Thoth Tarot, Key19-The Sun &The SpellCaster's Tarot=key 19- 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. The Sun, key 19- is the Thirtieth Path on the Qabalistic Tree of Life.
From theThirty Two Paths of Wisdom-Dr. Paul Foster Case:
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 Sephiroth #8-Hod at a down angle to Sephiroth #9-Yesod)
The Path of Resh -The Sun-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 activePath of the intellectual formative side,
it is the activating force of the Personality which is an "image of
the High Self" and/or reflected in the Psyche/Soul. The Real Person of
the Soul, is composed of both Male-electric-dynamic
("masculine-intuitive-dynamic, Yod) and female-formative-magnetic (intellectual-formative, Heh) and a harmony of energy frequencies from the union of the two opposites which is known as the equilibrating action of Vau.
The Sun in the Qabalistic Thoth and SpellCaster's Tarot decks, is the "Collecting Intelligence", meaning that it exercises control over many different components which is seen as the:
12 signs of the Zodiac, in the Thoth Tarot key, symbolized by the 12
rays of light emanating from the Sun. In the Night Sun Tarot key, the
signs of the zodiac are centralized in a golden disc in the center of a
Sun rays motif.
- In the art of the Thoth Tarot the Masculine and Feminine polarities are
represented as the flying angelic forms or children forms. In the art of the SpellCaster's Tarot,the sexes are differentiated as Mother and Child. The Sun is the Masculine force and the Divine Feminine is weaving the golden threads of Life.
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 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 by the
Soul and/or Real Person and is known as the realm of the Akashic
- The collecting of the Sun also encompasses all the
component parts of the self-conscious personality, discovered on these
lower Paths, that are here infused with the dual action of the Sun as light and warmth. Here is should be known that the Central Photon-Sun of our Galaxy is the Androgynous Parent of our Solar Psyche and/or Soul. We are from the quanta side of the Universe, often called, the "other side of the mirror".
- To 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-key 17- is the highest level of emotions).
- The Sun is also The Son
who carries on the work of the Father. Hence, our Souls carry on the work of the Central Sun of our galaxy. The Sun is the introduction to
the inner sun (soul) which is the photonic intellect and/or the light of the self conscious
personality, just as the physical sun is the light of the material
- What must be noted here, is that definite
physical-chemical, psychological and psychosomatic changes happen to
those who successfully work on the Paths.
In his study course, The Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom, Dr. 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" (sun rays) in Tantric
practice. Since this solar person is now not like the genus Homo which
is Latin for-man and since we are from the DNA splicing of Annunaki
(Sumerian for "those who from the sky came"), often called in the bible
as "angels that fell to earth" or "sons of god" and whom "married the
woman of man", thereby naming the offspring Nephilim, we need a new
genus name. How about Homo Nephilim Sapiens-Sapiens or as the Greeks stated of the offspring of the Gods and the women of men;Titans? When we travel the Sun Tarot- The Path of Resh
upwards, we return to this child like 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. In other words, the original Persona from the Soul, rather
than the man-made personality of the social self-conscious. However, we
also have because of inheritance, a soul comprised of Earth and Elder
Races experience; a soul "mated" to another Archetypal Race. Thereby,
giving us the "dancing Twins" as one Soul. All of us are "soul mated"
to the "sons of god". Seems like something to ponder, as two of us
argue in our brains, one trying to gain dominance over the other, as we
go about our self-conscious daily routines. The art of harmony, a dance
in rhythm, is to equalize the two souls in an hermetic marriage, which
requires loving one another. Therefore, one must listen to the "other"
and then reach a mutual agreement. You may notice the "Dancing Twins"
as show on the Thoth and the sitting twins on the SpellCaster's card, they were called by the ancient Egyptians, the "Sons of
Seth" or the "Daughters of Seth" as ones who came from the sky,
the Annunaki, before we may have known them as --the Twin aspects of
the Soul. The art of the SpellCaster's Tarot depicts Set as the dark child. In the original Hebrew Genesis, there was a third son born of
Adam and Eve, Seth (Egyptian Set). Who appeared after Able was slain by
Cain. Set believed he was god's replacement for Able. You can look all
this up on Wikipedia, so I'll not go into anymore long explanations of
It's also important to note
that the Personality we came as Spirit or Souls to build, is one that
expands and liberates the Animal consciousness towards a state of
"Angelic" -Sapiens conscious. We came to elevate matter and its survival
mind to that of Universal Thought, which is to expand and liberate Life from the confines of stasis.
