The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth-2 of Wands-Dominion & Gothic Tarot-2 of Wands

Western hermetic Qabalah, astrological, numerical, Tantric, and Alchemical Tarot Card Comparisons.

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Thoth-2 of Wands-Dominion

Through me its unfailing Wisdom takes form in thought and word. 

The Upper Supernal Triangle can be compared to the Garden of Eden from here, the male and female polarities of energy balance against each other, evolving into increasing density as they develop towards the lowest Sephiroth, Malkuth, on the Tree of Life.

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In Qabalistic Gematria, the number 2 symbolizes the union and balance of opposites that underlies all material existence. Because this equilibrium of opposites begins in Chokmah, it is called the Sephiroth of” Perfect Harmony”. While Kether is that which the “Root” of impetus is: Chokmah is the impetus for all manifestation. The Harmonic Union of opposites supplies that action. The 3rd Sephiroth Binah is Saturn, and Chokmah, the 2nd Sephiroth is the sphere of the Zodiac.

Ultimately Kether is Asexual, Chokmah is the idea of Maleness (Electric/will to force) and Binah is the idea of Femaleness (Magnetic/will to form), and the mating of the Two "wills the Electromagnetic Spectrum" into living form. Here the O becomes 2.

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Once again our sensual ideas of sexuality do not apply on this Higher Scale of Communion of the Upper Trinity. Here Maleness is the vital outpouring of electrical energy that is organized as will to force, limited or formalized by the magnetic qualities of Female will to form. Thus Yod is male and He' is female, and the resulting offspring is Vau of the Divine Name that marries the Daughter who is the last He'. Thus the name of God/Divine Creative, Yod Heh Vau He', is represented as that attribute to the 6 lower Sephiroth in which Tiphareth (Beauty) is central.

As you may note, there are many interchangeable symbols and spellings in the Qaballah that may make it seem more complicated than it is. The essential key is that the Vital Outpouring Energy, which in intercourse with an organizing force, produces something else. For example, red combined with blue, creates purple by the motion of the mixer/organizer (Kether). Therefore, opposites joined in balanced harmony, produce something greater and/or other than the parents. This is not possible if exactly the same united with exactly the same, you would only get, exactly the same and all would succumb to stasis.

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The Tree of Life originated in the opposition of Chokmah and Binah. However, this is not static, any more than male- female union on earth is static, there is a constant back and forth motion of growth and movement. When a change occurs in one Sephiroth, there is a natural balancing response in its opposite. There is a continual exchange that could be compared to breathing, as the inhale exhale action that powers Life.

On the Tree of Life, the Uppermost Sephiroth is Kether, Eheieh, which sets the pattern for all below it. Like an electrical switch that is off, Kether is all potential, while the 2nd Sephiroth Chokmah is the electrical switch in the on position. Thus Chokmah is function while Kether is potential. Kether is a "non-Being" while Chokmah is BEING. Chokmah  is where the Dream of Self begins. A dream we all have inherited as children of the Divine Creative.

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From One "I" (the all Seeing Eye) all identity becomes, so in actuality, we as different separate vibrationary frequencies do not exist other than as one energy. However, we declare existence by stating "I AM". Then we set about defining that invisible principle of existence as a "Me", Thus manifestation is a simple three-word definition called, "I AM Me" of which you, as the spiral vibration of energy (spirit), hold total freedom to define. Since I AM Not, is impossible, as I Am- declares existence. Whatever you define as not being you, simply states, that it is you. For example, one plus naught = 1, Naught-zero- has no influence in potential. So “I am happy" creates happiness, while "I am not sad" creates only sadness. Time to rethink your power over the dream of you!

Since dimensions are descriptions of spatial terms, our life dream has specific dimensions as that is our best frame of reference. The Tree of Life is how the Qaballah describes these dimensional frames of reference as being a downward flowing evolution of Chokmah thru various levels of Self Dream called Sephiroth. To make this simple, we are first dreaming our own existence, and that we are all, collectively Souls of individually defined limits(Universal Collective Unconscious), and have access to what is known as a God-Mind and/or as Image- Maker, which is the definition of the word Imagination. This process of evolutionary dreaming towards a more condensed and sensual dream of Self, is called the "fall", but it really is a "downsizing", that causes us to condense our identity to "live in the dream" of our self-concepts; to become more sensual and interactive, all of which is necessary for thought to become experience and therefore, Wisdom. Thus we lose sight of our own Divinity and must "reclaim" all the data we left behind on our "downward" journey into sensual dreaming... You may say that in manifestation, Malkuth, we are a lucid dreamer of the I Am.

The goal here is to get the inner dreamer and the dream to cooperate with each other (As above, so Below) and thus the dreamer than begins to get control over its life-Dream and/or happenstances becoming a Magus. This is a truly extraordinary experience and is the making of a Magi. Here the Union of Dreamer and Dream has no worded veils between them, and we can have anything at all, but we no longer experience the "need" that assaults the ego of the disconnected. We Love, without need, we created without fear of result. We want nothing at all because we become I AM rather than I Don't Have. We learn what does matter and what does not while we go about the Great Work of "As above, so below". We find that "lack" is an illusion, manipulated by the "few who rule the many". As the Will of the One, I Am ruler over the All.

