THE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- ACE OF DISKS
The root Power of Earth.
Tree of Life, shows
the Crown-Kether and the Kingdom- Malkuth as both ends of the Tree. As Above,so Below
, is the Qabalist's axiom for Magi
who is the manifestation of Kether on the Material Earth Plane. It is
Whole-ness of Spirit (Holy Spirit) and is the destination of all who
study the Qaballah. Earth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit
but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Self Awareness!
no logic to No-thing "becoming" Some-thing, so that it may return to
nothing. O is always 0. No-thing (Kether) obviously Desired Itself into being
something---because it is the I AM, which denotes existence! Thought is the first "something" that comes from the Mind, the Universal Collective Unconscious, which I call the Divine Collective Unconscious or Divine Creative.
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 Crown symbolizes the Holy Guiding Spirit to which we may aspire. The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point/Kether 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:
the influence of Kether, "The First Swirling" in matter or the World of
Assiah, as Qabalists call it. It is a card of materialism, but not
necessarily good or evil nor is it necessarily wealth.
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 New Aeon. The Wings 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.
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
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. A.Crowley, was a practicing Tantric, so his symbols
of the Lingam/Phallus, is much like those lingams at the Shiva Temples
We are masters of Time-Space
and are achieving an active part of the Conscious Energy Self
Awareness, by being able to focus that awareness down to the scale of
human sensuality. You call yourself Souls
, but know not what that
means. Souls are Libraries of Personalities created by Spirit, each of us a copy of the Universal Collective; our
name is indeed legion!
Successful creation in time-space is form
which has an alpha and a omega--because form requires a beginning and an
end. With out time-space, no form could be made.Without transformation
of forms, motion could not be kept! Change (transformation) is
motion/force and it is how we animate time-spacial concepts as "alive"
being. You may now see the illusion in this, because we are Life we
make alive what is imagined as ourselves!
The Thinker of thought is always greater than the thought but without experiencing that thought the Thinker
is Unaware of Itself; Albeit "A designed Form" of awareness in the
Formless Conscious of Energy, creation is still the only way TO BE! Will-To-Be is
our Soul! And a sense of being that is alive and self-aware is what we create on
Earth, in the name of the Divine! That Name is " I AM"! Therefore the
Great Work of the Soul isto manifest a material being that is the Sensual
Gate-Way of Kether on this Earth; a "Me"! The Union of Crown and
Kingdom which because of accomplishment, shall never be divides again!
This card affirms the new Aeon.The manifestation of the Solar
Being and the Material Being as One Being who is many! In other words,
the Being whose name is Legion! That would be best known as , I AM ME!
Matter, may be called the crystallizing consciousness which is a
materialization of Ideas that began in the "Great Dark Thick Ocean of
Binah" (Unconscious) who is "Understanding" united with Chokma- wisdom. If
you look deeply into you mind, you can see that when an Idea (wisdom) is
understood, it now has Image!
Hence, the seeds of Image are as a seed of a
tree, all the knowledge/wisdom of the Tree is in that seed which
becomes something greater than itself as it grows into another way to be Tree. We are
such seeds. We are the seeds of I AM that has acknowledge itself as
probabilities rather than a stasis form of Law. We are the Self Rule Makers
of the Universe we make a Rule, i.e. a definition, and then become it. We change
by expanding and liberating our identity from a previous definition.
You could call us the Seeds of Conscious Evolution. We are always the
"Exception". It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE!
So this card reminds us to
choose and then fertilize and nurture that choice with Will-To-Be! This
is indeed a great inheritance! We can be and/or are what ever we define
ourselves to be! To be "ill defined" is to think ill about any or all
that you "see". To be "Well defined" is to know that everything you see
is "another way" to be you (identity of the One Energy) ! Again
greatest seeds of Life that you can plant come from,"Doing unto another
what you would have done to you", no matter how they "do unto you" for
that is their doing and not yours!
As microcosmic copies of the Divine Creative, i.e. Macrocosm, we must practice what we "think we are" for that is the nature of a
"Thought Form". i.e. our crystallized conscious-energy bodies, which are
the "seeding" of Spirits imaginative mind on this Earth. Outer growth depends on a fertile
and nurturing internal awareness!
Remember, you cannot erase thought by
suppressing it for it is created from one energy that cannot be destroyed! So expand it instead and as a seed it
can grow into a fruitful tree. For instance, let's say you wake up in
the morning and think,"Damn I feel lousy !" Don't try and suppress it by
denying you thought it by overlaying a thought such as " Oh not
really, I feel great!". That will only fail, and magnify that ill
feeling. Instead think expansively and liberate that ill thought towards
well thought! For example, you may think ," Damn I feel lousy but in 5
minutes I'll feel better!" And in 5 minutes you will feel better and as
a seed you will continually feel better by "watering" it every 5
minutes with "I feel even better in another 5 minutes" etc. We can do
the same for any ill thought---Such as," Boy is she/he a bitch!" By
just adding a positive. Such as," However, those who go after what the
want always seem bitchy to those who don't." This just freed you from
"disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life! This card,
The Ace of Disks reminds us of the seeds we plant in our own
Identities by definitions supplied to those images of the One Energy
around us and as us. Remember, if it exists, its supposed to! To see
error doesn't mean to condemn it! After all, error is 50% of Wisdom,
Wisdom being the ability to create, see error (in that creation) and
correct it. The Body is were we correct the Errant thought because we
can "Feel" thought and if it "hurts" it has error in it! Happiness is
constant growing depression is a stagnation of self identity! You are
Good enough for God--you are good enough for you! So get over yourself
and get on with You, impeccability is what we do!
The Connolly Tarot-Ace of Pentacles, depicts the kerub of Pentacles (earth element) supporting a Pentacle/ disk in a golden sky of the bright and warm Mind.
The fact that it is the seed of material life, is suggested in the lush flowering growth. This card's art implies the beginning of successful venture and prosperity.
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS/Pentacles IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- Union between the physical and spiritual aspects of the querent.
- beginning a new pathway in life that will bring satisfaction.
- A new planting of seeds, for a new home, job, career, or some form of security.
- Materialization of ideas bringing stability to skills that produce results.
- Could also be a time of meditation, an inward pulling of energy.
- Good beginnings for financial wealth, material gain and worldly status.
- The beginning of any new material form
most auspicious card showing the bringing together of internal and
external talents and resources. Even if ill dignified it shows a sharing
- Also the Card of a Shaman, or one who is practiced in the arts of Earth Magick.
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