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The Starman Tarot-Key XI-Justice & The Thoth Tarot- ATU-8- Adjustment

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

The Starman Tarot, Key XI-Justice, uses the more traditional tarot title for this key. However, the image is far from traditional. Presented here is a strong, upright woman of many origins, holding in her hands both a heart and a brain. Suggesting that true justice is a balancing of both. Here emotion and rationale, feeling and thought, must not be in conflict but,like seen around her,balanced keeping the life force teeming with energy and in it self mesmerizing. Implied, is that one must understand the cause and effect of thought and emoiton. We are the powerful orchestrators of our lives and its circumstances and must understand the universal key of balance or as some say, the law of consequences, as the effect results from our own action.

Interestingly, the traditional sword of justice is shown as bright light,both in heart and yoni/womb, pointing downward. Demanding justice in both Soul, and Life. This is the Sword of Law, "you reap what you sow." It is time to balance intuition and logic. Around this lady justice, is many images, symbols, alien caligraphy, and ubove her is a motif of justice and roots of life. This suggests that now is the time to take inventory of your life and acknowledging your successes and defeats. You are the true judge and jury in your life, and deep within you know if you have treated others fairly or not. Have you treated others as you wish to be treated? Or is the finger of blame pointed outward? Just remember, the finger of blame pointed outward, curls three back. The best way to drain power, is to blame life and others, so it is best to accept your own responsibility for your actions and take this power back. Personal justice is then an internal knowing of what is right.

Sometimes, knowing what is right, means we also must take a stand against injustice. Even in a democratic society, where laws are designed to maintain balance and order, laws can be found to be unjust. We all live as a collective of One Mind, and therefore, One Heart, many live in societies of harsh rules and restrictions, but are afraid to take a stand due to the consequences. So often, others must.We are the Universal Collective of Spirit and must'nt scury about in the dark, afraid of what we might see. Again, we all belong to each other, but its best to know this by knowing yourself.

Therefore, the Starman Justice card, and the Thoth Adjustment card are both:

The Universal Key of balance, of Justice and Realignment. The Thoth card is Adjustment.



The mediator, adjuster, and the arbitrator. What you put out, you get back! Every thought, every action is returned to you----this law is active for you as long as you exist. There can be no greater justice nor greater balance achieved in this world of action and reaction, cause and effect. This card points out that by thinking ill we become ill and by thinking well we become well. Thus, it is smart “to do unto others what you would have done unto you”-----because it will be so done!

The Thoth card uses the symbol of Libra; the scales and within the scales are the Greek letters, Alpha, representing beginnings, and Omega, representing endings or completions. This is also known as Karma in Eastern teachings. We must finish what we begin or we will be doomed to repeat it!

In the Thoth Adjustment ATU 8 card, the diamond image around the being symbolizes the piercing of illusion and delusion and represents truth and negotiation

The Egyptian figure represents Maat, the Goddess of Law, Truth, and Justice.

The circles represent formulated thoughts or ideas. This card also represents the integrating, balancing and synthesizing mind which is often expressed in writing, research, engineering and design.

The Ace of Swords is also depicted in the Thoth card, pointing downwards indicating the application of creative ideas in tangible ways.

When this card is drawn it often means we are experiencing karmic adjustments in life from past thoughts and actions which have led to the present circumstances of our life. We are reminded that we are not bodies. Rather we are a form of multiple conscious energy that uses bodies to work out thought equations through intimacy with them, to see if they expand and liberate life or if they stall and subvert life. We must know in order to expand our self -awareness and that of the Universal Self, from which we all are formed! This is the Law of Action and Reaction that all mind and matter is subject to.In Qabalah, the Major Arcane or Trump cards are Paths of the Psyche. Hence, the Adjustment or Justice card is the Hebrew letter Lamed.

• Primary Path Color: Emerald Green

• Related Sound: F#

• Astrological sign: Libra (Cardinal Air)

• Word Meaning: Ox Goad

• Hebrew Letter-Simple Letter: Work

Esoteric Title: The Daughter of the Lords of Truth; the Ruler of Balance.

Dr.Paul Foster Case wrote in the text- Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom: The Twenty-second Path is the Faithful Intelligence, and is so called because by it spiritual virtues are increased, and all dwellers on earth are nearly under its shadow.

Between Tiphareth (6-Beauty) and Geburah (5-Severity) lies the Emerald Green Path of Lamed. Lamed-The Ox Goad- is the spear like prod which keeps the ox moving down the path which points to the letter's special relationship with Aleph (0x) on the Path of the Fool. Although complex, their relationship can be stated: Adjustment maintains the balance of the Tree of Life, so that the outpouring energy of The Fool (often called the Holy Ghost) will operate within the confines of a natural pattern. Adjustment is the administrator of the laws of Binah (Mother of Form), written by The Hierophant, Key/ATU -5 who is the "Ruler of Balance".

Adjustment-is the Intelligence Faithful to that symbolized by The Fool; The alignment of forces of the Twenty Second Path (The total number of all the Paths) is an amalgam of all the Paths and is described as being within the essential life force symbolized by The Fool. This can be a Severe Path, as it is continual activity "in the above and the below" and will do whatever is necessary to bring the physical, mental and Soul into equilibrium; a process represented by the Sword---which is not always pleasant. The Sword of Geburah, cuts away all that which is unnecessary and unworthy of her "Beautiful Children".

Much like driving a car, Adjustment is constantly correcting direction through slight adjustments of the steering wheel, while traveling down the road of life (the "steering wheel" for driving an ox is an ox goad)---rather the vehicle likes the adjustment or not. This car simile continues, when one understands that the 10 Sephira (God Forms) are aspects of the soul itself (the Driver of the body-vehicle) and not external agencies. Thus, this "driving" process is to be considered psychologically as a condition of self-assessment.

In this Card-ATU 11-Adjustment, many different decks show the soul weighing itself on the scales in the left hand and then makes necessary adjustments wielding the sword in the right hand. In the Thoth Tarot, the Creatrix balances the Scales on Her head, symbolizing a psychological balancing.

By placing the Sephiroth on the body, it can be seen that Geburah (Severity) is on the right and Chesed (Mercy) is on the left. This card is said to represent Karma; an often misunderstood Sanskrit word. Instead of meaning that a soul is reaping what is sown from past lives; Karma means to myself and Dr. Paul Foster Case, an action of continual adjustment. It is related to education; Lamed means to teach, and as many of us lament, the maintenance of balance of a dynamic nature, is definitely a learning process. Slowly and painfully, we learn how to analyze and re-balance ourselves as necessary for different situations.

In the Qaballah, it is understood that the principles of the Path of Adjustment maintain Tiphareth (Beauty). As stated, on the Thoth  Card is the figure of Maat who is The Egyptian Daughter of Ra; The Queen of Heaven. The Egyptian texts suggest that that it is through Maat the Sun subsists, for Ra is said to "rest upon Maat," and to "live by Maat"---in other words, She maintains Tiphareth (The Sun/Son of Goddess/God). This is the Path that regulates Divine Life Force (Sex force).

Aliester Crowley compared Maat to a Harlequin, “the partner and fulfillment of THE FOOL." (THE DIVINE LIFE-FORCE). She stands in the Vesica Piscis (the diamond shape). Behind her is the throne of spheres and pyramids, in groups of four which means "Law and limitation”.


This Law is interesting in that The Planet Venus, is the only planet whose symbol encompasses every single Sephira on the Tree of Life. This implies that Love is the ultimate power of the Universe and is the Law. As Maat, she wears ostrich feathers, with the serpent Uraeus, (Lord of Life and Death) on her forehead, she also holds the Sword (male phallic symbol in this context) which suggests a sexual union, and the "completion" of the female (Crowley). In 777, Crowley described this "completion" as "The Woman Justified. By equilibrium, and Self-sacrifice is the Gate." Her Scale, weighs the Alpha and Omega (The All) and as Crowley pointed out," She is the ultimate illusion which is manifestation; she is the dance, many-colored, man-wiled, of Life itself. Constantly whirling, all are possibilities are enjoyed, under the phantom show of Space and Time: all things are real. The soul is surface, precisely because they are instantly compensated by this Adjustment. All things harmony and beauty; all things are truth; because they cancel out." The readers of the Ryder-Waite or Golden Dawn decks will know this card as JUSTICE; However, Crowley has shown an appropriate, if not deeper understanding of this card's Principle known as The Faithful intelligence.; Faithful, because its ever faithful to that which is symbolized by the FOOL and/or Holy Spirit. By doing whatever is necessary to bring an organism into a state of equilibrium. The Path of Lamed (meaning Ox Goad) is not always a pleasant one. As the term OX GOAD, implies, we are often forced by our Higher Self to go in an emotional and physical direction that we do not wish to go. Though no punishment is implicit, the figure in this card holds the sword of Geburah that cuts away "the dead wood" or what is no longer needed, pruning our consciousness on its way to a better mental health.

This Sword of Geburah (Severity) has a double edge, one for enforcing peace and one for war. The errant dual thinking of "good or bad" or "right or wrong", are not the Principle here. Rather, all Forms are of the Soul (Psyche), and this is a physiological assessment of equilibrium necessary, as the Soul weighs itself on the left hand scales, and then making the necessary adjustments on the right. So once again, by placing the Sephiroth in the human body, the observer can see that the 5th Sephiroth Geburah (Severity) is on the left hand and the 4th Sephiroth Chesed (Mercy) is on the right. This placement not only reinforces the idea of cutting away the negative aspects of the soul and body as a return to purity but also note the attributes of Libra, the sign of the zodiac attributed to this card and the Kidneys, which cleanse waste from the body.

Therefore, the Path of Lamed is also a teaching process. Because the continuous process of maintenance is a learned process, just as one learns to adjust direction by observation and the hands-on movement of the steering wheel of a motor vehicle. Granted, this may be a painful and slow process (as many a parent of a teenager learning to drive a car will profess) but eventually one learns to analyze and re balance one’s self as necessary for different situations.

To those who study the Mysteries, and become more in -tuned to the Inner Self, the more subtle and difficult these adjustments become; Just as the more refined the consciousness gets, the less obvious are the unbalancing minutiae of slightly "off colored" thoughts. The Ancient Egyptians symbolized this subtlety as weighing the human soul against a feather. This concept of "right, truth, law and rectitude" was expressed in a single word, Maat which was symbolized as a feather by which the heart (considered the organ of the Soul) was weighed, upon death.

As a Goddess, Maat represented moral law and truth, a straight edge to measure the psyche by and is a personification of the concept of Adjustment... Thus the Crowley card has Maat as the central figure on the ADJUSTMENT card, crowned with her attribute, the ostrich feather. To keep our psyche on the "straight and narrow" path of purity, requires a sharp sword indeed, as I for one, need constant pruning! That is why I skry this card often!

As stated, Adjustment, is at work continuously in the above, The Greater Universe, and the below, our individual soul/personality. Hence,this powerful, natural, equilibrating function occurs in our bodies, as they balance nutrition continuously to maintain proper operation as power tools for Spirit. And Adjustment is also an equilibrating function that occurs in our personalities, making sure there are no constant extremes of behavior that keep us from operating effectively in our environments. In the Personality Adjustment is done by natural force and reason, while the Soul is measured when it "stands in” the Divine Light of the Solar Logos. The Solar Logos is, Tiphareth, the 6th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, often called the "Christ Light". Only in this Light (bright and warm intelligence) does the dual- edged Sword of Geburah, do its work; pruning away the perspectives which are not worthy of Her Divine Child; Ra rests on Maat.

Since Ra is known to the Egyptians, as the source of all light, the Qabalists know Ra as the Fool or the Path of Aleph, who is the Source of All Light. This makes it possible to say, that Aleph rests upon Lamed and that Lamed is the regulator of the Path of the Divine Life Force. That is also why I teach that "The Solar Husband is invoked by the Great Womb'". This may startle some men who objectify women as an object of sexual desire, for it is well known to both Tantric and practicing Qabalists that the Life Force, and/or "Sex Energy" is invoked by the Great Female, to regulate and establish her Forms. The Magnetic Grail's power is to "make alive", her great wealth is the fertile and fecund world of living things. The Form of Him came from the Womb of Her, i.e. "Ra is said to live by Maat." The Lord of Lightning servers the Great Magnetic-Ocean Mother. To put this simply, The Great One (Kether) became Two, by the process of Adjusting idea/Wisdom (Chokma) and Understanding (Binah the Will to Form), thereby, realizing He/She....and thereby established the equilibrium that produces and maintains all things. The downward pointing Phallus and testes headdress on the female figure of the Thoth card attests to this understanding. Those who Skry this card will not be unhappy that they did so, even if Geburah wields her sword in quick bright strokes. The discomfort of emotional burdens, the burdens of perspectives, just fall away and the skryer feels all "Warm and bright".

There are a large compliment of Planets involved in this card.

• First is Venus, which rules Libra.

• Mars is related because of the purging forces of Geburah.

• The Sun, as stated above, is involved not only because the Path of Lamed runs from the Sun to Mars, but also because Adjustment (Justice) must take place in the clear bright light of Truth.

• Saturn is exalted in Libra and finally;

• Jupiter which is the planet of Chesed (Mercy). By acknowledging that Libra is ruled by Venus, is also to acknowledge that behind Adjustment stands the Empress, the primary path of Venus, which is the perfect equilibrium between the forces of Chokma and Binah. It is interesting to note that the planet Venus refers to all of the Sephiroth and encompasses every single Sephira on the Tree of Life. The implications being that Love is the Ultimate Power of the Universe.

 Crowley understood, that the Soul, is the Mirror that our image is reflected in and it is by the Adjustment of perspectives that our healing comes from. This may be why the medical journals are said to state, "83% of all healing, is by placebo”. Something powerful in implication to ponder.

When the Adjustment or Justice card is thrown during a reading:

• The querent is experiencing or will experience, the making of a final decision.

• Judgment and sentencing by a determination of an issue without appeal on this plane.

• The querent is experiencing "What you put out, you get back".

• The Law of action- reaction, where the natural forces of nature reach a balance within the individual, setting things right.

  • Reasonable decisions.
  • Balance of heart and mind.
  • Fairness.
  • Greatest possible objectivity.

• The balancing of opposites

If ill defined:

  • Self-righteousness.
  • Hypocrisy.

 

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The Starman Tarot-X-The Wheel & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 10-Fortune

Posted on January 26, 2019 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

 

The Starman Tarot- key X- The Wheel, is all about the one energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed, as stated in the first law of thermodynamics. Hence, nothing is gained nor lost, but is in constant change. For that is the motion, transformation, that keeps the one energy spinning in spirals of life and death. But to fear death as a loss, is an obvious dilusion. We are all made of the One Energy, we transform, and call that death, or life. Neither of which is a gain or loss, but rather a way to continue the constant changing evolution of "I AM". As energy patterns of Self Awareness, you cannot be destroyed; However, you constantly transform, by realizing new self-data, which, once understood, becomes new form. Data understood, becomes In-Form-Ation in this every changing Universe of One Energy.Therefore, the ever changing phantoms of personality,  with its everchanging dramas of whom we pretend to be, as we move along in a world built on the fear of scarcity, creating lives of such suffering and  struggle as we ignorantly try to "get what is mine". Life is just a story, we the many facets of I AM, tell ourselves (all the waves,lines and images whirling in this energy-wheel). When one is a circle, one is infinite Pi, and each moment along that spinning route of an unbroken line, is the experience of the eternal "Now".  Now, is the moment of freedom, of flexibility, of movement forward. The past, is a phantom- dead, a locked grave and the future is a phantom-fantasy-just smoke on the wind. Reality is only now.  That is the measage of the Wheel of One Energy, that never lacks and never increases.|We are all part of the Wheel, and we are all energy, which never lacks, nor ever increases. We are the eternal Now of "I AM". The Central "All Seeing "I", or face in the Starman wheel, reminds us that there is a constant unchanging center to all changing phenomina; The I AM, who is ever changing its data of "what I AM". The eternal now demands such an evolution of self. For by being measurement, a thing we call "time", each identity has a begining and an end, or the wheel would stop spinning, and the waves of frequency would cease to transmit from the "I Will Be", spin that is Kether-the Eheieh, meaning, the Big Whirling-Shout of "I Will Be"!  To know the wheel, is to Know thyself, for I Am the Will and the Way. I Am the Wealth and the Health, I AM the Day.



The Thoth Tarot- ATU 10-Fortune is called the Path of Caph (meaning Fist), a closed hand, on the Qabalistic Tree of Life and runs from Chesed (mercy) to Netzach (Victory) on the Tree of Life. This path is on the side of the Tree of Life called The Pillar of Mercy, and connects the Personality to the Higher Self (all Sephiroth above Tiphareth are in the Higher Self).

The Path of Caph, has a mediating function and the planet Jupiter is assigned to this Path. Jupiter, is also said to govern the flow of blood, thus reinforcing the mediating function of Caph. The Wheel of Fortune is a closed system.

The letter Caph, is a "double letter', meaning that it is a union of opposites, riches and poverty, which are the natural fluctuations of Jupiter's forces on this path. Since this Path is one of the "Gateways to the Soul", the riches and poverty here are of the Psyche itself.

