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Hexagram of Magick by David Cherubim

Hexagram of Magick by David Cherubim



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The Hexagram of Magick by David Cherubim.
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Published by: Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn on Aug 22, 2009
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By David Cherubim(Frater Aurora Aureae).Copyright © 1992 e.v.All rights reserved.Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The Hexagram represents the formula and accomplishment of the Great Work in both the material andspiritual worlds. It is composed of the symbols for Fire and Water. It is synonymous with the symbol of the Rose and Cross, the Ankh (Crux Ansata), the Sun and Moon Conjoined, and the Cross in theCircle. It represents the union of the two opposites in Nature, male and female, light and darkness,activity and passivity, and all other opposites that constitute creation.The Hexagram is a geometrical symbol of the Sun. The Sun is an external symbol of the One Realityor the One Self that is manifest in all things. One of the most significant of all realizations for the Adeptis that s/he is the Sun made manifest in the flesh, an incarnation of the Lord of the Solar System. TheHexagram is the Sign of such an Adept.From one point of view, the upright triangle of the Hexagram represents the Holy Guardian Angel, our inner Self, and the inverted triangle represents WoMan, our human self. These two triangles unitedrepresent what is called in Magick "the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the HolyGuardian Angel." The Holy Guardian Angel is the "star" of every man and every woman, that is, their inner celestial nature as opposed to their purely human self. To unite one's human consciousness withthat Angel is to awaken the Solar Consciousness and to realize oneself in the Sun of Light and Life.From another point of view the upright triangle represents WoMan ascending into Godhead throughthe power of Aspiration, and the inverted triangle represents God descending into WoMan through thepower of Inspiration. These two triangles interlaced indicate the completion of the Great Work; theyrepresent a perfect balance of the human and divine Will, a complete synthesis and harmony of allthat is terrestrial and celestial. The Hexagram is also a geometrical symbol of Lapis Philosophorum,the Stone of the Philosophers, which is the product of Sol and Luna and/or Fire and Water. It istherefore a symbol of what is termed in Magick, "the Mystery of Mysteries" and "the Secret of Secrets." It is said that by the application of this Great Secret the Alchemist can transmute all basemetals into the perfect material gold of the Sun, which is the first and final product of the mineralkingdom. Gold is the perfect metal of all metals, the most exalted form of the mineral kingdom. It is amaterial symbol of a spiritual reality that is also symbolized in Heaven by the Great Sun of Light. Allother metals are said to be imperfections of gold, and they are striving in Nature to become the perfectgold. Thus the Hexagram represents that which brings Nature to perfection.
In the Hexagram are not only contained the mysteries of Fire and Water, but also of Air and Earth.Notice that when you combine the symbols for Fire and Water to produce the grand symbol of theHexagram, you also make the symbols for Air and Earth, which are the same as the symbols for Fireand Water but with a cross bar or line in each triangle which is formed in the Hexagram.Each line of the Hexagram or Hexalpha indicates the number 111, since a single line of the Hexagramcontains three equal parts, each of which may be represented by the number 1, so that the number 111 can symbolize every line. There are six lines in all, so that 111 x 6 = 666, the Most Holy Number of the Sun. Each angle of the Hexagram is 60 degrees. 60 is the number of the Hebrew letter Samekh,which is the letter of the Holy Guardian Angel. Six angles of 60 degrees each equal 360 degrees, and360 is the number of the Hebrew letter Shin spelled in full. Shin is the letter of the Spirit of the Sun andit is esoterically composed of three Hebrew Vavs. Vav is the sixth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, sothat three Vavs indicate the number 666. 666 is the number of Sorath (SVRTh), the Spirit of the Sun. Itis also the number of Shemesh Yahweh (ShMSh IHVH), the Sun of Tetragrammaton.The Hexagram of Magick further represents the operation of the Seven Planets under the presidencyof the Sephiroth and of the seven-lettered name ARARITA. ARARITA is a Notariqon. In other words, itis a word which is composed of seven letters formed from the initials of a Hebrew sentence meaning:"One is His Beginning: One is His Individuality: His Permutation is One."Concerning the word ARARITA, Aleister Crowley wrote: "The use of this Name and Formula is toequate and identify every idea with its opposite; thus being released from the obsession of thinkingany one of them as "true" (and therefore binding); one can withdraw oneself from the whole sphere of the Ruach."The seven letters of ARARITA are linked to the six points of the Hexagram and its center. Thus theseseven letters also correspond with certain Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life and their corresponding Planets, since the seven Planets and their corresponding Sephiroth are linked to thepoints of the Hexagram. Such are the following:LETTERPLANETSEPHIRAASaturnBinah (3)RJupiterChesed (4)AMarsGeburah (5)RSolTiphareth (6)IVenusNetzach (7)TMercuryHod (8)ALunaYesod (9)The attribution of the Planets to the points of the Hexagram is derived from superimposing theHexagram on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. (For the sake of convenience, the Sun and Moon are alsocalled Planets). Thus the Path between the Sephiroth called Chesed and Geburah corresponds withthe base of the inverted triangle, while the Path between the Sephiroth called Netzach and Hodcorresponds with the base of the upright triangle. The uppermost point of the Hexagram correspondsto Daath, the invisible Sephira, and the lowest point corresponds to Yesod, the ninth Sephira.

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