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4th Saturday:           Oct. 26th,  2013

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

Subject:                   The Hebrew Letter, Teth

Tarot  Key :              # 8

Pronounced:            Tayth             

Meaning:                  Serpent

Teth is spelled:         Teth, Yod, Tav -

                                Tarot Keys, 8, 9, and 21

11:45  AM:                Ann Davies Meditation

12:30  PM                  Lunch + Ann Davies Tape

2:00  PM:                   Pronaos Healing Ritual

                                   ( Members Only)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 TETH  [Th, as in “the,”  also T, value =9] means “snake”, symbol of what has been known among occultists for ages as the “serpent-power”. It is cosmic electricity, the universal life-principle, the conscious energy which takes form as all things, and builds everything from within. The control of this energy in its subhuman forms, by mental means, is the primary secret of practical occultism.

The serpent also symbolizes secrecy, subtlety, and wisdom. Thus, in the allegory of Genesis, the tempter is a snake, and the devil is called the “old serpent.”  This serpent-power is the source of illusion, and thus the “father of lies.”  Yet, when it is overcome, it becomes the instrumentality of salvation. Because the ancients observed that serpents cast their skin, the snake was taken to be a type of reincarnation, regeneration, and immortality. The immortal, central Self of you – That is the Eternal Dancer.

The Tarot  -  A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages  -  Paul Foster Case

  

 

 

 

 

 

Yod (value 10), means the hand of man. It is the open hand, in contradistinction to Kaph, the closed hand, which follows it in the alphabet. Yod indicates power, means, direction, skill, dexterity; but it is the sign rather of tendency, aptitude, inclination, predisposition or potency, rather than actual activity.

Although the Hermit seems to be alone, he is really the Way-shower, lighting the path for the climbing multitudes below. He has no need to climb, hence his staff is held in his left hand. The staff is one of the implements of the Magician, and corresponds to the archetypal  world. He is the Source of all, yet is he also the goal of all endeavor. Every practice in occult training aims at the union of personal consciousness with the Cosmic Will which is the Causeless Cause of all particular manifestations.

When we reason about it, the Causeless Cause seems afar off – a cold, isolated abstraction. In truth it is intimately related to every circumstance in our daily personal experience. It is the substance, the power, the consciousness expressed in the least of our experiences. It is the source of all our personal light and wisdom. It is the objective of all our aspirations.

The Hermit is the Supreme Will, the cosmic, eternal urge to freedom. Union with that will is the highest result of the operation of the law that subconsciousness responds to the initiative and to the suggestions of self-consciousness. Only through the working of subconscious body-transforming powers may our bodies undergo the subtle changes which make them fit vehicles for union with the Supreme Spirit.

Psycologically, this is the state of being conscious that all volition is universal, rather than personal. It includes first-hand knowledge of the law of the eternal freedom of the true SELF. This carries with it the perception that the idea of “personal” will, that is, of will originating in, or inhering in, personality, must be an illusion.

The Tarot  -  A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages  -  Paul Foster Case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAV   (T,TH, Value = 400)   meaning Mark, or Cross

Dominion and Slavery are the pair of opposites attributed to Tav.  Right interpretation of the necessity for limitation in any form of manifested existence is the secret of dominion. Wrong interpretation of the same thing is the cause of our slavery to conditions. The clue to the right understanding is the aphorism, “He who would rule Nature must first obey her laws”.

The dancer represents the merging of self-consciousness with subconsciousness, and the blending of these two with superconsciousness. Occult tradition says that the scarf, violet in color, and shaped like a letter Kaph, conceals the fact that this is an androgyne figure.

This Key signifies Cosmic Consciousness, or Nirvana. Words fail to give any adequate idea of this seventh stage of spiritual unfoldment. We must leave it to your intuition to combine the suggestions of the picture with the meanings of the letter Tav. Here is a representation of what you really are, and of what the cosmos really is. The universe is the Dance of Life.

The Tarot  -  A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages  -  Paul Foster Case

 

Our Next Get-Together

Nov. 23rd,  2013                9:30 AM - Study Group

Topic:                                  The Hebrew Letter,  Yod

Meaning:                        The Open Hand

Tarot Key:                         # 9,  The Hermit

Yod is spelled:                 Yod, Vav, Daleth –

                                      Tarot Keys, 9, 5, and 3

Value of Yod is:                 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source of the Qabalistic Quote for Sept. 2013

The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order, Page 152, last sentence on the page. 

  

Qabalistic Quote for Oct. 2013

          The primitive savage lived surrounded by devils. Everything frightened him, everything seemed to thwart him, everything unknown was an adversary.

          There is no adversary but ignorance. No antagonist but human misconception of the various ways in which the Life Power presents itself to us through the medium of sensation. When we take our sensations at face value, we suppose ourselves to be competing with our fellowmen. When we permit ourselves to be deceived by appearances, we suppose that our neighbor's real interests may clash with ours. When we look at the outsides only, we believe ourselves to be separated from other persons, physically, and psychically. Under the spell of this delusion, we entertain the notion that the universe holds two sets of antagonistic causes. We believe there is a fight between Spirit and Matter, an age-long warfare between God and the Devil.

The source of this quote can be found at the end of the B.O.T.A. meetup for Nov. 23rd, 2013.  

 

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