There is a Hebrew story
that goes along with the letter -RESH- Key 19-The Sun. It begins in the story of Rebecca.
Resh-Rivka (Rebecca): And
when the time came for [Rebecca] to give birth, behold! There were
twins in her womb. The first one emerged red, entirely like a hairy
mantle, so they named him Esau. After that his brother emerged with his
hand grasping on to the heel of Esau; so he called his name Jacob...The
lads grew up and Esau became one who knows hunting, a man of the field
but Jacob was a wholesome man, abiding in tents. Isaac loved Esau for he
ate of his venison, but Rebecca loved Jacob. Genesis 25:24-28
The Great Matriarch Rebecca
and her twin sons, is a story of contrasting elements in all of
us----we are Spirit (Issac) and we are of Genetically Modified Animal
forms (Esau). There is a clash among these two, these twins, Mothered by
"The Great Mother Binah. In the Form of Mother Earth---Esau (animal
Personality) and the other aspect of the All Mother- Mother
of Intellectual form, the Solar Womb of the Soul Personality. Esau is in essence, the "Survival Mind" of the
animal and Issac is the "inner-Sun"--enlightenment of Spirit. This may
look like a form of competition as each one is competing for His First
Born rights--but it is a 'communion'---where each one is joined at birth
to "expand and liberate" both body and Soul. If you read on in the book
of Genesis, you will see that Isaac (the father of the twins) love Esau
and was to give him the first born blessing while Rebecca loved Jacob
and set up an elaborate scheme to get the first born blessing for Jacob.
The battle between the animal-unconscious and our solar-conscious, is
well known in us all---where the animal instinctively sees threats
(enemies) the Solar mind sees "another as myself" and acts with
compassion. We all feel that struggle in our "heads" and " hearts"
believing that somehow they are separates and in conflict, when in
reality they are different perspectives produced by different worlds.
The Body is Loved into Being, and the Spirit is Love of Being-----Love
is the joining factor here! Knowing that the Qabalah is about " motion
and form" of Supreme Being and Supreme Entity and how the Union of
seemingly opposites makes the "flow" from the first motion- known in Qabalah as Kether- into
the forms of Life born of the Creatrix on Malkuth/Earth.
Hence, the Hebrew Story of the Letter Resh
shows us a deeper understanding of ourselves. Soul is the Beloved of
Spirit; Physical Body is the beloved of the Soul. Therefore, the
greatest mistake of many fundamentalists is to believe that the body is
somehow bad and of less value than the Soul. This of course, is not
true, as the Divine Creative creates only what it wants.
Previously stated: The Sun Card -Resh- is the "Collective Intelligence",
meaning that It has control over a number of components. In this case,
the 12 (12-Rays) signs of the Zodiac. These signs are the 12 guideposts
of Personality and the of vibratory intellect of Planetary
Influences, one of which governs the birth and life motion of each
incarnation of the Spirit (anima)/Soul (animus)-Persona and Body Personality! Many find it hard to think that the Soul is but a Mask "over the face of Spirit": however, the Soul is a "ray" and/or Microwave of intellect from the galactic core Photon Sun, who is the One Fiery Spirit of our galaxy. In Qabalah, The Sun is
the central link (Tiphareth) to the incarnation at hand and to all the
Personalities that have been experienced in past incarnations of this microwave intelligence.
The Collective Intelligence of the Sun
also unites and/or weaves, all the component parts of the Personality, that are discovered on
the lower paths of the Tree of Life, and infuses them with the dual
action of the Sun, i.e. light and warmth, which are considered
intellectual qualities! Hence, the path of the Sun is the highest level of
human intellect (light and warmth=enlightenment).
