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Qaballah and Tarot: A Basic Course in Nine Lessons. Lesson II

Qaballah and Tarot: A Basic Course in Nine Lessons. Lesson II

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Qaballah and Tarot: A Basic Course in Nine Lessons. Lesson II: Keys 1-10 – the Lower Arcana and the Court Cards. B. The Lower Arcana of the Tarot and the Ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life. Sephirah 1-3 and the Tarot cards associated with them. Keywords: Tarot, Qaballah, divination, anthropology, mathematics, Magick, astrology, alchemy
Qaballah and Tarot: A Basic Course in Nine Lessons. Lesson II: Keys 1-10 – the Lower Arcana and the Court Cards. B. The Lower Arcana of the Tarot and the Ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life. Sephirah 1-3 and the Tarot cards associated with them. Keywords: Tarot, Qaballah, divination, anthropology, mathematics, Magick, astrology, alchemy

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Yael R. DragwylaFirst North American rightsEmail: Polaris93@aol.com 24,980 wordshttp://polaris93.livejournal.com/
Qaballah and Tarot: A Basic Course in NineLessons
Lesson II: Keys 1-10 – the Lower Arcana and theCourt Cards
© 1997 by Yael R. Dragwyla
B. The Lower Arcana of the Tarot and the Ten
 Sephiroth
of the Tree of Life
1.
 Sephirah
1,
 Kether 
, and the four Aces of the Tarot
a. The
 Sephirah
 Kether 
(“Crown”). Sphere of Pluto
ß
or 
 î 
**The first symbol is formed of the initials for the astronomer Percival Lowell, whose assistant, ClydeTombaugh, actually discovered Pluto – a capital “P” for Percival, whose upright is shared with thecapital “L” of “Lowell,” the foot of which projects from the upright to the right: the “footed P.”The other symbol is a sigil incorporating the Circle of Spirit above an upturned Crescent of Soul,which in turn surmounts the Cross of Matter.Dion Fortune says of 
 Kether 
:Kether, the first Manifest, represents the primal crystallisation into manifestation of that which was hitherto unmanifest and therefore unknowable by us.In Kether there is no form but only pure being . . . . It is . . . a latency only onedegree removed from nonexistence.Kether . . . is the One, and existed before there was any reflection of itself to serveit for an image in consciousness and set up polarity.
4
In his Hermetic lexicon,
 Liber 777 
, Aleister Crowley gives for the Magickal image of 
 Kether 
an“ancient bearded king seen in profile.”
5
 
In his
tour de force
of modern Western Qaballism,
 A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism
,Gareth Knight gives these attributes for 
 Kether 
:GOD NAME:An ancient bearded king, seen in profileGOD NAME:
h y h a
– EheiehARCHANGEL:MetatronORDER OF ANGELS:
Chaloth ha Qadesh
, Holy Living CreaturesMUNDANE CHAKRA:Primum Mobile. First Swirlings.VIRTUE:Attainment. Completion of the GreatWork.TITLES:Existence of Existences. Concealed of theConcealed. Ancient of Ancients. Ancientof Days. The Smooth Point. ThePrimordial Point. The Most High. TheVast Countenance. The White head. TheHead Which is Not. Macroprosopos.SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE:Union with God.ATZILUTHIC COLOR:Brilliance.BRIATIC COLOR:Pure white brilliance.YETZIRATIC COLOR:Pure white brilliance.ASSIATIC COLOR:White, flecked gold.VICE:[
 Knight gives none. However, the vice best assigned to
Kether 
and Pluto would seemto be raw hunger for power in any form.The major sin of 
Kether 
would be denial of the unity of God.
]SYMBOLS:The point. The point within a circle. Thecrown. The swastika.
5a
As he tells us:Kether is the fount of Creation, the point where life wells up from the deeps of theGreat Unmanifest. It is manifestation on the point of becoming manifest, the centrecrystallised in the midst of Non-being, containing within it the potentialities of all tocome. It is the supreme height of Godhead . . . .. . .[It] is the Primal Glory, because no created being can attain to its essence. Wereany created being to attain to its essence, which according to the Spiritual Experience isUnion with God, it would by that very fact become uncreate. Yet this is the goal of allevolution as the Virtue of Kether reveals, Attainment, Completion of the Great Work.The Great Work, a term often met with in magical and alchemical writings, is the greatwork of life itself, the death of free-moving spirit into form and its subsequentregeneration.
5b
Mythologically and religiously speaking, all the Creator Gods, Male and Female, are associated with
 Kether 
, especially the uncreated (“Bornless”) ones which, arising from the Waters of Chaos, create theuniverse out of Themselves or Nothing (
 Ain
). These include the Egyptian Gods Djehuti, Black Isis, andOsiris; the Northwest American Indian create-trickster Raven; the North American Indian spirit Spider-Woman; and all the other Gods that created the Universe and all in it from nothing more than their ownsubstance, and were Themselves created by no other God.
 Kether 
is the first and highest of the Supernals, the triad of 
Sephiroth
at the top of the Tree of Life.
 Kether 
represents God the Creator;
Chokmah
,
Sephirah
2, represents Adam, Man, father of humanity;
 Binah
,
Sephirah
3, represents Eve, Woman, mother of humanity; and the three Supernals together represent humanity in its unfallen state in the Garden of Eden, able to walk and talk with God andunderstand the languages of all things. The Supernals as a collective also represent the Enlightened Oneswho have achieved Samadhi and have become One with all things (
 Kether 
itself represents attainment of 
 
Samadhi as an event). The number of the ruler of the Supernals,
 Kether 
, 1, signifies that above theAbyss, all contradictions are resolved in divine Unity.Being the purest and highest of the
Sephiroth
, the Supernals are represented not by colors as such butinstead by the Contrasts:
 Kether 
, by pure white, the apotheosis of all light;
 Binah
, by pure black, theapotheosis of all color; and
Chokmah
, by gray; the transition between white and black, the shadow andthe Wisdom that understands that existence is never a matter of all black or all white.“As above, so below.” The Tree of Life has its distorted reflection in the Tree of Evil, just as theHeavens and Empyrean of Dante’s
 Divine Comedy
have theirs in the Inferno. In Canto XXXIV of Dante’s
 Inferno
, Virgil bids Dante look upon the face of Satan, the Lord of Evil. Dante reports,concerning Satan:Were he as fair once, as he now is foul,And lifted up his brow against his Maker,Well may proceed from him all tribulation.O, what a marvel it appeared to me,When I beheld three faces on his head!The one in front, and that vermilion was;Two were the others, that were joined with thisAbove the middle part of either shoulder,And they were joined together at the crest;And the right-hand one seemed 'twixt white and yellow;The left was such to look upon as thoseWho come from where the Nile falls valley-ward.Underneath each came forth two mighty wings,Such as befitting were so great a bird;Sails of the sea I never saw so large. No feathers had they, but as of a batTheir fashion was; and he was waving them,So that three winds proceeded forth therefrom.Thereby Cocytus wholly was congealed.With six eyes did he weep, and down three chinsTrickled the tear-drops and the bloody drivel.At every mouth he with his teeth was crunchingA sinner, in the manner of a brake,So that he three of them tormented thus.To him in front the biting was as naughtUnto the clawing, for sometimes the spineUtterly stripped of all the skin remained."That soul up there which has the greatest pain,"The Master said, "is Judas Iscariot;With head inside, he plies his legs without.Of the two others, who head downward are,The one who hangs from the black jowl is Brutus;See how he writhes himself, and speaks no word.And the other, who so stalwart seems, is Cassius. . . ."

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