Thoth- Ace of Wands
The Spark of Creation.
Tarot Illuminati-Ace of Wands
The thrust and lust of life.
Kether and the Four Aces.
Kether is as energy is and that is about all that can be realized. It is the Breath of all that is not. It is the Dark Fire/Dark Energy that is unlimited and unseen yet is the Source of Energy from the Infinite unmanifested. It is the Pusher of all the Universe, a Motion within all Movement; it is the all-seeing, observer, who only observes. All that is comes from there, all that is returns to there. Only to cycle again. Kether is unexplainable for words need "measurement" to be realized. In the Ace of Swords, Kether is depicted as the Crown, the Primary symbol of Kether, The other symbols attributed to Kether are the Point and the Swastika. Thus Kether is often displayed as a white circle with a dark point in the center. However, on the Ace of Wands, Kether is a flaming Phallus. It is the first movement of a spermatozoon action; and ejaculation of Energy (Big Bang).
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 is true, but the Point is not Kether. It is said that the Divine Creative built us in its own image ( Analogies-Adam, Prometheus, Lucifer, Zeus);this is true, but the Image is not the All of the Divine Creative.
We are establishing some principles with symbols; the first principle symbol is the 22 diadem crown. We may think because of our anthropomorphic perspective that this Force of Motion lies somewhere in our head, as a spacial as yet unawake part of our brain; However, this is not the case.
The Crown represents the Holy Guiding Spirit (Usually in Diamonds-for they reflect the "purest light"), the crowning glory that we all aspire to even though it is a Force our brain/ego is subordinate to. The Many Ancients myths usually described this "Force" of Kether as Lightning (semen), and 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 Jedi and an invisible "motion".
Jedi, seems to be a word cross of Magi, Djinn and genius. Genius being a personal spirit guide or angle of Ancient Rome. 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). The Word Djinn is Arabian, and originally referred to Ancestor souls. Hence, we have a new word for Ancestor Souls (Sephiroth) whose power comes from the Three *Archetypal Sephiroth that make the Supernal Triangle, with Kether as the Crown, i.e. 1-The Force. 2-"The Will to Force" and the 3rd- "Will to Form". Again Myth is a story about a Truth.
The concept of an archetype (/ˈɑːrkɪtaɪp/; from Greek: ἄρχω, árkhō, 'to begin' + τῠ́πος, túpos, 'sort, type') appears in areas relating to behavior, historical psychology, and literary analysis. Archetypes are also very close analogies to instincts, in that, long before any consciousness develops, it is the impersonal and inherited traits of human beings that present and motivate human behavior. They also continue to influence feelings and behavior even after some degree of consciousness developed later on.
All modern movie/myth fun aside: Kether is the Crown from which all creation springs...as is observation in our mundane world. Observation, begins creation, thus the Point. The Point is complete unto itself with neither dimensions nor external definition. This would be called a "Singularity" in Quantum Physics or 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, are shown as the Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Each Sephiroth, is a n action of the latent aspects of Kether.
The Hebrew name often used to depict Kether is Eheieh- "I Will Be" , 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 Will. This idea alone, causes subtle changes and activity on the Inner Planes and is the First "I" in the Universal AM. Therefore, the Collective I AM and/or Universal Collective Unconscious guides and directs us toward our Higher Self when we begin to imagine the "Light above".
To the Qabalist, Consciousness guides, motivates, transforms and even translates the Energy of the Divine Creative Unconscious but does not create that energy, nor can it destroy it. Again Imagination is the Womb, but Kether is before Imagination. The " I Will be" of The One, eventually becomes "I AM Being"-which is Us, in manifestation, One Energy becomes 0=2 and is individual and idealize, while the latter is without idea...the ideas of being came later in the conception of Time, as another latent aspect of Kether. The Will becomes three crystallized aspects. The I Will Be, Kether, becomes Will to Force- Chokmah and Will to Form- Binah, then Will to Know- Daath.
The Number One is attributed to Kether, as 1, the ace, is the seed of all numbers, by simple addition. 1+1=2 and 2+1=3, etc. All seeming very 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 the essence of Energy (essence of seed).......but we really don't know what that "seed" of energy is.
However, we do know that Kether is not static, for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation are in Assiah, the Qabalistic Material World. That is why the symbol of the Buddhist Swirling Swastika, which rotates around a point, is another symbol for Kether. (It seemed the Nazi's had high ideas for their perversions and have taken an ancient symbol for the "First Swirlings" that cause manifestation and as in all indoctrinated propaganda, changed the meaning of the symbol to suit their vision of self-importance but that doesn't change the original meaning of the original symbol.
The Qabalistic "As above, so below”, in essence states that the 10th Sephiroth of Malkuth, the Physical world, is equally as Holy as the Source- and that the Divine Creative and its Images, are undivided and inseparable. Our concepts of separation are just basically denial of our wholeness and errant belief derived from senses that create a seemingly separateness. Much like the City Person who insists that farmers are "redneck" hicks (farmers), a form of lower life than themselves; even though their whole life is dependent on the good harvest work of the Farmer and the nurture of his harvest. Such people are indeed in denial. Much like a parasite, thinking it is more important than the host; such is believing that we are separate from each other. In truth, the City man depends on the rural man and visa versa; it is indeed time to expand our perspectives and "Above all things, know thyself".
The Thoth Ace of Wands
Finally, we must come to understand that Kether as Source of All is a quality unknown to us, but 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. As Crowley stated in his Book of Thoth (P 177); The Aces represent the roots of the 4 elements. They are quite above, and distinct from, the other small cards in the same way that Kether is said to be symbolize only by the topmost point of the Yod of Tetragrammaton. In these cards is no real manifestation of the element in its material form. They form a link between the small cards and the Princesses, who rule the Heavens around the North Pole...both in their appearance and in their meaning, the Aces are not the elements themselves, but the seeds of those elements.