The meaning of Caph (Kaph) is fist, and refers to a completion of an activity, such as, the closing of a circle or grasping comprehension or the mechanism of life/death.

This is a cycle, albeit a closed one, the Wheel of Fortune is considered a flow of Karma, which is a state in which you get what you put out. The Wheel is an important symbol, besides that of a prayer or medicine wheel, it is also the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.The Law of Conservation of Energy states that the energy of a closed system must remain constant. Our universe is a closed system so nothing is every lost, not your energy, my energy nor their energy. It is however, in constant change, constant transformation that keeps the Wheel of Life/Death, spinning.Hence, life and death are most fortunate.

This is not a roulette wheel of chance and accidents, for in Qaballah, it is known that we are solely responsible for our own destinies which the words "freedom of choice" imply. The Wheel of Fortune supplies us with what we earn by "declaration" of I AM, which can be pleasant or unpleasant.

The interchange of opposites is what makes the wheel Spin, in this case, we have, the Feminine, Geburah: Severity, and the masculine Chesed: Mercy, interchanging their forces and form. This interchange of opposites, is shown by the 10 Spokes on the Thoth card, symbolizing the 10 Sephiroth on the Tree of Life which is a continuity of Force and Form, in equilibrium.

In his work, The Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom, Dr. Paul Foster Case calls the Path of Caph, the Intelligence of Conciliation which would best be seen as a gyroscope, two wheels interlocking within each other, spinning in opposite directions., for this card represents the mediation of activity between rotating and/or moving opposites. The sense being that there is a cyclic and rhythmic motion of activity, as well as, cause and effect.

What is interesting here, is that on the Thoth Tarot Card, the Sphinx is seen as the stabilizing element in the midst of change and is positioned on top of the Wheel. The ancient Egyptians used the Sphinx image as the Pharaoh, usually vanquishing his enemies, with lion like power. Later on the Greeks, modified the Sphinx by illustrating it as a woman on a male lion's body. Thus, the Sphinx came to represent the union of mankind, with the raw power of the animal kingdom, and a balance of male (electric) and female (magnetic) in the same form. Again the union of opposites, is the birth place of all Power,

The Qabalistic concept of the Sphinx is that it is the Synthesis of all Elemental Forces, much like the Pentagram symbol of Man, where the Spirit is the Fifth element above and added to the four elements of the animal kingdom. In fact, among the documents of the Enochian Mysteries of the Golden Dawn, the Sphinx has four forms, that of a Bull, Eagle, Man and Lion. These four faces are also describe by Ezekiel in the Bible interpretation of his vision. The Wheel of Fortune, is the glyph of perpetual motion where the flying Eagle balances the Man; the roaring Lion counterpoises the laborious Bull.

As stated, the Sphinx represents the stabilizing element in the midst of change. It is both the balancing phase of cyclic energy and the guardian to the gateway of the Mysteries, holding the secret of life and death. Thus the Sphinx is a gate guardian of the Path of Caph (fist) as it is both that through which one passes in birth or death, and that which controls the passage.

The Sphinx also symbolizes the directing aspect of the Higher Self in Tiphareth (beauty) and being a Gate Keeper, it is protective and keeps the Personality from absorbing more force than its system can handle.

By correctly answering the question of the Sphinx, which is an extension of the Greek Axiom, Man, know thyself. Implies that one is ready to pass through the gate of inner consciousness. As in the Oedipus legend, once correctly answered, the Sphinx throws itself back into the Sea which to a Qabalist means that the Gate keeper is no longer needed and is reabsorbed into the vast Ocean of the Universal Collective Unconsciousness that created it. If the initiate can't answer the Sphinx's question, they are "slain”, which is the protection part of the Sphinx, as it sends back those personalities that are unready to pass consciously beyond the restrictions of time/space.

The dog faced monkey, on the left side of the wheel, is in reference to the Plutonian, Cynocephalus. Cynocephalus is the not only the companion of Thoth but also the symbol of time and eternity. Thoth, being called the Lord of Holy Words, by the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians, is the mythological inventor of writing and the scribe for the Gods whose duty was to record the results of the weighing of the Souls on the Tree of Life, Path of Lamed (See the Adjustment Card).

Thoth is also said to divided time into months, seasons and years. Thus his companion is Cynocephalus, the symbol for time and eternity. In a nut shell, the Words of Thoth are the vibratory patterns that turn the Wheel of Fortune. Being quite esoteric here, the Wheel of Fortune means that when the Higher Self, that brings the Elements under control, it bestows upon the Personality that "knows itself" faithful companions that are the "words" (definitions), vibratory patterns that free the Personality from the General Wheel of Fortune and/or Karma that governs the "sleeping souls" who "above all things don't know themselves.".

The Thoth Wheel of Fortune card, depicts the interaction between the Sphinx, Hermanubis and Typhon; Hermanubis is a dual god, combining Horus and Anubis and is written as Heru-em-Anpu, meaning Horus as Anubis. Sword in hand, Heru-em-Anpu is often depicted in mythology as the slayer of Typhon, who is illustrated as a snake, Typhon was of Greek origin and was involved in the wars of supremacy of the Gods. But as time develops the complexity of Myths, Typhon became the dark aspect of Osiris known as Set and changes to a cocodile like enity. The combination of these symbols plays out the counter-changing influence of Light and Dark energy. In Quantum physics, Dark Energy is the Pushing Force, the "vibrations" that spins the universe and pushes it outward. Knowing this may cause one to wonder if "death" is the pushing force for Life.

When the WHEEL OR FORTUNE is thrown during a reading:

• It indicates that in the next 10 weeks or 10 months there shall be new opportunities for creating fortune in the querent's life.

• Life is moving and being busy here, so breakthroughs in prosperity and abundance are approaching fast.

• Generally, this is a good luck card depicting rewards and recognition for things completed.

• The cycle of the law of attraction, where like attracts like.

  • Acceptance of destiny.
  • Understanding the purpose in life.
  • Transformation of the lower into the higher.


If ill defined:

  • Turns for the worst.
  • Fatalism.

 

 

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The Starman Tarot- Key IX-The Alien & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 9-The Hermit

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

Caution! Iincludes images that may shock the ignorant.

I bring back knowledge from distant places.


The Starman Tarot- Key IX-The Alien, is the comparable card to the Thoth- ATU 9-The Hermit, even though Davide De Angelis, states that it is different because the Alien is an intelligence from the void, that arrives with ideas, knowledge and technologies as a translucent presence glowing with sacred geometries and a Universal Pattern of the  Flower of Life. All of which may be true, but I dare to differ for that ancient void is within each of us. We are made of a genetic manipulation of Alien DNA and the mammilian DNA of earth. At least this is what the people of Sumer, wrote down on their discovered 500,000 clay tablets. These Aliens were called Annunaki, which means "Those who from the Sky came". Written by scribes, who are the educated historians of their culture, these cuneiform tablets go on to describe the history of the homo sapien's  and their ''gods" and/or creators who came from the sky area of the Orion system. They were not alone in this belief, as the Mayans, Dogon of Mali, Aborigines of Australia, the culutres of Mesopotamia, the Ancient Egyptians, the ancient cultures of South and Central America, and ancient European peoples, all believed that we were the creation of the "gods" and left us either written descriptions or picture gliphs of said Aliens. Remember, the Scribe was the most educated of their people, and hence, recorded the history as they witnessed it.  To make this long story embarassingly short, we have alien- cromosomes woven into our double helix of data, DNA, that has become active- information and/or A living Body. DNA is an intelligent molecule, so it becomes form when  the data contain within its double helix is "understood" (Understanding is represented by Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life). We are a genetic combination of extraterrestials and terrestials and/or of the gods and Homo Erectis that has made the Homo Sapiens. Since "the women of men" were impregnated by the "Angels", the Alien DNA is represented as the "Yod of God" and/or Hand of God, and/or the Phallus of the Divine.

Most of those DNA cromosomes, data, are still dormant awaiting a certain event to "awaken" and go into action. Hey, even Ezekiel in the Bible described the Vehicles of these "gods" and was even lifted up into one unto "a palace of heaven". He was considered a Hebrew Prophet, and not a writer of Sci-Fi, which is a modern writing style.

 

Who was Ezekiel in the Bible?

Ezekiel (/ɪˈziːkiəl/; Hebrew: יְחֶזְקֵאל‬ Y'ḥezqēl [jəħɛzˈqēl]) is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible. In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Ezekiel is acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet.

Ezekiel - Wikipedia

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Therefore, deep withi each of us is a "Divine" inheritence from the "gods" and/or The Alien. It is called the Kundalini by the Yogis of the Hindu. It is a inner-soul, according to the Qabalah. It is the "magic within" according to Western Hermetic magic.

No matter what you call it, this storage of Alien knowledge, resides all rolled up like a serpent, at the base of our spine, called the Basel Chakra and/or the Muladhara Chakra. It is an inner star, that once risen up the spine, becomes active and unrolled as it "twists" upbout the spine like red and white on a barber pole or like the serpent forces on the Caduces coil. A twin rising of energy data/ information, both masculine and feminine in action, that once risen triggers "magic abilities" and/or Diviya Sidihis as the Hindu calls "magic abilities" and/or the awakening of 33 senses. It is felt as star hot, and Acid trip stimulating all at the same time. It is our Alien inhertence, from the Stars. To be awakened only when we reach a certain evolutionary state of intelligence, that some call "unconditional Love". Hence, the axiom, "Above all things, know thyself" or as Plato was quoted as saying, "To know yourself, is to know god".  I know this to be so, as I have awakened mine through extensive Tantra yoga work. Now I can "See" beyond my physical eyes, into the multi dimensional "I's" that we are all constructed of and from. Once, awakened one can also transmit this data via radio frequencies, microwaves that we all produce, but once the Kundalin is awakend, we exude these waves all around us in an Alien Auric field. Males can transmit this data in their semen, Hence, the name "the semen that heals the anointed" which in Greek is "Zeus Christos" (Jesus the Christ).{The encyclopeia of Erotic Wisdom-by Rufus C. Camphausen]

Know matter how it is awakened,  the Kundalini is a transferrence of great power, and therefore, great care must  be taken to temper the body to handle "higher vibrations" and/or Alien vibrations of energy in breathing rituals called Prana Yamas.  For once the geni is released from the bottle, you can't get it back in. An this geni is Stellar in power, and can make a person so sick, mentally, physically and emotionally that they rarely recover reality.  Like all power, one must temper their physical body to handle the heat. Never, awaken the Kundalini prematurely!

Therefore, the Alien, represents hidden powers of magical abilities that we have inherited from alien genetic engineering. So introspection is again recommended to find the "cave" that this Alien steps out from when awakened by you-the self-conscious. We have an inheritence from out Alien Ancestors, that wasn't granted easily. When the experiment didn't work, the whole race of genetic mutations were wipped out. Sodom and Gamorha, Mesopotamian, the great flood etc. and if that wasn't enough, the "gods" warred over us. "To be or not to be", was the argumented guestion. According to the Sumerian Tablets, some of these alien genticist's/Annunaki sided with Enlil the ruling brother that though since we were designed for the purpose of  slave-labor, that once the "gods" left the planet, we should be exterminated. The other Alien ruling brother, Enki, thought that since we could develope speach, language and all the skills that Alien genetic Technology has given us, we should be left to live and develope as a new colony of our Alien forefathers. War decided the issue and the "wars of the gods" is a very common concept in our ancient writings and pictrographs. Lucky for us, Enki's bunch won the war, and they did this by enlisting Homo Sapiens as their warriors, and even gave us use of advance weapondry to win, as in the Walls of Jericho being destroyed by a "sound weapon". There are many,  many, cultures that in one way or another state the same events in our history.  And remember Scribes didn't write Sci-Fi, or mystisim,  they recorded witnessed history.

Enough said, research this on your own. You will find the evidence of us as a genetic modification of Homo Erectis, over whelming. What is even more spectacular about all this, is that since the new Homo Sapiens-Sapiens, we are able to be the avatars of a Star Soul, one not of earthly evolution but one of Ancient stellar Knowledge. We have the proper chromosomes to ride our own Merkebah.

Merkabah/Merkavah mysticism (or Chariot mysticism) is a school of early Jewish mysticism, c. 100 BCE – 1000 CE, centered on visions such as those found in the Book of Ezekiel chapter 1, or in the hekhalot ("palaces") literature, concerning stories of ascents to the heavenly palaces and the Throne of God.

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The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself.

-Michel de Montaigne, Of Solitude

The Thoth Hermit  card represents the Universal Principle of completion, contemplation, and introspection. The Hermit symbolizes the shower of the wise way, who lights the way the way of wisdom in the experiences of life and is an invaluable inner resource for assisting us and others in our daily lives.

The three headed dog, who is the Greek Cerberus, guardian of the underworld, signifies the part of our nature that things are complete (one head looking behind on the Thoth card) before we move our attention forward, Hence Cerberus, is our constant companion as "Past-Present-Future". Cerberus, represents the dark inner and unknown parts of ourselves that we should explore and incorporate before wholeness of self can be experienced.

The burgundy cloak is the Egyptian symbol of blood that represents the inherent honesty and integrity (virtue) within all of us and/or the Blood of our Alien Races. It pays to remember that we inherit the great Wisdom, Integrity, and Virtue of the Divine in our blood,and through introspection and contemplation we can "Remember our Divinity". Astrologically, the Hermit is Virgo (the wheat in the back ground), the sign that represents attention to details, organization, and beauty. The egg wrapped in the serpent, is called the Orphic egg and symbolizes the ability to give birth to new spiritual and physical forms.

A short explanation: if this card is drawn, it usually means that knowledge is needed in the querent’s life and having the need to listen closely to the master within. Contemplation, introspection by means of meditation is a method of achieving such a goal of inner wisdom.

THE HERMIT-ATY 9, is known as the Path of Yod on the Tree of Life, and connects Tiphareth (Sephiroth called: Beauty) and Chesed (Sephiroth called: Mercy). In other words, the Path of Yod connects the Christ-Buddha intelligence to the Architect of Manifestation that is Chesed. This is the self-sustaining point of primal beginnings in the Universe. It is the coming of the Light of manifestation through the Microcosm; the manifested Universe in direct contact with the Source of All

The Path of Yod, is from the Demiurge out of darkness and is known as the Intelligence of Will. The Hebrew letter Yod, means Hand and according to the text Sepher Yetzirah, Yod is a simple letter that is attributed to sexual love and therefore, also represents the Phallus. (Needless to say, sexual love and hands do go rather well together...as if I could resist that!)

The letter Yod is also phallic in shape and is considered the Male-Fire which rushes out toward the Female-Water. These meanings seem curious at first, since the sign of Virgo (the Virgin) is attributed to this Path, giving us the understanding that the Hermit is to be ever-virgin, pure and totally innocent. However, the very word itself, Hermit, comes from a Greek word meaning desert, the place where extreme ascetic monks lived in walled up rooms with one window. Which seems to add to the very mystery and solitariness of the Hermit/Alien figure standing alone, holding its own source of light. Reminds me of the Christ (Zeus Christos) as the "Light of the World".

This image of the desert is a compelling one, as it is conceptually a vast expanse of earth, seemingly as vast as the Ocean. Binah, the Great Mother is often called the Great Ocean Mother Mari, and is seen in the image of the dark, deep, endless waters of the Universal Unconsciousness and/or the Great Ocean of the Abyss (Outer Space). Thus, we can envision the desert as a conceptualization of crystallized precipitation out of the Vast Ocean of Binah....which is called 'The Light". It should be noted, that the Higher the card is on the Qbalistic  Tree of Life, the more important it is that we let the card suggest such images as they will. So once again I heartily suggest skrying the cards as an aid for deeper understanding.

The same intelligent energy suggested by the FOOL card, also expressed the HERMIT, as the wise old age of the Child (Daath- which means Knowledge) and the virgin beginning of a new sequence...From Macrocosm to Microcosm. Here the Microcosm is seen as the purity and innocence of the Fool that is transformed from Macrocosm, by its "passing through" the Ocean of Binah. In other words, the purity of idea, transformed into form by the Understanding of Binah, the Mother of Consciousness. When we look at the HERMIT card, we see an Old Man, and nothing of the Child, yet they are one and the same, a concept maybe best understood by meditating on the image of the Serpent that eats its own tail.

THE HERMIT also represents communication between the Higher Self of Tiphareth, and the Spiritual Self of Kether, i.e. The Rauch and the Yechidah as they are known to Qabalists. The Hermit is called the first of the three great initiatory cards, LUST, and THE CHARIOT being the other two. However, the experiences of all three of these initiatory Paths may be gained on the Path of the Priestess (middle pillar), the one that goes straight up from Tiphareth to Kether, crossing the Abyss and its devastating isolation while the instate experiences Divine reconciliation through isolation.

Of the Hermit, the descriptions are many, but it must be remembered that this Key/ATU-9 Card is primarily about union, representing the first point of awareness of the Higher Self of the Supreme Spiritual Self, a union that is often explained in the most erotic of imagery as it is a copulation of Intelligence; an action from which the Microcosm is "born again" in the Macrocosm and/or Alien intelligence is awakened within.