Resh means head
which is consistent with this thought of high human intellect. This
high intellect is a combination of animal intellect and Soul
(solar) intellect---not as some would have you believe--a divorcing of
the two! The Sun basically is the Intellect acting on the dualities of
the human condition, consciousness (electricity) and its magnetic human vehicle
(power tool). This is the point of connection of the human intellect
with the higher intellect of solar conscious [The Greater Life]. The Sun
is also the Son who carries on the work of the Father (Chokmah) which
is motion and the Body is Form of the Mother (Binah). As adepts of the Qabalah, we know we are the Union of Hermes-Aphrodite (hermaphrodites)
who give birth to Solar-Body unions .... of course you'll have to do
more studying to see this easily. These two Children of the Divine
Androgyny, motion (solar=conscious) and form (matter-consciousness) are
both loved and their Greatest Value is in their Union of Equilibrium
(Beauty). These children are represented as the dancing twins who move hand in hand
throughout creation (motion and form). Be as the Children---is
enlightenment. Let your Spirit supply the motion of your Form---Love
must Power the Body-power tool! Therefore the Tarot- Key 19- THE SUN, is the The Principle of Collaboration, Teamwork, and Partnership.
As Master Theron said:
forth thy light to all without doubt; the clouds and shadows are no
matter for thee. Make Speech and Silence, Energy and Stillness, twin
forms of thy play.
The occult understanding of Resh
requires the knowledge of Love and the Love of Being---to be twins of
expanding and liberating life! Knowledge is not "thought", it is KNOWN.
Hence, this Love must come from the "Heart", the central "sun" of the
body; a love known but not thought of, while the intellect of the
body--the Head--must move as loving thought in action, rather than as
animal reaction! In other words Knowledge of Union, rather than the
survival thoughts of division! The Sun, as a galactic core Star and a astrological
sign, radiates all Life Motion and as the symbol for "Son of god" knows
"All that I see is another way to be me";
is not everything from stars?
This wonder of oneness is the Knowledge
of the heart, ask any child who hasn't been indoctrinated in "good-bad"
(enemy creation), they are in union with all around them and eyes of
Wonder look at all things; Eyes that aren't veiled by fear which is
indeed "thoughts that be-devil us"! Trusting the Spirit that made you.
Knowing that you have no enemies for even death exists for the
sustainability of organic matter and a support for life. A
sustainability, that as a Spirit/Soul Personality of Life, you can always have
another intimate way to be a discerning self conscious.
Survival-Thought is the beast
that deceives us---knowledge is our Divine Inheritance and is known as
"intuition" which is the thoughtlessness of knowing. Creator has joined
with creation in order to be a
---i.e. intimate with creation. A tough idea to get, but once gotten-never forgotten!
The Thoth Tarot- The Sun
represents the Life Force that awaits expression within us all. The
twins dancing on the green mountain of creation, symbolize the inner
dance of male (electric) and female (magnetic) energy that is dancing in
us all. The dancing gods of Shakti (Goddess) and Shiva (God) that are
the rhythm of Life's heart beat. All the signs of the zodiac that
encompass the Sun, show that we bring exuberance and consistency to the
dance of two (one on one relationships) as well as to group or
The orange band around the Thoth-Sun represents the implementing of a shared vision which is the purpose of Teamwork and Partnership.
Creation is a form of play and exploration and it is the Divine Golden-Child
within us that is always seeking to express itself in unlimited ways. We
are infinite beings, children of the Androgynous Divine Creative and
can never grow old. We are the manifested Joy of Creation who has come
to dance among creation as a joyful expression of I AM ME! We are both
magnetic and dynamic and we are a "self experiment" of the Divine
Creative that cannot be made by anyone else. It is time to remember that
if we are good enough for The Divine Creative to create, we are
good enough for anyone, including ourselves.
According to Aleister Crowley
, The Sun card represents The Lord of Light, Heru-ra-ha
(Shown on the key 20-The Aeon), in his manifestation to the human race as the Sun, spiritual, moral and physical. The Lord of light is also the Lord of the New Aeon of Horus; Horus
being the proposed self-conscious state of the New 22nd century Human.
The Energy -Conscious State of Horus is the State of Enlightenment that
is often sought by the adept and neophyte alike. It is the awakening of
the "sleeping" chromosomes of Alien races, that is done by the Soul
/Psyche (The Real Person) who claims its body back from the definitions of Rulers.
Therefore, the new Aeon has for its purpose,
the complete emancipation of the human race from the indoctrination of
intransigent prejudicial thought forced upon them by enforcement of rule
and doctrine-made-morality since about 25,000 BCE. We know from
history, that when those who had made the transition from indoctrinated
morality to enlightenment, they have been ill received by Society and
persecuted for displaying the Life, Liberty and Love of the "Solar
Self", i.e., the Soul's love for the all-bodies.
