The Tarot of Eli, LLC: The Thoth Ace of Wands & The Declarative Tarot-Layers of Passion-Seeding Empowerment (Ace of Wands).

Western Hermetic Qabalah, Astrological, alchemical, Tantric, and numerical Tarot Card Comparisons:

· Declarative -Thoth

Above all things know thyself!

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The Thoth Tarot: ACE OF WANDS

With Aces we venture into understanding the Minor Arcana/Pips/Small cards of the tarot deck. The Major Arcana/Atu or Trump/Keys and the Court Cards which are the Archetype personalities lead us now into the Four elements of Alchemy, the minor cards, which are objective and therefore, personal---now and "in your face".

The Thoth Minor Arcana consists of Forty cards. Each of the four suites is numbered 1-10: wands, cups, swords, and discs or pentacles. These four suites show us the four ways that we perceive anything. All human awareness is filtered either through our:

(1) Wands: Vital Fecund life force/Motion/ Sexual Energy/Will.

(2) Cups: Intuition, emotions/consciousness/subconscious.

(3) Swords: Intelligence/Mind/idea.

(4) Disks/Pentacles: The mundane five physical senses (and the twenty-eight more subtle).

Without a stimulus being received through one or more of these four perceptive mechanisms we remain unaware of its presence.

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The Tarot Ace of Wands is the essence of the Spirit World of Creativity, the time of Spring and the space of South. The Ace of Wands represents Spiritual self-realization, awakening and is known as the symbol of the yet uncontainable flow of life-force that is with-in and all around us; it is called "Male Electric" and yet is shaped and formed into measurement by the Abyssal Womb who is Female/Magnetism and when balanced in Communion, forms the Cosmic Fire that is all Life.

The Thoth Torch of Life is accompanied by lightning bolts that represent the awakening to spiritual truth and authenticity to who you are; for you are the microwave- electricity that flows through brain and body. It is the Will of Spirit that makes Truth of Self manifest and who you are physically is the simulation of the Divine Self as Fire/Water/Earth and Air coagulated into a spiral form of Life and/or Self-Awareness: A "solar logos" and/or a Soul.

The four Aces and the 1st Sephiroth-Kether: THE CROWN, OF THE HERMETIC QABALAH.

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Western Hermetic Qabalah-Tree of Life

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Buddhist symbol for (Kether)-the First Swirling of Energy.

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 it is true, but the Point is not Kether. Just as the Divine Creative built us in Its own image, is true, but the Image is not the Divine Creative Itself, for that is the Universal Collective Unconscious (C. Jung), in which all image exists and is linked to. So likened to the Ocean, who builds fish entirely out of Ocean and energy, as a simulation of Ocean self-identity, yet the fish is not the Ocean; However, the Ocean can be the fish! This we have found out, when we denude the Living Ocean of fish, the Ocean then will no longer support the Alive on land or in the water. What will happen when we profane the Self-Image of Spirit that is Humankind? Look around you, a world of war, of ignorance, of hatred, bigotry, and separation exists and only the individual who stands as Spirit, knowing we all belong to each other, and every person is a Spiritual Self-Expression of the One who is many can stop the disease in themselves. One person in the power of Spiritual Identity can change their environment and that of others. I AM Spirit!  

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Before you get all hot and bothered, and/or emotionally wobbly while eating your sardines, I am not on an "apple box" in the park, expounding upon the dangers of overfishing, oceanographers have well covered that subject, instead I am just establishing some principles with symbols as does the Qabalistic Tarot.

  1. The first principal symbol is the crown (preferably diamond). We may think because of our anthropomorphic perspective that this Force of Motion lies somewhere in our head, as a spacial yet un-awakened part of our brain; However, this is not the case, as the brain is a "copy" of the Mind. The Crown represents the Holy Guiding Spirit of the God Name of Kether-Eheieh- "I Will BE", the crowning glory that we all aspire to, even though it is a Force our brain is 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 Jhedi(Djedhi), an Arabic word which is a cross of Magi and Djinn (master of Djinn). The symbols for the Holy Guiding Spirit are everywhere. The ancient Egyptians called the Three Magi, the Three 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).
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Kether is understood as the Crown from which all creation springs. Each of us has a "seed" of Kether in our brains, as by our observation in our mundane world, we change the action of things (Simulation Hypothesis of Quantum Physics). Observation begins creation and transformation. Therefore, we have the second principle- the Point. The Point is complete unto itself with neither dimensions nor external definition. This could be called a "Singularity" in Astrophysics. 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 (Eheieh-"I Will Be"), that becomes, 0=2, "Will to Force" -Electric (Chokmah) that impregnates "Will to Form" (Binah) and/or Magnetism, which is shown as the Divine Feminine-Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Each Sephira is a crystallization of the latent aspects of Kether. In Physics, a point is an entity. In engineering, a point is where two lines cross.