On the Tree of Life, Tiphareth is the Objective Solar Logos, the center of objective energy produced by the Sephiroth- Chesed (Demiurge) as a direct link of the lower to the higher. Since Paths are subjective, the Path of Yod, the subjective link of understanding, is on the Hermit, simply because, if we are to understand the Transitional Energy, from Demiurge to Logos, we must Travel the Path of the Hermit, rising above Tiphareth toward Chesed, in order to subjectively view the Logos center our "Inner Sun"! In both Hebrew and Greek Metaphysics, Logos means 'Word", depicting vibrational Power. The Greek scholar, Heraclitus, described the Logos as a "spermatic; a Divine Fire which stimulated and maintained order. It is the Universal Shout, whirling vibration of "I Will Be" that has exploded outward into constant manifestations of information as "I AM".

I hope I clearly established the fact that The Path of Yod (Hand) which is THE HERMIT card, is the Path of Spiritual Fire into the Microcosm (Microprosopus). The Yod is the All Father, Chokma and the PATH OF YOD, is the manifestation before the Abyss which is related to the Logos (Word/Sun-Son) that is objectified as Tiphareth on the Tree of Life. To some the Word, is confusing: However, the Word is that vibratory will/ force which continually stimulates manifestation and is often shown as a serpent or Python. Such stimulation also energizes the principles of form (Binah) which it has produced. Thus Kether, the Crown, the origin of Fiery Spirit, is seen as the One that from itself produced Two which refers to the Electric (Male) and Magnetic (Female) forces of the One Energy. ( 0=8 )There is a lot to wrap your brain around here, but that is mostly true of all the symbolism of the Major Arcana.

Often, the Hermit is related to the Christ figure, but he is better related to the Hebrew pathfinder Moses who led his people across the Egyptian desert and was asissted by a "Alien"/"god", who manifested a great pillar of light between the people and the Pharoh and opened the Sea for the hebrews to pass, and then also closed the Sea upon the Egyptians. In fact, an early Gnostic sect, The Simonion Gnostics, that had taken its name from Simon Magus, first described in the Acts of the Apostles, that the Logos was objectified as Moses. These second century Gnostics taught that the Book of Exodus was an allegory of the soul being led by the Logos (Moses) through the desert of human life into the spiritual promised land. Many of us of the Western culture, know the story of Moses as a Thaumaturge (Arch-magician), whose staff is a wand of enormous power that can strike water from rock and turn into a serpent upon his bidding. The "Magi's wand", turning into a serpent force, is an allegory that refers to the use of Kundalini (Yod) force by the Adept Magician. This serpentine force is a Sacred Fire that is the essence of the Logos transmitted by the phallic wand. To a Tantric, this wand would be called the Divya Linga., Divine Lingam. Other references to Moses and the Sacred Fire, is the told as God interacting with Moses through a burning bush (after a loud noise of many trumpets startled the people, making this a rocket landing and burning the brush). Making Moses an intermediary or tool of the Supreme Father and/or Alien Forefathers. Thus, Moses is the Hand of God, which emphasizes the meaning of Yod as hand. In Fact, the hand of the Hermit is open, as opposed to the closed fist- meaning of the Wheel of Fortune (see Key 10), and means ultimate Power while also depicting innocence, as an open hand can give or take without the impediments of thoughts or moral restrictions.We are innocent of this power, as it is predesigned in our DNA.

The Thoth Deck Hermit card, shows the lone figure cloaked in the Red of Binah, showing that he is rooted in the Great Mother and emphasizing the motion and activity that is essential to the Yod which is the Intercourse of Chokma and Binah. He flows to She who then conceptualizes energy into form and/or Wisdom (Chokma) is objectified by Understanding (Binah). The concept of the Cosmos encircled by the Fiery Spirit (Yod), is shown by the Orphic egg, wrapped in a serpentine image of the spiral energy and/or female egg and male sperm. Cerberus, the Greek three headed dog who guards the gates of Hell, is tamed by the Hermit and is a willing companion. There is an interesting connection here to the Goddess Hell-Aine, and Her Three Yonis (Vagina) - Maid-Mother and Crone), but I'll leave further explanation up to the investigative student of magic, as I don't wish to offend the flesh-o-phobes of our dogmatic culture with any further mention of sexual union. 

The image of the spermatozoon. Represents the Yod energies in the world even though the staff (Phallus)which transmits the inherited sexual force (Kundalini) is totally hidden. Which is not the case of the Japanese ink scroll depiction of Bodhidharma (470-543 CE.), the first patriarch of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism who himself was as a Moses. The Spiritual Fire and wand, of a Magus is depicted in this illustration as a swollen phallus tenting his robe. Such truism, is before the flesh-o-phobia of Division-ism became the popular separation of spirit and body by putting the wand as a decorative hand instrument, which most hermits do. Honesty, would make us show the true image of the "magicians wand" and its semen that heals the anointed, as it pumps out the magic formula of creation, that is created by the Creatrix and controled by the Womb. But then that would be "bad", as the body an its powerful and seemingly magic functions are a shameful thing that somehow spirit wishes to leave after 14 billion years trying to make it and nakeness is now propaganda's pornography, and men and women are snakes, or eggs or even cups and Wands. Kether started this whole thing with "I Will Be", and the human mind, the mind of the Divine Creative is now linked to a Homo Sapiens-Sapiens body giving the Divine Creative Psyche intimacy with its creation, which is what it has always wanted, is a profane and nasty thing. So, with that logic,  It's better to hide, in fear, and show the male as a serpent, and the female yoni as a cup. It seems that In the modern lie,  "False idols" are always better than the Truth of Being. Because, the lie has been told for so long, every one ignorantly believes it is a truth. Even Jesus Christ said that "Truth is made manifest", and that means it is not spoken nor in Words, it is created as Form.  But the Homo Sapiens-Sapiens of both sexes has been so profaned by the few who wish to rule the many that we fail even to manifest the god within.

Most everyone who looks at the ejaculating phallus will feel shame and think it nasty or ugly, while looking at a dead statuary of a golden snake and cup, is beautiful and so creative or when a man and woman are invoking fertile power through intercourse as "she is being victimized".  How sick we are, we think dead things made as false idols, are more beautiful than the Divinely created living image of the Creator and Creatrix.... something we can't create unless we use the "magic wand" of the lingam that ejaculates the gluten of life and the water womb that as a sea nutures and grows these wonders of life. I wonder, has it ever occurred to common man, that if you divide the spirit (Will) from the sacred- body, and the god from its image and creative magic from its instruments, that it only leads to enslavement?

As Crowley states in his BOOK OF THOTH, "In this Trump is shown the entire mystery of Life in its most secret workings. Yod=Phallus= Spermatozoon=Hand=Logos=Virgin.

Finding out why the Divine Couple of the Universe worked for over 13.8 billion years to build below, in the Malkuth World of Physical Mater, a Divine Image called Hu (Chinese for God ) Man (Hindu word-Manas: meaning mind) i.e. YOU, will help establish Spirit body Union and the axiom "Above all things know thyself!". A lot of Divine work went into the making of you, even from Alien Scientist----and a lot of man-made history has been devoted to the Pavlovian process of demeaning yourself so that you could be ruled by those who can't rule themselves. Something to ponder, as your self-value flounders around in debt-slavery, trying to make "ends meet".

The Thoth Deck Card, THE HERMIT, is the Path of Yod on the Tree of Life, the shape of which the figure is posed on the card. As I’ve prolifically stated the Yod force enervates to keep the world in order, a stimulus that could be described as a fertilization. Thus, the world is shown as barren but with potential, as the Hermit begins his "vibratory Walk' upon it.

Yod is linked with Kether [The Crown] the Highest Point of the Logos, i.e. the Primary energy from which manifestation derives and/or The One Energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed, and is always shown as a phallus since it is the Cosmic Phallic Force.

The lantern in the hand of the Thoth Hermit represents Tiphareth (Beauty) our Soul, and makes a metaphysical statement about the nature of Light. Most of us know that everything is made of Stars and of the Light of Stars. Light, being composed of sub-atomic particles (Protons) is the principle of manifestation, or energy-material on which all Creation is built. The Hermits lantern represents “His own Sun" or the Core Sun that all Solar Souls come from. The Fertilizing Light, that makes the barren Space-womb fruitful.

The Hermit represents a glyph on the nature of primal manifestation beneath the Abyss. He is a representation of the relationship between Light and the Sacred Fire symbolized by Yod.

To those who are on a mundane journey where a better credit score is the ultimate quest, this card has mundane meanings in a reading, but as a meditation device, skrying this card will aid in understanding the God Trinity of THE HERMIT -YOD, THE EMPEROR-HEH, AND THE HIEROPHANT-VAU., There is a clue to a deeper understanding in the placement of the letters, Yod, Heh, Vau, on the Tree of Life. The letters work together as a trinity from Chesed (Mercy) to Tiphareth (Beauty) to Chokmah (Wisdom) and back to Chesed. Many rewards come to those who research and study.

When the Hermit/Alien Card is thrown during a reading:

• It is about the principle of introspection, completion and space.

• This is representative of the deeper marriage of the Divine within ourselves, and is often a message that more knowledge is needed.

• This is definitely a "above all things, know thyself' message. The Hermit represents the inward search to find personal truth, where despair, isolation, as well as, accomplishments and gains, must be accepted.

• Also, Personal Integrity, the I AM Me, which is always be true to you.

• it implies that knowledge is needed, meditation and prayer are to be used to hear the inner self.

• A deep desire to follow that which is meaningful and/or heartfelt to you.

• Time to gather enough data and information in order to sort things out.

• Introspection which may require you to withdraw from others or the usual environment in order to gain the perspectives needed.

• A stage in life where Wisdom is sought.

This is a great card for skrying, as it represents the Inner Wisdom of inheritence, that we so much need to KNOW OURSELVES!

If ill defined:

  • Narcissim.
  • Ridgity, hardness.
  • Alienation.
  • Bitterness and harness towards life.


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The Starman Tarot- Key 8-Strength & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 11-Lust

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The Tarot of Eli

I face my fears with the strength of love and patience.


The Starman Tarot-Key 8-Strength is comparable to the Thoth Tarot- ATU 11-Lust. The nature of this card is Strength, but unlike the masculine Strength of the Chariot, which is sheer determination and will, this is feminine strength. Here, the lions that represent our "beast" instincts and innate predatory power, the frenzy and passion of our unrestraint emotions, are calmed by the affection, and loving sure touch of the Divine Creatrix and her purity of heart. Knowing that they will not be harmed, the lions have defered to her inner strength and mastery.

The Feminine, Anima, speaks the Soul language of the Heart and the purity of her naked truth subdues the most savage mind. According to the aritst, Davide De Angelis, the alive mandalas in the back ground of this card, are derived from particle collison patterns. By speeding sub-atomic paticles in powerful magnetic fields (Magnetic is the Feminine of Electro-magnetic Energy) scientist can trace the interactions that result from the collisions. This allows them to delve into the more arcane mysteries of the Universe; dark matter, dark energy, space-time, and the very fabric of space. Therefore, these mandalas represent Lady Nature's embedded phenominal power and energy contained in her magnetic Grail.Within each of us, her power resides as the Kundalini, which is often shown as a serpent force/a Vibration, which is shown on this Strength card being held in a "lazy eight" pattern by a snake handlers hook coming off of her right hand. Better known in magic as the lemniscate or infinity symbol, this symbol represents  the 0, who has became 2 (0=8 ) as the infinite One Energy has twisted upon itself, and therefore, has become Creator and Creatrix, Masculine and Feminine, Electro and Magnetic, Fire and Water, and many more examples of the One becoming Two, by "creating the Other, from itself". 

This power is not just the mundane power which is the ability to do work, although granted, she is able. Rather it is the unbaiased power of the One Energy, that is total and complete in itself. It makes no demands, it is there all around, in everything and above and below, sustaining, supplying and giving support without preference or judgment. It is different than force, which takes energy away and needs to feed energy from outside sources.This nurturing feminine power is whole and complete and needs nothing. For only No-Thing is outside of it.

The Anima (Divine Femine), and Animus (Divine Masculine of Macrocosm and Microcosm are the many faces of  Electro (male) Magnetic (Female) life that all are under the leadership of the Active Feminine/Creatrix. This is the universal principle of Passion, awareness and aliveness! This is self-esteem, and the courage necessary to acknowledge the inner convictions so necessary to manifest as the Passionate Creative-Self. In all of us is this irresistible strength of the Creatrix; this Divine Frenzy who is Will To Form. This feminine archetype is supremely courageous in the most tragic of odds, and greatest catastrophies as she knows how to embrace and accept that which otherwise could be lethal and dangerous. The power of acceptance is hers and she trusts it wholeheartedly. Deep inside each beating chest, is the heartfelf knowledge that when we face our fears, we bring light to our shadows and they disappear. We know that buy studing the nature of lions, and being with them in their habitate, understanding their nature, makes one comfortable, where once was only fight or flight. Understanding is the meaning attributed to the Creatrix -Binah- the 3rd Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Sure fear is there, but it has no power to erase the knowledge gained, and just helps us shappen our observations and we act only out of knowledge instead of reacting in fear.

However, in most of us, we are divided against ourselves and our vigorous life-force and devote the creative power of lust to the ignorant duality of good and bad identity. Resulting in division of forces and unable to call upon the inner power that cleaves us from our chains of fear based self-imposed slavery. In Qabalah it is said, " That if it exists, it is supposed to", which behooves us to understand the why of a thing and not run from knowledge hidden in the veils of screaming ignorance.

KNOW YE NOT, THAT YE ARE GODS! [Psalms , 82-6] New International Version

"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'

 In Qabalistic philosophy 6 is the Number of the Sun which the Patriarch of Christianity changed to Son, for obvious mysogenic reasons. We are central Suns- Stars, of the Creatrix-man and woman we are Suns. We are evolutionary light- data made manifest as In-Form-Ation of the I AM. We are Divinity dancing as the active Creatrix and Creator, joined in one image, as the DNA of our earthly mother and fathers, become one in us. The Will of the Divine Creative is to be and to be intimate with creation is the Will of I Am to Form. Hence, the Kether, whose name in Hebrew is Eheieh, which means "I Will Be". Therefore, we of the HuMan (god-mind) whose self-expression is "Being", fulfilling that Will of the I Am! Yes, human means god-mind as Hu comes from the Manderin for god, and man is a word that comes from the Hindu-Manas, meaning mind thereby, stating nothing about sex. The body is homo spaien-sapiens, which is your avatar on this side of the Mirror of Soul.

"Blaspheme", shouts the enslaved mind, who thinks it needs a master to get to know the creator and must grovel in shame at its feet. Does my image in a mirror, grovel at my feet? Hell no! Yet we who are the Masters and the Masterpieces, manifested as one Spirit-Mind-Body, trinity of the Greater Self must do so?

Again "Above all things, know thyself" shouts the Qabalah. Remember,  Hu=is Mandarin for god, and Man, is from the Hindu word Manas, meaning Mind. You See, by our own words, we are the HuMan that owns the masterpiece of the homo sapien-sapiens body. I have only one Master, the I AM of Me. I know the Lust of Being..the Love of Vigor and I stand in quiet writhing-joy with my Creatrix. Only slaves need saviors. The I Am is not a slave to anything. It is the manifestor of Me and all truth. The Creatrix brings this knowledge with her, and tames the "fear of rejection" in one,s instincts, so that only Trust resides in ones heart.

To those of magic, lust is not obsession with the opposite sex. It is obsession with being. It is the luster of Will- that ejaculated this universe of self into self- manifestation in the womb of “To Be”. It is the indivisible creative strength of I Am Me that radiates through us, outward, as a sun ( later bastardize into "son") of creative passion that restores life in the dead. Therefore even in the most mundane indolence, we can dance!

{ Eli Serabeth, 1983, the class text of "Enfleshenment"]

We see in both the Starman Tarot - key 8-Strength and the Thoth Lust-ATU 11, card the universal myth known as "beauty and the beast". This key represents the beauty (Tiphareth, the central sun on the Qabalistic Tree of Life) that is represented in all of us as combinations of talent, gifts, and creative resources which can quell our homo sapien-sapiens, bestial natures. When our heart, mind and spirit are in a balanced combination of movement and repose--we manifest divine beauty. The multi-headed lion on the Thoth Lust card, represents the beasts within which Beauty has tamed to do her creative biding. She expands and liberates the living from their past bonds of survival thinking onward to greater achievements of courageous creation.

