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Reading Tarot Cards Revealed

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* VOl) is the wand of fire, the will ol the magician, n HKH is the cup of water, the feelings of the magician. 1 VAU is the sword of air, the reason of the magician. H 11 HI I is the pentacle of earth, the physical vehicle of the magician.

Earth Air Water Fire

Earth Air Water Fire

Figure 8. The Tctragrammaton, the elements, and the suits of the tarot.

Hch final is the world of Assiah, the physical world of manifestation.

Hopefully, this very brief sketch of the Qabala of the New Hermetics has begun to form a picture in your mind of the backbone of the program. Don't worry if any of this seems confusing. There will be no quiz on these subjects. I just wanted to provide a little background information for the curious. I do highly recommend that you study the Qabala more deeply than is possible in this volume. The books in the Qabala section of the bibliography are an excellent place to start.

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^ YOI) is the number two on the Tree of l ife, Chokmah H HEH is the number three on the Tree of Life, Binah 1 VAU is the numbers four through nine, especially six n 11EH final is the number ten

Figure 9. The Tetragiammaton on the Tree of Life.

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The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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