The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Court Cards: Thoth Tarot-Knight of Disks & The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-Master of Smilies.

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· Dream Tarot-Thoth

Above all things, know thyself!

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Thoth- Knight of Disks

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The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-Master of Smilies

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Chokmah, represents the 2nd Sephiroth and the first Male concept of force that represents the Willed Force behind the Kings/ Thoth Knights of Tarot and Master of Smilies. Chokmah is both Wisdom and the Will-to- Force. He is the idea of male polarity. Where Kether is the Energy, the 2nd Sephiroth-Chokmah is the "light-switch" that sends it flowing into expression.

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Now there are those who think that Male came first, or that Female came first; well let’s just say that they think only in linear time aided by our short-sighted physical- dogmatic cultural perspective on sexuality. The startling fact to some, is that if you produce the idea of Male, then you produce the idea of Female at the same moment. There is no male concept without the concept of female and vice versa. So, the argument of whom came first is invalid when intellectually talking about the upper 3 Sephiroth, the Supernal Triangle. The Entire Supernal Triangle (Super Consciousness) is the Plane of I AM. Hence, Kether is I and Chokmah and Binah comprise the Am. In other words, the entire upper triad of the Tree of Life denotes simultaneous existence in formless energy.

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The Will to Force (Chokmah) and the Will to Form (Binah) united produce the Willed images of the I AM; which is the way of saying the mating of I and Am conceives the idea of "Other" and/or being and that conception of Self, becomes a birth as a - Me/Self-Awareness; the first of which is the Golden Child and/or the Soul. Our concept of sexuality needs adjustment before we can understand the One Energy that made itself into 2 (0=2) by the concept of I and Other. Hence the Self (I AM) is a collective of many Selves and a Hermaphrodite state of energy that both female and male in polarity.

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Who Am I?

The Truth of you is "I AM"; what you think you pure assumption. Hence, after the truth of "I AM'" the "Me" is an illusion, whose fate is freely chosen by the individual. That is of course if you are not supporting the parasite of the "false Ego", who is called the ARCHON in Gnostic (Gnosis means: "Those who know") philosophy. This parasite that bleeds you like a vampire, and lives in the shadows of the subconscious/body intelligence and rarely seen by the common man.

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Military Industrial Complex

You are Life, and the false ego is it is antilife! Just as matter and antimatter exist in this universe, so do Live and Anti-live.... which we call evil...and/or live spelled backwards. I have known it intimately, and by seeing and understanding it, you cause the light of awake intelligence to focus upon that which wishes not to be seen. Your inner "Sun of God" vaporizes it. This "false ego" is continually manipulated by the Military Industrial Empire, which owns all media. Time you stop being manipulated by evil---the "deceiver". I would recommend highly that the true seeker of Self read the Book-WETIKO by Paul Levy. The Wetiko (Archon) is this vampiric deceive that is known to Native American Shamans. It rides us all in our virus riddled brains and since it is a "false ego", we think it is ourselves. Hence, the "deceiver". True "light seeing" requires us to see darkness as well, for shadow is cast by light and in this case, the Celestial Soul casts the light, and the body casts a shadow.

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In Qabalah, Chokmah is the 2nd Sephiroth-Wisdom and is therefore, also the force behind the 4 Deuces. The Personification of that force is represented in the 4 Knights/Kings/Masters. In other words, Chokmah's Will- to-Force is at its most concentrated and dense elemental form on Earth and manifests in such a historical personality as Davy Crockett. As Davy Crockett's archetypal personality, one can see that the Knight of Disks represents the Lord of the wild and fertile land and as such is the King of the elemental spirits of earth: for instance, the Gnomes. The zodiacal attributes to this card are the last Decan of Leo and the first two Decans of Virgo.

The last Decan of Leo and the first two Decans of Virgo cover the transition from Leo to Virgo in the zodiac. Here's a brief overview of the Astrological characteristics:

  1. Last Decan of Leo (20th to 30th degree of Leo):

    • Ruled by Mars: This Decan is influenced by Mars, adding a dynamic and assertive energy to the Leo traits.
    • Intensity and Ambition: Individuals born in this Decan may possess heightened intensity and ambition. They are often driven to pursue their goals with passion and determination.
    • Leadership Qualities: With the influence of Mars, there may be a strong desire for leadership roles. These individuals can be assertive and proactive in taking charge of situations.
  2. First Decan of Virgo (0 to 10 degrees of Virgo):

    • Ruled by Mercury: Virgo is traditionally ruled by Mercury, bringing a strong intellectual and communicative influence to this Decan.
    • Detail-Oriented and Analytical: People born in this Decan may exhibit a meticulous and analytical approach to tasks. They have a keen eye for details and a systematic way of handling things.
    • Practical and Service-Oriented: Virgo energy is often associated with practicality and a desire to be of service. Individuals in this Decan may find fulfillment in helping others and solving practical problems.
  3. Second Decan of Virgo (10 to 20 degrees of Virgo):

    • Ruled by Venus: This Decan is influenced by the harmonious and aesthetic qualities of Venus, adding a touch of refinement to the Virgo characteristics.
    • Appreciation for Beauty: Individuals born in this Decan may have a heightened appreciation for beauty and aesthetics. They may have a knack for creating order and harmony in their surroundings.
    • Relationship-Focused: Venus' influence brings a relational aspect to Virgo, and those in this Decan may prioritize relationships and seek harmony in their interactions with others.

