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The Tarot, The Kabalah and Astrology~Archetypes of the Mind

De'Marie M.
Group Organizer
Irvine, CA
Post #: 251
The Tarot, The Kabalah and Astrology
Archetypes of the Mind

In keeping with the fractal Mind of God, the universe within which the Milky Way resides, is created and recreated every second, according the blueprint of the Mind of the Logos. The Logos is the local portion of the One Mind, which determines the patterns of all beings in this universe. By these patterns those in this universe evolve in body, mind and spirit.

Each human is born with these patterns, which are universal and all of these forms are the archetypes, which structure our imagination. All humans share one unconscious mind, the Universal Mind.

Human Minds are rooted in this Universal Mind, like a tree. These are easy recognizable blueprints. The word archetype, means first of its kind. These same symbols are recognized in all cultures. The names may change but the symbol remains in the human imagination. The hero is a common archetype and no matter if he is called Superman, Captain James T. Kirk or the hero, the pattern remains the same. Each culture has its own version.

In order to understand the human mind within the Greater Mind, study of archetypes is recommended. The three ways to best do this is to study one of the three main depositories of wisdom handed down by the ancients.

The Tarot, Astrology, or the Kabalah; Tree of Life. Within these three disciplines used for centuries, lie the understanding that is often overlooked while only seeing the surface and not the deeper meaning under these forms. These have been placed in the category of "the occult" which simply means hidden.

The Tarot

The Tarot deck, composed of 22 cards.

According to Christian{Histoire de la Magie}, the twenty-two major pictorials duplicated on the Tarot, were found in the spaces between the columns of a gallery which the neophyte was obliged to cross in the Egyptian initiations. There were 12 columns to the north and the same number to the south, with eleven symbolic pictures on each side. These pictures were explained to the candidate for initiation, for they contained principles.

In the gallery of the Temple the pictures were arranged in pairs, one opposite another, so that the last picture was opposite the first, the last but one opposite the second, etc. This way the mind finds that what is thought meant two was really two parts of one whole, and is led from dualism to monism, form duality to unity. One card explains the other and each pair shows moreover that they can be only mutually explanatory and means nothing when taken separately.

Ordinary thinking is put aside when the life card and the death card are seen together so that one cannot happen without the other. Thus life becomes a circle in the mind instead of linear, as death becomes birth. These are not opposites but part of the whole, and neither could come into existence separately.

It takes creative thought and imagination to decipher this knowledge. One must get a "sense of symbols" to understand these forces in nature and in man. If the 21 cards are placed in 3 groups of 7 each, in triangle form with the zero or fool card in the middle, it displays the relationship between God, man and the universe. Then if a square is drawn and the triangle is placed in the middle of the square, this is the representation between the universe, the world of ideas: the consciousness of man.
De'Marie M.
Group Organizer
Irvine, CA
Post #: 252
Continued . . .

Kabalah, the Sephirotic Tree of Life

The definition of Sephirotic is numbers. Ten numbers are positioned to form a tree, called the Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life of the Kabala is a representation of the universe. This tree is made up of primal numbers of creation. Numbers underlie the universe and everything can be broken down into numbers. The numbers are shown as circles, which make up a tree form in a descending pattern from the highest aspect of God to the top of the most physical aspect of our world at the bottom. The seeker is thus led from the lowest to the highest, from human thinking to Divine Mind.

The Tree with its roots of the mind, symbolized with a central column like a tree trunk is called the pillar.
On either side are two columns [active and passive energies], the male and female/ the two hemispheres of the human brain. This tree reflects the position of the human chakras with the crown being the topmost point, which is central unity. Unity and as in the Tarot, the final goal is the top the unity and the seeing that All Things Are One, all part of the mind of God.

The Tree of Life is a symbol of the universe and the mind of humanity.
To count a thing is to make it real and give it life.

The Tree begins with zero. Nothing is the limitless potential. This is the beginning. First there was limitless light. There is position but position means nothing because nothing can be compared to define it.
To divide and to unite are the two principles of the universe, which had to be created as did all numbering.
The only way to accomplish this is to invent another point. With two points, a line can be drawn, but how does the line measure, when there is no tools with which to measure?