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Chinese idiom- yin-yang-0=2

As stated, The Qabalistic God name of Kether is "I Will Be" or the God name Eheieh in Hebrew, which is 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; such invocations begin with breath. In yoga, these expanded breath exercises are call Prana Yama's (Life-Death). Spirit is an English word that comes from the Greek Word, Spiro, which means "breath". All that is of Spirit-Breathes. This idea alone, causes subtle changes and activity on the Inner Planes of our Psyche. For when the Unconscious guides and directs us toward our Higher Self, we begin to imagine the "Breath above" and the "Breath below" are the same.

To the Qabalist, consciousness guides, motivates, transforms, and even translates the Energy of the Divine Unconscious but does not create that energy, nor can it destroy it. Again, Imagination is the Womb, but Kether is before Imagination, as the "I". The "Will to Force" that is Chokmah, the 2nd Sephiroth, is not the same as the 1st Sephiroth of "I Will Be", for the 2nd Sephiroth- Chokmah, is individual and idealize, while the 1st Sephiroth-Kether, is without idea; the ideas of being came later in the conception of Time -Space (measurement), and therefore, as another latent aspect of Kether. The Will becomes three crystallized aspects. The I Will Be, first entity/point, becomes Will to Force-second entity/wisdom and Will to Form, third entity-Understanding, undivided and united becomes, Will to be, which is the Wholly Spirit; or better yet, I AM ME. a plane/trinity of Self!

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Everything I see is another way to be Me.

Number One is attributed to Kether, as 1 is the seed of all numbers, and as shown on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, by simple addition, 1+1=2 and 2+1=3, etc. Then we have the 3 returning to the 1 as male (2) and female (3) become one, thus, 3-2=1, which is the " Metaphysical Paradigm of Sex". All seeming amazingly 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. Thus, Kether is …but we really don't know What it is; for it is just as "Dark Energy", an unmeasurable light that some call Aether. We know it is here and there, pushing along the Universal expansion, but not of what it is composed of. I Am is existence, but what I AM is an assumption.

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However, we do know that Kether is not static, for the "First Swirling's" of manifestation are also 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. The Nazi's had high ideas for their perversions and have taken a ancient Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirling's" that cause manifestation and as in all propaganda, changed the meaning of the symbol to suit their vision of self-importance, but that profaning doesn't change the original meaning of the symbol.

*Actually, the swastika symbol for the "first Swirling's", was also a symbol found in Norse, Native American, Sumerian, Aryan, Persian, and many other cultures. The Aryan's were never a "people", it was first considered to be a language that spread throughout India, but somehow became a "people" due to misinformation and propaganda.

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"As above, so Below", states that the 10th Sephiroth of Malkuth, the visible color spectrum of the Physical world, is equally as Holy/Sacred as the Source. Creator and its Images are undivided and inseparable. Therefore, our cultural concepts of separation are just basically denial of our wholeness as Humans. There is an errant belief that separateness makes us special; yet like all the fish in the Ocean, we are all connected by the Ocean of the Collective "I AM". I AM Spirit-Mind-Body, a complete Divine Creative.

We all belong to each other!

Thinking we are separate from the whole and somehow better than others, is much like the city person who insists that farmers are "red neck" hicks, a form of lower life than themselves; even though their whole life 's food is dependent on the good, intelligent, and diligent work of the farmer. Such ignorant people are indeed in denial. Much like a parasite, thinking it is more important than the host, looking for superiority is a mind virus that plagues us all. Such is the ignorance of believing that we are separate from each other. In truth, the city human depends on the rural human and vise verse. It is indeed time to expand our perspectives and "above all things, know thyself". How about declaring: "I Am a collective called Life"!

Finally, we must come to understand that Kether as Source of All is a quality unknown to us, but one which we can symbolize to some extent. Thus, when an Ace appears in a reading, it implies great power that is beyond our perceptions. The Essence of a Thing; the Idea of Seed and/or egg.