Kether is the Crown, the Observer, the Dark Energy, that is. It is the Unknowable God of many religions, and yet as many of us know, religion is not God. Kether is the Idea of the Big Bang, the point, the Singularity. The Aces are also essences, so they too are not easily explained.
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, as well as, the Sephiroth. The consecutive elaboration of the Numbers, are Forces being woven together to form the Harmonic that is the World and Universe; a World that is 96% invisible to us. However, by combining the colors of the visible spectrum of electromagnetic light, we see that different combinations, make different color changes, such as blue combined with red makes purple, etc. This combination is the necessary diversity of creation and can be called harmonies. To a Qabalist, the numbered Sephiroth are either Force or Form and sometimes both in union depending on the Masculine expressive and female receptive aspects of a particular Sephiroth.
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 of an Alchemical Element. We think we know what seeds are, but when we look at one, we don't see the Tree it represents. We just "kind of" know the pattern of the Tree it came from, is in there. 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 really known...so this gets a bit tricky. Obviously open mindedness is required and the courage to keep asking questions until answers emerge. The Influence of Kether is all around us, we just have to trust it knows us even if we know it not. Obviously we exist, and we are a combination of many factors, some if not most, unknown to us, so it is easy to trust the subtle. All in all, Knowledge built us, and that knowledge is ours to understand by "being it".
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. To those of us who need a pattern, the 4 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 Qabalist the 4 Aces are the connecting link between Yetzirah (Formative World) and the Material plane. The understanding of which becomes available in modern Quantum theory of matter. Physicists have difficult in explaining matter. The fact is they can't. However, they do go as far to tell us that the subatomic (components) particles of atoms, such as, protons, electrons, neutrons, and other even more strange things, such as, quarks, and charm and quark-gluon plasma, aren't matter at all, but are conveniently described as nonmaterial "tendencies". Therefore, the Ace of Wands is not Fire, but the tendency, or harmony/collective of tendencies, to be fire and the suit of wands.
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. 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. It is the Male-Fire (electric) that rushes out toward the Female-Water (Magnetic).
The Thoth- Ace of Wands shows Ten Yods emanating from a primitive burning club. This represents the Primal force behind the entire Tree of Life that is composed of 10 Sephiroth and their connecting paths of 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.
Besides being a practicing Qabalist, I am also a practicing Tantric in the techniques of Yoga. To me and all those of a higher state of mind, the human body is a Divine Avatar. It is sacred and sanctified by the Creator and Creatrix and part of that sacredness is the sacrament of Holy Communion and/or sexual union which is an action of Spirit! It is Magick in a living form of 0= 2 who must return to 0-ne to flow in the original formational/transformational power. I am of the opinion, along with many other intelligentsia, that there is no shame in being a human, or that a soul who owns one by giving it life, should not in any way be embarrassed for doing so!
To make alive such a being is a high honor to any Spirit-Being!
I've spent this life (and many others) learning the powerful purpose of having a human form as my spiritual-mental power tool, not only because I was curious why those who rule definition/ us, wish us to reject our inherited divinity (Divide and conquer) and persecute those who refuse to lessen themselves. It is obvious that the Divine Collect Wants To Be Human, by the very fact of existence (I AM)! In fact the very name* Hu-man is God-mind, as Hu is a Chinese-Mandarin, Tibetan word for God and man comes from the Hindu word Manas, meaning Mind. Of course these terms were used before the Language of the Military Industrial Empire, Latin, via the mechanism of propaganda change the meaning of the composite word to that of "a possesion of man". But that definition of the word human, makes it easy to enslave people's minds as an possesion of the state.
If you can imagine, you have a god mind!
*Meaning of Hu in word Human
Human equates to Godmind
Hu = God
Man = Mind
But that’s no fun so let’s try something different shall we.
Human is possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European or the Sanskrit word Hanuman (/ˈhʌnʊˌmɑːn/; Sanskrit: हनुमान्, IAST: Hanumān) is a Hindu god and divine monkey (vanara) companion of the god Rama, hence, you guessed, Rome as in Rome Italy.
Interestingly, Thoth the Egyptian god of Words, letters, hieroglyphics and life-death, has a monkey companion also.
Alchemical/Spiritual Fire controls creativity, desire, passion, ambition and the satisfaction there of. For it is the Fiery Spirit in all of us that we've inherited from the Solar Logos as "Divine Frenzy" or Lust of the I AM to Be! Of course, Fire as passion, can be ill defined and become that which seeks the perverse or transgressions.
The Tarot Illuminati-Ace of Wands, again follows the artistic suggestions of traditional Tarot. the Ace is shown as a flowering wand of fiery golden light held aloft by the "hand of God" (Yod) with fiery yods raining down, creating the essence of vigorous Life (motion) in the All. Fertile land and a mosque are shown in the background, all pointing towards Divine Creation.
Traditionally, Kether is the Lust and Desire of Life, that drives us ever onwards to greatness , challenges, pleasure and pain. It is the purest form and strength of Will, Energy, and desire all focused on one thing, I AM Magic, I AM Unstoppable Motion------ I AM Me. What is your intent?
WHEN THE ACE OF WANDS or 1 of Fire IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- 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 dawning 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.
- Sexual desire.
- Pure intent.
- Willing to take risks.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards:
- Destruction through exaggeration.
- Failure through arrogance.
- Sexual repression.
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