Lust comes from the root word Lustre which is radiance. We cannot shine if we are not in our strength and we are not in our strength when our mind is divide against our body. Fear of our "beasts within" steadily weakens us until we cannot radiate our purpose on this earth. Beauty created us to radiate ourselves into the movement of vigorous life! We all have much more purpose than we can see out of animal "I's"! Strength and Lustre are inseparable partners in creation. This can easily be seen as a soft and spongy mushroom pushes through hard concrete, as if the concrete was the one made of mere smoke. In all of us is this quiet manifestation of strength, a sleeping roaring fire of Kundalini, the inner "lion-serpent", coiled up awaiting the Powerful call of "I AM ME". We all are Chimera's , a combination of the Divine Will and the Instinctual animal collective mind of Earth, i.e. the combination of the HuMan and the Homo Sapien-Sapiens. Those who walk as Dragon's know this to be true. We are not fear, we are the Law of Love in manifestation, we Love under Will. No one can make us "not love", for we are Dragons who choose how we treat others, no matter how they treat us. For how others treat others, is their limitations, not ours. Through the "I's" of the Creatrix, I see all as another way to be me.

As probably noted: The Thoth Deck LUST card, key-11, replaces the STRENGTH, card which is Key-8 in the Traditional Tarot Decks. Strength is also key 11 in the Golden Dawn and Ryder-Waite, Spiral Tarot and Manara Tarot Decks. So it may be confusing when Crowley and I place it in the Path of Teth, which is normally called STRENGTH-Key 8. As I stated, I agree with Aliester Crowley's expansion of the STRENGTH card, into the LUST card, because it is the Passionate Vital Force of Universal Construction, "the motion within the movement" of everything. Lust is the Passionate expression of the- I AM as Two, the I-phallus and the Am-womb, who then Join to become One Passion that creates all, i.e... The Active and Passive force of Kundalini, and/or of the Lion-Serpent. It can also be called "Serpent theory" instead of the Quantum Physics "String Theory", where every particle has a serpentine string of active and passive energy with in it. In other words, there is within all, vibratory strings of Vital Fiery strong atomic Force; an "Atom" /Adam Khadmon. Thus, Lust, where active and passive forces come together, seems a more appropriate understanding of the underlying "motion" of Life.

The Kundalini, or Fiery Lion Serpent is the vital aspect of our inherited Creative Life Force, which in manifestation, is duality of passivity and activity. Kundalini(in yoga) is the latent female/Creatrix energy believed to lie coiled at the base of the spine; the "inner soul" thatis known as the Sacred Fire, when in its active phase, purposely unleashed by Love and as water-serpent in its passive phase of receptivity, understanding and acceptance.

The UNIVERSE key 21, is the completion of the LUST CARD, and you'll see the Woman figure riding the Lion Serpent on the Lust card, dancing with the Serpent Force in the Universe card. Both illustrations are veils, concealing of principles, though at different ends of manifestation. LUST is the beginning of the Microcosm and THE UNIVERSE is the completion of it. Both of these cards are of that which is Womb, at the Highest Level, the womb-man who has tamed the Lion-Serpent and the womb-man who dances in space surrounded by the Cherubim of the four elements are both expressions of that which is the EMPRESS- Key 3.

Again, this is a very powerful path and those of sensitive psyche, will be profoundly affected by the pure pulsing passion of Being. One must appreciate the fact, that this Path of Teth, Lust Card, is a statement of methodology; whereby the Love controls the Vital Life Energy of Spiritual Fire. We must also remember, that the word Power, means "the ability to do work" and our body, if loved as a master Craftsman loves and adores one's favorite-tools, gives us Will - to-Power in this dimension of crystallized energy; a power to weave our very own Vital Life Force into masterpieces of movement and repose! So let us all ride the “Lion Serpent” or Inner Dragon, with the powerful presence of loving control and shameless presence! This is the Divine Frenzy that obliterated the loneliness of the One and split into two, as Other, the Lover and the Most Beloved. The I AM.

Self-annihilation is also the process of two from one, Force and Form, who then become One Dragonish expression of Frenzy as Form, when the Red-Babalon (Crowley’s spelling for purposes of Gematria) unites with the Golden Fiery Force of the Solar Husband, the offspring are Beautiful Monsters. Genetically modified Organisms derived from Annanaki ("Those who from the sky came") and animal DNA mixing, creating the Nephilim and/or Titans, that are created to challenge the rules of limits and expand them if not to eliminate them altogether. Hence, from homo erectis, we get the genetically modified Homo Sapien-Sapiens, as we are children of ancient galactic races, who came to earth and "married the women of men", which is another way of saying, artificial insemination. All across our ancient history, cultures tell us of the "Those who from the Sky came", i.e. Annunaki in Sumerian, Nomo as they are called by the Dogon of Mali, Angels, as they are called by Jewish and Christian traditions. Hindus, have names for these genetic- engeneering extraterrestials as do the Mayan and many others. It is about time to know thyself. Your inheritence is Galactic in volume. DNA is data, form, is information. We are the Information, of the One who is many and the many that are One.


Skry the Lust card only after you are capable of holding one thought or image focus during an entire meditation while pulsing from head to toe with a powerful heat! Any Psyche that Touches the Lust OF The Great Father/Mother, will be profoundly charged, changed, and expanded beyond comfortable perspectives; all of which can be dangerous to our delicate denial based egos. To do this requires a focused willful spiritual intelligence, of I Am and not some mad Hatter type of personality, that can't even control its own thought and/or suffers from "knee jerk" emotions and fears outside authority. Only you inner author, is your authority. "Do what you will is the whole of the law, the Law is Love."

In other words, one must be diligently trained in channeling higher and higher vibratory levels of Vital Life Force, before they "Ride the Lion-Serpent". That is why A. Crowley calls the Traditional Strength card Lust. For even the "little lust" of the manifested (Microcosm) seems to be beyond the cultural ego's control, as every politicians "secret life" of greed and sexual conquest will show. It is hard to imagine, what the Macrocosmic Lust would do to such a weak psyche... but then again, we have examples in Adolf Hitler, etc., where lust becomes a violent form of masturbation. In the Lust card, the Creatrix is naked and pouring sexual ecstasy from every pore of her being. Her rapture is more than just naked flesh, it is the divine ecstasy of divine energy becoming intimate with the flesh. Crowley stated it this way: " She rides astride the Beast; in her left hand she holds the reins, representing the passion that unites them. In her right she holds aloft the cup, The Holy Grail aflame with love and death".  This is the type of energy, primeval, primitive in order, completely  independent of critism or reason.  It is the Will of the Aeon, the Shouting, and whirling,fiery declaration of Kether,"I Will Be"! The One Energy.

Lust represents a very important initiatory formula dealing with Serpent Power. This Spiraling Power is the Force that opens, stimulates or spools up all the Chakras (energy centers) in the Human body. The Principles embedded in the Lust Card, tell us how to use this power. This is a "Divine Frenzy" which when stated alchemically becomes; “the heat of the furnace makes the Stone" or if religious; “inflame thyself with Prayer". The Heat applied, is the Great Passion at friction in the confines of a condensed magnetic field that is the homo sapiens-sapiens. It is our Titanic inheritance awaiting the Personality of a Dragon before it is released to our Brain. This Heat or burning is experienced often in Tantric exercises, or the exercise of the Middle Pillar (Aliester Crowley's book, 777), all of which I recommend the interested party research.

Crowley's imagery may shock some, as he presents the Whore of Babylon, taming the Lion-Serpent but then he understood that the epitome of virginity (sign of Virgo), was the Sacred Virgins of the Temples, before Christianity, made them "evil women" or Saints, of which both perspectives were confusingly applied. The Christian word 'Whore" is a bastardization of the Greek word, Hetacrate, meaning female companion. Something more for the diligent student to investigate, for in each of us is the Anima (Latin for Spirit), our Muse, our Female Companion, our Most Beloved-Kundalini is a gift from the "heavens" and/or our Ancient Astronaut forefathers and mothers.In this heated solar power, is the knowledge of the Suns. I know, for I burn with it daily, and find my life to be an ecstatic expressio of I AM.

When the Lust or Strength card is thrown during a reading:

  • It means the querent is relying on spiritual powers to manage the situation at hand and is receiving the strength to overcome. 
  • Following one’s own inner light, doing what their "heart of heart".
  • Inner -self, says it is right.
  • There can be an experiencing of a "gut level" driving force, instinctual. And compelling for protection or survival.
  • Also, possessing the courage of one's convictions.
  •  The strength of Passion, in the Higher Nature, which are dragon like power, courage, energy, action and magnanimity.
  • One is experiencing the Law of Self-Domination, self-rule and self-control.
  • This card represents the querent’s' passion, awareness, and aliveness
  • A symbol that you have a strong faith in your abilities. You have no qualms about relying on the spiritual powers within in order to handle the situation at hand.
  •  In other words you radiate your inner beauty

If ill defined:

  • Weakness. 
  • Lack of fulfillment.
  • Depression.
  • Aggressive  perversion and addiction resulting from oppressed instincts.


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The Starman Tarot- Key 7-The Chariot & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 7-The Chariot

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

The Starman Tarot-Key VII-The Chariot, depicts a dreadlock headed, Bowie-esk well armored and armed charioteer. The look on his face is that of "I've done this before, come get me". To add to this stern demeanor, his chariot is being pulled by armored Kamodo Dragons. These all muscled through backs to the dinosaur era are strong, biological weapons, with razor sharp teeth that can drag down a bull. Therefore, we have a real tough-guy in this mad-power setting. His sword swirling fire, this Charioteer is one battle hardend soul, who much like Gilgamesh, has done impossible feats of courage, mayhem and superhuman effort. Yet, he is ready to go again. It would take immense control to handle Kamodo Dragons as a team, so this Charioteer is all about controling his natural aggression and instinctual fight of flight limpic glan mechanism. He knows that to lose control could of his emotions, ambition and imagination could be a disaster.

Weapons of war decorate this golden chariot, along with the infinity symbol, the lemnistrate, on the front of the double tree hitch that the Dragons are hitched to. In fiery back ground and foreground we have examples of alien caligraphy and sacred geometry. Its almost as if this Champion is riding through the Underworld, kicking evil's butt. This is a definite powerful image of a Holy Gaurdian Angel.


The Thoth Tarot- ATU 7-The Chariot, is the Path of Cheth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The Hebrew letter Cheth (bottom left of card) means enclosure, or fence which is that enclosure which the Chariot provides for the Charioteer?

In the text-THIRTY TWO PATHS OF WISDOM, Dr.Paul Foster Case stated:

"The 18th Path is called the House of Influence (by greatness of whose abundance the influx of good things upon created beings is increased) and from the midst of the investigation the arcana and hidden senses are drawn forth, which dwell in its shade and which cling to it, form the cause of all causes."

Between Geburah (Severity) and Binah (Understanding) the Great Mother on the Tree of Life, runs the Path of Cheth. This is the highest and most profound Path on the Pillar of Severity and introduces the Personality to the Supreme Spiritual Self that wraps our Soul in the Golden Armor of Protection so that the Golden Psyche can be carried through the unmanifested Universe, and/or Dark Matter and Dark Energy, without loosing a Photon. The Chariot is the enclosure that holds the Soul in a state of peace, as it moves through all planes. In his BOOK OF TOKENS, Dr. Paul Foster Cases stated this about the Chariot:

I am the hedge of protection

Enclosing the field of existence in this field thou dwellest,

And I am thy defense,

Against the darkness which is without.

Yet is this hedge of safety

Alas a wall of limitation,

And the darkness against which it defends thee

Is the radiant Darkness of the Limitless Light, too brilliant for thine eyes.

The Darkness that Case, refers to is that of the Abyss, the gateway to the Abyssal Womb,the birth-place of our Soul- Self. Pictured in the Chariot, the experience of the Spiritual Self is known in Alchemy as the "Exhalation", where the Alchemist becomes the Philosopher's Stone.

The Thoth Chariot, shows the influences of both the Hindu Tattvas and the biblical text of Ezekiel with its "living creatures" being represented as 4 Sphinxes pulling the Chariot. These Four Kerubim (angelic beings) represent not only the four Tarot Elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth, but also each has four sub-elements, as do the Tattvas, and are represented as the four faces of the creatures.

Geburah, is often symbolized with a Pentagram, or five pointed star, that has the Four Elements crowned by the Spirit. Thus, making 5 the number of Geburah on the Tree of Life, Geburah is a Red Force, and is symbolized on the Thoth card as the Chariot's Red Wheels, meaning that the force of Geburah (Severity) is the motive force of the Chariot.

Geburah is complimented by Chesed (Mercy) on the Tree of Life, and this compliment is seen in the constant usage of the number 4, Chesed's number. In the Thoth Chariot card there are Four Sphinx, and four columns (Four Universal Elements) holding up the starry canopy or heavens of Binah (The Great Mother- Empress Card key 3). These four elemental columns are called the “four columns of the Tree of Life in a Solid Sphere", adding a little more of the arcane to this card. I suggest the curious student gets the book, THE QABALISTIC TAROT by Robert Wang, as it is a fine text for understanding the Arcane.

Above the Golden Armored figure of the Holy Gaurdian Angel, on the Thoth Card, is a crab, symbolizing the sign of Caner Woven into the canopy is the word "ABRACADABRA", which Robert Wang thinks is an apparent pun on "ABRAHADABRA", a word that Crowley called, “one of the most important key numbers of the Liber Al...The word of the Aeon....the cypher of the Great Work which when using Qabalistic Geomatria (numerology), (Book 777 of Crowley) adds up to 418. Using the math of numerology, we do the sum, 4+1+8= 13, the Key 13 of the Death Card of great spiritual change.


Crowley understood that something martial is going on in the Psyche of the Seeker themselves. Much like the Bhagavad Gita, where the pursuit of enlivenment is symbolized by warring factions. On this highest Path of Severity, the Soul Warrior of Geburah has reached a pinnacle, as shown by the ten stars on his golden chest that represent Assiah or Matter. Seated in meditation, with the Holy Grail in his hands: the Cup (Womb) that we look directly into when using our Imagination to produce ideas. The red Grail of the Scarlet Womb-man and the Blue Grail of the Empress.

The movement of the Chariot conceals a mystery (arcana) of great significance. The Chariot is reminiscent of the Greek Chariot of the Sun, Helios, as the four horses of the Sun pulled the Chariot of the Sun across the sky. This is significant as a representation, since the Chariot moves between the Light, centered in Tiphareth (Beauty) and the Supreme Darkness of the Limitless Light (Dark Energy) at the hidden side of Kether (Crown). Yet, there is even a more complex meaning suggested here, as the Sun is guided by the Moon! And in both Greek Mythology and the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the sun is subordinate to the moon. Since the Chariot is of the sign of Cancer, that is ruled by the Moon (and in which Jupiter is exalted), the Charioteer follows this philosophy of subordination to the Great Mother. The cardinal Path of the Moon, leads from Tiphareth (Beauty-Solar Logos) to Kether (Crown) is the Path of the High Priestess. Water (Pure Consciousness) takes precedence here and is represented by the Moon.

This is a Higher Path card, and requires much skrying, meditation, and arcane study, so this author recommends that you devote more time to this card than a brief lesson. At least, get the books I have recommended in this treatise and read them liberally! What is also noted here, is that the Male-Female relationship, is represented backwards here in our reflected world. The Male Force of the Universe is Subservient to the Female Force in order for Force to become Form. Idea is subservient to Understanding, for Life to progress. There is much to consider here, if one wishes to "Know thyself!". In Western Hermetic Qabalah, this Card is called the Holy Gaurdian Angel, who protects the Personality of an individual. It is the Warrior part of our Soul, that won't let us down, if we know ourselves. If we are lost to our Soul, because we have accept an outside authority to be our master, it looses contact with us. Know thyself is indeed necessary to understand the Powerful Spiritual Manifestation that your are.

When the Starman and Thoth Chariot card is thrown during a reading, the querent is reminded:

  • To devote themselves to the combination of activity and quietude so that they may have the drive to attain goals.

• It is a time of clearing out the past, moving beyond and beginning with new energy while taking responsibility for one's present condition.

• There is a need for victory here, by combining the images or content of the unconscious with the consciousness for the purpose of achievement.

• The Chariot also signifies that the querent has begun controlling a situation by the force of their personality....a focus of Will.

• The goal will need fighting for, but you have been granted the energy to win it!

  • The Hero setting off.
  • The highest spiritual achievement-The Holy Grail.

If ill defined:

  • High handedness.
  • Ultimate failure because of obstacles.
  • Meglomania.
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The Starman Tarot-Key 6-The Lovers & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 6-The Lovers

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

  The Tarot of Eli


                                                              I am the gateway to divine love.

The Starman Lovers-key 6, is a honey-moon of a trumph card.  To the Gnostic or Hermetic Qabalist, The Lovers is a card that can hardly be understood by imagery let alone words, so the combination of both the imagery of the Unconscious and words of the self-consciousness, are recommended.The Lovers card governs the realm of relationships, with the inner Anima -Feminine Spirit and the inner Animus -Masculine Soul. The Soul is the "Sun/Son of God" and is not a single sexual being. So no matter the sex of the homo sapien-sapiens, the Soul is a Solar Golden Light Persona of Spirit. One could say it is the Divine Wedding of the feminine Imagination-The Will To Form, and the Rational male aspect of- Will to Force. It is the coupling of the I Am to produce a Me. The objective card of the 2 of cups-love, relates to outer world relationships.

