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The Tarot of Eli- Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 7 of Wands-Valour & Tarot of The Ages- 7 of Batons

Western Tantric and Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

valor

[ˈvalər]

NOUN

valour (noun)

  1. great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.

    "the medals are awarded for acts of valor"

    synonyms:

    bravery · courage · fearlessness · courageousness · braveness · intrepidity · intrepidness · pluck · pluckiness · nerve · backbone · spine · heroism · stoutheartedness · manliness · mindfulness · audacity · boldness · gallantry · daring ·

     

Netzach, the 7th Sephiroth, on the Qabalistic Tree of Life is the conscious and valorous energy of Love; as relating to the often misunderstood concept of "God is Love or God is Sex." This misunderstanding of love and sex has to do with the very nature of our culture and that of the gods themselves.

In the Western Mysteries, it is said that, "The Gods are the Creations of the Created...the Gods are the emanations of the Group Mind of Races, they are not emanations of Eheieh, the One and the Eternal." {Quoted from the: Qabalistic Tarot, by Robert Wang, page 100)

In essence, this reference to the Group Mind, that the "Gods" are of Netzach- Victory. Graphically, the diagram of the sign of Venus superimposed over the entire Tree of Life, shows that it is the Creatrix and/or Generatrix who has formed the Tree of Life which makes sense, as She is the Will to Form.

This should open your eyes to your power, as the living Suns (Sons and Daughters) of the One Eheieh (Kether)-which is Hebrew for "I Will Be!" Therefore, you have the power to form potent forces into your own image to serve your needs! Because your Personality begins in the Realm of the Gods, you are a Personal God in your own right! And again; your sexual self is your Spiritual Nature!

Look, your homo sapiens sapiens body is the Animal God of Earth (and the symbol of Venus in shape). Every single living creature on earth, depends on what man does! If mankind decides that a species does not or no longer can serve them----------mankind destroys them. Even in our ignorance, we are responsible for our actions, as our ignorance alone will annihilate species and even the World we live on! Only the Divine have such power in their domains! Of course, if one has opened their eyes, they can see that the Old Gods, were Ancient Archetypes from other Stars and/or from the "heavens". We are the Genetic Modified "Heavenly Man" on Earth. Hence, to keep "building" gods/goddesses in our own image, is a holdover from the ancient past. It is time to accept our own "godhood" for we are not separated from our divinity by anything but indoctrination dogma.  

In the Qaballah, the Tree of Life are composed of 10 demigods, in an orgy of loving cooperation. You are *Adam Kadmon, the inheritor of the entire Tree of Life as the "Heavenly Man". Each of us are a god-mind and/or Human( Hu-man means "godmind" and/or Heavenly Man/From the Heaven's) on every plane of intelligent energy, by the inheritance bestowed on our Self, as the I AM's progressive identity of Self. By acts of individual Valour we can claim our inheritance. These actions of Valour require the Will that is Spirit and the sexual -vital energy of Spirit that drives passion to succeed in the deed, empowering the "mortal flesh" of intimacy. You may note in the people around you, those of low sexual energy, do not perform well in the intimate challenges of life. It is time to realize that the Sexual Self is the Spiritual Self, the Solar Fiery Will that makes you alive---a type of Martial Lion force. This Sexual Self is as Leo and Mars together.

*Adam Kadmon (אָדָם קַדְמוֹן, "Primordial Man"; also called Adam Elyon אָדָם עֶלִיוֹן or Adam Ila'ah אָדָם עִילָּאָה, "Supreme Man"; abbreviated as א"ק, A"K), in Kabbalah, is the first spiritual World that came into being after the contraction of God's infinite light. Adam Kadmon is not the same as the physical Adam Ha-Rishon.

In Lurianic Kabbalah, the description of Adam Kadmon is anthropomorphic. Nonetheless, Adam Kadmon is divine light without vessels, i.e., pure potential. In the human psyche, Adam Kadmon corresponds to the yechidah, the collective essence of the soul.

In Kabbalah, before creation began, all that existed was God's Infinite Light. The first stage of creation began when God contracted His Infinite Light to create the vacuum. Then a ray of divine light penetrated the vacuum and the persona of Adam Kadmon was projected into the vacuum. The first stage of Adam Kadmon was in the form of ten concentric circles (igulim), which emanated from the ray. The ray of light was then enclothed by the anthropomorphic form of Adam Kadmon (yosher), which is a realm of infinite divine light without vessels, constrained by its potential to create future Existence. Adam Kadmon is sometimes referred to as Adam Ila'a (Aramaic: "upper man") or Adam Elyon (Hebrew: "upper man").

The soul of Adam HaRishon ("the first man") was the supreme essence of mankind. It contained within it all subsequent souls. In the midrash, he is sometimes referred to as Adam HaKadmoni ("the ancient man"),[1] Adam Tata'a (Aramaic: "lower man") or Adam Tachton (Hebrew: "lower man").

The anthropomorphic name of Adam Kadmon denotes that it contains both the ultimate divine purpose for creation, i.e., mankind, as well as an embodiment of the Sefirot/Sephiroth (divine attributes). Adam Kadmon is paradoxically both "Adam" and divine ("Kadmon-Primary").

Adam Kadmon preceded the manifestation of the Four Worlds, Atzilut ("emanation"), Beriah ("creation"), Yetzirah ("formation") and Asiyah ("action"). Whereas each of the Four Worlds is represented by one letter of the divine four-lettered name of God, Adam Kadmon is represented by the transcendental cusp of the first letter Yud/Yod.

