-Kether and the Four Aces.
Kether, is ....and that is about all that can be realized. It is the Breath of all that is not. It is the Dark Fire/Dark Energy that is unlimited and unseen yet is the Source of Energy from the Infinite unmanifested/the No-Thing. It is the Pusher of all the Universe, a Motion within all Movement. It is the all-seeing, observer, who only observes its motion. All that is comes from there, all that is returns to there. Only to cycle again as a whirling, shouting out loud exhalation of "I Will Be" . Kether is unexplainable to a brain that needs measurement "to see", and in the Ace of Swords, Kether is depicted as the Crown, the Primary symbol of Kether, The other symbols attributed to Kether are the Point and the Swastika. Thus Kether is often displayed as a white circle with a dark point in the center.
As with all the Sephiroth, Kether must be approached intellectually just to form an intuitive concept of the Source. For instance, we say that Kether is the point and as a symbol that is true, but the Point in not Kether. Just as God built us in its own image, is true, but the Image is not God.
We are establishing some principles with symbols; the first principle symbol is the crown. We may think because of our anthropomorphic perspective that this Force of Motion lies somewhere in our head, as a spacial as yet unawake part of our brain; however, this is not the case.
The Crown represents the Holy Guiding Spirit, the crowning glory that we all aspire to even though it is a Force our brain is unknowingly subordinate to. Because of George Lucas and his marvelous creation of modern myth, known as the Star Wars series of movies and books; The Force has been described as the personal aspiration of all Jedi. Jedi, Which seems to be a word cross of Magi and the Djinn and/or the Roman- genius. Genius being a personal spirit guide or angle of Ancient Rome. The ancient Egyptians originally called the 3 Magi, the 3 Stars in Orion's belt that pointed to Osiris's star Sothis (Sirius), which "rose in the East". These belt stars were still called the Magi in the middle ages (See the Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets- by Barbara G. Walker. Page 565). The Word Djinn is Arabian, and originally referred to Ancestor souls.
All musing aside, Kether is the Crown from which all creation springs...as is observation in our mundane world. Observation, begins creation. Therefore, the Point of observation is the beginning. The Point is complete unto itself with neither dimensions nor external definition. This would be called a "Singularity" in Quantum Physics or The Seed from which the Universe has grown. The Big Bang, the outward expression of this Seed that has been caused by a Force called Will. The One Mind that began observation is shown as the 10-Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Each Sephiroth, is a progressive crystallization of the latent aspects of Kether.
The Qabalistic Creator name of Kether is "I Will Be" or Eheieh (Hebrew for "I Will Be"), likened to the sound of breath. Because all Work begins and ends with Kether, all ritualistic, or meditative work must begin with the invocation of the Highest Will. This idea alone, causes subtle changes and activity on the Inner Planes. The Universal Collective Unconscious guides and directs us toward our Higher Self when we begin to imagine the "light above" while being the "light below".
To the Western Qabalist, Consciousness guides, motivates, transforms and even translates the Energy of the Divine Universal Collective Unconscious but does not create that energy, nor can it destroy it. Again Imagination is the Womb, but Kether is before Imagination. The "Will to be" (us), is not the same as "I Will Be", for one is individual and idealize, while the latter is without idea...the ideas of being came later in the conception of Time/measurement, as another latent aspect of Kether. The Will becomes three crystallized aspects. The I Will Be, Kether, becomes Will to Force- Chokmah and Will to Form- Binah, then Will to Know- Daath.
The number one is attributed to Kether, as 1, the ace; 1 being the seed of all numbers, by simple addition. 1+1=2 and 2+1=3, etc. All seeming very simple until we begin to meditate on simple numbers and simple geometry. The symbol 1 could be pure 1 which is indivisible, so what do we really know? Symbols such as numbers, are themselves not what they represent. Therefore, Kether is Energy.......but we really don't know what that energy is, we just know it can't be created, nor destroyed and only transformed and transmitted.
