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Thoth-Ace of Disks
The Dark Santa Muerte Tarot-Ace of Dream Catchers
In Western Hermetic Qabalah, Kether, the first Sephiroth, is symbolized as the Point, the Crown and the Swastika, and if you have been following the blogs, you know the point to imply completeness unto itself, without dimension or external definition. The Point is also attributed to the number 1 which mathematically has the potential for all other numbers. The Sacred stone assigned to Kether, the 1st Sepiroth of the Aces is the Pure Diamond Crystal.
The Diamond Crown symbolizes the Holy Guiding Spirit to which we may aspire. Since diamonds are the stone representing Kether, for it shows the purest light, the crown should be a diamond crown.
The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point that emphasizes self-contained motion.
The Four Archangels of the 4 Elements
The Thoth Ace displays 4 Wings that represent the 4 Archangels whose powers balance each other and create stability through the Four Elements. The 6 wings, that cross the 4, also represent the number of the Sun and the implied union of Earth and Sun that creates the living organic organism that is the living earth. The 4 Aces represent the Root Force of the Alchemical Four elements. The Ace of Disks is the Root Force behind physical manifestation that governs the motion within the movement of Matter, representing the Qabalistic world of Assiah. The Princess of Disks is the throne of the Ace of Disks, and the Ace of Disks rules the Aries-Taurus-Gemini quadrant above the North Pole, and the area of Europe and Africa.
The 4 Princesses
The Dark Santa Muerte -Ace of Dream Catchers
The Dark Santa Muerte Tarot-Ace of Dream Catchers. Displays a "dreamcatcher" surrounded in golden light hanging above a rams skull. The Skull is a symbol of this Tarot deck. However, the Dream Catcher is a Well known Native American art form, especially associated with the Ojibwa Nation. As the Ojibwa Nation spread to the corners of North America, growing this Nation ever larger, the Ojibwa mothers believed it became difficult for Asibikaashi (Spider Woman), the protector-goddess of the Ojibwa, to reach all the children. So the mothers and grandmothers wove/weave webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants. The purpose of these charms is apotropaic (supposedly having the power to avert evil influences or bad luck) and not explicitly connected with dreams. However, as these Dream Catchers become crafts sold to tourists or often copied, the dream catcher became a web-like symbol used to catch "nightmares" and can be found in many American homes, often hanging over a baby's bed.
Therefore, this Ace of Dreamcatcher's, is about good luck. Here, a stage of prosperity is expected in life soon. Maybe even new projects will begin that are soon crowned with success. This card foretells improvement in financial situations, independence and personal growth.
The Ace of Disks, as seen in the Thoth Tarot Deck, is layered idea-upon idea; a fractal and requires a great study of Crowley's Liber Al, and 777 along with the Equinox book series to understand the Earth Magick involved. I shall only superficially cover this card, although that superficiality may seem deep, as it goes much deeper into the metaphysical than traditional pentacle or pentagram tarot cards.
The Ace of Disks, shows a spinning Mandala, for that is what the Earth, Luna, and Sun union is. It is the Mandala of Sacred Life on Earth/Malkuth---the Kingdom of Reflected and Living Light. This combination of Atoms, photons, electrons, neutrons etc. spinning together to form an Entity, is a great sacred act of Divine Phallus /Masculine Divine Creative (Solar-electric forces) and Divine womb/ Feminine Divine Creative (magnetic forces) that have been represented in Mythology as long as it has been recorded, as well as, in our modern study of this Mythology (theory) called the “Theoretical Quantum Physics or Quantum Theory”. As stated, the Quanta are subatomic particles and can be called the "Seeds of Atoms". Study Quantum physics if you want more explanation of this perspective. Other wise call it the magick of imagination which is the Mother of all Form/Collectives.