Interestingly, the Bowie like features of the male and female lovers on the Starman card,are dripping with honey.The bees are doing their communication dance above and on a honeycomb,dripping with honey. A substance long seen as an aphrodisiac and food of the god's. This ancient substance representing fertility was incorporated into many ritual practices and even today is believed to have magic health benefits.

The honey covered lovers, are shown in an urban enviroment, keeping up to the times, and promoting the idea that the inner lovers must be united before the outer lovers can really be as "sweet as honey". Above the Lovers in the Abyss, is the Kerubs (cupids) which comes from the word Kaberoi who were the twin gods of Ancient Greece, who presided over orgiastic dances.

THE KABEIROI (Cabeiri) were twin gods (daimones) who presided over the orgiastic dances of the mysteries of Samothrake (Samothrace) which were held in honour of the goddesses Demeter, Persephone, and Hekate. They were famed metal-workers, dwarfish sons of the god Hephaistos (Hephaestus), who served their father at his Lemnian forge.

CABEIRI (Kabeiroi) - Greek Gods of the Samothracian Mysteries

www.theoi.com/Georgikos/Kabeiroi.html

Above the Kaberoi, is the golden "All seeing eye" of the One, and above that, is more of the alien Caligraphy. Sacred geometry adorns the wall of the environment. All implying the erotic dance of the Universal I and its other-Am.

Below, standing on the shore of the warm pool of water that the lovers are standing in, and which reflects yet more alien caligraphy, is shown mother spirder. Spider woman of the Native American mythology, who weaves the Universe and lives of the individuals. She who weaves a web of light with her lover, incorporating all that is light and dark into a dance of life. For black and white are as Space-Time, Yin Yang, black-white, not separate but always the same coin with two sides. This card points out the obvious, that God is Sex. The Divine Creative, is Shakti-Shiva , the Divine Anima-Animus, in a dance of erotic and fertile results.

Once we get beyond the "Romantic Love" between two beautiful bodies, all aflood with endorphines, pushing the frantic need of DNA to couple, we can really apprieciate the greater life- expanding relationship of two Souls dancing together in Divine Creativity. Once the dazzeling heat of chemistry slows down, we can see the fuller and greater path of 2 becoming one.  Here, we share the mystery of life and the knowledge that each is another way to be the other. Were once one bathed in only their power of water or fire, they now can bathe together in the fire of male and water of female, in a mutual flow of warmth, joy and purity. Now there is Solution, rather than a lone chemistry. A special Alchemy that goes so far beyond the sexual union that only those who are emotionally mature, can experience it. This is not the child's self-love of dependancy and fear of rejection. This is the Love of the Most beloved and Love of being. The Great I AM. 

On the Qabalistic Tree of Life, The Lovers is The Path of Zain-meaning sword or armor and is the dual- cutting-edged Sword of Perspective that connects The Mother of Form-the 3rd Sephiroth- Binah-Understanding, with the central point of manifestation, the 6th Sephiroth Tiphareth-Beauty.

In the long past, The Lovers was just drawn as one individual and called The Lover. This obviously didn't suggest enough for more recent Tarot Readers and it has been redesigned to show the Two who are One. Since Gemini/The Twins is the astrological meaning of this card this duality should be depicted. The Lovers card represents the dualities of a single individual and is not appropriate as a symbol of physical human sexual love. In fact, traditionally, it represents the "two brothers” who are the Kaberoi [The Twin Serpents of the Caduceus] and where known as the twin sons of the Primal Serpent Ptah.

Over time the Primal Serpent Force of the Universe has gained many names/titles from Skanda-Murugan, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris to Thoth-Hermes, Neptune-Vulcan, The Green man, Dionysus, Enki and so many more, but the understanding was still the same; it was the Primal Serpentine Force of microwave fiery- electric energy that began this Universe in a "Big Bang" scenario of Vibrations, who unite to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Since we are attempting to describe a pure energy that both ejaculates (a serpentine flow) and gives birth (a receptive vessel), the male and female forms are used to show these aspects of "The One Primal Serpent Force". This serpentine energy is both a She in Hindu as Kundalini, in Greek as Sophia (Wisdom), as well as the above mentioned male descriptions.

Throughout the Thoth-Lovers card you will see serpent images, even the Spear of Dionysus or Thrysus known as the weapon with which he used to induce "the madness of Gnosis" (Knowledge). This "spear" represented the human spine and the third eye (pineal gland) linked to one flowing Kundalini power. Thoth-Hermes was also known as the "Father of Alchemy" and many alchemical symbols exist in both the Thoth and Starman Tarot cards imagery.

Before I entangle your self-conscious with deep alchemical explanations, it may be easier to understand that The Lovers, represents the dual aspect of the One energy as Divine creativity surged across the Abyss into manifestation, formed of the stable dualities of He-electric and She-magnetic. The Great Work is the marriage of these dualities of manifestation. A ritual of returning to the Primal state, or Serpent force.

  The Thoth Lovers card is given the Hebrew letter-Zain and is called the Qabalistic path of Zain-meaning Sword.  In the Hermetic Qabalah, the ATU 6-The Lovers, is called the Disposing Intelligence, which has often been considered an aspect of the Garden of Eden mythology, where human kind was made to leave it and must learn how to return to it, yet the serpent was the "good guy", before Christian revisionism, for He gave mankind the knowledge necessary for language and it was necessary to leave the "Place of Repose" for the Active World. Here the knowledge of the double helix of the DNA, becomes a story about a genetic modification that has become active, i.e. The "boot up" of the Inherited God-Mind. The Word Hu (Mandarin word for "god") and Man (From Manas- the Hindu word for Mind), mean we are the inheritors of Imagination, the Creative-United mind of I AM. The Hebrew word -ha-regesh- from which the English translation means-is arrived, and is called the Disposing Intelligence, by Dr. Paul Foster Case, in his text "The 32 paths to Wisdom", which  consists of, the Sun (male)+ the Moon (female)+ Fire (Spirit-Will) =Disposing Intelligence.

In the Thoth Lover's Tarot card, we have the Sun and the Moon uniting under Mercury (the planet ruling Gemini). On the Thoth and Starman Tarot cards, the man is representing the sun and the woman is representing the moon and the Divine Fire above the Abyss is the Kerub-s (cupid) which comes from the word Kaberoi. So when the Electric Force of the man and the Magnetic force of the woman are intertwining, a process that is rightly perceived, rightly discriminated, and when their operation is kept in proper order, the personality of the man engaged in this practice becomes an unobstructed channel for the outpouring of the Cosmic Life Force (Seen in the Thoth Card as the Orphic egg wrapped with a serpent). All this is mind boggling to the uninformed who know not their own Divinity nor its electromagnetic activity. So all I can say is, Google the mythological names listed in this essay-blog and see if you can understand the stories about the Great Story, that is out universe and our Selves. I Would recommend a magnificent book called, WORLD GNOSIS-The Coming Gnostic Civilization by Mark Amaru Pinkham who has done an inordinate amount of research that would take the interested student 20 years to assemble.

Thoth Tarot-ATU 6-The Lovers, was at one time called “the Brothers" and is a significant arcana in that it implies the simultaneous creation of "equal and opposite reaction", as the biblical story of Cain and Able or the zodiacal twins of Gemini. Hence, when an action is created, its opposite is simultaneously created as well. When She was Created so was He. When Able was created so was Cain. When light was created so was the dark, as there could be no darkness before light. This card supports that application.

There is no measurable time lag in the creation of opposites, as the formulation of any idea creates its contradictory at the same moment. That is why wisdom is often described by me as the action, "to create, see error, and correct that error", as error is created the moment of creation.  Wisdom is known as 50% ERROR. This is the concept behind the Christian Sin (Which was the name of an ancient Moon God whose mountain was Sinai), that over time, has become unrecognizable as the process of Wisdom; However, if one reads the Prodigal Son biblical parable, they will understand that the "Prodigal" who went forth and created error, was celebrated for correcting it, by the simple act of returning to his Father and therefore, his inheritance.

To know that the contradictory of any proposition is implicit in itself, is to know how Universal equilibrium is kept. Again, we have analysis followed by synthesis. To make this card even more confusing, remember that once error is corrected, we've made another creation.... with simultaneous error.

The Thoth Tarot Lovers Card, is a glyph of duality. Here, the Moorish King has a golden crown, while the white European Queen has a silver crown. This duality is further displayed by the Red Lion and the White Eagle; Lions and Eagles being alchemical symbols of the Male and Female Principles in Nature, appearing in equal and various stages of manifestation throughout creation. For instance, the Sun and Moon, Fire and Water (Electric and Magnetic), Air and Earth. They are the acid and alkali of chemistry, which are also metals and non-metals. Going even wider in this concept, they are Hydrogen and Oxygen which in this concept, the Hooded figure represents, the seed of all life as the Protean element of carbon. Astrophysicist know Red Suns as the producers of the carbon atom, so the symbols of this card are quite extensive. In tarot, the hooded figure is known as the Hermit. 

The Thoth King bears his sacred Lance, while the Queen bears the Holy Grail---the Phallus and Womb symbols of this card which are a constant reminder of Creation’s formula of equal and opposites being combined in order to establish life. This theory is support by the Twin Children carry their weapons, whose positions are counter changed; the white child carries the cup and roses, while the dark child carries the lance and a club (both an equivalent symbol). At the bottom of the card is the primitive Pantomorphic form of the Hermetic Marriage; the winged Orphic egg. The colors of the egg, gray, symbolize the cooperation of the Supernal (upper triangle of Kether, Chokma, Binah) in the Creation of Life.

The Thoth Card also depicts a Purple serpent that represents Mercury in the scale of the Queen and represent God's influence in Nature; the crimson tinged wings of the Orphic egg represent the King which is on the scale of Binah the Great Mother. Therefore, the Thoth  ATU 6 -The Lovers is then the complete symbolic rendition of the equilibrium of the Great Work. However, we must never forget that what form life takes it for the form life takes is dependent upon the influences attendant during gestation,i.e. information. This is a fact that Awake Souls (those who do not experience the sleep of death) make use of while influencing a fetus that is forming in a womb.

By putting the symbol of Cupid above the Hooded figure,, seems to confuse the issues of this card; However, deep study of the Cupid legend will help one to see that cupid is the libido symbol used to express Zero as Two (o as 8). Please feel free to enjoy your investigations while remembering that only deep meditations on this card will reveal some of the many secrets it represents.

To reiterate: In the Text, THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM, Paul Foster Case called THE LOVERS, the Disposing Intelligence. The complexity of this card can barely be presented by the image on the card, and is even difficult to understand as a disposing intelligence.

THE LOVERS, is the Path of Zain, meaning Sword, and is also a Hebrew simple letter, meaning smell. The Path of Zain is depicted on the Hermetic Qabalah's Tree of Life and runs between Sephiroth #3 Binah (understanding) and #6- Tiphareth (Beauty) and connects the Pure Conscious, from which all forms emerged (Binah) with the central point of Manifestation (Tiphareth- Pure Soul and/or Real Person).

The Term Lovers, seems simple enough, yet it is a complex and profound card, as it is not about the love of two humans, but rather the Twins or duality of the individual united in pursuit of Divine Love. Therefore, the True meaning of Key 6, is embedded in the Astrological sign Gemini, The Twins and the psychology of Dr. Carl Jung, as the perfect union of Anima (feminine-Latin for Spirit) and Animus (Masculine-Latin for Soul)

The Dual Intelligent Forces of Male-expressive and Female-receptive, (electric and magnetic, conscious and unconscious, Psyche and Animal mind, Animus and Anima), are what, Zain,

The Lovers Path proposes to unite. These are equal and opposite frequencies of Intelligence that must be united as a major step towards the Godhead on the Tree of Life. The surging of the Divine One Energy, across the Abyss into manifestation, formed stable dualities, for the Divine Creative is a O who became 2, "will to force" and "will to form", which we call male and female, respectively.

This is nothing new to those who studied Matriarchal religions, God and Goddess were never seen separated and often they were depicted as one being with two faces. Only in the War/slave religions of Nomadic Tribes, "sword worshipers", did the Patriarch exist alone.

The Great Work, is a mental return to the primeval state (As above so below) by the communion or "marriage" of these dualities of manifestation within the Self-Conscious of the individual.

As Robert Wang wrote about the Path of Zain (meaning; sword or armor) in his book: THE QABALISTIC TAROT," Thus this path may be considered the aspect of the Garden of Eden, from which mankind was expelled, but to which it may earn re-entry by conscious dealing with what has been called the inner Sun and Moon. The whole key to the Great Work is uniting of the Sun and the Moon under Mercury (the planet ruling Gemini)."

On the Tarot Card, THE LOVERS, The Sun represents the man; the male expressive, the Moon represents the Woman; the female receptive, and the Divine Fire that is above the Abyss (The Vital Force or Serpent Force), is represented as Cupid. Case has stated that, the Sun represents self-consciousness and that the Moon is representative of the un-consciousness.I further postulate that Mercury represents personality, a type of "messenger of the gods", who must become the channel all Ten Sephiroth on the Tree of Life constantly connecting the above and the below.

Dr. Paul Foster Case, founder of the Builders of the Adytum, considered that these are both aspects of the One Life Breath, each working half of the body. Today we mundanely know them as the Male half and the Female half of the human brain or in parapsychology as the Anima and the Animus. As Case has stated, "When the Solar and Lunar currents of the Life-Power are rightly perceived, rightly discriminated, and when their operation is kept in proper order, the personality of the man engaged in this practice becomes a free, unobstructed channel for the outpouring of the cosmic life force." Case considered THE LOVERS card to represent one of the dualities united by the Spiritual Self, the Divine Anima (female) and the Divine Animus (Male), both aware, conscious and united in the individual as they are in the Divine Creative becoming the "Me" and/or personality. Just as most Tantric, and Gnostic practitioner's do.

To the Qabalist, The Lovers, represents the union of manifested opposites under the Divine Love of the Supernal (Upper triangle of the Tree of Life) through Binah/Ishtar-The Great Mother. Thus, the Crowley Thoth Lovers Card depicts the theme of union as and Alchemical "Hermetic Marriage" of the component parts of the seeker.

The Path of Zain is an active path of Psyche, for the self-control and will attributed to Mercury, which directs the movement and integration of opposites is not passive.

In fact, it is the fiery force or the Serpent Force known as the Kundalini which is masculine fiery force, united with the Feminine Watery force (flowing in waves as "serpentine:) both in equal measure and full of fiery dynamic, and inspirational qualities of intuition.

This is a red-hot marriage, complete with Honey Moon and resulting "little death" reminiscent of an individual "big bang", call the "ecstasy", where all that is not worthy of being "you" is burned away.

Hence, there is a type of death here, as the process of crossing the Abyss means the death of one's own Higher Self, a willful and total self-destruction and immersion into the Divine Self.

I'll leave you with a quote from the Gnostic Text, The Gospel of Didymos Judas Thomas the scribe who followed a Gnostic Nazarene known as Jesus. Jesus answered his disciples question of "when shall we enter the kingdom of heaven", with: (22) " When you make the Two One, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then you will enter the kingdom."

Jesus, mythical or not, obviously knew of the Principles attributed to THE LOVERS card, but then he was purported to be a Nazarene Gnostic Master (A Zeus Christos) which is equivalent to a Qabalistic Magi. What few know is that the Word Christos is Greek and refers to the Sun! It is also interesting, that the lover's card could be a depiction of Jesus and Mary Magdalene; A very apropos idea. Especially since the Hermit carries both the Lock and Key of a Hermetic marriage.

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THE LOVERS and THE ART card of the Tarot are considered among the most difficult to understand. The Path of the Art Card is Samekh (Prop) and requires a complete integration of the Personality in its subordination to the Ego (whole-self) in Tiphareth. The Path of THE LOVERS is Zain (Sword or Armor) requires a complete integration of the total self, manifest in the Microcosm, returning the soul to the aspect of the "Garden" or Macrocosm of the Universal Collective Unconscious, from which it emerged. Thus, we can say that Art is the equilibrium of the Lower Self and THE LOVERS, is the balance of the Higher Self.

  I know it sounds as if I am repeating myself over and over again, but my excuse is that this is a very complex card of annhilation. In Crowley's card, we have the Royal Marriage of opposites, presided over by the hooded figure that is both the Hermit and Mercury. Eve and Lilith, as stylized statues, are shown above the marriage couple, with cupid aiming an arrow, represents the Original Will which annhilates the 2 individuals, forming a new One.Just like if red and blue became united, we get purple.

Again, the symbolism of the two children, has been noted by Crowley as Cain and Able, which may seem out of place in a card called THE LOVERS; However, the process of The Hermetic Marriage is both reciprocal and repeated over and over again as it is defined by the infinity sign of Mercury-Magus, as the Sun and the Moon unite under Mercury. First one "Brother" dies, being absorbed into the other than there is a return to a balance of opposites after which the second "Brother" is killed and absorbed into the first. Again, a type of annhilation.  The Swords forming an arch over the threesome, is reminiscing of a Royal Wedding, where the married couple must walk through and arch of Swords, at the end of their nuptial ceremony. It also represents the English translation of the Hebrew letter Zain.

Theoretically, return to the Godhead requires that we incarnate repeatedly, in the twelve signs of the Zodiac, reaching perfection in each of the types of incarnation.

