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The Tarot of Eli-Court Cards: Thoth-Queen of Swords & Tarot-Illuminati- Queen of Swords

Western Qabalistic, Tantric and Alchemical Tarot Card Comparisons.

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Thoth- Queen of Swords

Queen of the Thrones of Air: Queen of the Sylphs and Sylphides

The Qabalah's Great Mother- Binah, is the 3rd Sephiroth, and in this instance is called the Sanctifying Intelligence and known as the Parent of Faith. The Qabalistic Word Binah itself means Understanding and in another aspect of communion with Chokmah, she is the Major Arcana path of the Empress. What is often not realized is that she is also Chronos who is the oldest of ancient gods. We may know him as "Father Time" but the highly restrictive nature of time, birth, aging and death are the ultimate result of the gift of Life bestowed by Binah. Hence, this is not a "chummy" mother who has empathy for her children. Rather she is the cold instructor of Wisdom, and she will not repeat it, so one must stand the ordeal of being stripped of all that they weren't originally made to be and let her burn her wisdom into one's very Soul without screaming back to the body. So once again the Sexing of the Sephira proves to be insubstantial for complete understanding. It helps to remember that each Sephiroth has an expressive-male-state and a receptive-female-state of consciousness.

The Queen of Swords is Water of Air, which is also called Specific Water in the Realm of Primal Air. Water is the element attributed to intuition, and emotions and air is the element attributed to mind. Without the "Air stimulating the water, there would be no "ripples in the mind" that we call frequencies and/or energy waves. Thus she is as Crowley stated in the Book of Thoth, "clear, conscious perception of Idea, the Liberator of Mind". For without the means to emote, the Mind is just a place of dreams all passive and inactive. Emotion is Energy-in-Motion, and therefore, the push behind the thought.

The Queen of Swords is the Queen of the Thrones of Air. Queen of Sylphs and Sylpides, attributed to the last Decan of Virgo and the first two Decans of Libra. The severed head and/or the mask of the Patriarch, is in her left hand, reminding me of Kali Ma, the Hindu Goddess of Life and Death. Here the Queen of swords has the severed head of The Patriarch and the Sword of Geburah (and extension of Binah) in her right, pointing downward toward earth; indicating that she removes the masks of deceit and definition supplied by cultural thoughts or as defined by Rulers of the Military Industrial Compound and/or Empire.

Yetzirah, (The world of Air) is the world of deception and only keen perception, and observation are the Sword that slices away all fantasy, delusion illusion and unreality.

 The Queen of Swords also has upon her solar-crowned head, a child's head viewing upward, implying that only the innocent child is unfettered by sterile concepts and useless ideas, for they haven't been programed to believe in a Ruler's definition of themselves.

The severed head, also implies that The Queen of Swords is the Sanctifying Intelligence; one that removes the "head of man" bring us into the Understanding of the ways in which each of us are deceived by thoughts while also teaching us to transcend them. Hence she cleans the Ab aspect of the Soul of all evil and negative self -dentity

Thoughts began by words are the Trickster, the "devil inside", that fools us into believing survival thinking as true-consciousness, when all in all, Love is the consciousness of the Sanctifying Intelligence that has given our immortal Spirit Form. Immortals don't worry about survival. They love and created mortal being. Thus, “tough love”, can be the Sword in Her hand, which is the domain of Geburah that is called Severity. Another aspect of the Great Binah and her corrective abilities.

The 9 Parts of the Human Soul/Psyche.

In Hindu texts this is the Human Aura/Soul.

At the beginning of time, the god Atum stood on the primordial mound in the midst of the waters of chaos and created the world. The power which enabled this act was heka (magic) personified in the god Heka, the invisible force behind the gods. (Mother Binah in Qabalah) The earth and everything in it was therefore imbued with magic, and this naturally included human beings. Humanity had been created by the gods, and one lived and moved owing to the magical force which animated them: the soul.

An individual's life on earth was considered only one part of an eternal journey. The personality was created at the moment of one's birth, but the soul was an immortal entity inhabiting a mortal vessel. When that vessel failed and the person's body died, the soul went on to another plane of existence where, if it was justified by the gods, it would live forever in a paradise which was a mirror image of one's earthly existence.

This soul was not only one's character, however, but a composite being of different entities, each of which had its own role to play in the journey of life and afterlife. The mortuary rituals which were such an important aspect of Egyptian culture were so carefully observed because each aspect of the soul had to be addressed in order for the person to continue on their way to eternity.