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THE THOTH ACE OF WANDS, of the Qabalistic Tarot, shows a flaming club/Wand with flaming Yods (meaning hands) going in the direction of the individual Sephira on the Tree of Life. The All-Powerful name of Father God/First Expression of Energy in the Qabalah is Tetragrammaton and the Yod is the first Hebrew letter, of the Hebrew spelling of that name.... (You get to look all this up in Crowley's book-777)! Thus Yod, is associated with the English word, "Father".

When you look upon the Ace of Wands, you are viewing the Fire (Father) aspect of the One Energy that is in all things and formed into all things (as a catalysis of motion), as well as, in all Sephira on the Tree of Life. The Fire, also represents Spirit (Frequency) which "Knows Itself through Form", and thus is loosely explained as the underlying Fire in all things, and/or Serpent force, but in no way is this a complete understanding of the Spiral Energy {Spirit} that is all around you, in you, below you and above you, and as you, but unseen by your avatar/body, whose job is to view the reflections of Self in a crystalline world. The spirit understands itself by manifesting assumptions and examining them as "alive".

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the Declarative Tarot-Layers of Passion (Wands)-Seeding Empowerment (Ace). 

The Ace of Wands is the "movement within all Motion", which is about as clear an understanding as we can get. The Qabalah calls it, ".... the primordial Energy of the Divine manifesting in and as Matter", yet it is at so early a stage that it is not definitely formulated as Willed form (Conscious Spirit).

The Declarative Tarot-Layers of Passion-Seeding Empowerment represents the seeding of self-empowerment that is coupled with self-activation. Hence, taking the first step towards a goal under personal will. This card has a plethora of images that imply the inner calling that will initiate a unique and simply complex methodology.

The card itself is aflame with the Fire of Passion...the Great Passion of the Divine Creative as "I Will BE!". The Eternal Guadian and/or The Holy Guardian Angel, is shown as a Steller's Sea Eagle that watches from on high, radiant, and full of spiritual fiery Will.

Steller's Sea Eagles (Haliaeetus pelagicus) are magnificent birds of prey primarily found in coastal northeastern Asia. They are among the largest eagles in the world and are known for their distinctive appearance, with mahogany brown feathers and a bright orange beak.

In terms of folklore and cultural symbolism, there isn't a singular universally accepted symbolism associated with Steller's Sea Eagles, but in general, eagles are often seen as symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence across many cultures. Here are some interpretations based on the cultural significance of eagles:

  1. Strength and Power: Like other eagles, the Steller's Sea Eagle can be viewed as a symbol of strength and power due to its enormous size, prowess in hunting, and dominance in its habitat.

  2. Vision and Insight: Eagles, due to their keen eyesight, are often associated with vision and insight. They are considered as creatures that can see things from a higher perspective, symbolizing clarity, and foresight.

  3. Freedom: Eagles often symbolize freedom because they soar high in the sky, unrestrained by any earthly tether.

  4. Spiritual Ascendancy: In some cultures, the eagle is seen as a creature that bridges the earthly and the divine, symbolizing spiritual ascendancy or connection with higher powers.

  5. Cultural and National Symbols: Eagles are national symbols for various countries and can represent pride, resilience, and identity. Though the Steller's Sea Eagle specifically isn't a national symbol, its majesty and grandeur can be likened to that of other eagles that are.

For specific folklore or tales related to the Steller's Sea Eagle, you would need to delve into the stories and myths of indigenous peoples of northeastern Asia, where the bird primarily resides. It's also worth noting that the direct cultural or folkloric significance of this specific eagle might not be as extensively documented as more widespread species.

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The background of this card can be compared to an auric field of fiery energy as we are that energy and not the body, we operate in our name of I AM. The word "manifestation" describes illusion, and that is what our body is. The senses of the body demand our focused attention and thereby causing us to think we are a body looking for energy, when the truth is we are Energy inhabiting a body. I AM is the Divine Creative's name, and we are the inheritors of that name. Everything we identify as I AM (I Am happy, I AM sad, I Am Power, I Am weakness, I Am,,,,,) becomes our "self-expression". Be like the Eagle, so clear of sight that you see what you think before you declare it and/or emote it as I AM. I AM declares your power of existence as a Spiritual presence. Are you weakly present or are you the Power of Presence? Breathe deeply and let the fiery presence of your True Self take over your life-motion by stoking the flames of Presence. Your Presence is enough!