THE LOVERS card also relates to the Hermetic Marriage, or "Chemical Wedding", as written in the 17th century in a text called, The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenceutz which is one of the key documents of Hermetic-Qabalism. I've found this alchemical text very readable, much like a fairy tale, and yet one of the most profound piece of esoteric or Gnostic symbolism ever written. The fact that the word Sword or Armor (Zain) is the word meaning of this path and that blood is spilled on this path, are all reconciled and/or reinforced in this text. This understanding requires some meditation on the Alchemical text.

• There is the Tantric Philosophy here also (the meaning of Tantra is "to expand and liberate". The meaning of Qabalah-is "receiving"), only through physical union with a female can either a man or god, achieve true reality and the power to deal with it; A Spiritual/sexual union, is required for shamans, priests, and holy men with the female is required before they gain full possession of their powers. This is also a process for Priestesses, who must be able to invoke the "Divine Phallus" through the Male before they can gain their Powers inherited from the Divine Hermetic Marriage, to manipulate time/space.

When THE LOVERS of Thoth and Starman Tarot, is thrown during a reading, it is stating:

• A principle of Art and Craft of Relationship.

• What is also suggested is the magical image of the power of surrender in which one form is given up in order to attain another.

• Being involve in a process of cooperation. ---combining energies for a common goal.

• Yin Yang attraction of polarities, or universal forces for one another.

• The power of sexual surrender to the Goddess within.

• This card can also mean a love affair with some sort of trial or choice involved... be it marriage or profane love.

• Time to make a choice of "one or the other", seen as two paths. The outcome of this choice is seen as vitally important.

• Passive and some cases, mediumistic inspiration.

• Motive power, and action, arising from inspiration and impulse.

• Becoming cooperative as two or more people or forces come together, combining energy for a common goal.

• Urge to unite and a choice of love.

• Joining together....it is easy to see the Principle of the Art and Craft of relationship here.

If ill defined by the accompanying cards:

• Indecision, confusion and uncertainty become the principles of this card.

• The querent is failing to see the sum of the Union of Opposites and is trying to separate them as "good and bad". This causes only inaction.

• The agony of separation rather than the bliss of union.

• Wanting the best of both worlds, causing instability in all those concerned.

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The Starman Tarot-Key 4-The Hierophant & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 4-The Heirophant.

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

Key 5 or ATU 5 of the Tarot is the universal Key of learning and teaching.

This key or principle was well explained in the publication of the-Course in Miracles-"as you teach so will you learn.’ If that is true, and it is true indeed, do not forget that what you teach is teaching you." The Hierophant is also the High Priest or The Pope, in many decks.

This card requires us to have faith in ourselves; “above all things know thyself" is often forgotten in family situations and in the mundane world of survival.We can say that the family situations are represented by the blazing light images of a man and woman, being projected out of his right hand chakra, or the fact that this Hierophant is a amalgamation of man and wolf. When we look past all the vilification of a wolf, we see they are very family orientated. They mate for life, have family bonds, have a clear clan structure, and they deflect conflict whenever possible. Even though their clans are highly organized, they are also free spirits. The lone wolf howling at the moon at night, is the perfect symbol for representing the lonely path of journeying within (Tree of Life) to discover our true-self, inner power and strength.

Since the Hierophant is the guardian and custodian of religions knowledge, metaphyiscs and spiritual beliefs. He is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Hence the lamb at his side.In his left hand are the dual snakes of "Life-Death" often seen as the serpents of the caduces. For just as religious beliefs can be a sanctuary for peace, they are also bring a double edged sword. For,wars are often a source of religious conflict and often the most brutal, especially in the past 2 decades. Also often we are seeking peace from these violent conflicts formed by fanatical beliefs, by religious rituals. Often, as we can see today, religious beliefs are worn as a badge of identity fueling or abating conflict for political ends.

At the top and bottom of the Starman Hierophant card, is seen the "alien cartogrophy" that Davide De Angelis is so fond of. Today, this is often called "light language".

The Hierophant is also considered the channeler of male energy polarity. He is a form of Patriarch and if often called the "Pope" on Tarot Cards. Pope can cerntainly "bare their teeth" as they growl out the rule and laws of their special form of theology, inciting the very wars they later condem.

Above the head of the Hierophant is the sacred geometry of the "flower of Life", with six-fold geometry resembling a hexagram. This replaces the oriel, that is behind the Thoth Tarot's Hierophants head. This is because the Hierophant is considered the window through which one can see the Macrocosom and/or Macroprosopus. This a universal depiction of the creation of existence and containing all the escential elements we call the Platonic solids.

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This sacred geometry can be seen in the temples within the Forbidden City of China, in ancient Temples of Israel, in the Temple of Osiris, in Abydos of Egypt. Temples or churches, have been used to reinforce the doctrine or stories of religious belief and by forming a type of "collective" of belonging as a "spiritual community". Also some are encouraged to lead a secular world of theological theory.


The Thoth Tarot, seems to be the foundation of the Starman Hierophant, as

family situations are represented in the Thoth card by the images of Isis and Osiris and Horus.

In pre-Christen times, Isis was the image of Intuition. Osiris, the image of wisdom which can be seen as the scepter of wisdom, and the staff of moon/ Isis; also known as representing instinct. Horus represented Perception and Vision, as a child born of Intuition and Wisdom and in the now, represents us. We are the children of Intuition and Wisdom who are to be the purveyors of perception and vision. We must have faith in following our childlike abilities of innocence and curiosity (the child in the star or pentagram on the Hierophant's chest); we are to walk the mystical path with the practical feet of the Magus. We are the All Potential of Daath, the Birth place of our Souls.

The Hierophant is that inner part of ourselves that knows how to express our divinity into the outer world.

When thrown during a reading, this card indicates the desire for self-teaching and learning. The need to make things tangible and practical. The HIEROPHANT is the administrator of the Yin Yang (Osiris Isis) duality which emerges with Chokmah, is formed by Binah, and which begins as manifestation below the Abyss in Chesed.

Crowley's Thoth Deck card is considered one of the most important in Tarot, containing many traditional elements intermingled with Crowley's own discoveries and philosophies. For instance, the image of a child in the Pentagram that is within a larger Hexagram, is explained as." This symbolizes the law of the new Aeon of the Child of Horus, which has supplanted that Aeon of the 'Dying God' which governed the world for two thousand years". Crowley believed that the rhythm of the HEIROPHANT is such that he moves at 2,000 year intervals. Remembering that this is a Spiral Universe, made of multiple frequencies and dimensions (harmonies) of One Energy, and that there are rhythmic movements in the multiple States of Conscious Energy, of which the HEIROPHANT is a major state, making this cyclic movement seem plausible. It is also nice to know that within our own infinity (inner self) resides our Librarian of Universal Tomes who will not hesitate to instruct the diligent student. But until we are no longer satisfied with the ludicrous fantasy of our own cultural "Group Soul", we will never be able to achieve the mental velocity to escape our imprisonment of Time- created perspectives and consciously enter the infinite depths of Our Spiral Energetic Self.

Each of us is a Tree of Life, and each of us makes his/her own Qabalah. When there is a shift in the 2,000 year Group Soul from Patriarch/Osiris to that of, Horus, those who can't behold the more advanced perspective, will have to live in a lesser intelligent fantasy of their own making on the Astral planes of another planetary system. Sensuality then, will be condemned to memory rather than new experience and as we know from our own experiences, after a bout of time, sensual memory fades to a point where only the most extreme of sensual experiences are remembered. Luckily the HEIROPHANT that is a Higher State of Conscious Energy within our Tree of Life (our Spiral Pattern of Force and Form) gives us back our memories. These discarded memory bites are stored in the intelligence called Daath---"the invisible Sephiroth"---known in English as –Knowledge, residing invisibly just above the Abyss on the Middle Pillar. Obviously, to get to this point of inner-journey, we have to experience the "Dark Night of the Soul", achieving an emptiness of perspective so that we can be refilled or as I like to say, were we can claim our inheritance as the Divine Child of the One Mind. The HEIROPHANT awaits us all, and will fill to capacity, the thirsty student!

As a Divine Child, you are denied nothing that "ever was or will be", only you have the freedom to deny yourself! Thus, you should know that the HEIROPHANT does not have Authority over your Spirit, your freedom of choice is still intact. Your True Name is "I AM" which constructs, by self- perspective, your objective self-called "ME". You are the one I (eye) of your constructs and as a manifested I-dentity, you have the Magic Power of Observation, that controls reality!

Upon examining this card, the HEIROPHANT sits on a Bull between two elephants, holding a wand of three interlocking rings, symbolizing the Aeons of Isis, Osiris and Horus (the Child in the Pentagram) Beneath is the veiled "Scarlet Woman" (Crowley), who is shown riding the Lion Serpent in the Lust card of Thoth Tarot, unveiled , depicting purity. The nine nails above, symbolize the Hebrew word- Vau, representing the linking of the above and the below (the nine Sephiroth below the 1 that is Kether, who is Fiery-Darkness/unlimited Light.) The meaning  of Vau is nail and is shown as the nine golden nails forming and arch above the Hierophant's head.The Manifested Spirit, passes along the path (triangular ray of Light form the Scarlet woman upward) from the Microcosm to the Macrocosm.

Now all is not "sweetness and light" in the HEIROPHANT, and most authorities on tarot agree that there are some unpleasant aspects to this Key. I would recommend that the serious student read the book by Richard Cavendish: THE TAROT, where the implications of this State of Energy Consciousness are very cleverly related to Gnosticism. He points out that the Demiurge, the Lesser Creator which rules over manifestation, was also known by the Gnostics as the "Great Deceiver", and initiates of the Valentinian Gnostics were taught to ignore the authority of this one who is a type of staunch librarian and only has authority over its library. Truth is, there is only one authority over us, and that is our own "Will to be" and/or Freedom to Choose Observation and we get to experience freely the consequences there of. Only slaves need saviors!

The Path of Vau (Nail or Hook), is the 16th path, on the Tree of Life. Leading from Chesed (mercy) to Chokmah (wisdom) and is known as the Eternal Intelligence. The Path of Vau is the uppermost path on the Pillar of Mercy (Right hand Path). In the Golden Dawn texts, this path is described as, “The Zodiac acting through Taurus upon Jupiter". Here, Chokma is Jupiter, and his action is the spermatic potential of the Manifested Universe Chesed, the Yod of Microcosm (Microprosopus), is the Father in Manifestation, while Chokmah, the Yod of the Macrocosm.  Hence, Microprosopus is the Supernal Father.

Therefore, the Path of the Hierophant is a powerfully masculine one (Electric Force), to which the Bull-Taurus is applied and image definitively applied to this card. Being "Fixed Earth", this is a stable foundation; a stabilizing extreme. This is the absolute foundation of the process of revelation.... where the inherited Knowing of the Creator, where THE Great Father, is expressing Its experience through the Supreme Spiritual Self to the Personality or Ego of Tiphareth (The Sun/Son of Beauty). Thus memory is involved and the solid foundation of "Above all things, know thyself" is established as a Universal Inheritance for the Divine Child.

The meaning of the Hebrew word Vau, is nail or hook, implying a nailing together, or binding, and links the Macrocosm (The Great Universe) and Microcosm (Manifestation), and/or The Greater Self to the lesser Self of matter, forever linking us to the Divine Spirit. THE HIEROPHANT is related to teaching, which relates Higher ideas into Lower organisms that is often called, "As above so below". The Hierophant is a state of conscious energy that is the only source for our understanding of the inner Spirit/Spiral energy conscious. This "Magus of the Eternal" is stated by  Dr. Paul Foster Case in his text," THE THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM, as being the," .... Pontifix, the 'bridge maker' who provides a connecting link between outer experience and interior illumination." Thus, the Hierophant gets the discriminating experience of the Body-Operating-Personality, while teaching that very same Personality its inherited Divinity. Thus, The Hierophant can be said to "Learn by Teaching" and the Eternal Intelligence can be called "Life" and/or the Reasoning behind manifestation, implying that a teacher who learns from his students, is a great teacher.

Crowley's main concept was the "grounding" of the 5th- Key-, using the corner symbols of the Four Kerubim (Guiding intelligences of the Four Elements) as the tentative expressions of the primordial Elements of Kether (Crown) that are passed down to Chokmah as the Sphere of the Zodiac. Interestingly, we think of the Zodiac as 12 signs, but it is really four ternaries... Where each element is broken down to three signs. To the Qabalist, this relates to Yod (hand) Heh (Window) and Vau (Nail).

The Administrator to the emerging duality that is Chokmah (Phallus -Womb, male-female, electric-magnetic) is the Hierophant and it given form or structure by Binah (Great Mother) which begins as manifestation below the Abyss (Dark Energy and Dark Matter) in Chesed (Mercy). Thus, relating to Tiphareth (Beauty-Synchronicity), the central point of manifestation. This relationship is shown in two ways, first as the letter Vau, which is related to "The Son" (Child of God), and Tetragrammaton and the second is the number six itself is related to Tiphareth. Crowley shows this by the Pentagram on the chest of the Hierophant as the four elements are combined under the fifth Element-Spirit, thus forming the 5 pointed star. The Pentagram image, confirms the Great Work known as "As above, so below", a process in which the symbolic Moon always is a key part. For the Moon is both above and below the Sun on the Tree of Life, as it is both implied as Yesod (Foundation) and is the Path of the Priestess and is exalted in Taurus.

Let us not forget that Taurus is also ruled by Venus, referring us to the Empress, the Path of Daleth, between Chokmah and Binah. THE EMPRESS is Mother Nature, and/or the fertilized Universal Consciousness that is the foundation of the HIEROPHANT'S teaching.

THE HIEROPHANT'S teaching is intuitive, as it is on the "feeling" side of the Tree of Life (Venus-Netzach side), applying intuition to concepts collected by reason and built up by memory. I would recommend you meditated on the Thoth Tarot ATU/ Key 5 card.

When the HEIROPHANT card of Thoth and Straman Tarot is thrown during a reading:

• The querent is experiencing the Principle of learning and teaching which is a desire for making things tangible.

• The querent may be seeking guidance from a counselor who has knowledge and authority or is wishing to.

• There is a choice here, of aligning oneself to a philosophy, religion and/or set of beliefs to which one feels a sense of loyalty.

• Being free to disentangle one's-self from any belief system, the querent still chooses to be involved.

• There is an espousing of moral, ethical, and spiritual values which may attribute to oppressing others, especially when espousing orthodoxy.

• There can be an inner sense of obedience to authority, imagined or otherwise, contributing to gullibility.

• Life is the teacher here, as the querent experiences growth through a meditative process of Buddha like philosophy that views every experience as a lesson-learning opportunity.

If ill defined:

  • Intolerance.
  • Presumption.
  • Esoteric arrogance.
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The Starman Tarot- Key 4-The Emperor & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 4-The Emperor

Posted on January 19, 2019 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

The Starman Key 4-The Emperor, artistically seems to represent a fantastical space Emperor kind of like the Flash Gordon or Dune series of Sci Fi. His face is a combination of David Bowie and Abraham Lincon. He is the Universal Architect, that lays down the rules of all that is created, including th Patriarch rules of culture and society. This is a scientific mind, as can be seen by the sextant and books at his feet. His navel or Muladhara Chakra, his power center, is a gathered pattern of neutrons, representing his knowledge combined with physical power. Surrounding him is the architecture of man-made cities, alien  calligraphy, sacred geometry of space and the solid ground of rocks/minerals. All of which he sets down the rules for. The idea of a thing, sets no measurement in the vastness of immeasruable Mind. However, to manifest this "idea" as a living form, measurement must be set. That is why bees are such and such a measurement and elephants are such and such a measurement. All must fit together according to law, reason and rule.  He is Chokmah, Will to Force, and Chessed-Mercy, enacting both accordingly. He assures leadership, authority, stability, security and protection. He is a strict disciplinarin, sometimes making our dealings with him uncomfortable. However, his enforced righteousness, harshness and punishment, are the stern necessary menthods of tough love that teach us more self-discipline and to think logically and rationally rather than succum to rapant emotionalism.

He is the window through which the Above can be seen from the below. Hence, the great diamond patterns of energy, representing the Above and Below, that are seen in the upper left of this card. In the fantastical city scape are also the electric patterns of brain neurons, showing the rational thought of measurement.  The meanings ascribed to the Starman Tarot are those of the Thoth Tarot.


The Tarot Emperor Card is the Path of Heh on the Qabalistic Tree of Life that runs between Tiphareth (Beauty-the Solar Logos) to Chokmah (Wisdom-Lesser Creator who rules over manifestation) and is known as the Constituting Intelligence ( Dr.Paul Foster Case).

Because of our Divine Inheritance from the Demiurge (Lesser Creator) and the Great Mother (Binah-Female aspect of the Demiurge) we are all the "Shades" of consciousness. Modern psychology has called these Shades of Higher Consciousness, the Unconscious, the Sub-conscious and the Consciousness which just about every elementary school child has heard of. However, hearing of a thing is not knowing the thing. Because of the evolution of subjective thought, from Mythology, to fundamental Religions, and now to the modern science of Psychology, we are beginning to easily deal with the shades of higher consciousness within ourselves and are experiencing a New Age (The Age of Aquarius) of enlightenment. The Collective Unconscious, is the One Mind, within which all "self-reflections", are reflected upon. The Universe resonates to the sound of I AM.