Hence, The New Aeon, represents a social change from Social enslavement to the Life, Liberty and Love of the emancipated Spirit.
So in review: The
Dancing Twins of the Thoth Tarot and the sitting twins of the SpellCaster's Tarot card, represent
the male-animus and female-anima, eternally young, innocent and
shameless. The Fertile Earth is represent as a green mound aspiring to
the heavens, or just a fecund land bordering the ocean. The fact that the new Aeon doesn't mean absence without
control (love your neighbor as yourself--is the control) is shown on the Thoth card, by the
wall surrounding the top of the Fertile Earth. Yet the Twins dance
outside this wall, as they are dancing in the light, in which complete
freedom is both the cause and effect of the new solar logos energy upon
the earth. The ignorant restrictions of both sin and death in the old
indoctrination, have been abolished by a enlightened knowledge of
"create-see error and correct it", i.e. Wisdom, free from the
pathological aspect of blame and free from the restrictions of animal
survival thinking. It's the Galactic Consciousness manifesting in the
human head, who is Horus, Christos or the Buddha.
At the feet of the Thoth Twins
are the symbols of both the Rose and the Cross. The Cross is now expanded into the Sun (The 6th
Sephiroth-Tiphareth), from which it was derived and has expanded
beyond the four arms of mundane law (mundane law is associated with the
#4) into the 12 rays of both the zodiac and the 12 Hua
-Most Ancient-Holy Ones - also known as the Eld or Elders ( Hua
is numerically the #12) who sponsored the Human Race and came from "the Heavens" (Annunaki
of Solar Creative Fire and Terrestrial intelligent
matter, the Spiritual Fire has changed into something "rich and
strange", producing "living gods" as the "inner Sun", which is the light
of the personality rises just as the physical Sun does in the material
world. This is most profound, as the Inner Solar Being,(the Inner
Master/Christos/Buddha) is now consciously in operation of the physical
body as both Master and Masterpiece in energy conscious union.
The Hexagram is the symbol of the
composite Thirtieth Path which is compressed of the Four Elements, the
Signs of the Zodiac, and the Planets, all under the Ruler ship of the
Sun. Thus, the Hexagram is the symbol of the perfect integration of
Personality and Higher Self (Tiphareth -meaning Beauty). The Sun is
also called the "Splendor of the Material World",
as it connects
Yesod-Foundation to Hod-Splendor, and is basically representative of the
intellect acting upon the dual human condition of, consciousness and
the physical body. Thus, the Sun is a point of connection with the
Greater Life that is comprised by balancing the human intellect with the
Higher Intellect that is the "Sun (Son) of God".
What cannot be overstated, for the initiate,
experiencing the Path of Resh, is very profound as it is the
introduction to the "inner sun", which is the light of the
original personality, as the outer sun is the light of the physical
world. What one tends to forget, while experiencing the warmth and light
of this inner sun, one's self-conscious cannot look directly into this
Solar intelligence, anymore than they can at the physical sun, without
suffering a type of damage. As shown by The Tower Card; equilibrium
will be reached by "burning away" what is unworthy of the Higher
The Tree of Life
does describe, by its pattern, a degree of separation, as Sephiroth, but The Paths
(Major Arcane Tarot Keys) show us they are all connected and that the
perception of separation is to expedite understanding of a dimension of
Perception, is noted for its wide variations
from one organism to another, so it is up to each individual student to
literally create their own Qabalah which means "receiving". Hence, The Path of Resh is crucial in developing the individual Qabalah and/or the individual "receiving".
this Path of The Collective Intelligence
one will receive the imprint and acceptance of "Spirit guides", or
those beings who direct the inner learning experience of the student.
On The Path of Resh
(head) the candidacy for Tiphareth (Beauty), The Conscious of the Son (Sun), and /or Higher Self, is begun.
Therefore, The Path leading into Hod-Splendor, is where inner discoveries are made as the Inner Teachers ("other Personas" of the Collective Soul Intelligence) exert their influence on the material world, clarifying the relationship between mind and body.