 

The Parts of the Soul

The soul was thought to consist of nine separate parts which were integrated into a whole individual but had very distinct aspects. Egyptologist Rosalie David explains:

The Egyptians believed that the human personality had many facets - a concept that was probably developed early in the Old Kingdom. In life, the preson was a complete entity, but if he had led a virtuous life, he could also have access to a multiplicity of forms that could be used in the next world. In some instances, these forms could be employed to help those whom the deceased wished to support or, alternately, to take revenge on his enemies. (116)

In order for these aspects of the soul to function, the body had to remain intact, and this is why mummification became so integral a part of the mortuary rituals and the culture. In some eras, the soul was thought to be comprised of five parts and in others seven, but, generally, it was nine:

THE SOUL WAS NOT ONLY ONE'S CHARACTER BUT A COMPOSITE BEING OF DIFFERENT ENTITIES, EACH OF WHICH HAD ITS OWN ROLE TO PLAY IN THE JOURNEY OF LIFE AND AFTERLIFE.

The Khat was the physical body which, when it became a corpse, provided the link between one's soul and one's earthly life. The soul would need to be nourished after death just as it had to be while on earth, and so food and drink offerings were brought to the tomb and laid on an offerings table. Egyptologist Helen Strudwick observes that "one of the most common subjects for tomb paintings and carvings was the deceased seated at an offerings table laden with food" (188). The dead body was not thought to actually eat this food but to absorb its nutrients supernaturally. Paintings and statues of the dead person were also placed in the tomb so that, if something should happen to damage the body, the statue or painting would assume its role.

The Ka was one’s double-form or astral self and corresponds to what most people in the present day consider a 'soul.' This was "the vital source that enabled a person to continue to receive offerings in the next world" (David, 117). The ka was created at the moment of one's birth for the individual and so reflected one's personality, but the essence had always existed and was "passed across the successive generations, carrying the spiritual force of the first creation" (David, 117). The ka was not only one's personality but also a guide and protector, imbued with the spark of the divine. It was the ka which would absorb the power from the food offerings left in the tomb, and these would sustain it in the afterlife. All living things had a ka - from plants to animals and on up to the gods - which was evident in that they were, simply, alive.

The Ba is most often translated as 'soul' and was a human-headed bird aspect which could speed between earth and the heavens and, specifically, between the afterlife and one's corpse. Each ba was linked to a particular body, and the ba would hover over the corpse after death but could also travel to the afterlife, visit with the gods, or return to earth to those places the person had loved in life. The corpse had to reunite with the ka each night in order for the ka to receive sustenance, and it was the job of the ba to accomplish this. The gods had a ba as well as a ka. Examples of this are the Apis bull which was the ba of Osiris and the Phoenix, the ba of Ra.

The Shuyet was the shadow self which means it was essentially the shadow of the soul. The shadow in Egypt represented comfort and protection, and the sacred sites at Amarna were known as Shadow of Ra for this reason. Exactly how the shuyet functioned is not clear, but it was considered extremely important and operated as a protective and guiding entity for the soul in the afterlife. The Egyptian Book of the Dead includes a spell where the soul claims, "My shadow will not be defeated" in stating its ability to traverse the afterlife toward paradise.

The Akh was the immortal, transformed, self which was a magical union of the ba and ka. Strudwick writes, "once the akh had been created by this union, it survived as an 'enlightened spirit,' enduring and unchanged for eternity" (178). Akh is usually translated as 'spirit' and was the higher form of the soul. Spell 474 of the Pyramid Texts states, "the akh belongs to heaven, the corpse to earth," and it was the akh which would enjoy eternity among the stars with the gods. The akh could return to earth, however, and it was an aspect of the akh which would come back as a ghost to haunt the living if some wrong had been done or would return in dreams to help someone they cared for.

The Sahu was the aspect of the Akh which would appear as a ghost or in dreams. It separated from the other aspects of the soul once the individual was justified by Osiris and judged worthy of eternal existence.

The Sechem was another aspect of the Akh which allowed it mastery of circumstances. It was the vital life energy of the individual which manifested itself as the power to control one's surroundings and outcomes.

The Ab was the heart, the source of good and evil, which defined a person's character. This was the spiritual heart which rose from the physical heart (hat) which was left in the mummified body of the deceased for this reason: it was the seat of the person's individuality and the record of their thoughts and deeds during their time on earth. It was the ab which was weighed in the balances against the white feather of truth by Osiris and, if found heavier than the feather, it was dropped to the floor where it was devoured by the monster Amut. Once the heart was eaten, the soul ceased to exist. If the heart was found lighter than the feather, the soul was justified and could proceed on toward paradise. A special amulet was included in the mummification of the corpse and placed over the heart as a protective charm to prevent the heart from bearing witness against the soul and possibly condemning it falsely.