The Higher we realize ourselves in consciousness or on the Self Tapestry of the Tree of Life, the more the student understands that the Trump or Cards of the Major Arcana only point the way towards understanding concepts that the small ego of the brain cannot otherwise grasp.

By beginning to understand the next 5 Trumps/Paths, [THE EMPEROR, THE EMPRESS, THE HIGH PRIESTESS, THE MAGUS, THE FOOL], the initiate will be developing the consciousness of the Horus----the 22nd century human ego.

Because of Modern Physics, we know that there is only One Energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed, and the student of the Tarot knows that all the 78 cards of the Tarot deck represent Transformations of the One. From the One, emergence the opposites, which are activating the formative, Male (Electric) and Female (Magnetic) communion. Thus it is accurate to state that all Male figures are Chokmah (Jah) and Binah (YHVH Elohim) is that of all female. The robes they wear, represent the different planes and/or dimensions of our mufti-verse, which are actually vibratory rate that are either Force (male) Kether or Form (Female) Binah, and/or their intertwining of vibration (The Divine Union of Goddess/God) that makes all things possible.

The Qabalist knows that the "Big Bang" came from what is the Source of Will and Energy, Kether. Hence, the ejaculation of Energy patterns into limitless space , making the Kether male (Male is not a sex here, but an action). The One became Two, Androgynous, when I became Am, which is known as Chokmah and Binah, which should be stated Chokmah/Binah, just as Yin/Yang or Time/Space are known to be inseparable and established at the same moment. Thus, with some authority we can say that the “I “is male and the “Am” is female, for one is Wisdom (Chokmah) and the latter is Understanding (Binah)...and we can't experience one without the other!

In the Tarot, THE FOOL represents the One Energy, THE MAGUS and the PRIESTESS, are the Macrocosm into Microcosmic, first differentiation of Male and Female energy polarity. Pure Consciousness, known as the "root of Water" is represented by the PRIESTESS and her consort, THE MAGUS, is considered psychologically as the Will. Thus the term I Am, is understood as the intercourse of consciousness and will. Like I've said before, it's your Real name.

The mating of the  PRIESTESS, to the MAGUS, is described in Robert Wang's book: THE QABALISTIC TAROT as, ".... the activity of the directing Will of the One on the Great Ocean of undifferentiated consciousness which It Has Itself projected” [Big Bang] (The bracketed words are my own). Here we think of the reflexive qualities of the Divine Creative; I Am creates, idea/thought, then the Will to Form/understanding of imagination is needed to hold that thought in suspesion long enough for the Emperor to set measurement. Thus, we have the concept of the Universe as a Mirror, where everything is the perception and reflected activity of the Divine Spirit on its Dark Energy of limitless Self, a process which the various and varying symbols of the Tarot are attempting to suggest.

The reason Crowley has positioned THE EMPEROR, so that the body forms a triangle and a cross, is because he is representing the alchemical symbol of Sulfur. This representation is because of the Alchemical explanation of the Divine-Self Interaction in terms of Sulfur, Salt and Mercury. In Tarot, Mercury is THE MAGUS, THE EMPRESS is Salt, and THE EMPEROR is sulfur. This may seem as little more than obscure abstraction: However, when we consider that THE MAGUS, (Philosophic Mercury and pure Will) acts upon THE  PRIESTESS (Pure Consciousness) and by Union they are transformed into THE EMPEROR (Sulfur) and THE EMPRESS (Salt), we are actually considering the quite basic attributes of our own consciousness.

THE EMPRESS is on a Path of Daleth (meaning door) which is above the Path of THE EMPEROR, simply because without her manifestation of form, he would have nothing to rule. On the Path of Heh, the Emperor is a transformation of the MAGUS (Will). Basically, when we are classifying images according to color, subject, or other criterion, we are calling THE EMPEROR into play. As does THE EMPEROR, we are acting upon form via perspective/observation. Another way to see this exercise of rule, is that if the subconscious (mind of the Empress) didn't send up form from its depths, as a stream of images to be classified by the differentiating exercise of reason, Will would have nothing to control or transform. Thus THE EMPEROR, albeit a potent masculine force, functions as determined by THE EMPRESS.

As I have stated, THE EMPEROR, is the Path of Heh and its function is determined by Binah who is pure fruition. The Path of Heh, is a formative path of rational and classifying activities. You may notice that on the Thoth Emperor card, the Hebrew letter Tzaddi is shown, and not the letter Heh. There is a mix up of understanding here. The Star card represents the hook that connects the Above and Below. In the Sepher Yetzirah (Qabalistic text) the letter Heh is a simple word meaning, sight. This is well represented in THE EMPEROR, since he is the "Fiery Aspect of the Garden of Eden" of which the Higher Self relates as a Self-observation of the One. It is the first path that is attributed to a function, suggesting that sight is the first of the senses, as Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac. This Path of Heh, THE EMPEROR, is what I call the First "I" sight, while the EMPRESS is the "Am" of understanding (an inner sight I call a "Womb with a view").Together they are the "I AM", the Counter Sexuality of the One Mind/Energy. The Star card, is the Watery aspect of the "Garden of Eden" where the personality begins.


The Thoth Card’s bright Red color is that of Aries and The Great Mother-Geburah, in the World of Pure Spirit  known as Atziluth. Albeit, that the male and female forces are seen as more interwoven in the lower levels as we go down the Tree of Life, the assumption that Chokmah and Binah are the only "Pure" states of Male and Female force is in error; As Chokmah(Wisdom), meaning the primary quality of maleness, is a female noun. Taking the point of view that whatever gives birth is exercising a primary female quality at the moment of birth, then all that is inherent in the male is inherent in the female and visa verse. We can mentally see this by understanding that the Creation of Chokmah, gave birth to maleness, and femaleness.The O twisted upon itself to view itself. We call this the lemniscate and/or infinity symbol of the magus/magician. Now we have 2 of 1. The male and female. The Divine Creative.

The students of Carl Jung know that he stated the "male harbors the perfect female image in his unconscious, as the female harbors the perfect male image in her." unconscious", these being the "counter sexual component" necessary for the transformation of force and form. Jung also called the "counter-sexual components", the Anima (female) in males and the Animus (Male) male in females. The Anima, means spirit in Latin and the Animus is Latin for soul. Thus, we can see that THE EMPRESS is Anima/Spirit/Imagination and THE EMPEROR is Animus/Soul/Rationale, making the perfectly developed male type on the Paths THE EMPEROR and the perfectly developed female type, THE EMPRESS. These are the pure intelligent forces that we meet and actually converse with on the Paths. If we think of the One as a Human Brain, albeit a simplistic comparison, then one has become two in the brain, female left and male right in One Intelligent collective organism. The Tree of Life on the Path of Heh is such a union.

Since the Sun of Tiphareth is in the sign of Aries, which is the sign of This Path, indicates that THE EMPEROR exercises some control over the solar forces of the Higher Self.

Because of the works of Dr. Paul Foster Case, we have the term Constituting Intelligence meaning that THE EMPEROR assists in the building up of Light of Tiphareth from the utter-darkness of Limitless Light of the Supernal Triangle. This Path of Heh, could also be considered as the "start of Time" in infinity. In the Thoth  card, this importance of Tiphareth to THE EMPEROR is illustrated by the Sun behind his head and the overall two colored scheme of Martian reds and Sun yellows. These two colors also suggest a furious/"divine frenzied" rush of often short-lived activity.

All this contributes to the understanding that the Constituting Intelligence is the first phase of a natural cycle, such as Aries bringing forth Spring. This understanding is shown as the lamb at the Emperor's feet and the Ram headed wand. Paternal Power is shown by the bees and Fleur de Lys. The two headed Eagle in front of a crimson disc that is on the Emperor's shield, symbolizes the Alchemist's red tincture related to the Sun and Gold. There is a similar eagle on THE EMPRESS card that refers to the Moon and Silver.

When THE EMPEROR card is thrown during a reading it emphasizes:

• The Principle of Personal Power and Leadership.

• Building a pure base of Knowledge while remaining open minded.

• Pointing towards success, authority, stability and ambition in gain or achievement.

• Self-realization of Life Force and Personal Power.

  • Ground yourself and believe in the concrete world around you.
  • Walk your talk.
  • The Emperor implies that you no longer have to prove yourself, your expertise and experience are unquestion, it is time to lead by example.
  • Your presence is enought to succeed. Be Present!

If ill-defined by attending cards:

  • The querent is up against a dominant boss, or authority figure (s) who sets rules, boundaries, definitions and analysis.
  • There is a reluctance to take responsiblity to your own life circumstances and excuses abound.

 

 

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The Thoth Tarot-ATU 3-The Empress & The Starman Tarot- Key 3-The Empress

Posted on January 18, 2019 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

                                I fully embrace all of life's fecundy.

What Davide De Angelis created in his Empress is a attractive blend of Caucasion, Asian and African features; A World Mother. Upon her head is the Lemnistrate of the Magus as a golden head wear shooting stars into the fecundness of Nature. With floating fetuses, and breast overflowing with milk, that she is capturing in her hands, not only symbolizing the nurturing Mother but also the Milky Way Qalaxy that was considered the milk of the "Cow Goddess" and/or the Egyptian Hathor.

Her heart chakra is the color of the blue- greens of empathy, love, compassion and the gold of the Higher Self. Above her is a golden bird cage with an open door, implying we are "as free as a bird" to create our self-identity as we like. However, we must also experience the Great Sorrow to the Mother, who must watch her free children make horrible mistakes, and create identities that make them ugly in their own hearts. Sorrow or not, she knows that one must make mistakes to become wise. Only by the doing, is truth made manifest. She also knows that everything created, must end. For forms are made of measurement which gives them substance. The created, are information. In the case of the I AM, each of us is information of Self; A self that is One, and All. Therefore, we are the Children of the Divine Creative, who must become truth as manifestation, and if able to see error and correct it, become the manifest Wisdom of the Creatrix.

Interestingly, the Starman Empress is sitting on a megalithic stone, that resembles the stone that is at Newgrange, considered to be the Passage Grave, built in Ireland around 3200BCE.Inscribed in the stone is the oldest known symbol of the Spiral Universal Womb, the mistress of her domain. Here were Matriarchal societies, that believed in the Womb Cosmology of Creation, where everything was birthed and dissolved through a Womb Space of  waves consisting of cosmic vibrations. Today, we have astrophysists believing that our Universe was born from a gigantic black hole, a  Cosmic Womb. Even our galaxy revovles around a giant black hole, a cosmic womb. The Abyssal Womb, is the Divine Creatrix in her many fluctuations and cycles of creation. 

In the Qabalistic Tree of life places ATU or Key 3 as the third Sephiroth-Binah, Understanding, who is also "Will to Form", for only through understanding can data become in-form-ation. Each of us is a child born of Self-Information, and Understanding . Each a complete Self, who is approved into manifestation, and loved into being by the Empress. She invites each of us to return to her, and get back our inheritance of unique creativity. Each, a power unto itself. This diversity of talents, and creativity make a beauty that is Cosmic. For if everyone was an artist or painter, the world would be ugly. We need builders, writers, skilled craftsman, secretaries, etc. The list goes beyond my ability to write all the talents down. Even dog walkers, have a talent for animal husbandry. The Empress states, " That your presence is enough", to prove the wealth that you are. Everything is possible, for nothing has been withheld from you, the open bird cage states this is so. You exist because you are supposed to. Your unique creativity and style, makes the world more beautiful. The Thoth Empress and the Starman Empress share the same meanings, so both are represented at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

In Qabalah, The Empress is the Path of Daleth-meaning-Door, and her planet is Venus. THE EMPRESS, is also called the "Gate way to Heaven", as She is the transitional state of energy between the above and the below. The effect of this transition is from one into many, so the key to this card is multiplicity.

If one looks at THE PRIESTESS card, they'll observe a simple diaphanous robe while that of THE EMPRESS is appropriately covered with all the jewels of creation. As a Qabalist, I am painfully aware of the inadequacy of anthropomorphic symbolism when describing the Supernal Triangle, the As Above, yet Tarot pictures unconsciously communicate a great deal of information, that words can only flail at. The images represented in THE EMPRESS card are an attempt to convey the concept of pure fruition. As an exercise towards this goal of understanding, the initiate must try to conceive of pure emotion, which is a feeling that has no subject or object, neither love nor hate, but which is the raw material of both; a kind of Lust without need of result. Armed with such an understanding, the initiate may begin to understand something of the Great Binah, The Great Mother, and THE EMPRESS, who is the Illuminating Intelligence or Birth Mother of Ideas through a transitional state of Understanding. She is the Cosmic Mother Nature.

All that is Life on Earth is the providence of THE EMPRESS, as she builds life forms around the Spirit or Spiral Frequencies of Life, establishing the Laws of the Universe that have to do with restriction and formation. She is the Supernal Female Force. She is also Venus-Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Love is her Law.Sexuality and fecundy is her invention.

The Luminous Intelligence of Chokmah, the 2th Sephiroth-Wisdom, becomes the Illuminating Intelligence of THE EMPRESS, inferring filling up and emitting Light. Thereby, bestowing the title of Mother of Light on the Great Mother Creatrix.

She is a Door, and one may pass through a door in any direction, to pass through her on the Return Path, is to pass into Supreme Darkness. Therefore, the ancients often depicted this door way as the exposed Vagina of the Great Mother, which is one-way birth and the other way the “Little death” or Petite Mort of the French. Here before her, the worn and often battle weary dead are ready to “pass over” as she commands power, sincerity, and fertility. The dual dynamic of the Door, has often been shown as Janua Coeli (meaning “gateway to heaven”) which is derived from the “Yoni gate” (vagina) of the Goddess Juno (later as the Roman Two-Faced god Janus). As a personification, Juno had two faces, each face looking in opposite directions. One face looking in the direction of birth and the other in the direction of death. In fact the Latin word janua means door and this goddess was reinstated by the Romans, as male and to have presided over communications and the affairs of men. Here then, as THE EMPRESS, Janua/Janus resided over the passage of ideas and affairs of a man. Originally, Janus was a Solar Entity, and THE EMPRESS is the Mother of the Sun, so the comparison is not only viable but pertinent as well. Thus, anything that can be said about Juno/Janua/Janus can be said about THE EMPRESS as well, even though she is often now anthropomorphized as Venus-Aphrodite the Womb of life and death.

The Luxurious Proliferation of Nature with each facet so compelling, being both beautiful and hypnotic, makes it possible for the student to lose sight of the Overview of the Path of Daleth. This point was acknowledged by A. Crowley in his Book of Thoth, where he warned, and “the student who is dazzled by any given manifestation may be led astray. In no other card is it so necessary to disregard the parts and to concentrate upon the whole".

We know that the Venus-Aphrodite is the "Goddess of Love” but many forgot that She is also named the "Goddess of Desire". Desire, being born with the most abstract principle of Form, holds a very specific meaning for the Student of the Mysteries, as to feel is to desire, but to unite wholly with the Universe, requires the "want of nothing" as desire fills the "I's" with falsehood. Thus, the coming to or the leaving of desire is another aspect of the Door Way that is THE EMPRESS— the Path of Daleth.

THE EMPRESS as shown in the Thoth  card, looks to be all nurturing and light, however, the darkened crescent of the Moon suggests transformation or change and to Qabalists She is known as the Mother of Life and Death. Growth and destruction are concurrent Empress Activities, just as old cells die and new cells are born in a daily cycle in your physical body.

The transparent bubbles shown in front of the Thoth Deck Tarot- Empress image, represent the veil that we must pass through to realize the Path of Daleth (Door), to pass beyond the veil is to cross into a completely new level of conscious energy, where her laws of form no longer apply. The veil is a dramatic separation of imagined reality and what is real.

By now, the able initiate knows that God is the Divine Creative Mind that created the Universe within Itself "I AM" and/or Identity. We do the same thing, as "images of god", we create reality by imagining it. Whatever we create in our personal minds, becomes us or our creation as self-awareness. This is an often ridiculed concept or precept of both metaphysics and the mysteries. However, ridicule does not an understanding make, and as a Personality attains greater Self-Awareness, the implications of responsibility for what one thinks become most profound!

The Thoth- Empress, is illustrated in the alchemical image of Salt, that is the inactive principle which is activated by the alchemical Sulfur (Emperor), maintaining the whirling (Spiral) balance of the Universe.

The design of the Alchemical symbol of Salt, is, a circle with a line bisecting it horizontally, as is shown in the positioning of her arms and if you put the Empress and the Emperor, side by side, her on the Left and Him on the right, the order of English writing, their faces are looking at each other. The Venus Aphrodite depiction is carried on in the unashamed nudity of the Female Goddess in the Universe Card. In the illustration of the Polynesian Volcano Goddess Pele’ and her paramour with a back ground of sea, the martial male form is offering subservient to the Female Womb as she invents both his life and death. This is Yab Yum, illustrating the Tibetan word that means, Goddess God, face to face, as well as, the activating activity of the Empress Card.

