Thoth Tarot- ATU 11-Lust
Santa Muerte Tarot- Key 8- Strength
In this Military Industrial Empire, which indoctrinates by dividing and conquering, we have forgotten our Spiritual Lust for Being by dividing our spirit from our bodies; as if spirit was an achievement rather than Spirit achieving intimacy with creation by manifestation. Because of this divisionism we have become automatons of our environment who are reaction instead of the powerful positive active expression of I AM , whose very observation changes environments by the power of manifestation--- Lust of Being.
This card represents the powerful purpose of androgynous being, with the Grail held high, filled with the "Scarlett womb" energy that is the primal force of Life-Mother's Blood. The Priestess (ATU 2) is seen riding the Lust for life that is all around us, through us and is us. She is the "Scarlet Woman" of Temple Priestesses, that later were villainized by the myogenic theology of the Catholic Church and called whores, although some were named Saints. Click on the below link for more info.
The Word Whore, originated from the Old Germanic word "Horon".....
It is originated from old Germanic word "horon".
In prehistoric Indo-European language root "ka" means like/desire. This "ka" came into Germanic language as khoraz/khora, the feminine form of which was khoron/horon. Eventually this word became old English "hore".
And the word "whore" is originated from late old English word "hore".
the definition of hore
And there is not much of evidence as to why the change occurred.
The anima, and animus of Earth, are the many faces of life that all are under the leadership of the Active Divine Feminine. This is the universal principle of Passion, awareness and aliveness! This is self-esteem, and the courage necessary to acknowledge the inner convictions so necessary to manifest as the Passionate Creative-Self. In all of us is this irresistible strength of Earth; this Divine Frenzy and love of vigor.
However, in most of us, are indoctrinated to be divided against ourselves and devote the creative power of lust to "good or bad creativity". A 2 dimensional thought process resulting in division of forces and unable to call upon the inner power that cleaves us from our chains of fear based self-imposed slavery.
Actually as the very manifestation of the I AM, we are Divinity dancing as the active Goddess and God whose self-expression is "Being" and/or I AM ME!
When this card falls in a reading, it means that you are in union with or you should be listening to the passionate roar of I Am that resides in your very essence of soul in order to find the bliss within that radiates you as it’s very creative and unashamed self. We live now! We are not to be "wanna-be's" who are the faux life of the past, hoping for a pretend future, therefore, not living the truth of today's passionate expression of I Am Now! Our definition belongs to no one, not our environment, not our parents, not our rulers and not our theologians –our definition belongs only to our passionate creative self as the Divine grant of “freedom of choice”. Divinity gave you the right to define yourself as an image of the Supreme Entity (Qabalah tree of life). Peer pressure nor man-made words are not your definition! Truth is information and/or in-form-action. Hence you are the in-form-action of the I AM.
To those of a magic intellect, lust is not obsession with the opposite sex. It is obsession with being. It is the luster of Will- that ejaculated this universe of self idea into self- manifestation- in the womb of “Understanding”. It is the indivisible creative strength of I Am Me that radiates through us, outward, as a sun of creative passion that restores life in the dead. Therefore even in the most mundane indolence, we can dance!
-Eli Serabeth, the class text: Enfleshenment
We see in this card the universal myth known as "beauty and the beast". This key/ATU represents the beauty (Tiphareth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life) that is represented in all of us as combinations of talent, gifts, and creative resources of the Soul which can quell our bestial natures. When our heart/Soul, mind and spirit are in a balanced combination of movement and repose--we manifest divine beauty. The multi-headed lion on the Lust Card represents the beasts within which Beauty has tamed to do her creative biding. She expands and liberates the living from their past bonds of survival thinking onward to greater achievements of courageous creation.
Lust comes from the root word Lustre which is radiance. We cannot shine if we are not in our strength. Fear of our "beasts within" steadily weakens us until we cannot radiate our purpose on this earth. Beauty created us to radiate ourselves into the movement of life! We all have much more purpose than we can see! Strength and Lustre are inseparable partners in creation. This can easily be seen as a soft and spongy mushroom pushes through hard concrete, as if it was mere soggy tissue paper, and not a hard substance. In all of us is this quiet manifestation of strength.