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Shown are burning incense sticks and rolls of cinnamon bark implying that passion is energy, and energy consumes time. Pay attention to your actions and the emotions that fire them. Cinnamon and incense are both items that require patience and diligence to create them for later use and not to be wasted. Hence, passion can be expressed in diligence and patience, without the need to explode outward before its motivation and/or intent is examined thoroughly by your awake consciousness. One must prepare a proper fire pit of well-ventilated fuel and surrounding stones before it is lit and becomes a bonfire.

Also shown are hazel nuts nestled in their leafy enclosures.

Hazelnuts, also known as filberts, hold significant symbolism in various cultures' folklore and mythologies. In European folklore, particularly in Celtic traditions, hazelnuts are associated with wisdom, knowledge, and inspiration. Here's a look at the folklore surrounding hazelnuts:

  1. The Well of Wisdom: In Irish mythology, there is a story of the Salmon of Knowledge (Bradán Feasa) which ate nine hazelnuts that fell into the Well of Wisdom (Tobar Segais). Anyone who ate this salmon would gain all the knowledge of the world. The story continues with the figure Fionn mac Cumhaill, who becomes the benefactor of this knowledge.

  2. Wisdom and Inspiration: Due to their association with the Salmon of Knowledge, hazelnuts are often seen as a symbol of wisdom and inspiration in Celtic traditions.

  3. Protection: In some traditions, hazelnuts are believed to have protective qualities. Carrying them was considered a way to ward off negative forces or energies.

  4. Fertility: The hazelnut tree, in some cultures, is seen as a symbol of fertility, and the nuts themselves may be consumed or used in rituals to enhance fertility or ensure a bountiful harvest.

  5. Divination: In some traditions, hazelnuts were used in divination rituals, especially concerning matters of love. They might be thrown into a fire, and the way they burned or popped would give answers to romantic queries.

It's worth noting that while these folklore traditions imbue hazelnuts with various symbolic powers, consuming them in the real world primarily offers nutritional benefits rather than mystical ones. Hazelnuts are a useful source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Hence, we are to realize that all seeds hold the holographic knowing from the first patterning to the one we are consuming or planting now. That patterning is released as the adult plant the seed is a condensed patterning of. When we consume the seeds of "I Will Be", our presence becomes the original archetype of Spirit that began the Universal Self-Images of I AM. Being Self is a Gnosis (knowledge) of Celestial Presence and the knowing that each man and woman is a Star. I AM Spirit.

The orange flowers are Calendula flowers that are and were used as an ancient herbal magic.

Calendula, often referred to as marigold, has a rich history in herbal medicine and magic. It's been utilized in various cultures for its healing properties, as well as for spiritual and magical practices. Here are some of the purposes it served in herbal magic:

  1. Protection: Calendula flowers, like many other herbs, were believed to offer protection. They were used to ward off negative energy or malevolent spirits. They could be placed at entrances, used in protective sachets, or scattered around an area for this purpose.

  2. Divination: The petals of the calendula flower were sometimes used in divination rituals, especially those related to love or understanding dreams.

  3. Enhancing Psychic Abilities: Calendula was believed to help enhance psychic and prophetic abilities. Drinking a tea made from calendula or using it as an anointing oil could help in this aspect.

  4. Healing and Renewal: Corresponding with its physical healing properties, in herbal magic, calendula was used for rituals related to healing, whether that be physical, emotional, or spiritual. It was believed to aid in the rejuvenation and renewal of the spirit.

  5. Honoring the Dead: In some cultures, calendula flowers were used to honor the dead, especially during festivals like Samhain. They were believed to provide a bridge between the world of the living and the dead.

  6. Sun Energy: Calendula, with its bright, sun-like appearance, is often associated with the energy of the sun. It could be used in rituals to invoke positive, sun-related energies or to celebrate solar festivals.

  7. Beauty and Attraction: Given its association with skin health in herbal medicine, in magic, calendula could also be used in beauty spells or rituals designed to attract love or admiration.

It's worth noting that while calendula has these associations in herbal magic, it also has concrete medicinal properties. For centuries, it's been used in herbal medicine to treat wounds, rashes, and various skin problems due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Always consult with a professional before using any herb for medicinal purposes.

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The stylized fire opal reminds us that we are like a communion of patterns that when put together as a collective harmony, become a unique and fiery presence of the many named Divine Creative. Like opals we reflect the light that is unique to ourselves and holographically we are more than the earth form we present. Embrace your presence as the Divine obviously has, for this will empower your skills, talents, gifts, and growing skill sets.

