Tetragrammaton Four Tarot Suits Four Worlds Four Parts of the Soul

The formula of Tetragrammaton has many symbolical and practical functions within the science of magick. It plays only a background part in the New I lermetics, but 1 thought I'd give a brief sketch so that you will have as clear an understanding as possible of the Qabalistic backdrop that supports our system.

Tetragrammaton sheds some new light on the four elements that we talked about earlier. The letters of the Tetragrammaton are representations of the four elemental weapons or suits of the tarot (see figure 8, page 48).

Each of the letters ofTetragrammaton also represents a region on the Tree of Life (see figure 9, page 49).

Although it does not really play a significant role in our system, the soul may also be divided into four parts, corresponding to the Tetragrammaton:

Chia divine spark, answering to Chokmah and yod.

Neschamah higher aspirations of the soul, answering to

Binah and heh. Ruach mind and reasoning powers, answering to the six sephiroth of the microcosmic man. Nephesch animal instincts, answering to Malkuth and heh final.

Again, this is not something we will focus on, bin the formula of Tetragrammaton also represents four different worlds or planes of reality within the Qabala.

Yod is the world of Atziluth, the divine world of source. I ich is (lie world ol Briah, (lie archetypal or causal world of power. Vau is the world ofYetzirah, the astral world of image.

Tarot Suits
Figure 7. The levels of New Hermetic instruction on the Tree oil.

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