The Thoth LUST card, ATU-11, replaces the STRENGTH, card which is Key-8 in the traditional Tarot Decks. So it may be confusing when I place it in the Path of Teth, which is normally called STRENGTH-Key 8. As I stated, I agree with Aleister Crowley's expansion of the STRENGTH card, into the LUST card, because it is the Passionate Vital Force of Universal Construction, "the motion within the movement" of everything and/or the "love of vigor" (A. Crowley). Lust is the Passionate expression of the- I AM as Two (0=2), the I-phallus and the Am-womb, who then Join to become One Passion that creates all, i.e.the Active and Passive force of Kundalini, and/or of the Lion-Serpent. It can also be called "Serpent theory" instead of the Quantum Physics "String Theory", where every particle has a serpentine string of active and passive energy with in it. In other words, there is within all, vibratory strings of Vital Fiery strong atomic Force. Thus, Lust, where active and passive forces come together, seems a more appropriate understanding of the underlying "motion" of Life.
The Kundalini, or Fiery Lion Serpent is the vital aspect of Life Force, which in manifestation, is duality of passivity and activity. Kundalini is known as the Sacred Fire, when in its active phase, purposely unleashed by Will. It is our wealthy inheritance from our Anu forefathers and/or Angels.
Genesis 6:1-5 1When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years." 4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days-and also afterward-when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. 5The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
Matthew 22:30 30At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
Those whose observation skills haven't been completely blinded by indoctrination and dogma, know that mankind has been visited by ET's ever since recorded history. There "fiery chariots" have been commented on,and depicted in their art, by every ancient culture. Here, there is no debate. However, there are those who still believe the earth is flat, for even their own eyes (I's) can't see the curvature of the horizon. Hence, they are "told what to observe" and have no skill of their own observation.
Since all beings who came from the sky were given wings and called "gods or angels" by early mankind, who couldn't understand the technology of flight. It is our inheritance from the DNA of Ancient Astronauts and non-teran scientist that we have called "Kundalini", when we reach a certain state of intellect, that power is released, elevating our receptivity to that of "those who from the sky came". Qabalah means "receiving", and that is what happens when our inner energy is elevated by the Kundalini. We receive a greater intuitive mind. However, there is a caveat here, for if the kundalini is released prematurely, there is a great emotional surge and the body has an "allergic reaction". Not comfortable nor recommended. Gladly, there are well known methods of Kundalini release, such as methods used in, Western Qabalah, Western Mysteries, Kundalini Yoga, and Tantra Yoga that prevent premature release and gradually temper the body to handle this "inner sun"/ inner soul.
The UNIVERSE key 21, is the completion of the LUST CARD, and you'll see the Woman figure riding the Lion Serpent on the Lust card, dancing with the Serpent Force in the Universe card. Both illustrations are veils, concealing of principles, though at different ends of manifestation. LUST is the beginning of the Microcosm and THE UNIVERSE is the completion of it. Both of these cards are of that which is Womb, at the Highest Level, the womb-man who has tamed the Lion-Serpent/solar microwaves and the womb-man who dances in space surrounded by the Cherubim of the 4 elements are both expressions of that which is the EMPRESS- Key 3.
Again, this is a very powerful path and those of sensitive psyche, will be profoundly affected. This requires a focused willful spiritual intelligence, and not some mad Hatter type of personality, that can't even control its own observation skills. One must appreciate the fact, that this Path of Teth, Lust Card, is a statement of methodology; whereby the Will controls the Vital Life Energy. We must also remember, that the word Power, means "the ability to do work" and our body, if loved as a master Craftsman loves and adores one's favorite-tools, gives us Will - to-Power in this dimension of crystallized energy; a power to weave our very own Vital Life Force into masterpieces of movement and repose! So let us all ride the “Lion Serpent” or Inner Dragon, with the powerful presence of loving control and shameless presence! This is the Divine Frenzy that from one and made itself Two. Self-annihilation is also the process of two becoming One, Force and Form, who then become One Dragonish expression of vigorous energy and form. When the Red-Babalon (Crowley’s spelling for purposes of Gematria) unites with the Golden Fiery Force of the Solar Husband, the offspring are Beautiful golden children. Genetically modified Organisms derived from Angelic and hominid interbreeding, the Nephilim, who created the terraforming of earth that we call cultures and/or societies .