However, we do know that Kether is not static, for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation are in Assiah, the Qabalistic Material World. That is why the symbol of the Swirling Swastika, which rotates around a point, is another symbol for Kether. It seemed the Nazi's had high ideas for their perversions and have taken an ancient symbol for the "First Swirlings" that cause manifestation and as in all indoctrinated propaganda and/or profaned knowledge, changed the meaning of the symbol to suit their tyrannical vision of self-importance is common in our history, but that doesn't change the original meaning of the symbol.
"As above, so below”, in essence states that the Sephiroth of Malkuth, the Physical world, which is equally as Holy as the Source. The Divine Creative and its Images of I AM, are undivided and inseparable. Our concepts of separation are just basically denial of our wholeness and errant belief that separateness makes us special. Much like the City Person who insists that farmers are "redneck" hicks, a form of lower life than themselves; even though their whole life is dependent on the good harvest work of the Farmer. Such people are indeed in denial. Much like a parasite, thinking it is more important than the host; such is believing that we are separate from each other. In truth, the City man depends on the rural man and vise versa; it is indeed time to expand our perspectives and "above all things, know thyself".
The Ace of Disks, is the seed of the Energy Transformation that we call Earth/Matter and Earth is ruled by the Princesses, each in their own section of the Northern quadrant. The knowledge of the new Aeon of Horus, dispels the archaic concept of Earth as an evil, passive, immobile, even dead element. Rather, Earth is a transformation of Intelligent Energy Conscious that many moderns call Gaia who is represented in the tarot as the Queen of Disks. The Earth is an intelligent part of the "One Mind". Many have communicated with this planet, and have received much knowledge because of that communication. We are Avatars of the Stars, who have arrived as alien explorers and terra-formed this planet. Our bodies are of light. The so-called "human aura and/or auric field" is the true Hu Man, while the body is a hominid of Earth and/or material evolution. Hu is Mandarin for "god", and Man is Hindu, from the root word of Manas, meaning Mind. So we are the "godmind" that has come to earth to make manifest our information as in-form-action. Knowledge isn't learned in a book, for it isn't worth "spit" unless you can preform it. Then it becomes image and/or in-form-action. I Am, is the name of Kether, and that "I Will Be", is the underlying in-form-action of all creation. I to have that name, as do you, for I AM is how I define myself. I AM a Psychic, is a definition, by being intuitive and observant of other than material levels of the Mind, I Am the in-form-action of Psychic/Psyche. The Word, Psyche is from the Ancient Greek and it is a word for the Soul. I AM Psyche, who proves its knowledge by in-form-action.
Now I realize that this may all be new to us of the "Divide and conquer" military industrial complex, but as I tour the Soul collective that I AM, I find a Perspective-Personality, of Native American manifestation, who named this Intelligent Force of Earth, Grandmother River. These "primitive" personalities, as did the Alchemists, seemed to understand that the “water, sun,air and earth" union created by the One, transformed soil into living forms just by "observation", long before, Pythagoras and our scientist "discovered" this very concept in the study of Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics.
The Thoth Ace of Disks, is invariably linked to the Princess of Disks and/or "Mother's representative" on earth. The Ace of Disks, is a styled rendition of a Molecule, (the union of atoms) show in the background of the Emerald Green of the Aeon of Isis (Grandmother River). This Emerald Green is of the King-Scale color decided upon by the Egyptian Hierophants. However, this green is not the original vegetable green of Isis but that of the “emerald-spring green" of the new Aeon following the resurrection of Osiris as Horus (Hu Man). Nor are the disks considered to be the dead chemistry of coins; rather they are the whirling emblems of Star, Planets, and atoms etc., all of which are whirling spheres. We all are Spiral Energy.
In Western Qabalah, there is the new doctrine of Tetragrammaton/Yod He Vau He, where He' --the final earthly component, and the Daughter (Princess), is set upon the Throne of the Mother, to awaken the Eld of the All-Father. In the words of Zoroaster, Tetragrammaton is a “rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud," The Name of I AM, is not a dead symbol, but a whirling Sphere of Divine In-Form- Action.
