The Eighth Arcanum signifies strong ordeals; it is rectitude, justice, equilibrium. One must seek for performing good deeds at any cost, because the masters of medicine, when in regards to someone who is sick and is dying, always intend to save that person because this is the law. They accomplish the duty of performing good deeds.
The initiatic ordeals are enclosed within the Eighth Arcanum.
Kabbalistic Sephirah: Hod
Hebrew Letter: Chet ח
Transcendental Axiom: “Thou shalt edify an altar within thy heart, but thou shalt not make an altar of thy heart.”
Forecasting Element: Guarantees retributions, punishments and rewards, gratitudes and ungratefulness, compensations for given services.
His name is Hebrew סמאל און ואור, and is pronounced “sam-ayel on vay-or.” You may not have heard of him, but Samael Aun Weor changed the world. In 1950, in his first two books, he was the first person to reveal the esoteric secret about sex that was hidden in all the world’s great religions, and for that, accused of “healing the ill,” he was put in prison. Nevertheless, he did not stop. Between 1950 and 1977 he wrote sixty books, and inspired millions of people across the entire span of Latin America. A true example of compassion and selflessness, he dedicated his life to helping others.