Skry the Lust card only after you are capable of holding one thought or image focus during an entire meditation! Any Psyche that Touches the Lust OF The Great Father/Mother, will be profoundly charged, changed, and expanded beyond comfortable perspectives; all of which can be dangerous to our delicate denial based egos.
In other words, one must be diligently trained in channeling higher and higher vibratory levels of Vital Life Force, before they "Ride the Lion-Serpent". That is why A. Crowley calls the Traditional Strength card Lust.For even the "little lust" of the manifested (Microcosm) seems to be beyond the cultural ego's control, as every politicians "secret life" of greed and sexual conquest will show. It is hard to imagine, what the Macrocosmic Lust would do to such a weak psyche... but then again, we have examples in Caligula, Herod, Adolf Hitler, Stalin, etc., where lust becomes a violent form of masturbation.
Lust represents a very important initiatory formula dealing with Serpent/Kundalini Power. This Spiraling Power is the Force that opens, stimulates or spools up all the Chakras (energy centers) in the Human body. The Principles embedded in the Lust Card, tell us how to use this power. This is a "Divine Frenzy" which when stated alchemically becomes; “the heat of the furnace that makes the Stone" or if religious; “inflame thyself with Prayer". The Heat applied, is the Great Passion at friction in the confines of a condensed magnetic field that is the human. This Heat or burning is experienced often in Tantric exercises, or the exercise of the Middle Pillar (Aleister Crowley's book, 777), all of which I recommend the interested party research. Even Mustafa Jahaladine Rumi, the 12the Century Sufi master and poet, called forth to the divine to "give me the burning".
Crowley's imagery may shock some, as he presents the Whore of Babylon, taming the Lion-Serpent but then he understood that the epitome of virginity (sign of Virgo), was the Sacred Virgins of the Temples, before Christianity, made them "evil women" or Saints, of which both perspectives were confusingly applied. It has also suggested by some scholars that the Christian word 'Whore" is a bastardization of the Persian word Hori, describing a heavenly nymph, sexual angel, or temple prostitute ; cognate with the Greek Hora, Babylonian harine, Semitic harlot, or "whore". Houris-were dancing "Ladies of the hour" who kept time in heaven and tended the star-souls. [The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets- by author- Barbara Walker p. 416} -Barbara Walker's award winning book is something more for the diligent student to investigate!
The Santa Muerte Tarot- Key 8-Strength, follows the traditional tarot's meaning of this Key. However, the meaning is that of the Lust card. Here, a luchadore (Mexican masked wrestler ) is wrestling as if he was Gilgamesh of the Sumerian hero tale. However, he is not wrestling the "Bull of heaven", but rather what looks to be Quetzalcoatl*.
*Quetzalcoatl - Wikipedia
Quetzalcoatl /ˌkɛtsælkoʊˈɑːtəl/ is a deity in Mesoamerican culture and literature whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and means "Precious serpent" or "Quetzal-feathered Serpent". In the 17th century, Ixtlilxóchitl, a descendant of Aztec royalty and historian of the Nahua people, wrote, "Quetzalcoatl, in its literal sense, means 'serpent of precious feathers', but in the allegorical sense, "wisest of men'." The earliest known documentation of the worship of a Feathered Serpent occurs in Teotihuacan in the first century BC or first century AD.
The card represents a will full state of a new creative beginning or a new injection of energy both of which are guaranteed to those who don't renounce the challenge and fight carried forth by their own will while also embracing their own projects with conviction. Here, the feathered serpent represents the animal within us. What is stated is that there is no sense in suffocating or representing the animal nature within the body, rather sublimate it and/or control it with determination and thereby channeling this "survival mind" in the right way; the way of "do unto another what you would have done to you."
When the Lust/Strength card is thrown during a reading:
If ill defined by surrounding cards:
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