In the system of the sefirot/Sephiroth, Adam Kadmon corresponds to Keter /Kether("crown"), the divine will that motivated creation.

The two versions of Kabbalistic/Qaballistic theosophy, the "medieval/classic/Zoharic" (systemised by Moshe Cordovero) and the more comprehensive Lurianic, describe the process of descending worlds differently. For Cordovero, the sefirot/Sephiroth, Adam Kadmon and the Four Worlds evolve sequentially from the Ein Sof (divine infinity). For Luria, creation is a dynamic process of divine exile-rectification enclothement, where Adam Kadmon is preceded by the Tzimtzum (Divine "contraction") and followed by Shevira (the "shattering" of the sefirot).

Zohar

Closely related to the Philonic doctrine of the heavenly Adam is the Adam Ḳadmon (called also Adam 'Ilaya, the "high man," the "heavenly man") of the Zohar, whose conception of the original man can be deduced from the following passages: "The form of man is the image of everything that is above [in heaven] and below [upon earth]; therefore did the Holy Ancient [God] select it for His own form."[2]

As with Philo the Logos is the original image of man, or the original man, so in the Zohar the heavenly man is the embodiment of all divine manifestations: the ten Sefirot, the original image of man. The heavenly Adam, stepping forth out of the highest original darkness, created the earthly Adam.[3] In other words, the activity of the original essence manifested itself in the creation of man, who at the same time is the image of the heavenly man and of the universe,[4] just as with Plato and Philo the idea of man, as microcosm, embraces the idea of the universe or macrocosm.

To make the "Above as the Below", i.e. the Great Work, is to realized yourself as sole owner and ruler of your own Animal/ God-body, and claim it as your "Sacred Place" in Time. Being Divine Energy, You are infinite Space, and within your Divine Unconscious, are the dreams of all- being. Life is the Lucid Dream of the Divine Creative! Time is the stuff you create forms from, by mixing beginning and end- time- in a cauldron of Thoughts, (Mind) heated by the vibrations of Lust/Passion, and shaped by Will-to-Be; you transform the illusion of being into a sensual and intimate reality. This, of course, is a simplistic representation, that is why the Tree of Life is so important to Know. The Tree of Life represents the complexity of how this Created Living Universe is done! By knowing yourself, you can then realized the original data you set aside in downsizing and know how to proceed with the Great Work of You! However, in a world of the Patriarchy, were minds are enslaved by the rule of definitions, one must show great valour, to climb out of the peer pressure in the mental pit of propagandized "brain washing" (pleasure -pain training) and reestablish their Divine I AM as their identity.

WE ARE THE MANY AND THE ONE. 

Everything I see, is another way to be me!

The 7 of Wands, Valor (Lord of Valor) is attributed to Mars in Leo. In mythology the "wife" of Mars is Venus. The Angels of this Decan are: Mahashiah and Lelahel. Here, we have the influence of Netzach in the World of Pure Spirit (Atziluth).

Mars in Leo not only promotes courage and strength, but also a certainty of a fiery clash. However, victory in this fray is not certain. Therefore, Crowley, using the 3 Adept Wands of the Golden Dawn, crosses them with a crude fiery club, suggesting a disorganized and disordered battle...one of uncertain results. In short, the army is in disarray, a loss of confidence is implied and only individual Valour (Spelled-v-a-l-o-u-r-The Queen's English) will save the day! Hence, it takes one of valour, whose Soul is unfettered by "the common world of worded definition" , and claims their Divine Inheritance by diligently reclimbing the Tree of Life, through diligent and valourous introspection. I AM Me!

The Tarot of The Ages- Seven of Batons, shows a Tribal Hunter, who has chased his prey, and after many attempts (all the batons buried in the ground) the trust in his self has overcome his prey. The prey here, is one of the most dangerous animals of Africa, the Cape Buffalo, hard to kill, as they charge the one who is hunting them. The hunter, who has laboriously succeeded in his hunt, sits on a bough, safe and resting after his ordeal. Holding his lance, and looking off into the distance, he knows that this is one of many ordeals he will have in the adventures of life. Therefore, this is also a card of diligent courage and/or valour.

The sky's the color of fire, the universal element of this card, and being a warrior, who wears his blond mane and/or hair as if a lion. Hence, Leo is implied as a zodiac sign and he is a warrior making mars also appropriate as a planetary sign of this card.

When the 7 of Wands-Valour or the Seven of Batons, is thrown during a reading, it implies that:

  • The querent is unsure of ideas, and must summon personal bravery and courage to instigate them. 
  • More confidence is needed to ensure victory. Here, responsibility must be taken up as the querent's standard, and they must stand alone, trusting their greater self to handle the most difficult of situations.
  • Here mettle is being tested, and only the inner courage of spirit has the necessary acceleration to push the querent through the line of resistance.
  • This card also shows how valuable you the querent, are to spirit, for if you were "weak" spirit wouldn't be testing your mettle. 
  • Spirit, the I AM of the "you",  knows your strength, and only the doubting thoughts trained into you by "others" is slowing your performance as a courageous creator. Here your Soul says, “If you wish to speak to me, you must stand! For I'll not kneel to your weakness!"
  • Obstacles and challenges met. 
  • Overwhelming odds surmounted.
  • Advantage.
  • Victory after struggle.

If ill dignified by surrounding cards:

  • Consternation.
  • Anxiety.
  • Embarrassment. 
  • Hesitance causing losses.
  • Perplexity. 
  • Doubt.
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