The center of the Thoth- Ace of Disks, is a complicate Hieroglyph representing the "the chosen priest- and apostle of infinite space" and/or the "prince-priest the Beast." (Liber AL. I.15.). In the center of all is yet another form of Tetragrammaton, the Phallus, showing Sol and Luna, with the number 666 inscribed, as to equilibrate the seven- sevens adding to 156 (Babalon-The Scarlet woman.) Now showing all this is far too redundant as many great minds have already delved deeply into the Phenomena that is the Princess of Disks, so I recommend that you get the Book of Thoth, and scroll to pages 210-212 for further information and references.
This central cypher is enclosed in a Heptagram that is interlaced with Pentagons whose sides are extended forming a wheel of 10 spokes, bounded by a Decagon encompassed in a circular band with the inscribed name of TO META EHPION--Ehpion is another spelling for Ophion.Meta
Meta (from the Greek meta- μετά- meaning "after" or "beyond") is a prefix meaning more comprehensive or transcending.
Hence, the rough translation of To Meta Ephion /Ophion, is To transcend beyond the Serpent gate.Metaphysicality Inc: The Serpent Gate: To Meta Ophion
Jan 20, 2016 · Looking to Define the Term "To Meta Ohpion" (Ophion), Thoth Ace of Disks by Race MoChridhe As this author has had occasion to observe before, with the Empress , there is no detail of the Thoth Tarot too small to deserve the closest analysis.
Around this whirling Disk are its six wings (6 is the number of the Sun/Son/Soul). The Thoth Ace of Disks is the glyph of Earth as understood in the new Aeon of Horus. Sol and Terra are known as living beings, one's constant companions in a Universe of Pure Joy.
As I have stated, the Princess of disks represents the earthly part of Earth. This Princess is strong and beautiful and impregnated with a secret wonder of the Ace of Disks. They are inseparable.
The Thoth Princess is Crested with the head of a ram (another symbol for Aries, Mars, The Lightning Lord, and/or the male electric force, the Sun) signifying a head full of fertile ideas. She holds a diamond (precious stone of Kether) tipped scepter, into the earth, which symbolizes the birth of the Highest- Purest light in the deepest darkest elements. Therefore, what the Ace of Disks professes, she makes manifest. Hence, she wields the Power of the Ace.
As would a priestess of Freya or Demeter, she stands in a grove of sacred trees, before an altar suggesting a wheat-sheaf, which is the sigil of the Priestess of Demeter. She is pregnant with the secret of the future. ...The bearer of spring; a spring that frees us from the "dark horrors of winters past". The fertile Consciousness of Horus rather than the dead militaristic and slavery- obsessed consciousness of Osiris.
The disk she bears, is a Chinese idiom denoting the twin spiral force of the universe in equilibrium giving birth to the Rose of Isis, the Great Fertile Mother. When the Ace of Disks (Pentacles in other decks) is thrown during a reading, the querent is in a years’ time, experiencing material gain, through labor. Power, wealth etc. The Princess represents a coming and going of an elemental force.
The Ace of Disks represent materiality in all senses. , grounded, practical and organized. By careful comparison, the student can see how the Princess of a Suit, is Married to the "Son/Sun" and thereby, producing the Ace-Seed of an Elemental force.
The Tarot of The Ages, is using an artistic interpretation of Hindu images. Here Brahman, Vishnu, and Shiva, the Creator, the Preserver, and the Destroyer, in that order, are represented as the "Upper Trinity" of the Tree of Life. At the bottom of the Ace of Coins, we have 2 zebus , a sub species of domestic cattle, that propagate India and Asia, are shown looking into the face of each other with a "coin" beneath their faces. Zebus symbolize fertility and the fertility of the ground is black, rich soil and the lake is calm. Here, is more artistic symbolism than metaphysical symbology. However, the meaning is "mystery" and the magic of the Upper Trinity, producing the Observed world and where one has transcended the serpent gate (gateway of Life and Death) to see and gather from "Above" the hindsight necessary to Understand the Below.
The Divinatory meaning of the Ace of Disks/Ace of Coins implies:
- Great Wealth.
- The combination of spiritual and material riches.
- Valuable coins or artifacts.
If ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Prosperity without happiness.
- Misused wealth and/or knowledge.
- Corruption by money.
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