There must be a third thing to define the first two. A triangle and now the distance can be measured between the two. A,B, C and they define each other. Now we have distance and a way to measure distance. Sacred Geometry is the zero defining Itself. The fourth point, gives the dimension, the solid, the plane to that which was only flat but now has surfaces. The concept of God is badly distorted by humans who cannot conceive of God wanting to explore and to seek answers. Human minds cannot grow without breaking the boundaries of their consciousness, and this is because human minds are rooted in the Universal Patterns originally displayed by the Creator Logos.

Now there is something from nothing. And now the idea of matter comes about but something else is needed. Motion is needed. Time is that thing within motion can take place. Any event must happen within time. This traces on the Tree of Life, and the sixth position represents self-consciousness, the essence of being.

The absolute remains nothing without exploration of its possibilities. These correspond to 7,8, and 9. The number ten is the culmination of all the preceeding concepts, and is the never ending goal for infinity opens up limitless possibilities for the One Being and for human minds.
De'Marie M.
Group Organizer
Irvine, CA
Post #: 253
Continued . . .


Space becomes a symbol of alienation and separation, as humanity sees itself and this spatial metaphor is linked to fears and apprehension about life and death and survival. This view is an extension of polarity, which sees all things as outside ourselves. The hidden message within all three studies is that instead of looking outside for answers, humanity must look inward, and by studying the stars being a pattern of the human mind this is possible.

The sun is in astrology, the star, the hub of the wheel, and on the rim are the 12 constellations.

Each is a mansion or house and as they move they form a line from the earth through the constellation.

Astrology holds up a mirror to human consciousness. It reflects the feeling of being embedding in the cosmos, displaying the unity and connection between the inner cosmos of the human mind and outer space. In the true sense that as above so below is in reference to the human mind. For everything is mind, and all in the physical world is just a reflection of mind. By seeing the connection between the stars and the human mind, we see that the two are unified and to understand one is to understand the other.

Every human can read himself in the stars and planets because both are One only different metaphors of the same thing.

Each human is mapped in the stars. Each can read his potentials and limitations in this symbolic map of the stars at the time of the birth. Each personality is linked with a certain star configuration.
The entire collection of human personalities is a metaphor of the evolving events in the cosmos. Like mirrors that reflect one another.

If one accepts astrology, they are accepting the connection of humanity and the planets and stars and the unity and connection of all things. This is what science is finding in the string theory that all things are united in One unified field, and human are part of this not apart from it. Another study that will bring one to the same end is Sacred Geometry also a blueprint of the Mind of God, thus a person seeking the hidden knowledge within any one of these subjects will arrive at the same answer at journeys end. Oneness is a reality, and the Tarot, Astrology, Sacred Geometry and the Kabalah are a symbols of this unity. Both display the idea of climbing to the summit from the lower thinking to higher thinking, from ignorance to enlightenment, from war to peace, from arrogance to humility. Why the unlocking of this knowledge now? Because this hidden occult wisdom was held in trust hidden for humanity to find at this time. Many of these same symbols are found in the prophecy of the Bible and other writings, and like other sources, is just one more place out of many to seek this universal wisdom. These truths hidden in symbols does not just belong to one religion or one group but is offered to all human seekers. Daniel of the Bible said, "and in the last days, the true knowledge would become abundant."
De'Marie M.
Group Organizer
Irvine, CA
Post #: 321
The Zohar And The Sepher Yetzirah

Kabbalah is mainly based on two texts, the Sepher Yetzirah ("the book of creation") and the Zohar ("the book of enlightenment" ).

Sepher Yetzirah is a collection of secret traditions supposedly passed down from Abraham. It describes the structure of the universe and the method of its creation, including an extremely convoluted series of planes of existence, based on geometry and key numerical sequences derived from the Hebrew alphabet. While probably not dating back to the time of Abraham, whenever that actually was, it is the older of the two texts and probably runs at least as far back as the second century B.C.

