Thoth, Key19-The Sun: The Path of Resh.
*Musical Note: D- Natural
* Double letter (Hebrew) Fertility-Barrenness
* Qabalistic esoteric title: The Lord of the Fire of the World.
From the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom: "
The Thirtieth Path is the Collecting Intelligence and
is so-called because Astrologers deduce from it the judgment of the
Stars, and of the celestial signs, and the perfections of their science,
according to the rules of their resolutions."
(The Path of Resh is the path from the sphere #8-Hod at a down angle to the sphere #9-Yesod)
The Path of Resh connects
Splendor (Hod) with Foundation (Yesod) and is the first of the Paths of
the Personality Triad to be encountered in upward motion on the Tree.
As the active Path of the intellectual formative side,
it is the activating force of the Personality which is an "image of
the High Self" since it is composed of both Male-electric-dynamic
("masculine- intellectual- dynamic, Yod) and female-formative-magnetic (intuitive- conscious dynamic-formative, Heh) and a harmony of energy frequencies from the union of the two opposites which is known as the equilibrating, Vau.
Sun (Son) in the Qabalistic Thoth Tarot deck is the "Collecting
Intelligence" (The Collective Soul), meaning that it exercises control over many different
components which is seen as the:
- 12 signs of the Zodiac, in this case symbolized by the 12 rays of light emanating from the Sun.
- The Masculine and Feminine polarities are represented as the flying angelic forms.
Zodiacal signs are considered to be the 12 guide posts of Personality
and receptacles of Planetary influences, one of which governs the birth
and life course of each incarnation, the memory of which are individual stored in the Solar Soul.
- The Sun is not only
central to today's incarnation but also acts as a link between the
Personalities which have been experienced in other incarnations.
collecting of the Sun also encompasses all the component parts of the
Personality, discovered on these lower Paths, that are here infused with
the dual action of the Sun (light and warmth).
initiates, light and warmth are considered to be intellectual qualities.
The Path of The Sun is intellectual and is the highest level of the
human intellect ( The Star is the highest level of emotions).
- The Sun is also The Son
who carries on the work of the Father. The Sun is the introduction to
the inner sun which is the light of the Personality, just as the
physical sun is the light of the material world.
- What must be
noted here, is that definite physical-chemical changes happen to those
who successfully work on the Paths. In his study course, The Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom, Paul Foster Case states that:"...marked
inner differences from the average person are due to psychological
contrasts to the mental states of ordinary human beings, but they are
also the outer signs of organic changes inside the skin of the new
creature. He is chemically and structurally unlike genus homo. There
are different constituents in his (her) blood stream. Through the
nervous system and in the brain, and glands related to them, function
differently in the body of an adept from the way they do in the bodies
of the greater number of his (her)contemporaries."
In order to update the language I placed the word her
in parentheses but it is also important to note that these "marked
inner differences" also cause the "magic abilities" of the psychic
and/or the "healing semen of the anointed" in Tantric practice, as the glands function on a more "Solar" level than just biological. When we travel The Path of Resh
upwards, we return to this point of new innocence. It is quite
literally "a growing younger" process of birth backwards until we reach a
stage where there is some recollection of the Source from which we
emerge. It's also important to note
that the god-man Personality we came as Spirit to build, is an expansion and
liberation of the Animal consciousness to a state of Angelic conscious providing a union that is "more than the sum of its parts".
We came to elevate matter and its survival mind to that of Universal
Thought, while also allowing Universal thought to "Feel" what it is thinking and therefore discern; thus the Dreamer of the Universe, can be lucid in the dream, as a God-Man, and thus correct, manipulate and/or restructure the dream by "live" observation. This Sun card is the symbol of the genus homo-sapient-sapiens. Therefore, knowing the Solar Self brings an understanding of " I may not be god, but god can be me"! Resh is the first active path
on the formulation-intellectual side and is the activating force of the Personality. The
Supreme Spirit Self,
the Higher Self and the Personality are all
composed of an intertwining of the Feminine side and a Masculine side
(the twin serpents on the Caduceus) and forces resulting from the
interaction of opposites. As previously stated, the Sun-Resh is also known as the "Collective
Intelligence" meaning that it exercises control over the Zodiac as shown
by the 12 rays on the Thoth Deck Tarot Card-The Sun-Key 19. Astrologers
know these zodiacal signs as the twelve guideposts of Personality and
as receptacles (feminine) of Planetary Influence. The Sun is not only a
link to the present incarnation but also a link to the past personality
incarnations and therefore the Akashic Records are within the Path of Resh.