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The Cedar cone requires forest fires to open the hard shell that protects the seeds within. Once opened by heat, the cones disperse their seeds into the environment enriched by the ashes of the burnt flora. The fiery passion within also breaches the walls of resistance that often surround our inherited skills, and talented inheritance we have received from our Celestial Self, and/or Solar Self that we call our psyche and/or Soul.

The Ace of wands indicates energy as related to the powerful energy one can infuse by igniting our subconsciousness, propelling us toward action, leadership, career advancement, imagination, new beginnings, and total assertion of the Primal Will; Thereby cleaning out the parasitic "mind virus" that is known as the deceiver, the trickster, the Wetiko (also wentiko) of the Native American Nations, the Satan of the Christians, or the Archon of the Gnostics. We can go on with many names of many cultures for this infection of evil (Antilife is Live spelled backwards) that is a plaque that infects the subconscious of man, causing indolence, drug abuse, escapism, depression, denial, lies, deceit, helplessness, and even suicide. It remains powerful in the subconscious of humankind as it runs the Military Industrial Complex and its media propagandized word hypnosis. Often it is hidden because we don't want to see the evil parasite in our brains. Hiding is its only true power, and we then think it is "us". I call it the "false ego", and like most of us, it had a heyday, in my subconscious, causing all kinds of dysfunction that I thought was "myself". Thanks to Qabalah and my Anima Elizabeth, I found it out and thereby denuded it of any kind of power just by observation and knowing I was Divine and all that isn't Prosperity, Love, Wealth, Health, and Well Being, is not what "I AM": "Get thee behind me false ego"! Out True Ego is our Soul/Psyche known as the "Sun/Son of the Divine Creative" and has never been a subconscious project. Before you deny you are infected, just get and read the book: WETIKO By Paul Levy. You may be incredibly surprised!

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Please note that small cards, known as Minor Arcana, are not Divine Persons as are the Atu (Major Arcana). Rather, they are sub-elements and/or "blind forces" under the Demiourgeos (Divine Creative Intelligence) Tetragrammaton. These "blind forces" are ruled by the Intelligence, in the Yetziratic World, who go forth from the Shemhamphorasch (Lord of the Universe). Lord being Husbandry, he is "keeper of Her Forms/Shepard". As it is quoted as saying in the Gnostic Texts of the Nag Hammadi Library, "...There was no Father 'till she Named Him Father", which means this is a subjective he rather than an objective he.

Now the Element of Spirit (Fire) has its own Lords of the Atu (Magus, Emperor, Hermit etc.) and each Atu possesses its own private, personal, and peculiar Universe, with all Demiourgeos completed, just as EVERY MAN AND WOMAN is complete as a Divine Hermaphrodite Left brain is male and right brain is female-0=2)!

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Now all of you that are taught that you are built "incomplete" and must seek Goodness (God-ness and/or Demiourgeos-ness) to "make it to heaven"; Therefore, you are taught a lie. Most people believe they are in the image of God, and/or made by a Divine Creative, with the Divine Creative mind of Imagination (making you a Demiurge); However, this Divine All Knowing, all building, all Creating Power has somehow failed you; It's precious and Divine image, by not completing you.... OH, COME ON! You are made in a completeness of a Collective Self Awareness, a Wholeness of the One Energy, which has taken 13.8 billion years to produce and that must always identify Itself, by "being". Therefore, you are granted "freedom of choice"(You decide your own fate) by inheritance of the image-making mind, i.e., imagination; that alone, says you are a completed mechanism for continual change! Hence, you are the Universal Constant of Transformation! Be thankful that because you belittle your own identity, doesn't mean the Divine Creative does! "ABOVE ALL THINGS, KNOW THYSELF".... YOU ARE A Demiourgeos OF YOUR OWN UNIVERSE; an I AM- universe of the manifested "Me", that never ends! However, being "complete" doesn't mean you've reached an end of any kind. For the infinite, cannot know itself, being endless it has nothing to examine; therefore, unless it simulates self as "being", there is no self-awareness and the I AM exists but knows not what that existence is. Therefore, we will never end, but only transform Self through constant experimentation and always converting information into in-form-action. Thereby, turning information into experienced knowledge.

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The tarot of Marseilles

This last concept may take some meditation of thought, which is the "purpose" of the Tarot, Gnosticism, and the Qabalah. You are blinded by "man-made" definitions and the trickery of the Mind Virus and/or '"false ego" of that build a false- "yourself". From ancient times to now, the Picture Language of the Tarot and the Qabalah, help us to "see again", as well as inoculate us against the effects of this mind virus. Our incompleteness is an illusion created by the Military Industrial Complex of Rulers, who know the art of "divide and conquer" to get you to deny your divinity and become man-made, a slave to another's authority. The purpose of conquering your will to define yourself, so you may be ruled, is to become divided, spirit from body, mind from energy, and now you must purchase spirit, intelligence, and energy from the Military Industial Empire, The Soul is now separated from purpose. Weakness requires confusion, division, separation and "above all things, to not know thyself". Strength requires Union and/or a "wholeness" and "Above all things, Know thyself". In the world made of seekers (Wanna-Be's), there aren't I AM's, there are Rulers and Slaves; there are "I Ain't s", whose identity is supplied by Rules, enforced by Rulers. who are now controlled by the "false ego". Therefore, the mundane are those who must seek or pursue happiness, love, value, etc., all of which is supplied by "somebody else" (Saviors), because," God/The Divine Creative must have had a "bad day" when God the Divine Creative, created you as Its own Image! How silly! Divine Creative wouldn't create what it doesn't want or identify as "itself"! The Whole Universe is but a "self-awareness" of One Energy!

Sorry people, but to seek value is to be thoughtless, God has day's only when God has Form, and human form is the most "sensual" of God-days! Remember, "Days" come from Time/Space and not from the Infinite and Endless! "I AM God's Day" is a far more intelligent way to understand this! I Am the Love of You, is a far greater understanding of the simulation that is Me, for all that I see is another way to be Me.

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As Stated, Kether, the First Sephira on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, is the Point, the Crown, the Observer, the Dark Energy, that is. It is the Unknowable Collective- Divine Creative or intelligent Energy that understands itself as many forms of in-form-action. Religions are supposed to be explanations of this One and yet as many of us know, religion is not God, but the interpretation of Rule by those who enforce rule to build their "Vision" of God like authority, stimulating the survival mind with fear and by the sweat and blood labor of "others". It is well known, that if you enforce and rule identity, you control the mind of the collective masses. Let me be a sphinx here, and ask you " How many minds are there in this Universe?" The proper answer is "ONE"! All is of One Mind, and most of us call it "god" or the Divine.

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To reiterate: The 4 Aces are related to Kether, thus they are representative of the Pure Forms of Energy that are elaborated by the other cards of the Tarot Deck and/or Sephiroth on the Hermetic Qabalah's Tree of Life. The consecutive elaboration of the Numbers, are Forces being woven together to Form the Harmonic that is the World of I Am Me. A World that is 99.6% invisible to us, making reality a falsehood. However, by combining the colors/vibrations of the invisible spectrum of electromagnetic light, we see that different objective combinations are created, making visible color and assorted color changes, such as blue combined with red makes purple, etc. These combinations are the necessary diversity of creation and can be called harmonies and/or the Veils of light. We the Psyche, (Soul) know them personally, as material bodies that are called soma. Therefore, our world perspective is psychosomatic!

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To a Qabalist, the numbered Sephiroth are either Force or Form and sometimes even both depending on the Masculine expressive and Female receptive aspects of a particular Sephira. And since we are both "Force" (Will) and "Form", we are called the "Children of The Divine Creative" and can set the rules for our own form, by individual identification of forces, that we call, emotions (energy-in-motion) and/or Passion.

Each Ace is unique and is distinct in its degree of density and in its ability to do work as a specific function in the One Energy. Thus, each Ace is the Seed/Egg of an Alchemical Element. We think we know what seeds are, but when we look at one, we don't see the Form it represents, just as we look at one another and see not the Tree of Life, that we represent. We just "kind of" know from experience which we may call "hindsight", which is created by in-form-action, that a certain seed makes a certain tree. That is also our conceptions of Kether, we just "kind of Know" that it is infinite, but then infinite is a human concept and Kether can't be objectively known, so this "knowing" gets a bit tricky. Obviously, open-mindedness is required and the courage to keep asking questions until answers emerge as "Self" for Kether is seen only in the form of willed being!

Hence, the Influence of Kether is all around us, we must trust that it Knows us into being even if we know it or not. Obviously, we exist, and we are a combination of many factors, some unknown to us, so it is easy to trust the subtle. Knowledge built us, and that knowledge is ours to understand and experiment with as self-identity. The Truth is-I AM: What I AM is an assumed theory called a "Me"! Therefore, Me is a story I tell myself.


The Ace of Wands represents the Force of Spirit as the Element of Fire. It is the Radical or Root Force of the Fiery Motion that Moves all things that are formed of it by the Divine Feminine. To those of us who need a pattern, the Four Aces are said to be placed at the North Pole of the Universe, where they revolve and govern the revolution of the Universe. To a Qaballist the Four Aces are the connecting link between Yetzirah (Formative World) and the Material plane.

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Therefore, the Ace of Wands represents the outpouring of energy in the Universe. It is the root of the Powers of Fire and is the influence of Kether (Dark energy) on the level of pure Spirit. It is represented as the Hebrew letter Yod-meaning Hand and is often depicted has the "hands of god-dess". Yod is related to Kether, not only is it isolated and self-contained but it is also the formative graphic root for all other letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. Moreover, the Yod is Phallic, just as are hands; Hands manipulate into the world the images of invisible mental creation. It is the Male-Fire (electric) that rushes out toward the Female-Water (Magnetic), pushing the Universe of Galaxies along. Yet each of us is a Yodic force as well, for we too wield the material hands of a "god-dess mind", i.e.., Imagination (Hu- is the ancient Mandarin word for god and Man comes from the Hindu-Manas, meaning mind. Together, Hu-Man, means god-mind, all before Latin became the official propaganda of the Patriarchy).

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The Thoth Tarot Ace of Wands shows Ten Yods emanating from a primitive burning club. The yod represents the Primal force behind the entire Tree of Life, which is composed of 10 Sephiroth and their connecting paths of psychic energy transference. The entire Tree is a glyph of the Power of Fire, i.e., of Spirit. The scholarly student of Qabalah will find that the letter, Shin (Maternal Fire) and Yod are often used interchangeably when referring to the Tree of Life.

Since Crowley worked in magick, this card symbolizes his idea of the solar-phallic wand with electric-lightning spiking out in all directions. For those of us who practice the Gnosis of metaphysics, know the Solar semen as electricity and the Earth itself as Female womb/ magnetic vessel, for electricity cannot flow without polarity, which is formed by magnetism. So, to say that this seed of electricity male, is not exactly correct---as all seed have both properties of male and female (electromagnetic).

However, to fully understand a concept, we often must separate one from the other, such as an illusion of separating electric from magnetic, to better understand both as well as, the power of their union that builds an "electromagnetic" force, creating all living form and an electromagnetic universe.

Hence, The Ace of Wands/Flames represents the primordial energy of the Divine, manifesting in matter at an early stage and therefore not yet formulated into will; Will being the Magus Card (Key-1), which is the Spirit (fiery will). In other words, energy before it became Conscious Energy. You may also be surprised that you create magic every day when you emote a thought as I AM.

When the Ace of Wands or Seeding Empowerment-card is drawn during a tarot divination:

  • It promotes the concept of seed---of beginning accumulation of Fiery energy for the purpose of willful creation such as strength, force, and vigor.
  • It is raw natural energy that is not invoked but occurs naturally all around us.
  • This Seed of Fire is in all of us as well, as is the seed of electricity.
  • Force and Form is what the Tree of Life and its Sephira are all about. The seed of force is the Ace of Wands.
  • It also helps to remember that Electricity is seen as Male and Magnetism is seen as Female. For it is the magnetic that encloses the electric to make form possible. The womb is a magnetic vessel, while the phallus is an electric wand.
  • It signifies a deep burning spiritual desire for self-discovery and realization.
  • Trans-formative High Energy for new beginnings
  • the first impulse and passion to begin.
  • Creative energy and initiative, to begin new business ventures, new understandings, new foundations, where creative energy is flowing with plenty of potential and ambition to succeed.
  • The burning flame of Dragon Power, A balancing and increasing in Potency of Inner Fire. The Souring of Kundalini energy, "the Dragon within".
  • The dawn of desire, passion, enthusiasm, and creativity.
  • The Power of Masculine fire, with its connotations of heat, vigor, contest, aspirations, enlightenment, and avidity to consume.
  • The overwhelming power of "Lust to Be" that vibrates at the core of all manifestation. Pure Power to create.

When ill defined by the surrounding negative cards in a reading it implies:

  • Destruction through exaggeration.
  • Failure through arrogance.

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