These interpretations provide a general overview, and individual birth charts may provide more nuanced insights into a person's unique characteristics based on their specific planetary placement

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Being that the Knight of Disks is the densest manifestation of the Elemental Yod force, he is the force behind fruition, and growth but tends to be patient and slow. This powerful fertility is represented in this card using the Stag antlers on the Helm of the Thoth Knight. The understanding of the mythical animal images of the Middle Ages comes in handy here, as the Stag is the beast that ate the serpent -deceiver (Wisdom eats the false ego) and in so doing sheds its skin, any illness, and old age, just as a serpent does. So, to make a long and wonderful story short, the Stag represents the Knight/King's/Master's power to regenerate one's personae as does the organic matter it is a symbol of; it also represents his/her majestic sexuality...A sexuality controlled by the light and not the "darkness" of false ego's animal fears.

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Phoenix rising out of the destruction of the past.

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Many of us have seen the Fire of Earth, in its volcanic upheavals; However, how often do we realized that Volcanism is the Earth organically regenerating itself much like a phoenix? Therefore, the Fire of Earth that is the Knight, may be fleeting, yet he is also the cycle of rebirth.

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On the Thoth Knight card and the Dream Tarot Master of Smilies the same cycle of fruition is implied by the oats or wheat on the fruitful plane that the Knight's horse is grazing on or the image of the vegetation composite that is the Master of Smilies. Therefore, The Knight carries a flail, used in grain harvest rather than a sword and his disk/shield is that of solid nutrition. By now you should know that the use of a Knight instead of a King in this tarot card, was Crowley's way of proclaiming the mystery of YHVH (Tetragrammaton), as explained in previous blogs and his Book of Thoth. Besides, his Kings are Battle Kings/the Creators of Knights, not courtly knights who are usually pompously displayed on thrones and/or as powdered Princes. However, the Knight of Disks is the only Battle King who seems at repose and without a sword. Still, he wears his armor, knowing that battles are in the future. Instead of violent aggression, he is all about the production of food. His horse/charger is grazing nonchalantly, in a wheat field while the Knight on his back, in a relaxed pose, with helm thrown back, signifying there is no conflict on the horizon, and all is at peace and yet he is prepared for any consequence in his battle armor.

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The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot- Master of Smilies represents the generative gnome father as shown by the red clothed gnome leaning up against the flowering skull. The vegetation image of the Master of Smilies promotes the idea of master of horticulture and/or one who has a "green thumb". He seems to be a smiling image of a fertile and good provider. Seeds of the future fruition are shown in his hand as a large pinecone. His image resembles that of the Rider-Waite-Smith King of Pentacles. The Skull also implies his regenerative powers over life and death. This Master of Smilies is unmistakably and image of fertility and good harvest.

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Rider-Waite-Smith- King of Pentacles.

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The Personality of this Knight of Disks/Master of Smilies person is that of one who keeps his/her nose to the grindstone and takes little interest, if any, for intellectual musings, or the finer aspects of culture or civilization. Hence, the character of this person is not that of a Rocket Scientist and if ill defined, will take great interest in displaying his/her ignorance as a virtue while taking obstinate pride in their own lack of sophistication and subtlety. This is not to say there are no geniuses with the Knight of Disks/King of Pentacles persona, for such persona's also appear (ed) as: Napoleon Bonaparte, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis the XIV, Bill Clinton, Madonna, and H.P. Lovecraft, to name a few highly intelligent personalities. However, this "nose to the grindstone" type tends to take little interest, along with little respect, in the intellectual musings of others or the finer aspects of culture and/or civilization. They are complete masters of their art. Hence, we have such Knight/ Master personalities as: Davy Crockett, Annie Oakley, and Country Western star Buck Owens, Porter Wagoner, Patsy Cline, and Jim Reeves.


It implies:

  • A concern for the body and good health.
  • A doctor or herbalist concerned with health.
  • The querent shows the spirit of fertilization, as joyous practicality, steadfastness, reliability and is an epitome of material success.
  • Generous, courageous but not prone to seeking adventure.
  • Ordinary activity, in social position, accomplishments, experiencing a success that is relaxed and enjoyed.
  • A mature reliable, dependable, and wise male upon whom others may depend on and with whom they lay their burdens.
  • A dark male, who is both courageous and lethargic in tendencies. However, driven in matters of material success. 
  • A good financial provider who understands and likes work knowing it leads to financial security.
  • The querent may be such a person or involved with such a person in their life. The surrounding cards or position in the reading would support this understanding.

If ill defined by the surrounding cards, it implies:

  • Conservative.
  • Materialistic.
  • Dogmatic.
  • Jealous of what they realize is the superior state of others. 
  • Proud of their ignorance. 

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