Adam Khadmon (The Universal Archetype)
The Greek words for “to the mark the beast" -TO META OPHION (To mega Therion) appear in the center of the Thoth card. The number 666 also shows in this card, all of which shows the Earth to be the world of the Animal, as its highest form and/or the Pan-Force of Earth. The God-Mind has changed this by expanding the mammalian predator by Genetic Manipulation of the “fallen Angels” (ancient aliens) and the Animal DNA of earth. Thus the homo sapiens sapiens body is a G.M.O, for the purpose of advanced evolutionary work that the Qabalah Archetype of the Galactic Adam Khadmon represents; The Great Work, which is to bring the above-Energy Intelligence (Macrocosm) and the below Intelligence (Microcosm) into perfect union on earth. To the indoctrinated, the Beast/Body is seen by some as a lowly thing, whereas Divine Creative has seen the Beast to be worthy of inheritor status as the hominoid pattern when joined with the "God Molecule" (God DNA-Fractal) which is a Cosmic Colonization, not just manifested on earth. Many worlds have been visited by "Ancient Astronauts", and combined their DNA with indigenous hominoid forms, to produce the Adam Khadmon and/or "Heavenly Human"; giving them the ability to mentally tune into the Universal Collective Unconscious mind. Hence, we have the Divine Creative Mind known as Imagination and the Rational mind of the Divine Architect; the Womb and Phallus of energy (0=2) and thereby, of all form. I don't presume to question the Divine Creative in this, I just exalt in my inheritance, for there is no greater wealth for Spirit than to be intimate with creation. Doing my best to be the "As above, so below" as we are all able to access the Cosmic Mind/Greater Self. One of the "Secrets" of Western Hermetic Magic, is that we are a colony of ET's created by "Those (Gods/Angels/ETs) who from the Heavens came". The Qabalists know that the Divine , I AM, (Eheieh-meaning, "I Will Be") fulfills Its will through being. The Divine created the Homo Sapien Sapien, to be a copy of it's self awareness.
According to Crowley, the central Hieroglyph is that of "the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space," (The Husband),"The prince-priest Beast"- To Meta Ohepion- [Liber Al. I.15.] was Crowley's motto as he saw himself as the Prince Priest of the Beast. Thus, the Cosmic Phallus, in the shape of the Cosmic Yoni linga (Hindu), is shown as the central symbol of this card, as that is the symbol of Tetragrammaton ("rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud,") again showing the Sol (Phallus) Luna (Yoni) union of energy and reflected light. Crowley took this card as his personal Hieroglyph, so deep study is required to understand his deep and subtle meanings implied by this card. Purchasing his book of Thoth, and reading it may help one see beyond their dogma misunderstanding of the "beast" as something evil. The Body is an Earthly Beast, and now is our Avatar of Spiritual presence on Earth.
The Ace of Disks is also a Mandala for the New Aeon of Horus. This card is layered depths of Gnosis (Knowledge) that can never be seen by first glance and requires in-depth study of the Tree of Life (The God Molecule in 2 D) and a recommended skrying of this card. The Non-Being required "Will", to weave patterns of Light-into a Fantasy of being , so that it could be/sense itself. The Universe is the Fantasy of the Divine Creative Self wrought out of the love/lust of the Masculine for the Feminine or vise versa; the love of electricity for the magnetic! To even get a glimmer of understanding of this is to revise your perspectives on Fantasy/Illusion and watch how opposite magnetic poles attract each other and if the magnet is spun in an enclosure of wire, it produces electricity. Every thought you think is a Fantasy that the body (an enclosure of matter) makes into "reality" by sensitizing it and enacting it. We are the Playwright, the Play, the Actor and the Stage of our Fantasies/Life! As I said, reality is a weaving of layers upon layers of Dream-Fantasy; a fractal of Self. All the Universe is in the Mind of One Conscious Energy Collective of which you are a Life-Frequency of (Spirit). All the Dreams of this Mind, are animated by the Union of Goddess (magnetic womb) and God (electric Phallus). That makes this card a "must meditate on Mandala". When the All Seeing "I" created the dream of the All- existing Am, love became the foundation of observation for the Creator and the Child of the Universal I AM is called "Me". I AM ME is a proud statement of Self. Self is all you will every know and all that you will every see. Greater Self is the creator of the Universal Fractal of Images and/or "lesser self".