THE 2’s:

The Four 2's symbolize the Power created by the union of the King and Queen that initiates force. Those forces are the Prince and Princess that are not yet brought into action. The 2's thus imply the initiation and fecundation of a thing, 

To reiterate: the key to all systems, as well as, the Universal Pattern is the only Reality, we know as Chokmah (Wisdom) on the Tree of Life. Kether is not or naught, as thus it is not reality. When we cause reality, it is of our beliefs and opinions, so I often call Chokmah the Real...for it is not of us, but is the Will to Force before the I AM. Our beginning is in Chokmah, the idea of Force, and the Will to Form, all begin there. As a reflection of the Original Self, (the body is a self-reflection) each of us inherit the same Primal Will that became 2-Will to Force and Will to Form and/or the simultaneous creation of 2 from O.

The 2 of Wands is also called the Lord of Dominion whose zodiacal attribution is Mars in Aries; the element of fire. The Angels of the Decan are Vehooel and Deneyal.

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This is Chokmah influencing the World of Pure Spirit known as Atziluth.

Again I am trying to explain the unexplainable which is the Supernal Triangle. This second Sephiroth is pure will to force, without need of result. Which to most of us is impossible to realize as most of us exercise will to reach goals that we think we need. We don't realize that will to force is the Power behind Spirit, the Spiraling of Energy into motions that build dimensions of Self-Awareness that is begun in Chokmah. But before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to force (Chokmah) and then Will to Form (Binah). To some Being may be form, but in fact, Being to a Qabalist is an "immortal state of Conscious Energy" while we all know that form has a beginning and an end and is information. In Chokmah is being. The First Being---The All Father God who has no form until She-Binah "wills him to Form". Here in the 2 of Wands is that joining of the Two states of Will that are "He" and "She", Will to Force and Will to Form. Making the Trinity of Kether-Chokmah-Binah, the first "domain".

This is Power to Will creation, in an unbridled state, for Mars is exalted in Aries as the fiery Mars rules the fiery sign Aries, the first house of the zodiac. Here Fire, i.e. Spirit, is pure Primal, and brilliant, warm and bright.

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The Wands are Dorjes, Tibetan symbols for Thunderbolts, that are shown crossed on this card, emphasizing the power and harmony of this card, where the Will to Force, shown as a spear head on one end and Will to Form, as a Divine Feminine Ka Dro Ma on the other end, are in joined in balanced Will here. The Dominion of Spirit has become a domain of Atziluth. From now on we know the Male Force of Will , and the Female Force of Will ; Will as expressive force and Will as receptive form. 

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There is no lust of result in this Pure Will to Become, made of the harmony of "He" and "She" aspects of the One. There is no "battle of the sexes" where one wishes to rule relationship over the other. There is only the Union of Wisdom and Understanding that gives birth to Knowledge as information and therefore, all creation. Here, Willed Energy is initiating a current of Force, that Spiral of Energy from which all comes.

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When the word Harmony is mentioned, one often thinks of peace and quiet bliss, but this is the Violent Destructive Force that initiated the "Big Bang", totally without resistance in and of itself but destructive none the less, as that is the First Motion of Creation, the destruction of the void. A Singularity exploded “outward" to form the building blocks of our Universe. Here Mars in Aries represents that Powerful Gathering of Force to deconstruct 0 for the reconstruction of 2 ; A gathering of Will to Force and Will to Form as I and Other and/or I Am. The Union of I and the information of Am, produce "Me". I Am Me are the 2 parents, I & Am and the cooperation of the 2 produce a "child" that is Me. Hence, as Spiritual I Am we must claim dominion in the Material World of Malkuth as rulers of Fire, Air, Water and Earth, claiming our sovereignty over matter.

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Gothic Tarot- 2 of Wands

The Gothic Tarot-2 of Wands, uses one wand and 2 golden dragons for its depiction of 2 of Wands. 2 dragons means 2 forces, such as Will to Force and Will to Form both coming from One source; 0=2. Therefore, entirely compatible with the Thoth card.

When the 2 of Wands-Dominion is thrown during a reading:

  • The querent is experiencing the will to move forward in a new direction. From a place of undaunted will, of full power, and balanced dominion.
  • Contemplating new ideas without lust of result.
  • What once was unfocused energy is now becoming clear and polarized.
  • Affirming a new self-identity.
  • A partnership of two powers, opposite yet reflecting each other.
  • The Self confidence that only comes from affirming and approving of one's self.
  • A senses of accomplishment without any feeling of satisfaction.
  • Impulse.
  • Courage to take action.

If ill defined by the surrounding cards:

  • Destructiveness. 

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