The twisted blue shapes on the Thoth card represent flames and her birth from Water, which we know to represent consciousness. The Living Holy Grail, is the Lotus like chalice in her hand. At her waist is the Zodiacal Girdle Or belt. Above her head are the dove and sparrow, both are birds of Venus. At her feet is a white pelican that is feeding her own young with her own flesh which is a common symbol of the Great Mother, for even not so great mothers, build the young from their own flesh and blood. The white eagle shield corresponds to that red eagle shield of the Emperor.

To reiterate, the alchemical references for the Supernal Triangle are, THE MAGUS is Mercury, THE EMPRESS is Salt, THE EMPEROR, is Sulfur. Thus, Kether is Mercury, Binah is Salt and Chokmah is Sulfur, the Sephiroth united on the Tree of Life that turn our leaden consciousness into the Golden Intelligence of the Son (Sun), i.e. the Divine Child. The only blocking veil to this end, is Desire consciousness. We must lose the reality of the” I Want's" known as "Wanna-Be's" and become the “I AM's” of our original inheritance.

As always, words make the reality of their meanings seem so simple, but in truth, the simplest words are the most subjective, such as IT, or I. One must cross the emptiness of want, of sense, of sight, before one can visit the Great Mother, who creates the “Am” of us all.

When the Thoth or Starman Empress Card is thrown, the querent is experiencing:

• The principle of wise love.

• The power of owning your own inherited maternal and loving nature that resides within.

• There is an opening to all sensuality and delighting in luxury of the senses, as does a child, before they are taught to fear them.

• One finds comfort among the natural, having no need of control.

• A surge of Creative imagination, as imagination is everything in our reality, this promises achievement and success in our goals.

• The querent may experience a high dedication to healing and nurturing.

All in all, THE EMPRESS, represents happy, stable, relationships, growth and fertility.

If ill defined:

  • Stepmother or the destructive mother.
  • Greed, avarice or envy.
  • Self-indulgence.
  • Indolence.
  • Inflexability.

 

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The Starman Tarot- Key 2-The High Priestess & The Thoth Tarot- ATU 2-The Priestess

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

 

 

For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

                                                    -K. Gibran, The Prophet

Key 2, THE HIGH PRIESTESS, or Priestess, is the image that represents an androgyny universal principle of intuition, independence, self-trust, self-knowledge and self-resourcefulness. This is the androgynous figure that represents balance known to Chinese scholars as the female magnetic force, curved, soft and receptive, that is Ying. From the navel down, this androgyny is all straight lines, strong, dynamic, electric Yang.

The High Priestess is the guardian of the Abyssal Womb, the gateway to knowledge, the Sephiroth -Daath, arcane knowledge of the esoteric subtle aspects of all life. Aspects the mundane do not even know exist. She is associated to the Moon, and the dark well-spring of life known as the Abysaal Womb. The Water fall of light behind her supports the fact that she is the source of all Water/Consciousness.  She is the Nature of the Universe and all that is natural. Despite man's insistance, there is no "super-natural", only the Nature of the Univesal Collective Unconscious-the Dark Sea of Binah and the mysteries of the Ternary Creatrix.

The High Priestess of the Starman Tarot, is clothed in serpents and spider webs. The serpents are a Celtic symbol of wisdom, secret knowledge, cunning and transformation and depict the inner mystery of kundalini, our inner soul. The spider-webs on her lower body, point to her weaving or wyrd magic, for just as the Native American Spirder Woman, she holds the secret threads of the living and non-living, weaving a tapestry of life called the Universe and Nature. Therefore, she can cut the threads as well.

According to Davide De Angelis, the lightning shown shooting out of her finger tips emphasize the twin pillars of B-Boaz-Completion and J-Jachin-Begin, that are from the Temple of Soloman, forming an abstract topography as both are woven together in his art. Surrounded in sacred geometry, alien calligraphy and the fecund fertility of nature, the High Priestess reminds us to look inward to our dark mystery, that reflects us as outside light. Interestingly, there is a male phallic symbol on her head gear. Therefore,this card reminds us that we are all composed of the receptive female magnetic and the strong assertive electric forces of male. Although we are dazzeled by the male need to control the world of light, She states that it is now the time to pay attention to the dark inner world of receptive intuition, and what stirs our hearts. When combining this vastly new way of "being"/seeing, with that of the magus, we then begin releasing into the outer world the immense power, goodness and knowledge that transforms and expands life.

Since the meaning of the High Priestess Starman Tarot card, is the same as that of the Thoth Tarot- I will describe both meanings at the end of this blog.

The Thoth Priestess, wears a sun and moon crown to remind us that we are all are committed to have and achieve an equal balance in strength and softness; in receptivity and expression.

The faceted crystal background of the Thoth card reminds us of the multifaceted aspects of intuition that are present at each level of consciousness:

  • Mental intuition (the triangular crystal).
  •  Emotional intuition (the round crystal).
  • Spiritual intuition (the diamond crystal), and physically noted information (the octagonal crystal).

Intuition is the Great calm Lake of spirit that is reflective, deep, contained and always present, waiting to be accessed and trusted---A Womb with a View. However, we must first trust and love ourselves to be aware of this quiet power.

The  Priestess is a powerful symbol to use as a visual skrying affirmation to enhance self-trust, independence, and resourcefulness. This symbol reinforces the trusting of one's intuition and therefore, the inner-self.

The Priestess is not a literal return to the warm enclosure of the Cosmic Womb, as is THE EMPRESS. Rather, she represents the Supreme Mother, without her smiling mask, revealing a True face of cold yet beautiful countenance. All veils are removed, all illusion is dispersed, and we must face the crystalline reality of our own absolute free will; a task not for the weak. Her planet is the Moon, her Path is Gimel, meaning camel, which is most appropriate, as she is the one who carries our Personality across the vast desert of the Abyss. She is Diana the huntress.

There are three Paths that represent the same energy, although as different but similar aspects, they are The Path of Gimel (PRIESTESS), the Path of Samekh ( ART) and the Path of Tau (THE UNIVERSE) which together makeup the devotional middle pillar. The Indigo Middle Path color in Atziluth (the highest of the Four Worlds) is Indigo, a deep-dark- water blue that suggests the Moon, as all three Paths relate to the Moon.

The pure state of Intelligence that is The Path of Gimel, will carry those cleansed of desire thinking, across the longest and most important Path on the Tree of Life; A path which radiates down from the Supernal Triangle, composed of unimaginable potential, to the Ethical Triangle, the "actual", also making this the path a position between God the Father in Kether, and God the Son in Tiphareth, a Path of the Highest Initiation.

The common description of the Priestess is that she is the most pure essence of consciousness, symbolized in Tarot as the very source of all Water (Consciousness); However, to the initiate, she is considered The Lower Chokmah (Wisdom), wisdom is being expressed here as both masculine and feminine (The Goddess Sophia of the Greeks-means Wisdom) When applied to Chokmah the word Wisdom is masculine, for here it is "sent forth" and as the Seed of wisdom is ejaculated, it expands outward, in this action the seed of expansion contains its own limitation. She is the Diana who shoots his captured force out into the universe and it is her “sight”/Understanding (imagination) that limits the expansion of his “seed”.

The Feminine is Formative. Here Wisdom is taken into the most Spiritual manifestation of the feminine and formulates it into herself as any geometrical point into which to contemplate any possibility, i.e. the “All Seeing I Am” of the Original consciousness. Now I know this concept is an impossibly difficult one to understand and the most descriptive of Qabalistic terms may seem nonsensical, but the Priestess is the Womb of Consciousness, and yet she is both Male and Female.......much like a Hermaphrodite (Hermes-Aphrodite) that can impregnate itself.Above is an ancient statue of the god/goddess Hermaproditus.

The Higher Chokmah is a specific Sun, and the Lower Chokmah is a specific Moon. Thus, when viewing the  PRIESTESS Thoth Tarot card, you will see a slight feminine figure with arms raised, behind vibrations of light and a strong lower masculine leg section with the a bow across the knees. Yet she is a virginal force, because no "Outside" Male force fertilizes her. Thus, the myth of Diana adds understanding to this card. From her, the source of Water, is the idea behind the idea of form. I think Dr. Paul Foster Case said this best in saying that,"... no matter how many forms develop from it, the virgin substance is itself unchanged. Like Water, which holds matter in suspension or solution, this substance remains over itself. Here is one key to the alchemical mystery of the First Matter. Here, too, one may find a clue to the inner significance of the Virgin Myths of all Religions." The High Priestess is often called the Prima Materia, or Root Matter (First Matter) as she can be considered the result of The Universal Collective Unconscious; The Dark Sea of the Greater Self.

[Remaining "over itself" may also be a clue as to why Lilith wished to lay on top of the First Male Form called Adam, in Genesis and was banished from the Garden for a more complaint Eve. So the Patriarch could be in charge of sexuality. A fun and enlightening study for the curious who are confused by misogyny.]

In his book, THE THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM, Dr. Case calls the Path of Gimel, the Uniting Intelligence, because it is the "Essence of Glory" and/or "The Grace of God", the mycelium that connects all things from a central One .

No matter the terms, the fact is that your personality must be shed of all the reality and desires that our conscious has constructed before she is able to carry one across the Abyss, into Daath (Knowledge) that is the *"invisible" Chakra of the Tree of Life which resides below Kether, on the Middle Path. It is that Knowledge that our conscious essence is born from, because knowledge, becomes information and in-form-ation, becomes form. Hence, the Priestess/Daath is the Womb  of the Universal Collective Unconscious. 

*[Daath is no longer invisible to one who has entered the Garden of inherited Knowledge that resides between the Mother named Understanding and the Father named Wisdom.]

Now the MAGUS, (Will-Kether), symbolizes a condition prior to Unconscious thought. This condition acts upon THE  PRIESTESS in such a way, that the Path of Gimel becomes the mind capable of carrying the thought forms (knowledge) of which the Universe will eventually be composed. Being that she is the source underlying all vibratory patterns that compose form, she is shown on the Thoth Card as a figure composed of vibratory waves of energy. Moreover, nothing can grow in the Garden of the Empress without this wave structure that underlays energy. It is for this very reason that the Moon is assigned to this path, for it is a pattern of waxing and waning, fluctuation, dualities and tides, just as the waves of energy in a vibratory pattern. Here, the Goddess is both Force and Form, and as a Moon she controls the tides of consciousness.

Now if you wish to skry this card, remember, she is Pure Virginal Conscious and without empathy; she is as Durga the Ice Queen of the Norse. Unless you have a mentor who has been through the initiation of THE  PRIESTESS, one who has entered the Abyssal Womb and returned, you may find her Cold Beauty destructive to your sensibilities. For she strips your personality of all that is not worthy of Pure Self. Oh, by the way, I know her as Elizabeth (Chosen of El), as She is permanently aware of her initiates and often renames them, she calls me Prometheus which I translated into the Qabalistic- Eli Serabeth (Temple of the Fiery Daemon) She is a scary Beauty who will assist you in self-dissection.... often without permission when familiarity is gained. To those who think bravery is an ego trip, don't try this .... ever! Ask a Mother of many children, what bravery is, then do your best to incorporate that idea into your heart, you may then survive the ordeal of the "Dark night of the Soul".

The Wisdom of THE  PRIESTESS, is in regulation, as her fluctuation rates establish the direction for the First Matter as it descends in to greater and greater density. Thus, she is THE MOON that regulates the tides of the Waters of consciousness.

As before stated, the four paths rising into the Supernal Triangle, each represent a Alchemical element, each a composite of the "Garden of Eden". THE PRIESTESS, is the Uniting Spirit, the Fifth element, symbolized as the top point of the Pentagram. THE HIEROPHANT= Earth, LOVERS= Air, THE CHARIOT= Water, THE EMPEROR =Fire and THE HIGH PRIESTESS= Spirit.

Overall, THE HIGH PRIESTESS, is the vessel for all operations of the Supernal Triangle, she is the crucible where the Alchemical activity of Mercury, Sulfur, and Salt take place. She is also the source of the Four Rivers of Paradise, The Pison (River of Fire), The Gibon (River of Water), The Hiddikel (River of Air) and the Phrath (River of Earth). Which goes a long way in describing her fluctuating nature, as rivers are often waves of serpentine flow.

As I have mentioned before, the journey up the Paths of the Tree of Life, is about Remembering our beginning, a critical part of "Above all things, Know thyself” …the Qabalistic axiom. THE PRIESTESS, conceals within Her Vibrations, all the knowledge/memories of the Race, as well as, those of the Cosmos. She is the circle in which all is created. As shown in this Alchemical symbol.

Behind her resides Daath (Knowledge), invisible because of Vibratory Veils as well being subjective potential. These veils, are shown as Light in vibratory form, on the Thoth Deck Card. The Qabalist knows that it is Light that conceals the True Spirit---the one we've called "The Fiery Darkness", because Dark Energy is the True Light, as it is the substance of Supernal Potential and has no measurement, making it eternal.

To look upon the Light of the  PRIESTESS, one must become Virginal in the nature of consciousness. For it is a Light so bright one of mundane persona or material consciousness, cannot look upon it, and will be shocked right back into their Malkuth realm of Race sponsored consciousness. If the desire of the small ego- conscious is conquered, the Light of the High Priestess is welcoming, and brilliantly beautiful...but without heat,thus, it is a cool light resembling the dazzling brightness of Ice in full Moon Light. Passing through the membrane of "Light", one enters the Abyss of Dark Matter/Dark Energy where the only sense is the original "I" sight of the One; also known as “the seed atom” (Theosophy) of your beginning as consciousness.

Obviously, when considering Light, the Qabalist must re-think the essence of Light. It is apparent to the researcher that all religions which stress "the Light" as a high state of consciousness, are based on Tiphareth-The Sun God and/or "Son of God". For instance, religions based on the teachings of Christ, Buddha, Apollo, Osiris, Ahurda-Mazda, Mithra, etc. However, the Gnostic Mysteries, unlike organized religions, states that Light conceals, rather than reveals, by its very brilliance. Thus, visible light is measurable (186,000 miles per second) and finite.

As does the Moon, so does the  PRIESTESS go from brilliant light to absolute darkness. Thus the Mythology of the Moon and her deities, such as, Dianna-Artemis, Hecate and He- el-Aine (Later as Helen, Elaine and Eleanor), better known to those of Celtic origin as Elaine the Moon-Goddess and to the Norse as Hel the Goddess of the Underworld. The Thoth Card Shows THE PRIESTESS as Hecate-Selene (The Triple Goddess as described by Hesiod) which means -The Far Shooting Moon, and is an aspect of Artemis. Artemis is also known as the "maiden of the silver bow", suggesting the lower aspect of THE PRIESTESS, (The ART card), which is Sagittarius, the archer. That is why she is illustrated on the Thoth card, with a bow across her knees. [Artemis is the triple Goddess, represented as the Maiden, then the Orgiastic Nymph, then the Old Crone. As some say, Maid, Mother and Crone.]

To reiterate, THE PRIESTESS acts upon the First Matter of the MAGUS, causing it to function in the pattern of a figure eight lying on its side. This represents a total unified energy cycle of both opposed and duplicated vibration. This holding, enclosing, and duplicating function is that of the first female quality on the Tree of Life.Where the O-ne becomes two seemingly separate circles, but that are really one circel of a complete line turning upon itself. Here is then is the Hermaphrodite.

THE PRIESTESS represents what Carl Jung called the "virgin anima", related to "virgin milk" which he called the "life giving power of the unconscious."

[To the inquiring mind, I really recommend one gets the book: THE WOMAN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND SECRETS, by Barbara G. Walker and looks up the Moon Goddess Myths. THE HIGH PRIESTESS relates a concept so subjective, that much repetition of information, in differentiating perspectives are required.]

When the HIGH PRIESTESS or PRIESTESS, is thrown during a reading:

• For the non-initiated, the querent is experiencing the principle of self-trust, indicating an easily working state of harmony and inner independence;

• A self-knowing.

• Accessing hidden Knowledge from the unconscious.

  • Self-sufficiency, self-trust, and intuition.
  • Allow creative ideas to germinate.
  • Trust your intuition.
  • Listen to your inner guides.

To the initiated male:

She represents the Spiritual Bride of the Just man (The Prince, no longer of this world) When he reads the Law, she gives the Divine Meaning. The Arcana is revealed, the Mystery is unfolded, and futures are seen.

To the Initiated Female:

She is the Papess, associated with St. Mary Magdalene, or the Great Shakti of the triple Hindu Goddess Kali, or the Greek Gnostic Sophia, the original Mother of the Holy Trinity. Considered one of the Highest and Holiest of the Major Arcana. Complete development of Feminine Powers (Womb rite) that go deeper in arcane meaning than the words, intuition or insight, can convey. She is the Law of inherited Wisdom. The Knowledge that forms.

 

If ill defined:

  • Doubting one's abilities.
  • Ignoring your instincts.
  • Conforming to social norms.
  • Listening to other's expectations.
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