Friday, September 23, 2011

Star Light.. Star Bright..(Part 2)

Ave, Fratres and Sorrors

Greetings from within the matrix. Here we are studying the Arcana of the 17th Key titled The Star. It is a joy to be progressing together through the first stage of the "Upward Path" or Path of Return. There have been many roadblocks and limitations in getting the articles on this blog out there, however the frequency of the posts will not be increased at the cost of the quality. As this is a journey that we are all taking together, every new phase of the path takes us as a unit or "egregor" further than before. For this I personally am in a state of Gratitude

The Star has a significance , especially as a name. As we have previously studied the Gematria of the name itself. , it should be known that other terms for Star can be Luminary, Luminaries or Lights. Early Theosophist and Visionary Emmanuel Swedenborg , from the tradition of Jacob Boheme ,wrote in his 12 volume commentary on Genesis and Exodus ,"Arcana Coelestia", the following about the luminaries:

Gen 14-17:And God said. Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to distinguish between the day and the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years; and let them be for lumanaries in the expanse of heavens, to give light upon the earth; and it was so. And God made two great luminaries, the greater luminary to rule by day, and the lesser luminary to rule by night; and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light upon the earth.

What is meant by "great luminares" cannot be clearly understood unless it is first known what is the essence of faith, and also what is its progress with those who are being created anew ( Regeneration).."

The Hebrew word for Luminary is , Marth with a gematria of 641, also 641 is the number for (Hb.: light,burn,teach,three,cut,end,course,horsemen,sun, & Gk. is: thou,garment,loose,walk,see,pound,pour,seek,die,death.-Courtesy of ) , The Arcana here is profound but will take too much space to continue, we will let the reader draw their own conclusions and would love to hear your gematria (

Swedenborg continues..

" and faith thense derived , are now here first treated of, and are called "luminaries"' love being "the greater luminary which rules by day" "faith derived from love "the lesser luminary which rules by night"; and as these two luminares ought to make a one, it is said of them, in the singular number, "Let there be luminaries"

Swedenborg talks about the benefits of Love and Faith as virtues and then continues with the topic of luminaries. In the Swedenborg Rite of masonry , the initiates are constantly called "great stars". Also in this Rite the GAOTU is considered the "Ultimate Builder", and is the Masons Ultimate Teacher on how to "build" character. As Swedenborg mentions above, Faith is the luminary we are viewing in this key. This is important because in the process of Dvekut in Lurianic Kabbalah, one is asked to have "faith above reason". and in Paul's epistles its stated the "greatest of these is love". In our picture this process is illustrated by the ibis on the tree stem. Knowledge can only see so much of nature, "but love compels nature to reveal herself".

As a gnostic this passage might seem "orthodox" or "catholic", but taking a look deeper into the terms and thier relations with known Gnostic treatises, we can elucidate the following :

Elohim said: this is one of the few sayings attributed to the plural term "elohim". Also these sayings where it says "Elohim Said.." is related to each of the Seven Days of Creation, Elohim is similar to Yeshua's term "Abba" or Father-Mother. this is like the Pleorma creating "Aeons" or "luminaries" , "expanse of the heavens" is written in the plural ."heavens" could be related to the version of Mysticism attributed to the prophet Ezekiel called Merkabah. Luminaries may be related to the principals of "Aeonic" builders of the Universe. As Louis Claude de Saint Martin & Martinez Pasqually mention several times " every spirit has a number" . in the above quote of scripture "let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years". If we combine the ideas here with that of Swedenborg's Theological exegesis we could say that the "disincarnate" beings called "luminaries" are guides of "Love" and "Faith" and the Principals behind symbols , time, cycles and space .

As the "Central Axis Fire" spirits are the builders "tools" that are utilized in Theurgical Operations to create matter , our picture of Nature pulls from the source and not only provides a feedback loop, like a "influx" and "outflux", but also deposits the "five streams" that allow matter to be perceived by the Nous of Spirit.This inbreathing of dipping into the waters can be like drawing it from the source, and outbreathing to be distributing it back to the source. Nature must interact with the "Aeonic " Builders in order to produce matter and sensate beings to perceive that matter. The statement here is not that Source is subject to nature , but that Nature in all her majesty is simply a "Vessel" of the Source , and draws of "water" similar to the Hermetic Nous.

In Light and Love

Frater Cor Meum Lucidum.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Star Light.. Star Bright..

Ave Fraters and Sorrors

Now we are beginning to discuss the 17th Tarot Key titled The Star. The Star is a card in its simplicity of a huge eight rayed star surrounded by seven other smaller stars. I guess because this key is called The Star we should start here. Not only is it evident that the central focus here isn't a star but we also have a naked woman scooping water from one section and placing it in not only another but the same section of water. This must not be taken literally but of course its a symbolic depiction of a deeper mystery.

Let it be known that in Strong's Concordance to the Old and New testaments the word for star given is mentioned only a few times. In the Old Dispensation it is referred to only twice ; Num 24:17 "there shall come a star (KUKB כוכב) out of Jacob.." & Amos 5:26 "the star (KUKB כוכב) of your god, which ye made of yourselves". The Gematria for the Hebrew word KUKB =48 , also in relation to the number 48 we have: Pillar of Strength , Woman, Inner Life,To Reveal , Expose, Father , Love.

It is now becoming evident that the Naming for this Tarot Key wasn't at all arbitrary As the Center of this card is a Blazing Star its evident that its saying the following in some way ,that to effect " There will come a way called star out of Jacob, and not the star of your god , Molech, that if you make God your Star you shall have strength in your inner life, that things will be revealed to you , from your father who is love and Nature (Woman) will reveal it self to you as well".

The inner stars infact are the seven little stars considered the Seven Chakras that are called our interior Spheres. Now this might seem like a stretch but in Greek the Gematria for 48 is Not μη. This would seem wierd were it not for the amazing correlation to Naught. Star being your GOD and Naught being the Greek Pleroma . Maybe the Kabbalists and Occultists hid the secrets in the Key about Nature and every seen thing from the real Blazing Star or the GAOTU ( Grand Architect Of The Universe) If in fact it was giving a comparison to the Ain Sof Aur of the Kabbalists which can only be explained in Negative statements , then it would stand to reason that the Pictorial Alphabet of the Western Mystery Schools would indeed Conceal facts about the Universe that the Gnostics needed to say , but only to those who were ready.

In the final analysis of our Star we can see that if our symbol relates to the Blazing Star of the All Seeing Eye of Masonic Symbolism , then it would also mean occulus natura or Eye of Nature as opposed to the occulus divinium which is the Eye of the Divine. The other statement that may be made about the amazing number 48 could be that it is the Rosicrucian Arbor, the word fountain and also the latin gematria for the words

"rota Tora orat Ator"
"The wheel of Tarot speaks the Law of Hathor."

In light and love

F.L. Cor Meum Lucidum

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