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"By his side there stands a table which represents the four elements (earth, water, fire, air), the physical plane." Samael Aun Weor


That was written by Samael Aun Weor in relation to the table as seen on the first Tarot card, the Magician, I have a few questions about some of the symbols on this card. I will number them to keep things simple:

1. Why does the table, or rather what is it about the table that represents the four elements? Analyzing this, I know that a table should have four legs to support the bench on top, although these are not shown in the image.

2. The vase, moon and sword on the table with the Ibis bird underneath, is there any significance about their positioning (objects on top, bird underneath) in relation to the magician and the stone as we can see a similar configuration with the magician on top and the cubic stone of Yesod underneath, this would indicate some sort of relationship between the two (bird and stone, items on the table and the magician). To Samael the items on top of the table appear disorganized, to me they look perfectly positioned, maybe if the vase was upside down or on its side, that message would be more obvious to me, some of these things threw me off.

3. With his left hand, the magician is holding a staff, which according to Samael, represents the spine, is the staff universally accepted as the symbol for the spine? Which traditions utilize this symbol in the same way?

4. If the magician is self-realized, because of the risen serpent on his crown, how does this self-realization relate with Kether?

"Place the mind in quietude and silence and go to sleep imagining the figure of the Holy Eight (the Infinite) and tracing the sign over the heart as previously mentioned" Samael Aun Weor


5. There is a similar practice in Tibetan Buddhism where the monk would imagine in his or her heart-space the letter A (in Tibetan of course), this would apparently aid one in attaining conscious awareness within the astral realm, is there any relation between the sign of the Holy Eight, the Tibetan letter A and the two practices mentioned? They are supposed to do the same thing!

6. Are these two symbols (below) the same? Apart from the visual differences, they are both structurally endless...

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9 years ago
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Accepted Answer
1. A table has four corners, representing how the intellectual animal has four bodies of sin (physical, vital, astral, and mental lunar bodies). The image does not necessarily depict four table legs; the cards themselves have some limitations, although being symbolic works of sacred art. Use your imagination. :)

2. The sacred swan of the Holy Spirit is within the stone, the waters of procreation, whereby we can engender Christ-consciousness. This swan was documented in Parsifal by Richard Wagner, representing the Heliogabalus stone, which "the builders refused" and "is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." (Psalm 118:22-21). Again, with the items on the table being "disorganized," we need to utilize imagination.

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3. We find the staff within the Abrahamic traditions as well as the Greco-Roman mythologies, such as the pine cone staff of דיוניסוס Dionysus (Deus-Isis, the power of the God יסוס Isis within the sperm or נ Nun). Let us remember that the pine represents the spirit, since it is the tree of Aquarius (Aqua, water; Aries, fire) or sexual magic. This is why the Greeks depicted Dionysus with such a staff. We even find that the spear or weapon of the Trojans and Achaeans within The Illiad are phallic in nature, representing not only the male generative organs but also the spine. If you do a comparative study of different religions and mythologies, you will never find an end to such correlations.

4. Kether is the One Who Self-realizes. We, in Malkuth, do our part, but this work truly belongs to the Inner Being.
“When spoken of, the Monad is referred to as Osiris. He is the one that has to Self-realize Himself... Our own particular Monad needs us and we need it. Once, while speaking with my Monad, my Monad told me, ‘I am self-realizing Thee; what I am doing, I am doing for Thee.’ Otherwise, why are we living? The Monad wants to Self-realize and that is why we are here. This is our objective.”
-Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

5. and 6. I am not familiar with the procedures given in Tibetan Buddhism with that symbol, but they represent the same thing. For the sake of clear results, I would follow the instructions given by the Master Samael Aun Weor, since he is a Tibetan lama from the Sacred Order of Tibet with profound knowledge of this exercise. Therefore, it is best to follow the guidelines he established.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

9 years ago
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#3159
Accepted Answer
1. A table has four corners, representing how the intellectual animal has four bodies of sin (physical, vital, astral, and mental lunar bodies). The image does not necessarily depict four table legs; the cards themselves have some limitations, although being symbolic works of sacred art. Use your imagination. :)

2. The sacred swan of the Holy Spirit is within the stone, the waters of procreation, whereby we can engender Christ-consciousness. This swan was documented in Parsifal by Richard Wagner, representing the Heliogabalus stone, which "the builders refused" and "is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." (Psalm 118:22-21). Again, with the items on the table being "disorganized," we need to utilize imagination.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DeutwC_pLZ0/SW9CNokUpgI/AAAAAAAAAtc/mogtv0Am4vc/s400/7_praxit_dionysos.jpg

3. We find the staff within the Abrahamic traditions as well as the Greco-Roman mythologies, such as the pine cone staff of דיוניסוס Dionysus (Deus-Isis, the power of the God יסוס Isis within the sperm or נ Nun). Let us remember that the pine represents the spirit, since it is the tree of Aquarius (Aqua, water; Aries, fire) or sexual magic. This is why the Greeks depicted Dionysus with such a staff. We even find that the spear or weapon of the Trojans and Achaeans within The Illiad are phallic in nature, representing not only the male generative organs but also the spine. If you do a comparative study of different religions and mythologies, you will never find an end to such correlations.

4. Kether is the One Who Self-realizes. We, in Malkuth, do our part, but this work truly belongs to the Inner Being.
“When spoken of, the Monad is referred to as Osiris. He is the one that has to Self-realize Himself... Our own particular Monad needs us and we need it. Once, while speaking with my Monad, my Monad told me, ‘I am self-realizing Thee; what I am doing, I am doing for Thee.’ Otherwise, why are we living? The Monad wants to Self-realize and that is why we are here. This is our objective.”
-Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

5. and 6. I am not familiar with the procedures given in Tibetan Buddhism with that symbol, but they represent the same thing. For the sake of clear results, I would follow the instructions given by the Master Samael Aun Weor, since he is a Tibetan lama from the Sacred Order of Tibet with profound knowledge of this exercise. Therefore, it is best to follow the guidelines he established.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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