The Ace of Disks is a glyph of Earth, The root Power of Earth. in the new Aeon of Horus, since we fantasize our world, why not make a Great Fantasy of Union and Love, rather than the brutal Fantasy of divisionism and war? That is why Crowley calls the element of Earth cards, Disks instead of Pentacles, as most other decks do. A disk must spin to arrive at its target. Life is alive, spinning, rebounding, layer upon layer of the Greater Self Awareness; a loving realization that builds the All of the “I AM ME”, Universal of ONE who is many.
Adam Khadmon is a Divine Hermaphrodite. Identity is not sexual, it is- I AM.
The Tree of Life shows the Crown-Kether and the Kingdom- Malkuth as both ends of the Tree. As above, so below, is the Qabalist's axiom for Magi...one who is the manifestation of Divine Will on the Material Earth Plane.; one whose “I’s” (10 Sephiroth) are all seeing. “As above, so below” implies Whole-ness of Spirit, consciousness and body (Holy Spirit= Soul+MInd+Body) and is the destination of all who study the Qabalah. Earth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Self Awareness!
Since there is no logic to No-thing "becoming" some-thing so that it may return to nothing, ascension is of the Personality, not the body, as it is already intelligently ascended by the Solar Being that is the Soul (Sun of the Divine Creative). No-thing (Kether) obviously desired itself into being something---because it is the” I AM” who is known in Hebrew as Eheieh, "I Will Be", Hence, the first name we’ve all inherited is "I AM" and the Divine Creative "I" is united with the all loving of the "Am" and the identity produced by the awareness of difference between the "I" and the "Am" has created a "ME". Therefore, Me is always an assumption, freely made by the declarations of "I Am..." . Hence, you shall be whatever you declare yourself to be.
The Ace of Disks suggests that We are masters of Time-Space, and Self assumption, thereby, achieving an active part of the Conscious Energy Self Awareness, by being able to focus that awareness down to the scale of human/crystal sensuality. We may call ourselves Souls, but know not what that means. First off the word soul came from the Greek-Psyche, a part of mythology for understanding the workings of the Unconscious. But to be more modern, souls are Psyche as well as, Libraries of Personal experience created by Spiritual (spiral) frequencies of the One Energy focused into fractals of "Me's"- The Supernal Triangle, of Kether, Chokmah, Binah, together state "I AM YOU"; therefore your name is indeed legion and compiled from the sum of the many Selves of the One Self. The One "Many 'I'd' Self" Created you, the "selves of Self", as its intimacy with all Creation! The Soul or Solar Self , is composed of a trinity of I AM ME.
When the Ace of Disks is thrown, new material conditions for a new satisfying path in life shall ensue. The Ace of Disks is the "seed" of Matter brought on by the joyous union of the Sun-Phallus and The Womb of Earth. This card affirms the new Aeon...The manifestation of the Solar Being (Soul) and the Material Being as One Being who is many selves attributing to the Knowledge of Self! In other words, the Being whose name is Legion (Many) is the combination of the Sun/Son of The Divine Creative and the Daughter Earth! That would be best known as, I AM ME for everyone I see is another way to be me.
Matter, may be called the crystallizing consciousness which is a materialization of Ideas that began in the "Great Dark Ocean of Binah (who is the dark space all around us and in us and as us)", the feminine of the Divine Creative and because of Her Union with Chokma (wisdom), the masculine of the Divine Creative, creates Life as an animated energy form of "Will to Force" united to "Will to Form", as a point of self-examination. If your identity looks deeply into the mind, you can see that when an Idea (wisdom) is understood (Binah), it is now information and information becomes in-form-action, producing experienced knowledge in this universe. The seeds of Image are as a seed of a tree----all the knowledge/wisdom of the Tree is in that seed which becomes something greater than itself as it grows from practice and experience into The New Identity of that Tree. The Ace of Disks also postulates that We are such seeds. We are the seeds of I AM that has acknowledge itself as probabilities rather than a stasis form of Law. We are the Self-Rule Makers of the I AM Universe---we make a Rule -a definition and then become it, and hopefully grow beyond it by expanding and liberating our identity from that previous definition. You could call us the Seeds of Conscious Evolution. We are always the "Exception" to some previously observed rule. It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE! So this card reminds us to choose and then fertilize and nurture that choice with Will-To-Be-Thyself!
