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Postby Al-Shariyf » Mon May 22, 2017 4:45 pm

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XVI
THE TOWER

(Mars)

“Strike! O, take me now, in an instant. Strike! with the passionate strength of thy love to overwhelm this silly thought I have of Thee, this struggling artifice. Flood the channels of my nerves with the lightning current of Thyself.”

MEDITATION COLOR: Red

HEBREW LETTER: Peh, mouth, especially as an organ of speech. From Peh-Yod-Hé, “breathing”; thus, mouth as the place where breath flows. Also, any opening, entrance, ingress/egress route, as in “mouth of a cave.” Sound p suggests projectile, power, penetration. Greek Phi suggests by shape the union of Phallus and Kteis. Greek Pi is the value that relates any radius to its circumference.

CARD NAME: The older name, “House of God,” connects it to Beyth and The Magus. A “tower” is distinguished by its height in comparison to its width (having various testosterone-related themes, from the obvious phallic idea to “towering over,” etc.). Nearly always, the word implies a human construct. Normally equated with strength, firmness, etc.

ESOTERIC MEANING: The Exciting Consciousness. Through it is created the Life-Breath of every creature under the Supreme Orb, as well as the motion of them all.

TREE of LIFE: Hod to Netzach. (Links ‘Glory’ and ‘Victory’; or Intellect with Desire. Force meets Form, especially the influx of unbounded Vital Force into mental structures, either to invigorate or shatter them.)

ESOTERIC TITLE: The Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty

TANTRIC & ALCHEMICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Male orgasm.

DIVINATION: Sudden and eruptive change of circumstances. Overwhelming of existing structures by a sudden and tremendous energy. Revelation, disclosure, exposure. Danger, unforeseen catastrophes. Strength, energy, fighting (quarrel, combat, war), courage; or destruction, danger, ambition, fall, ruin. Destabilization or destruction as a preparation for new creation.

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