Homo-Sapiens. Since the original reason for the G.M.O.-Human, was to created a "perfect sentient laborer" or miner, once all the mining was done, their was no need for humans to some of the Annunaki, who believed they were a "corruption of their genome". They were about to leave, and the argument for or against leaving them alive, or behind, became a civil war. Those for human's and those who were for erasing the experiment and letting Earth get on with her own evolutions. Obviously, those for human beings won that war, because they enlisted mankind to assist in their war and far outnumbered the opposition.
To the Hebrews, the "good guy" god, though a tyrant, was Yahweh. The opposition was lead by Belial ( or Dagon, latter Dragon-The Philistine Sea God who married Astargatis, Mistress of Earth. Dagon, was Yahweh's leading enemy). Once the battles were over, the "Ka" or Souls of the loosing Annunaki were "sentenced to Hell", i.e. Earth animal- manifestations, as the Psyche of human forms (144,000 of them). Thus establishing a more advanced Psyche as human norm, i.e. the "Son of God", soul/psyche of which we all inherit a great amount of inner knowledge.
Now I've just made a very long story, very short, and so recommend that the inquiring mind read of the "God Wars" in the old texts, including those of the Hindus ( the Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita) and the translations of the Sumerian clay tablets by Zacharia Sitchin.
For now, Linda Falorio subtitles her Belial card: " The Dragon flies above Heaven, Self confidence, Mastery." She goes on to state that one calls on Belial to " win favor of Friends and of Foes". Which seems contradictory to Hebrew/Christian claims, but then all the demons they make are for purposes of propaganda, enforcing fear, so one can be protected from "the enemy", made by the ruling Church of the day.
Due to revisionism, many of us forget, or were never taught that Jewish religion branched into many sects, two of which are early Mohammedanism and Christianity.
Much room for interesting study here, and remember, "The Enemy" is the foundation of survival thinking. The animal mind fears, above all things, its mortality and all that doesn't serve it's comfort, is "the enemy". Higher thought, declares everything "another way to be me", (One energy that cannot be created...) and see's no enemy. For even opposition, is not your enemy, just another way to invent reality.
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS OR THE SHADOW TAROT/BELIAL IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION: