The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 2 of Wands-Dominion & Tarot of The Spirit- 2 of Fire-Convergence

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

· Tarot of the spirit

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Thoth-2 of wands-dominion

The Upper Supernal Triangle, the realm of the 2's, 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 10th 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 the 2nd Sephiroth 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.

Binah is Saturn, and Chokmah is the sphere of the Zodiac.

Ultimately Kether is Androgynous, 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 2 wills the Electromagnetic Spectrum into living form.

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Once again our sensual ideas of sexuality do not apply on this Higher Scale of Communion. 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 both offshoots of the Primeval Will of Kether who is I Will Be. Hence, the Divine Name YHVH breaks down:   Yod is male and Heh is female, and the resulting offspring is Vau of the Divine Name that marries the Daughter who is the last Heh. Therefore, the name of the Divine Creative , Yod Heh Vau Heh, is represented as that attribute to the 6 lower Sephiroth in which Tiphareth (Beauty) is central. Therefore, it is not until the 6th Sephiroth of Tiphareth -Beauty- is there a sexual connotation.

As you may note, there are many interchangeable symbols in the Qaballah that may make it seem more complicated than it is. The essential key is that the Vital Outpouring Energy, when  converging with an Organizing Force, produces something else. For example, red combined with blue, creates purple by the motion of the mixer (Kether). Opposites joined in balanced harmony, produce something greater than the parents. This is not possible if exactly the same united with exactly the same, you would only get... exactly the same. Hence, the manifestation of different self-perspectives, each unto itself complete and yet opposite each other.

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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.

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Therefore, on the Tree of Life, the Uppermost Sephiroth is Kether, Eheieh, (I Will Be) which sets the pattern for all below it. Like an electrical switch that is off, Kether is all potential, while 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 begins the State of Self, where we dream ourselves into being, from a Divine State of Meditation. The dreamed is unaware of the dreamer as we dream ourselves "inside out" (we are infinite inward and limited outward; a type of Mobius loop), an ultimate fact of our Earthly existence. Therefore, you are the Master and the Masterpiece, the Transmitter and the Transmitted, meditator and meditated ,once again, you can see that your only savior from identity dysfunction, is your inner self. For All is Mind and your true self is Psyche.

From One "I" (the all Seeing Eye) all identity becomes, so in actuality, we as different separate vibrational frequencies do not exist other than as frequencies of one energy. However, we declare existence by stating "I AM". Then we set about defining that invisible principle of existence as a "Me". This makes manifestation 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 negating 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! I Am is the inherited Divine Creative name of us all, and it declares our inherited Wills of Will to Force and Will to Form.

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 ( Universal Collective Unconscious), are what is known as God-Mind, which is the definition of the word Hu-Man. This process of evolutionary dreaming towards a more condensed and sensual dream self, is called the "fall", but it really is a "downsizing", that causes us to "lessen" our self-concepts of past-present-future identity, to become more sensual and interactive in the NOW, all of which is necessary for evolutionary thought production.
By condensing "I" sight it is easy to lose sight of our own Divinity and must "reclaim" all the data we left behind on our "downward" journey into sensual dreaming. One could say that in manifestation, Malkuth, we are in the active convergence of dream and dreamer, for here the Will to Be of the One Energy/Mind, is fulfilled as I AM Being and/or I AM Me. Now I know that it may be hard to here through all the propaganda, and/or worded definition of yourself and may not have the "ears to hear". However, just because you were taught by those who control definition, that yourself is some kind of abortion and not really what the Divine Couple wanted, for you dared to eat of Knowledge and become a "godmind". It is all bullshit, for a god doesn't create what a god doesn't want. Therefore, you are the Fulfillment of The Divine Creative's Will. You have nothing to fear from the Divine Creative, for it loves being you. Your manifestation has proven you to be "good (god) enough".

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The goal here is to get the inner dreamer and the dream to cooperate with each other and thus the dreamer of I AM Me and/or the Soul than begins to get control over its life happenstances by "receiving" from the Divine Couple within (Anima-Animus) there true raison detré. This is a truly extraordinary experience and is the making of a Magi/Mercury . Here the Union of Dreamer and Dream has no veils between them, and we can have anything at all, but we no longer experience the "need" 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 converging the "As above, so below".

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, in the light of dream, before it becomes made manifest.

-From the Golden Dawn Texts:

To reiterate: the copulation of Will to Force and Will to Form, is the key to all systems, as well as, the Universal Pattern of Self which is the only 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 manifestation of the idea. Our beginning is in Chokmah, the idea of I AM, and the Will to be Self, all begin there. Therefore, the "images of god" are Identities of I and AM, coming together as the Dreamer, and the Dream, forming the first "lovers" who then come together through Understanding the difference of I (I Will Be)and Other (Am-meaning existence), impregnating "Will to Form" with the "child" of "Me". Hence, everyone I see is another way to be me.

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The image on 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.

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

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Again I am trying to explain the unexplainable Mind, which is the Supernal Triangle. The 2nd 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 by being "emotional" about them. We don't realize that Will to Force is the Power behind impregnation, the Spiraling of Energy into motions that is the seed of dimensions; of I AM/Self. But before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to Force, which is a sending of "energy-in-motion" to become (Chokmah) and/or penetration of the Will to Form (Binah) that arises as Wisdom, that Once Understood, becomes In-Form-Action (information). 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 called an Entity. In Chokmah is being. The First Being---The All Father God who has no form until She-Binah /Understood and/or Wills Him to Form. Here in the 2 of Wands is that joining of the 2 opposite states of Will that are "He" and "She", Will to Force and Will to Form.

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This is Power in an unbridled state, for Mars is exalted in Aries as the fiery Mars rules the fiery sign Aries. Here Fire, i.e. Spirit-fire, is pure Primal, and brilliant, warm and bright. The Dorjes, Tibetan symbols for Thunderbolts, are shown crossed on this card, emphasizing the power and harmony of this card, Will to Force and Will to Form are in balance here, The Dominion of Spirit has become a manifested domain. From now on we know the Male Force of Will is electric and the Female Force of Will is magnetic. Spirit's dominion is the electromagnetic domain. This domain is shown as the Square where the 2 wand/Dorje's converge.This is the Universal Cube that holds the knowledge of the 4 universal elements---the seeds of all the elements. One end of the Dorje is Female and the other, pointed end, is Masculine. The spiral serpents represent life-death.

There is no lust of result in this Pure Will, 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 and all creation as Self-information. Here, Energy is initiating a current of Force, that Spiral domane of Energy from which all comes.

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 nonetheless, as that is the First Motion of Creation joins with Identity, the destruction of the void has now been accomplished. A Singularity exploded “outward" to form the building blocks of our Universe. Here Mars in Aries represents that Powerful Gathering of Force to deconstruct for reconstruction. A gathering of Will to be and Will to Form.

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the tarot of the spirit-two of fire-convergence

The Tarot of The Spirit- 2 of Fire-Convergence, depicts the domain where unfocused energy becomes clear and polarized (She-He). Here is the first perception of the fact that you have to want something in order to cure the endless longing. The "I" perceived that it wanted "companionship" and the endless longing was fulfilled by understanding the "Am", the other companion of Self-Identity. We all know the burning inside, a fire that seems to yearn endlessly, but now in the 2 of Fire, you are making the connection, the Spirit/Energy and the Soul/Psyche, are converging. Here are the Lover and Most Beloved established, as a couple. Here the dream of darkness to be "Other"unites the "I" -identity and dream, as I AM; that gives union gives birth to Me. Now the Mind has a sense of duality and duplicity, and can "see" . Here, resides a sense of inside and outside, of past and future, shadow and light, as above so below .

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As depicted here, the empty eye (I) of the One of fire, has now received a pupil. This pupil is realized by the bringing in of the reflective Female Force of Will to Form; known as Binah the 3rd Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. Now One Energy, has a clear sighted direction; "existence" as I AM. Since the Magnetic Female Force is depicted as Watery, the pupil in this "I" of the 2 of Fire also serves as a "lake" or the Dark Ocean of Binah, upon which the Universe is reflected. This is seen by looking down into this Dark Sea as one would looking into a cup and/or looking into a Grail. The eternal flame is contained and tempered by Binah, thereby, producing the 2 wands whose heads are the six pointed star. The word six comes from the Egyptian sexten, meaning coupluation and/or sex. The upper pyramid of male and the lower pyramid of female, have now moved through each other- a united dance, to produce the Sun/Son Tiphareth, the 6th Sephiroth of the Soul. Hence, the 2 of fire/wands, represents the intercourse of wands and cups/fire and water. This intercourse is shown as waterfalls and firefalls flooding out of the Pupil of the Eye (I). The yellow ring around the pupil symbolizes this marriage of wands and cups. It is the yellow of the Sun/Son- the Child of Mind, that will grow out of this union.

Hence your manifested identity is the Golden Child/Sun/Son of the Divine Creative long before the word "son" that was created by man to denote males family forms, was ever invented. Hence, words fail miserably when trying to Identify you. For you are a Soul/Golden Psyche who invented "sex".

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When the 2 of Wands -Dominion or the 2 of Fire-convergence 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 and courage to take action.
  • The procreative side of sexuality.

When ill defined by surrounding cards:

  • Destructiveness. 
  • Uncontrolled passion with destructive tendencies
  • The destructive power of sexuality.

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