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4th Saturday:       Sept. 28th,  2013

9:30:                     B.O.T.A.  Study  Group

Subject:                  The Hebrew Letter,  Cheth

Spelled:                   Cheth, Yod, Tav                                                        

Tarot  Keys:           # 7, 9, & 21 

11:45  AM:            Ann Davies Meditation

12:30  PM:            Lunch + Ann Davies Tape

2:00  PM:              Pronaos Healing Ritual

                           (Members Only)  

      Special Notice:                                    

            Twice a year, (at the time of the Equinoxes), we install new Pronaos Officers who will serve on the Ritual Team for the next 6 months. While this Ritual normally is only available to initiated members and authorized visitors, on these two special occasions, the public is invited to witness this special Installation Ceremony. You are cordially invited to join us for the Installation of the New Pronaos Officers.

 

3:00  PM:              Installation of New Pronaos Officers

                                 (Open to the Public)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

CHETH (CH and H as in “help”, value = 8) is pronounced Khayth. It means a field, and the fence enclosing it.  “Fence,” suggests enclosure, protection, defense; specific location; an area set apart for cultivation. It also implies shielding, safeguard, refuge, safety. Thus it corresponds to the ideas represented by the words carapace and shell.

The idea of location refers back to “house” or Beth, as does that of shelter. A cultivated field is in contrast to the open country pictured in Key 6. Cultivation is also suggested by the gardens of the Magician (Key 1), and the Empress (Key 3). The enclosure of a particular area by a fence is what happens in the mental world when we define anything, so that Cheth is also related to Heh, considered as the definite article.

Speech is the human function attributed to Cheth by Qabalists. Speech defines. Words are like fences enclosing particular fields of consciousness. The attribution of speech to Cheth, therefore, indicates that words have preservative and protective power, that right use of language is a means to safety. Extend the meaning of speech from the spoken word to the unspoken words of thought, and you will understand why the wise have always attached so much importance to right speech. 

The Tarot – A key to the Wisdom of the Ages – Paul Foster Case.

 

The Meditation on Cheth

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          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

          Also a wall of limitation,

And the darkness against which it defendeth thee

Is the radiant Darkness of the Limitless Light,

Too brilliant for thine eyes.

 

For within the wall of limitation

Is the field on mine activity

In the world of manifestation.

This, also is that which the wise call

The path of the House of Influence,

For into it descendeth the influx of my power.

 

Because it seemeth to set apart,

It is also the field of sin and of punishment,

Because limitation is the root of failure,

And sin is but the missing of the target of perfection.

 

          Yet, as the archer gaineth skill

By reason of aiming again and again at his mark,

Though in the beginning he miss it a thousand times,

          So doth the fruit of sin,

          Which men call punishment,

Perfect the skill of my chosen ones.

 

Take heed lest ye mistake these words.

Be not deluded by false reasonings.

          They err who say,

“The Lord is the Doer of all,

Therefore may we do what pleaseth us,

For we can do naught of ourselves.”

 

Know that the error of their thought

Is the folly that any man do what pleaseth him.

          This false reasoning

Is rooted in the delusion of separateness.

The appearance of separateness

Cometh of necessity from my self-manifestation.

The delusion from it is the root of sin and pain.

          Yet the delusion passeth

          With the completion of the work

          For which I enter into manifestation;

And because nothing can prevail against me,

Even the worst of sinners shall come

In their appointed time, to liberation.

 

 

If thou canst grasp it,

That liberation consisteth in the breaking down

And utter destruction of the hedge of protection

Which encircleth thee, and guardeth thee

From the terror of the Darkness which is without.

 

Then shall the dreadful Darkness

Be revealed to thy perfected vision

As the flashing radiance of Light limitless,

And from the Field of sin and punishment

          Thou shalt pass,

Into the boundless freedom

Of my divine perfection. 

The Book of Tokens – 22 Tarot Meditations on the Ageless Wisdom - Commentary by Paul Foster Case

 

                                          Our  NEXT  Get-Together 

Oct. 26th,  2013              9:30 Am-Study Group

Topic:                              The Hebrew Letter,  Teth

Tarot Key:                        # 8,  Strength

Value:                                9

Meaning:                           Serpent

"Teth" is spelled:             Teth, Yod, Tav -

                                           Tarot Keys, 8, 9, and 21  

                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source of the Qabalistic Quote from Aug. 2013:

The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune, (New Edition) page 272, # 93

 

 Qabalistic Quote for Sept. 2013

"Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules"

The source of this quote can be found at the end of the B.O.T.A. meetup entry for Oct. 26th.

 

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