The Zohar was first seen in public during the 13th century, offered up by Moses de Leon, a Spanish Jew who claimed it was the work of a second-century miracle-working rabbi. After de Leon's death, there were numerous charges that the work was a forgery. There is quite a bit of legitimate controversy around the book, but the scholarly consensus is that the Zohar legitimately conveys a tradition that predates the 13th century, including several elements found in Jewish and Christian Gnosticism.

The Zohar is a commentary on the Pentateuch, the first five books of both the Jewish and Christian bibles. OK, maybe "commentary" isn't the right word. The Zohar claims that the words of the Torah are simply a smokescreen behind which the real meaning of the Jewish scriptures lurks, like an ancient stereogram: you can't see it unless you're looking past it.

Together, the books outline a sweeping vision of the structure of reality, including guidelines on how to alter it in nontraditional ways, which more or less amount to magic. Based on the two key texts, medieval occultists and Jewish mystics created a massive body of writings about metaphysics, alchemy and magic. Because it covers material related to the Old Testament, kabbalah was adopted by both Jews and Christians. Kabbalism also led to the development of Hasidism among Eastern European Jews.

The most readily identifiable concept in kabbalism is the Tree of Life, a diagram that is essentially a map of reality. The Tree of Life consists of three columns known as "pillars", and 10 sephiroth, or spheres, each of which represents an aspect of the process God used to create the world.

At the top of the diagram is Kether, "The Crown", which represents the divine intelligence of God, from which all of creation emanates. The three pillars emanate down from Kether all the way down to Malkuth at the bottom. (The word means "Kingdom"; the bottom sephira is also sometimes called Shekhinah.) Kether is the angle at which reality points toward the creator; Malkuth is the angle at which is points toward His creation -- the earthly world.

In traditional kabbalism, there are 10 sephiroth, although some schools teach of a "hidden" 11th in the middle of the diagram. Each sephira has different characteristics and is represented by a different Hebrew letter, which also corresponds to a number. The 10 sephiroth are connected by 22 lines, known as "paths," each of which carries a specific meaning. Some occult traditions teach that the paths correspond to the major arcana in the Tarot.

The chart comes to life as a result of emanations, a concept which covers the movement of will, force, divine spark, light, energy and reality from God to creation. Emanations are the manifestation of divine intelligence as a material or metaphysical thing, such as an angel or a soul.

Because the shape of emanations is outlined by the Tree of Life (supplemented by information contained in numerous other kabbalistic writings), the Tree and the Hebrew alphabet can be used to calculate the "true names" of things. If you know the true name of something, you can control it, which quickly led medieval kabbalists to become ritual magicians (as well as inspiring medieval ritual magicians to become kabbalists).

With kabbalistic secrets firmly in hand, the well-informed can construct magic words that presumably empower users to command the very forces of the universe. Angels and demons, in particular, are susceptible to this sort of control.

Truly ambitious sorcerers also sought the true name of God, the most powerful magic word imaginable. The search for God's true name took on epic proportions during the middle ages. The name was referred to as the Tetragrammaton, because it was believed to have four letters.

The Torah provides one version of this name, of course, which practicing Jews are forbidden to speak -- YHWH, pronounced as Yahweh (or JHVH, Jehovah) by those who are not especially worried about eternal damnation and a divine curse. YHWH is derived from the first letter of each Hebrew word God spoke to Moses from the burning bush story found in Exodus. The rough English translation of the statement is "I am who am", "I am who I am", or "I am that I am."

Finding the name in the Bible, of course, was far too easy. Obviously, recipients of secret knowledge would have a better name, a more powerful name. Unfortunately, no one could quite agree on what that name was, although a number of alternatives were proposed, such as AGLA or ADNI.

None of these names hold up to the obvious test: After pronouncing them, neither divine wrath nor infinite power arrives within any reasonable time frame.

Other esoteric concepts were covered in some depth by the kabbalists. Many kabbalists were also alchemists and scientists. As a result, some kabbalistic texts about the nature of emanations and the behavior of light (as a divine power) have a remarkable power even to this day. For instance, one Latin kabbalistic text from the Middle Ages discusses the properties of spirit and body in some detail. If you substitute "spirit" for "energy" and "matter" for "body", the text looks suspiciously like a sneak preview of Einstein's theory of relativity.

reprinted from lifetechnology
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