An individual's life on earth was considered only one part of an eternal journey. The personality was created at the moment of one's birth, but the soul was an immortal entity inhabiting a mortal vessel. When that vessel failed and the person's body died, the soul went on to another plane of existence where, if it was justified by the gods, it would live forever in a paradise which was a mirror image of one's earthly existence.

This soul was not only one's character, however, but a composite being of different entities, each of which had its own role to play in the journey of life and afterlife. The mortuary rituals which were such an important aspect of Egyptian culture were so carefully observed because each aspect of the soul had to be addressed in order for the person to continue on their way to eternity.

 

The Ren was one’s secret name. This was given to one at birth by the gods, and only the gods knew it. Scholar Nicholaus B. Pumphrey writes, "the only way that the fate or destiny can change is if a creature of higher power changes the name. As long as the name of the being exists, the being will exist throughout eternity as part of the fabric of the divine order" (6-7). The ren was the name by which the gods knew the individual soul and how one would be called in the afterlife.

The Ren is true, as I have experienced it; heard it; became it - after the personality destruction of the "Dark Night of The Soul" where I was given the name of "Eli Serabeth" which I translated to English to mean-"The House/Temple of the Fiery God" . Kali Ma meets one at the Abyss and cleaves away all man-made falsehood. You not only get your True Name (melody of frequencies) back, you also sit on a Throne of the Divine Feminine and get to look at the Worlds, much like the Chariot Card. "Above all things, Know thyself"! , means much more than you think! For you are Known into existence by this Great Queen of the Grail as her "Golden Child" and are not subject to the judgment of mankind.

Tarot Illuminati-Queen of Swords

The Cold Teacher of Wisdom

The Tarot Illuminati-Queen of Swords, adds an interesting twist to the Traditional Queen of Swords tarot art, such as the Rider-Waite-Smith card. Instead of traditionally facing away from the viewer, she is looking right at the viewer. Here is the face of Queen Elisabeth the 1st. As history has proven, you didn't "mess" with the Queen Elizabeth for fear of losing one's head. The Cherub throne is kept, but added to the picture are the "Butterflies" that represent both the Soul and Transformation. Life explodes around her, since she is the "Understanding" that created all Life. The butterfly is show in traditional tarot, as part of the throne art. All signifying that she is the "water of air".

Rider-Waite-Smith- Queen of Swords.

The Tarot Illuminati Card, displays a heavy cloud bank in the background, rather than clouds in her cape and the air behind her. Her dress is elaborately decorated in blues and whites of the sky, again reinforcing the water of air representation. The Thoth Card also represents this Queen in a powerful way, for we must understand she is not a "Goddess" to worship, but is part of the Original Marriage that created all form in this universe and to go before this Creatrix, is to be stripped of all "that isn't you" . For she only gives audience once, and the wisdom bestowed is your greatest inheritance. For you then know thyself, and know that you and you alone are responsible for the Wisdom you present as your Worldly Identity You must learn to rely on nobody but yourself and think for nobody but yourself. The Words of man, are not wisdom but mere shadows of knowledge that must be played out in sensual and intimate reality, before they can become known as wisdom, or not wise.

The Personality of the Queen of Swords would be a greatly keen observer; a subtle interpreter, an intense individualist, swift and accurate at recording ideas; Confident in action, spiritual gracious and just. Here abilities at balancing and adjusting, are exceptional and she'll be a great dance and exhibition of exceptional balancing.

When the Queen of Swords is thrown in a layout:

  • The querent desires to discard, pretense, masks, roles or defenses that hide their true self.
  • Wishes to develop or is developing intellectual thinking.
  • Is undergoing a sense of resolution and commitment.
  • Is experiencing intellectual maturity and is experiencing well-tuned mental facilities. Sharp of wit.
  • Experiencing the Wisdom generated by sorrow. Finding Wisdom through the acceptance of Pain with courage, and honesty.
  • Strong willed and determined this woman will can bear whatever life presents her with.
  • Deep comprehension of frightening truths, Able to think the unthinkable and giving expression to the unspeakable. Seductive and provocative.
  • The professional, who can handle situations capably, quickly and efficiently.

If the Queen of Swords is ill dignified by the surrounding cards in the layout:

  • She'll be as cruel as she looks. 
  • Calculating coolness. 
  • Insuperable distance of the ice cold woman and the phony. 

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