This is indeed a great inheritance! We can be and/or are whatever we define ourselves to be just by using the inner Alchemy that applies emotion (energy-in-motion) to thought and thereby creating in-form-action! To be "ill defined" is to think ill about any or all that you "see". To be "Well defined" is to know that everything you see is another way to be me (identity of the One Energy Fractal of I AM) and just like you, it is supposed to exist. Again the greatest seeds of Life that you can plant come from, “Doing unto another what you would have done to you!"- That includes the "beasts" of earth. Hence, it behooves you to think well no matter how they "do unto you"! We must practice what we "think we are"---for that is the nature and justice of an emoted "Thought Form "and/or our crystallized conscious-energy bodies---which are the "seeding" of Self-Aware Cosmic Spirit on this Earth. Outer growth depends on fertile and nurturing internal awareness!
Remember, you cannot erase thought by suppressing it for it is created out of energy! So expand it instead and as a seed it can grow into a fruitful tree. For instance, let's say you wake up in the morning thinking, "Damn I feel lousy!" Don't try and suppress it by denying you thought it by overlaying a thought such as " Oh not really---I feel great" for that will only fail, and magnify that ill feeling. Instead think expansively and liberate that ill thought towards well thought! For example, you may think," Damn I feel lousy but in 5 minutes I'll feel better!" And in 5 minutes you will feel better and as a seed you will continually feel better by "watering" it every 5 minutes with "I feel even better in another 5 minutes", etc. We can do the same for any ill thought---Such as," Boy is she/he a bitch!" By just adding a positive. Such as, "However, those who go after what they want always seem bitchy to those who don't." This just freed you from "disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life! Therefore, The Ace of Disks reminds us of the seeds we plant in our own Identities by definitions supplied to those images composed of the One Energy around us.
Remember, if it exists---it’s supposed to! To see error doesn't mean to condemn it! After all, error is 50% of Wisdom, Wisdom being the ability to create, see error (in that creation) and correct it. The Body is where we correct the errant thought because we can "Feel" thought and if it "hurts" it has error in it! Happiness is constant growing harmony of Spirit-Mind Body intercourse; whereas, depression is a stagnation of self-identity; a swamp of past emotion! You are good enough for Divine Image--you are good enough for you! To stop ill thought, think this as a corrective to your body when it gets on the pity pot of thought, “Get over yourself and get on with you, impeccability is what we do!” All Earth Magic, is comprised of special Trinity of Will +Thought + Emotions=Magic/Creation. We are the keepers of the Earth God Molecule and someday this colony of ET's, will branch out into our solar system and link our God Molecule/DNA to other planets and thereby creating yet another form of Adam Khadmon, the Universal Archetype of I AM Me!
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS or ACE OF DREAM CHATCERS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- Union between the physical and spiritual aspects of the querent.
- Beginning a new pathway in life that will bring satisfaction.
- A new planting of seeds, for a new home, job, career, or some form of security.
- Materialization of ideas bringing stability to skills that produce results.
- Could also be a time of meditation; an inward pulling of energy.
- Good beginnings for financial wealth, material gain and worldly status.
- The beginning of any new material form
- A most auspicious card showing the bringing together of internal and external talents and resources.
- Even if ill dignified it shows a sharing of treasure.
- Also the Card of a Shaman, or one who is practiced in the arts of Earth Magick.
- A raise in pay.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards (Thoth) or reversed (Dark Santa Muerte) it implies:
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