Being collective, the Sun is also infuses all the
components parts of the Personality on the lower paths with the actions
of the Sun, light and warmth, which are considered intellectual
You may notice the "Dancing Twins" as shown
on this card before they were called the "Sons of Seth" or the
"Daughters of Seth" we may have known them as --the Twin aspects of the
Goddess or God, the Original "Soul Mates"/Solar Mates.
The Fiery Spirit or Spiral Energy of Masculine and the
Magnetic =Formative Sophia (Goddess of Wisdom) feminine side. On the Thoth Card
, the Solar twins cross arms, representing the Union of these Divine States of Intellect and
Energy (in Tantric Image they would be in "Sexual Union") that must be
established to "Collect" all the necessary Forces in order to establish a
Intellectual and living Being.
This Path is intellectual, and THE SUN
represents the highest form of human intellect which is both a balance
of Masculine and Feminine, the perfect anima and animus in union as one bright source of conscious energy.
So in a physical
representation, when both the Left and Right side of the brain are in
equilibrium with the Solar Forces (Kundalini-Ida Pingalla) within the body, we are at
our most advanced state of Personality. This is a profound union of the
Personality with the Inner Sun where there is a deep physical inner
feeling of Warmth and Light not unlike the external feeling of warmth
and light a sun bather may experience, yet within rather than on the surface of the skin. Also, like the
physical sun, you cannot look directly into the "inner sun" with out
suffering positive damage to your "I" (eye) sight. Reminding us of the opposites of the Sun, that it is
both the harbinger of fertility and barrenness
which is the Double
Letter (double letters are Soul letters) meaning of the Hebrew word Resh.
This Warm and Bright intelligence will purge your personality of all the detritus of unworthy identity you have gathered from society. Burned bare, your personality will be that of your Solar Hermaphrodite Soul.
As a symbol of Resh
the human head is represented, which is our Collective Intelligence.
The Path of Resh is an initiation of the Personality to the Great Source
of Inner Light which takes place in the material body that affects the
dual components of the Lower Self (Chemical and Intellectual).
knows that the component parts of the Personality (Lower Paths on the
Tree of Life) function through the body as an experience-collecting
vehicle for the Spirit. Therefore, the human body is an important Crucible for the
Alchemical union of Higher and Lower Self communion and communication. Therefore, the
Physical body is a Sacred Place; our temple, our forge crucible, where ideas are
forged into artistic-intimate-sensual-presence and where Male and Female
are not divided into a purely errant "Battle of the Sexes" as proposed
by the "Divide and Conquer" indoctrination of divisionism, but as a new Binary Star!
Remember "God creates what God wants!" To believe you can judge what is created by the Divine Creative (If it is alive-it is supposed to be!), is the arrogance of a idiot.
The Path of the Sun is a Hermaphroditic path, where we return to the nonjudgmental innocence of a
child and as we travel upwards on this Path of Resh, our Personality grows
younger, innocent and sees with Wonder rather than the critical eyes of
the good and bad Pavlovian domesticated and divided-personality of the cultural
Adult. We begin seeing What The Divine Creative Sees!
Tiphareth is the Central Sun (Son)
of the physical microcosm and connects us to the Dark Sun (limitless
light- Dark Energy-Father) of the Macrocosm and the Path of Resh begins us on the
Journey to Central Sun-of God-Man, within. There is much to study about this
card, Cain an Able ( bareness and fertility), the Dragon-faced-Men,
Sons of Seth, Daughters of Seth, Prometheus and the Christ who Didymos Judas Thomas
in the Gnostic Gospels quoted as saying"....I am the honeymoon suite.
" and much more!
The Connolly Tarot, Key 19, The Sun,
concentrates its imagery on the bright joy of this card.
Depicted, are cherubs offering the gifts of life and opportunity. Each Cherub (Kerub) presenting a perfected tool to mankind.
The blue wisdom/spirituality of the Great Mother Sophia forms the background to a bright sun. Here the Sun brings a message of...Yes. The key word is ATTAINMENT.
As can be seen here, this card skirts over the Arcane meaning of the Divine Twins- Key 10, making it an easy read for a mundane divination.
When the Sun card is thrown during a reading:
- It generally means Gain, Glory and riches all of the Fertility side.
- Regardless of present circumstances, there will be joy, prosperity and happiness in your future.
- When this card shows up in a divination when answering a question about a "lover", it defines soul mating.
- However, if surrounded by very ill cards, it can mean the bareness/desert side which would be Arrogance, Vanity, and Display.
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