The Path of Resh,
will help the student understand the control and limitations of
intellect. The Path of the Sun, is also the path of "awakening", that
helps the student understand the use of the tremendous "Sexual Force"
Yesod (Foundation) that is known as the "secret" or Arcane force
manipulated by the initiate of the Mysteries. This force has many names,
such as "Serpent Force
or "Life Force"
, and even "Spirit",
all of which fall short in proper perception, as most definitions do.
This "solar life force" is shown as a coiled serpent, at the tip of the
human spine; a kind of "booster" of coiled force that will arise and
ignite the Star conscious of an Individual. This force must be
experienced to be understood, and proper preparation for its "rising"
must be made by experiencing of The Perceptual Intelligence
on the Path of Shin (The Aeon).
Yesod, the 8th Sephiroth-Foundation,
is attributed to the Moon which represents the Intelligence that
governs the ebbing and flowing of the Astral Light (Akashic Fluid) and
is the sexuality/sexual polarity beneath our material existence. Hod is considered to be Mercury,
the first similarity of the specific or Real Personality. The
Real Person is hermaphroditic, as male and female qualities have yet to
be separated out as specifics. The Path of the Sun, when considered
developmentally, is the point of childhood; of the emerging Personality
as it builds toward an earthly incarnation. By traveling upward, towards Hod,
we are once again experiencing this initial innocence, a kind of re
experiencing youth and/or a rebirth. The initiate reaches a stage where
there is some recollection of the Source from which we emerged, i.e. our Sun-collective intelligence.
Enough cannot be said about the Twins,
on the both Thoth Tarot and SpellCaster's card, symbolize the
purest-innocent repression of the electric-male (Earth) and the magnetic
female (Water) principles in physical manifestation. These Twins are
also a reference to the astrological sign of Gemini, the sign that links
Taurus (Earth) and Cancer (Water). The ancient Greeks and Romans also
referred the sign Gemini, to Apollo and the Sun.
The Fiery Spirit
or Spiral Energy of Masculine and the Magnetic =Formative Sophia
(Goddess of Wisdom) feminine side. On the Thoth Card, their arms cross to represent 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.
The Path of Resh, is intellectual,
and THE SUN represents the highest form of human intellect (The Real
Person) which is both a balance of Masculine and Feminine 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)
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. Also,
like the physical sun, you cannot look directly into the "inner sun"
with out suffering "transformation", for it will burn away the dross. Reminding
us of the opposites of the Sun, that it is both the harbinger of
fertility and barrenness which is the Double Letter meaning of the
Hebrew letter- Resh.
As a symbol of Resh
the human head is represented, which is our Physical 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). The Adept 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 persona we call the
Soul. The human body is an important Crucible for the Alchemical union
of Higher and Lower Self communion. Therefore, the Physical body is a Sacred Place
; our temple
, our forge of sacrament
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 rather as Divine Twins!
Remember "God creates what God wants!"
This is a Hermaphroditic path, where we return to the innocence of a
child and as we travel upwards this Path of Resh, our Personality grows
younger, innocent and sees with Wonder rather than the critically
perverted eyes of the good and bad Pavlovian domesticated and
divided-personality of the 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-Father) of the Macrocosm and the Path of Resh begins us on the
Journey to Central Sun-of God, 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 and the Christ who Didymos Judas Thomas
in the Gnostic Gospels quoted as saying"....I am the honeymoon suite." and much more!
When the Tarot= key19- The Sun card is thrown during a reading:
- It generally means Gain, Glory and riches all of the Fertility side.
- However, if surrounded by very ill cards, it can mean the bareness/desert side which would be Arrogance, Vanity, and Display.
querent shall experience gain, riches, glory and sometimes be called
arrogant which is often a misunderstanding of their glowing
- The querent might make great displays of vanity but this is only seen when accompanied by very negative cards.
- The querent is or shall be experiencing, glory, gain, riches, by means of partnership, cooperation, and team work.
- Beginning a new cycle of life, growth, reward, truth and progress.
- The Divine Marriage of the physical, mental and Spiritual Wholeness.
- There is a radiance of self trust and rekindled enthusiasm that revitalizes something that has previously existed in their life.
If ill defined by the accompanying cards,
and vanity maybe displayed---but this requires the influence of very
evil cards. All in all, when the Sun rises, all is well.
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